Like excessive empathy for a shar-pei puppy, habitual stress can cause faces to sag. Prop up your smile maker with today’s Groupon: for $135, you get a spa day at Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa (a $391 total value), with locations in Mars and Pittsburgh. The spa day includes:
- A 75-minute custom facial (a $111 value)
- A 30-minute vitamin C treatment (a $100 value)
- A 60-minute Swedish massage (a $78 value)
- A 60-minute Fountain of Youth spa pedicure (a $78 value)
- A 20-minute Lasting manicure (a $24 value)<p>
Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa, featured among The Pittsburgh 10’s 2009 Best Spas, staffs discerning aestheticians who personalize their pampering services to rejuvenate by skin type and ease tense muscles. Dermal doyens carefully analyze skin before formulating a 75-minute custom facial that caters to the whims of each face, from hydration needs to cravings for pickle-flavored ice cream. A 30-minute vitamin C treatment continues visage rejuvenation, leaving behind a fresh countenance with diminished lines, discoloration, and scarring. Next, aestheticians round out facial renewal with a clarifying steam bath and a lymphatic treatment.
During a Swedish massage, fingers more nimble than a pirouetting pickpocket tend to muscles with long, soothing strokes. After an hour of kneading, patrons’ minds and bodies relax into a harmonious state usually reserved for listening to Mozart in the bathtub. Finally, a 60-minute spa pedicure coddles shoe fillers, trimming and painting toenails in colors that match or clash with the hues slicked over fingernails during the Lasting manicure. Services can be redeemed on the same day or during multiple visits.
Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa
Cheri Herold, owner of Fountain of Youth Aveda Salon Spa, wields a lifetime of beauty-industry experience to motivate her multitalented staff to exceed client expectations. Plant-based products fuel facials, massages, and hair treatments with the anti-aging properties of lavender, sandalwood, and other pure, sustainably sourced herbs and flowers. Fountain of Youth also operates a salon apprenticeship program, which provides 2,000 hours of on-the-job training to promising young cosmetologists or ambitious mannequins.