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 $79, you get a spa package at Salon Asa (a $190 value). The package includes the following:
- Seaweed gel body wrap (a $125 value)
- Full facial (a $65 value)<p>
Salon Asa’s relaxation specialists detoxify bodies with nourishing seaweed gel and pamper mugs with custom facials during 90-minute spa sessions. After a dry-brush exfoliation, a staff member coats the body with a seaweed gel and swaddles the client in plastic sheets, a Little Mermaid sleeping bag, and heated blankets whose combined warmth can help boost metabolism and hydrate skin. The facial begins while the client is still enveloped in the wrap, as the aesthetician selects cleansers, moisturizers, and exfoliating products appropriate for the client’s skin type. A steam, eye treatment, and mask work to return skin’s youthful glow before skillful fingers slough away stress during a facial massage.
Staff members at the salon, whose walls are painted with eco-friendly Green Sure paint, exercise environmental consciousness by repurposing secondhand furniture to use as workstations and wiping shampoo vandals’ mirror graffiti with cloth hand towels instead of paper. Waiting clients can sip complimentary organic teas, coffees and purified water in the reception area.
Functioning as both a salon and wellness spa, Salon Asa fulfills a variety of needs related to beauty, health, and relaxation. With a team of cosmetologists, massage therapists, personal trainers, and yoga teachers, Asa offers everything from haircuts to Thai massage to yogalates classes. Visit the salon for mani-pedis, hair colors, waxings, and other beauty-related treatments, then stop by the spa for pure relaxation, with several types of massages to choose from. The shop’s yoga studio reduces the effects of stress through soothing stretches and relaxing breathing exercises.
The salon has also implemented several sustainability initiatives to help the business become eco-friendly. Many of the shop’s beauty products use natural and organic ingredients, and several of the store’s furnishings are repurposed.