Azia is one of Birmingham's newest budding medi-spas, offering a full list of services overseen by highly trained medical and aesthetic professionals. Laser hair removal enables clients to ditch cumbersome skin-grooming techniques such as shaving, waxing, and bathing with porcupines, and it eliminates unwanted whiskers more permanently by disabling growth at the root. During each of the three treatments, a strand-zapping expert will perform an elegant dance over the skin's surface with a Palomar Starlux 500 System laser as a partner. Each follicle to interfere with the foxtrotting footwork will be called out by a pulsating flash of laser light, causing deep embarrassment and its subsequent departure from the auditorium of your skin.
At The Derma Loft, a variety of treatments serve to soothe and exfoliate faces and skin. At the newly opened spa, facial treatments include those that hydrate or specifically target acne or sun damage. Peels clarify skin with ingredients such as fruit enzymes, salicylic acid, and lactic acid. Waxing services help remove unwanted body hair from areas such as the brows, bikini line, or legs, and Swedish and deep-tissue massages soothe muscles.
Wynn Hair & Nail Spa eases stressed tresses with expert snips, vibrant color care, and cleansing products, all administered or applied by astute stylists. Ease into a cushioned seat and drop your heavy head in the savvy hands of a strand savant who'll first gently massage fragrant Pureology shampoo and conditioner into your noggin fringe before trimming away split ends, outdated style, and freeloading yarn impersonators (women's cuts start at $35). Or perpetuate holiday cheer by hanging new Morgan Ashley colors on your mug's mantle ($60 and up). View a full list of hair services here.
Massage Envy offers the regenerative properties of various massage types and facial treatments that make bodies feel springtime fresh year-round. Massage Envy's licensed body therapists unravel tense coils of accumulated inner stress through a treatment that caters to each client's needs. Swedish massages offer gentle rubbing for muscular soothing and improved circulation, and deep-tissue massage focuses specifically on untying the body's Gordian knots and releasing chronic tension.
Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that will sculpt wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. All cuts start with a complimentary shampoo using Fantastic Sams's signature line of products, followed by a three-minute scalp massage to blast away the dead-skin-cell-loving turtles. Fantastic Sams's coif-loving crew will then help you decide on a new color, such as honey-blonde, henna-red, or mild-mannered magenta. Whether you've got a secret style you've been saving in your panache pocket or you trust the expert stylists to get creative with your tresses, you'll leave the salon with your hair cut, colored, and styled into a new, irresistibly manicured mane. View additional salon services here.
Skilled practitioners at Much Kneaded Massage Therapy manipulate muscle knots with traditional Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, or knead out knots with their bare feet during Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. A Swedish massage’s long, slow strokes work to increase circulation, reduce soreness, and ease stiffness more swiftly than taking a bath in fabric softener. Deep-tissue therapy targets chronic pain and tight muscle knots with more focused pressure. Alternatively, barefoot practitioners grip overhead bars for support during an Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy massage, leveraging their full body weight and masterful tap-dancing technique to achieve the client’s desired level of pressure. This unique style of massage fuses European and Asian techniques and utilizes pulling, pushing, and stretching movements that may help repair damaged soft tissues.