In one of the most miraculous transformations in the natural world, an ugly caterpillar wraps itself in a cocoon and emerges six to eight weeks later as either a beautiful butterfly or a much-uglier caterpillar. Revel in a more predictable and effective beautifying treatment with today's Groupon: for $59, you get one of three spa services from Olena's European Spa & Salon (up to a $159 value), located on Cornwell Street. Choose from the following options: a papaya-pineapple body scrub and wrap ($159), a tropical oasis mango-passion-fruit-yogurt body scrub and wrap ($159), or a microdermabrasion with eyebrow shaping and a foot and hand exfoliation ($144).
Cushy leather couches, polished wooden floors, and elegant décor set the stage for the luxurious, European-influenced treatments at Olena's. Head-honcho aesthetician Olena attends to clients' every whim using dexterous fingers that were trained by Thing from the Addams Family. Stand up to bossy Father Time with the microdermabrasion treatment, which wipes away wavy lines and pore pigmentation before transitioning into youth-furthering eyebrow shaping and an exfoliating foot and hand treatment.
Treat the space below the face with one of two fruit-based body wraps. The papaya-pineapple body scrub and wrap enlivens the skin tone to a healthy, non-toxic glow by infusing the dermis with revitalizing vitamins and minerals, cleansing and firming in the process. Alternatively, the tropical oasis body scrub and wrap envelops soul-sacks in a mango and passion-fruit yogurt, letting wild herds of calcium, carotene, niacin, and vitamins gallop gracefully along the pores to impart incandescence and bulletproofing. Both body wraps are accompanied by a Swedish sauna and milk-bath treatment, finishing the body buffet with a healthy soak of protein and calcium.
Olena's European Spa
The aestheticians and laser technicians at Olena's Day Spa, in business for 10 years, work Monday–Saturday to help boost beauty and confidence with a diverse palette of services. The skilled staffers tend to façades with European, micro-current, and gentlemen's facials to enhance good looks. Trained and certified technicians remove unwanted hair from body parts by wielding Candela and Cutera lasers and answer questions about the treatment, debunking urban legends that the lasers will not cause x-ray vision.
Before spa or salon sessions, clients can admire the life-sized representation of a pink-flowered landscape behind the reception desk, or sit in the cushioned leather couches of the waiting area amid framed, pastel-hued artwork.