Treatment TrendsJune 1, 2005 By: American Salon Staff American Salon
Entice hair clients to the spa with one or more of these tempting offerings.
YON-KA PARIS AROMATIC SCALP TREATMENTTHISThis 15-minute service can be incorporated as an add-on to any facial treatment. First, Yon-Ka Paris's Yon-Ka Serum is distributed evenly on fingertips and worked into the scalp at the roots of the hair. The therapist then gives the client a 12-to-15-minute scalp massage. Afterward, the client ideally leaves the serum on the scalp overnight for a deep aromatherapeutic treatment. If this isn't an option, however, the client can wash hair as usual.
For Yon-Ka Paris products: (800) 533-6276; www.yonkausa.com.
MOUNTAIN MUD WRAPThis $95, 60-minute treatment is offered at the Wintergreen Resort (Wintergreen, VA). "The treatment was designed to restore well-being, refine skin, and relieve stress and painful joints," says spa director Barbara Stirewalt. "The first step is to stimulate the lymphatic system, which is achieved by dry brushing the body in swift, light strokes toward the heart." Next, a special self-heating mud is applied, followed by a warm wrap of sheets, blankets, and plastic to insulate the body. While cocooned, the client receives a head-and-scalp massage. As the client emerges from the wrap, warm towels, along with Pevonia's Essential Oils Bath & Shower Gel-Anti Stress, is used to cleanse the skin. AHA Body Moisturizer is then massaged onto the skin and Tension Relief Gel is applied on the back of the calves and bottoms of the feet.
For Pevonia products: (800) PEVONIA; www.pevonia.com.
PINA COLADA PEDICUREIt doesn't get much fresher than the Piña Colada Pedicure ($60, 60 to 90 minutes) at Josephine Day Spa in New York City. After feet have been thoroughly cleansed and nails have been cared for, fresh pineapple is used to exfoliate dead skin. Coconut is then applied to restore lost moisture. The tropically inspired pedicure concludes with a reflexology massage and an application of Essie polish.
For Essie products: (800) 232-1155; www.essie.com.
AROMATHERAPY SCALP MASSAGESharon Ronen, skin therapist at Skin Haven in Beverly Grove (Los Angeles), performs this deliciously soothing $20, 15-minute treatment in the privacy of a bungalow near the Hollywood Hills. Starting with a deep head-and-scalp massage, Ronen applies Bioelements's Corrective Cocktail, which is made up of a synergy of oils: jojoba to heal the scalp and moisturize, cedarwood to regulate sebum, and clary sage to soothe. Ronen also performs a pressure-point face massage and treats the neck, shoulders, temples, and scalp to an acupressure massage mixed with longer Swedish-style strokes.
For Bioelements products: (800) 433-6650; www.bioelements.com.