Though pursued throughout history, the Fountain of Youth lost its appeal when explorers who hopped into its waters were immediately kicked out for adult swim. Turn back just enough time with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a four seasons spa package at LunchBOX (A Waxing Salon) (a $370 total value). The package includes:
- Winter: 30-minute upper-body and oxygenating face massage (a $125 value)
- Spring: chest and hand peel (a $95 value)
- Summer: body buff and bronze (a $55 value)
- Fall: pumpkin-wine facial treatment (a $95 value)
The seasoned skin caretakers at LunchBOX (A Waxing Salon) scrub rinds with aromatic ingredients during season-inspired treatments for faces, hands, and bodies. Ease winter cabin fever with a relaxing upper body massage followed by cozy warm mittens and shea butter scented with wintery fruits such as pomegranate and cranberries from a local cran tree. Clients can slough off dry winter skin with the springtime chest-and-hand peel, which employs a medley of TCA and therapeutic acids to exfoliate away dead skin cells, hydrate the healthy skin beneath, and make skin tone as even as lady Justice’s sideburns.
Limbs luxuriate during the summertime body buff and bronze as specialists perform a dry-brush exfoliation and apply color-matched tanning crème by hand. In the fall, nutrient-packed pumpkin extracts force out old, dulling epidermis cells to make room for more radiant skin cells and their valises. The expert aesthetician then power-washes pelts with an exfoliating pumpkin treatment before performing the facial massage and applying the hydrating pumpkin-wine mask. The salon suggests using each service during its namesake season, though treatments can be scheduled for any time during the year. Customers can also opt to exchange their Groupon at the salon for a festively wrapped gift certificate for all four services.
LunchBox (A Waxing Salon)
An episode of Seinfeld once poked fun at the concept of “double-dipping” a chip, adamantly comparing the unforgiveable act to “putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” Though LunchBox (A Waxing Salon) doesn’t serve party snacks, when it comes to waxing, the spa’s waxologists steadfastly adhere to the “no double-dipping” rule. After all, it is their mission to provide a comfortable, safe, and hygienic experience, and double-dipping tools into a clean vat of wax only spreads germs.
Their commitment to hygiene also includes the use of disposable table and body covers, and when it comes to keeping clients comfortable, the staff has a few more tricks up their sleeves. First, they employ speed waxing, a method that cuts time on the table nearly in half. Second, they use wax infused with azulene—an agent of chamomile—that has anti-inflammatory properties that make it possible for even those with sensitive skin to undergo facial or body waxing with minimal irritation. The staff can also add a little frill to freshly smoothed and sculpted areas with glitzy add-ons such as glitter tattoos and eyebrow tinting.