Without spas, terrycloth bathrobes would have to make ends meet by taking part-time jobs as car-wash rags and Muppets. Help keep bathwear gainfully employed with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a signature Pure Indulgence spa package at Hi-Lites Aveda in Cathedral City (a $90 value). The spa package includes:
- A Caribbean Therapy footbath
- A 7-minute leg and foot massage
- A 7-minute lower-arm and hand massage
- A 7-minute stress-relieving Blue Oil neck and shoulder massage
- A scalp massage
- A face wash and facial massage
- A Tourmaline Charged Radiance mask
- A hot-towel facial wrap
- A facial toner and rehydration
- An optional light makeup application
Exclusively organic Aveda products arm Hi-Lites Aveda's continuously educated team of beautifiers as they launch a collaborative assault on stress. Politely rebuffing gratuities, doters begin the roughly 45-minute Pure Indulgence package by steering or teleporting patrons into the balmy embrace of a massaging shampoo chair. Caribbean Therapy footbaths pacify piggies while staffers knead out knots from toe to scalp, focusing on each set of appendages for seven minutes and employing a special Blue Oil elixir to tackle neck tension. Epidermal artists then cleanse and massage facial canvases to prep them for the Tourmaline Charged Radiance mask and a hot-towel wrap more soothing than napping in a vat of down pillows. A toner and moisturizer flood pores before stylists frost faces with an optional sheen of makeup.
Warm bellies with complimentary tea in the airy salon, which is drenched with natural sunlight and a special Aveda aromatic blend. Valuables and cell phones stay securely inside locker-room cubbies while patrons swap street threads for a spa smock or massaging HazMat suit. Off-the-clock employees at Hi-Lites Aveda give back through several philanthropic programs, including readying shelter inhabitants to reenter the workforce with free haircuts.
Hi-Lites Aveda Salon
The tight-knit posse of stylists and aestheticians at Hi-Lites Aveda Salon spike every service with an extra dose of relaxation. Aveda's Pure Plant Essental Aromas send all-natural smells wafting through the air as clients weigh which complimentary spa extra will best suit their styling or waxing session: hand or neck massage, steam-towel treatment, or five-minute makeup application? Candlelight flickers in the secluded Hair Spa, where each snipping starts with a neck massage and a spell in a full-body massage chair that loosens up tense muscles and over-tight neck bolts.
Certified as Master Trainers by the State of California, the salon's owners mold their protégées in-house to ensure a shared camaraderie and uniform standard of quality. Hi-Lites' professional ethic includes eschewing tips and bribes to surreptitiously chop a political opponent's locks, with the team favoring higher wages and the simple rewards of satisfied customers.