The high-priestesses of pampering at Mars Venus Salon and Day Spa blend a bevy of relaxation practices and philosophies to craft an intimate and uniquely restorative experience. Based on an understanding of the five elements, the afternoon escape's one-hour elemental nature massage uses nurturing touch to bring backs back into balance, and the one-hour MV signature facial restores a healthy epidermal evenness through personalized product selection, essential oils, and blemish spooking techniques. The Cupid's couple session provides hydrotherapy for two with champagne and chocolates in a romantic candle-lit suite, followed by hour-long side-by-side signature massages. A whirlwind of bodily edification, the Valentine's Day special ushers patrons through a round of massage, facial, pedicure, and designer hair styling in preparation for a romantic rendezvous with designated airport rides or pet televisions.
Lesley Neeley was in pain. Despite a rich family life, a meditative yoga practice, and a career as a certified massage therapist, inexplicable aches and fatigue racked her body with ever-increasing frequency and intensity. Her story chronicles six years of affliction and misdiagnosed depression, all of which finally led to her true diagnosis: fibromyalgia.
Now that she has battled the disorder herself, Lesley brings an uncommon empathy to her practice at Living Better Therapeutics, where she helps others cope with pain through her massage services and promotes education about fibromyalgia through presentations, workshops, and support groups. Lesley also supplements her already formidable education with continuing courses on craniosacral therapy, reiki, and Hatha yoga. When she isn’t healing muscles within the serene confines of her own private treatment room, she can travel to clients for an additional fee to soothe their aches amid the comforts of their own homes or batcaves.
In every private tanning room at Sun Spot, a shelf and hangers ensconce clothes and satchels. Shoes flop to the floor next to comfortable seating, slipping from the feet of patrons adjusting the volume on personal AM/FM stereos-CD players before the UV bed coaxes out melanin. The UV beds range across six levels of tanning power and sport adjustable body fans so guests can stay cool or find an excuse to redesign the north wing of a house of cards. A parade of clients wanders from VersaSpa booths, which darken skin with a bronzing elixir infused with custom color and moisturizer designed to hide the effects of aging. Slipping out past swaying bamboo plants, visitors pass beneath infrared slimming machines and glass shelves that brim with a rainbow of sun-luring lotions from Norvell and Devoted Creations.
Stylists at Paul-Mitchell salons tend to be well educated and well equipped with specially-formulated products, and the staffers at Revelations Salon & Spa are no exception. This fact qualifies them to perform some unusual services, such as color extensions, feather extensions, and an Awapuhi wild-ginger KeraTriplex treatment. The stylists also mix custom formulas at the color bar, where clients can watch their hair color being made in the same way they would watch a teppanyaki chef making their dinner or a farmer growing their lunch. Services aren't reserved only for the hair, either; the salon also cleanses the skin with facials that use products from JanMarini and Bioelements.
Over the past three decades, Leslie of Leslie & Co. has refined her skills as a master hairstylist, learning to create both classic and trendy cut and color designs for male and female clients. Leslie also spent the last 20 years as a licensed electrologist, experience she can use to permanently remove hair from any part of the body, especially the face, legs, or bikini line. Leslie is also a certified permanent-makeup artist. As a result, clients tired of constantly reapplying eyeliner or scrubbing their third eyes off every night can turn to Leslie for permanent makeup tailored to their natural coloring and desired look.
Shannon Dill named her business Serendipity's Hair Care & Nail Salon because she relishes her good fortune of meeting new customers each day. Though she keeps busy tending to fingernails and trimming hairdos to match celebrity styles, Shannon always finds time to share a story or positive message with her clients. She’s such a natural confidante that her manicures often end with a pinky swear and a reassurance that the CND Shellac polish will last up to two weeks without chipping.