At Kissed by the Sun Spa, relaxation is key. Treatment rooms are surrounded by candles to help create a calm atmosphere as soon as customers walk in the door. The spa’s pampering treatments help clients further unwind, and include custom facials, relaxing massage or lomilomi massages, luxurious scrubs with bourbon and brown sugar, or a facial mask made with natural ingredients such as green tea or oat milk. Resurfacing Solutions facials tackle fine lines and wrinkles, and are tailored for each individual's unique skin type.
At Elijah Blue Salon & Retreat, licensed massage therapist Katrina Adams complements the five flowing strokes of Swedish massage with therapy for eyes, nose, and skin. Adams begins by lighting candles and diffusing aromatherapeutic oils into the air, easing active minds into a state of blissful detachment ideal for firing your ventriloquist dummy. Dipping into a jar of Farmhouse Fresh shea butter, her hands relax soft tissue with gliding effleurage strokes and roll into kneading or deep circular movements that send oxygenated blood to weary limbs. Visitors may relax in the warm, taupe chamber after their session to soak up the velvety shea butter before slipping back into their garments behind an illustrated folding screen.
At Sweetpea Spa & Gifts, staff members analyze clients' skin types and gauge their degrees of muscle woe so they can design services that best suit visitors' needs. Botanically based medical-grade products rain down on kissers during the custom facial's exfoliation treatment, which scrubs away dead skin cells and velcro earrings. The facial cleanse then reduces fine lines and hydrates skin to create polished complexions. During the massage, Swedish-style strokes team with deep-tissue techniques to assuage muscle tension. Gliding effleurage strokes stimulate circulation and prepare muscles for deeper pressure designed to overthrow tyrannical muscle knots. The massage loosens up muscles to help to prevent injury and forestall muscular discomfort caused by playing an accordion with one's shoulder blades. The spa's adjoining gift shop collects products that can be used to summon tranquility during luxurious moments alone.
Rejuvenation Medi-Spa‘s professional team, which includes a board-certified surgeon and a medical aesthetician with 13 years of experience¬, helps patrons enhance exteriors with treatments ranging from IPL hair removal to laser vein therapy. The clinic wields technology as cutting edge as a solar-powered broadsword to diminish birthmarks and sun damage with photorejuvenation or scarring and stretch marks with nonsurgical microdermabrasion. Patients try to improve skin elasticity with Juvederm treatments or employ FDA-approved Botox to fight frown lines brought on by being a professional wedding objector. In addition to medical treatments, Rejuvenation Medi-Spa primps humans with individually applied NovaLash eyelash extensions and customized SunFX airbrush tans.
Salon Atelier's rose-colored door opens each day because of the efforts of owners Julia Hartman and Cynthia Newsome. Julia's career started 20 years ago when she studied cosmetology at Schilling Douglas School of Hair Design. After her prowess as a stylist, nail technician, and aesthetician landed her work at a salon, she became a brand specialist for Aveda Hair Care and MAC Cosmetics. That's when she started to miss working in a salon—a longing that inspired her to start Salon Atelir with Cynthia Newsome.
Meanwhile, Cynthia's 30 years of experience started at the Annapolis Beauty Academy. She worked in salons and spas, and even opened two of her own. In addition to traveling as an educator and platform artist, she won several awards as a colorist. Together, Julia and Cynthia lead a team of hairstylists, nail artists, and aestheticians. They also use products by Davines—an Italian company dedicated to sustainability and the Renaissance tradition that inspired Michelangelo to paint shampoo bottles on the Sistine Chapel.
Laser Body Sculpting, LLC specializes in trimming inches from one of the most stubborn problem areas: the tummy. The center's LED therapy-based lipo, non-surgical lipo, and laser lipo procedures target fat with lights and lasers, draining cells of the fatty acids inside them with minimal discomfort to the patient. These treatments reduce the appearance of cellulite and trim down waistline circumference for an overall leaner figure. Most patients see a reduction in dress or pant sizes within 42 days of the treatment.