Spending a day at the spa can make you feel like royalty, much like cleaning out your earwax with a tiny silver spoon. Rule with a soft, well-moisturized fist with this Groupon.
- $29 for a Brazilian sugaring treatment (a $65 value)
Located inside The Loft Salon, Sugarlips Esthétique is staffed by aestheticians who specialize in sugaring, a hair-removal method that proponents believe is less irritating to sensitive skin. Technicians blend sugar, lemon juice, and water to alchemize sticky batches of the fuzz-gripping paste, then nestle vials of the amber gel in a nearby heater. There, the solution becomes lukewarm instead of reaching the scalding temperatures favored by other hair-removal techniques, such as waxing or shaving in a hot-air balloon. Aestheticians apply the sugaring paste to skin with their gloved hands instead of using strips or other applicators, which can harbor bacteria. Once the paste is laced with enough hairs, it joins the latex-free gloves in the trash.
As they wait to resurface their brows or legs, guests sip tea and coffee while perched atop a plush sofa or beneath the canopy on the beachfront balcony. Inside, white curtains separate the cozy waiting area from private treatment stations, where hot towels and coconut oils also wait to soothe freshly purged pores.