Photos by Danielle DeBruno/Desert Ice Studios
Photo assistant/studio manager: Heather Morton
Hair and concept: Marshall VanIerland/Kelly Cardenas Salon
Hair assistant: Devon Pollich
Makeup: Natasha Chamberlin
Makeup assistant: Maya NozakiModel: Xian Mikol/Pinkerton LA
A special thanks to Julia C. Shintaku, aesthetic director, The Spa at Aria
Danielle DeBruno/Desert Ice Studios
Italian Blood Orange Flowers Hold Life Ritual
(90 minutes, $250, Vdara Health & Beauty)
Encapsulating the fresh and invigorating power of citrus, the treatment starts with a therapeutic massage followed by an exfoliation mixing an essential oil blend of orange blossom, grapefruit, blood orange rind and Italian blood orange with organic sea salts. The body is then wrapped in a nutrient-rich blend of extracts and organic flowers enriched with bio-dynamic honey. The experience ends with a relaxing scalp massage.
Asian Bathhouse Ritual
(80 minutes, $225, The Spa at Aria)
Using cucumber, yogurt and the soothing effects of the Vichy rain bar, this ritual commences with a full-body mitt exfoliation followed by a refreshing yogurt mask, pressure-point facial massage and finishes with a fresh cucumber face and neck mask.
Mahjong Balance Treatment
(120 minutes, $325-$375, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental)
Inspired by the traditional Chinese game mahjong, the experience begins with a foot ritual using ginger, jasmine and green tea followed by a body exfoliation and deep therapeutic massage with warm jade stones and cool mahjong tiles.