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Transformation Clinics' certified staffers cultivate slim, svelte physiques with diverse noninvasive aesthetic treatments, healthy weight-loss regimens, and comprehensive packages. They cull a fleet of high-tech devices, such as infrared saunas and LED-light technology, that helps combat signs of aging, excess fat, and dimly lit fingernails. Aestheticians further enhance epidermises with makeup and skincare products from brands such as Matis Paris and Motives by Loren Ridinger, working alongside resident nutritionists who engineer customized wellness plans to help clients shed pounds and inches.
Owner and stylist Courtney Hunt enjoys the sound of her clients’ voices. That’s because she likes to involve her clients in their transformations by offering a consultation with each visit and welcoming feedback during services. Visitors can opt for a wet or dry haircut and repair damaged strands with an Awapuhi Wild Ginger Keratin Treatment. Courtney can treat frizzy hair with keratin-smoothing treatments or whisk away unwanted strands with facial waxing, which leaves skin as smooth as Tom Cruise’s glass eye. For home haircare, she provides information and sometimes discounts on products, such as Paul Mitchell's Awapuhi Wild Ginger Luxury.
Jamie Fleetwood liked working as an esthetician at Art Salon & Spa so much that she bought the beautifying business in 2010. Along with her staff of fellow estheticians, stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, Fleetwood pampers her clients inside the newly renovated, sun-drenched space. Her aesthetic touch might only be matched by that space’s decor: it’s accented with sleek hardwood floors, verdant plants, and earth tones as warm as a made-for-TV movie about dogs that adopt other dogs. Among these scenic fixtures, the team renders a slate of services in the form of facials, Shellac manicures, therapeutic massages, and highlights.
At Table for One, owner and licensed aesthetician Wendy Rodriguez eschews standardizing her services and instead tailors every treatment to each client. During a massage, for example, her approach may range from relaxing the entire body to focusing on a particularly tight area that's impeding a guest's well-being. This fluidity of approach also characterizes her facials. She further personalizes all of services with add-ons, such as aromatherapy in scents extracted from natural elements, such as honey. Within Headturner's Salon, Wendy maintains a relaxing studio anchored by a massage table draped in plush blankets.
Under the medical direction of cosmetic expert Dr. Sajadi, Lipo Body Enhancement Center restores façades to their factory settings with SmartLipo laser lipo, Vaser ultrasound lipo, standard liposuction, varicose vein treatments, fat grafting, cosmetic injections, and laser skin-resurfacing services effective for most skin types. The doctor can customize laser treatments to focus on a specific area of concern, such as acne scars on the cheeks. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments slough off dead skin cells to reveal the youthful layers below, and cosmetic eyelid surgery allows patients to speed up their transformations.
Armed with an FDA-approved Palomar IPL laser system, Soft Touch Laser's certified technicians treat everything from blemishes to unwanted hair. Sometimes technicians remove remnants of teenage years, such as acne scars and stuck-on hall passes, and sometimes they go after signs of age, such as fine lines and loss of elasticity. As they work, the laser system's advanced contact cooling minimizes patients' discomfort from heat and light exposure. The laser's dual filters prohibits clients from experiencing excessive exposure to the pulsed light, which keeps them comfortable and helps minimize recovery time.
The friendly staff at Zen Spa Lounge—located in The Sedgefield Shoppes between Marisol Restaurant and Blossoms—pampers clients with a lengthy list of massage, skin, and nail treatments. Therapists knead away tension and improve immune systems with deep-tissue massages and reflexology treatments. Aestheticians customize four kinds of facials to combat acne, dehydration, and dullness, perking up treatments with specialty masks full of football-movie pep talks and vitamins A and C.
Inside its serene studio, Essential Yoga guides groups toward health and wellness with more than 10 different yoga classes, including multiple threads of Vinyasa and an intro to Ashtanga. The facility's roster of passionate instructors acts as a source of constant encouragement, and a flexible schedule of daily classes bends to accomodate students of all experience levels. To kick workout routines up a notch, Essential Yoga also offers energized sessions of Zumba.
A licensed aesthetician, licensed massage therapist, energy therapist, and holistic health coach aim to balance their clients’ inner and outer energies at Synergy Wellness Spa and Salon. Massages knead away stress and facials scrub free dull skin, excess oil, and grime. Coaching services help clients move toward healthier living through guided grocery shopping tours, impromptu food fights in the produce section, and personal chef services.
To save beach lovers from harmful UVA and UVB rays, April Clark uses specially formulated sprays that react naturally with skin to produce dark, even tans in 15 minutes. Working inside a private room at Moda Salon, April swathes physiques in the DHA-based solution, which, in one session, can mimic the effects of five visits to a tanning bed or eight days spent soaking in a tub of sun tea.
Though Hawaiian Sun Tanning Company sometimes offers discounted pricing online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
The state-of-the-art, hospital-grade infrared saunas at Detox Haven help the clients who recline in their private confines to liquify fat and cellulite while eliminating toxins and heavy metals. The saunas send far-infrared energy washing over bodies to increase their core temperatures in an effort to purge the body of impurities without resorting to the stifling humidity of steam or lava rooms. Each session may burn 600-900 calories. Clients can work or read as soothing heat eases muscle aches and chromotherapy lights flash across bodies for extra pain relief. Each sauna also contains an iPod dock or CD player to keep ears occupied. After multiple sessions, clients may notice slimmer waistlines, greater senses of well-being, and the ability to melt snow before it reaches the ground.
Beautyrest Sleep Gallery's collection of Simmons mattresses lulls patrons to restful slumber. Inhibiting motion transfer across the sleeping surface with pocketed coil springs, the Beautyrest luxury firm king set ($899) grants plenty of space for uninterrupted sleep to couples or bobsledding teams. Dozers can also engage in dream marathons on a luxury firm queen set ($599) that conforms to body profiles with barrel-shaped back supports; or they can host plush sleepovers on the memory-foam pillow-top twin set ($568). Beautyrest Sleep Gallery supplements its accommodating mattresses with customer service including free delivery, setup, and removal.
If you’re ever going to make good on your New Year’s resolution to climb the outside of the Bank of America Corporate Center, you’re going to need some well-maintained nails. Today’s deal will cover you with a deluxe manicure and pedicure at My Nail Spa–Peninsula in Cornelius for $25 (a $58 value). Geographers agree that the spa is technically a promontory, but you won’t mind once the skilled nail technicians hand you your choice of beer or wine and start to work on your dainty digit-helmets.
Since 1994, The Tan Company's certified tanning consultants have harnessed the body-bronzing power of the sun and relocated it to customers' skin through a variety of vectors. Turn up your tone gradually with $50 in services and five levels of tanning available. The UV-averse and/or time-crunched, meanwhile, can step into a Mystic Tan booth to be evenly sprayed with a formulated mixture distilled from sunshine, beer-can condensation, beach volleyball sand, aloe vera, and other natural summertime ingredients. Unlike most prop-based comedy routines, the Mystic Tan process is over fast—noticeable color enhancement will occur within two to three hours. Many Tan Company locations offer custom airbrushing as well, in case the look you're going for is a Mystic Farmer Tan.