There’s no stopping the aging process, short of becoming a vampire or finding the elusive soda fountain of eternal youth. But at Celia's Face & Body, licensed aesthetician Kelley offsets the physical signs of aging with facials that use ingredients such as warm paraffin masks and organic-fruit acids to improve skin’s texture. A line of Yon-Ka Paris products uses marine extracts, fruit acids, and essential oils to further rejuvenate epidermises. Luxurious facial packages can include aromatherapy back scrubs or neck-and-shoulder massages.
Beyond facials, Kelley pampers clients with bodywork sessions such as the citrus body buff, which exfoliates bods with citrus body masks more effectively than running through a lawn sprinkler filled with salt and OJ. The certified massage therapist also soothes achy muscles with massages that can incorporate deep-tissue and hot-stone massage techniques.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard S. Fox applies his Yale training and 25 years of experience to guiding Medispa at Fox Center's range of beauty and anti-aging treatments. His team of aestheticians operate under the philosophy that physical appearance improves the quality of life by boosting confidence. With this philosophy in mind, the team first consults with clients, discussing their beauty goals before administering any customized facials or waxing services. Dr. Fox and Roxanne Pinto, NP handle the center's Botox injections. In addition to revamping skin, the team also eases clients into blissful states of relaxation with therapeutic and hot-stone massages.
Glow Hair Skin and Harmony’s interior evokes an elegant turn-of-the-century hotel with its candles, sumptuous drapes, gilded decorations, and a real bed for massages. The spa encompasses all three stories of a colonial home, where beauty buffs flock for haircuts, specialty facials, massages, and nailcare. Aestheticians certified in Keratin smoothing treatments can coat strands in Matrix products, while skincare services such as waxing might use Glow’s house line of products. Regardless of the service, the spa staff only uses products that exclude artificial colors, allergens, and repurposed hotel samples.
CAT Studio, which began primarily as an airbrush-tanning salon, expanded to include pole-fitness classes after owner and pole-fitness aficionado Jessica Williams was persuaded to do so by her clients. Since then, Jessica has furnished her studio with a disco ball and four poles, which students use during fun, challenging workout routines that combine dance, fitness, and acrobatics. Both of Jessica’s instructors have at least two years of pole-fitness experience and can speak personally to its effectiveness: each is a new mother that got back into shape by practicing the fun exercise. Classes are designed to accommodate all ages and skill levels; beginners usually wear shorts and a T-shirt.
Aside from pole fitness, the studio’s team of airbrush artists customizes spray tans while taking into consideration the client's skin tone, preference of golden hue, and aspirations to look like an Oscar award. Airbrush-tanning sessions can be further personalized with select scents, tanning lotions, and body glitter, and the studio also carries a variety of tanning products for home use. Custom airbrush tattoos are available for those that want to sport a cool design for an upcoming event or just for fun.
As a licensed aesthetician with more than 10 years of experience, Stephanie Roberts clears and revitalizes skin with exfoliating body scrubs, footbaths, and waxing services. She also delves into massage-oriented techniques, such as reflexology and hot-stone treatments that melt away tension and accidentally swallowed ice cubes. Her facials, however, are what earned her a profile from George Austin of the Spectator. “Do you want to have skin like a celebrity?” Austin asks rhetorically. “Stephanie Roberts may be able to help you with…dermaculture that firms and tightens skin, keeping it looking young.”
Salon Evolution turns back the hands on youth's clock face with rejuvenating salon-and-spa services. Skilled stylists stand eagerly poised to tame beastly head nests with customized cuts and styles crafted to the specifications of each client's whimsy. The Dermalogica anti-aging facial uses a customized selection of the professional line's lineup of age-fighting products to soothe and restore skin to a younger-looking splendor. An invigorating Dermalogica cream then penetrates the skin to give fine lines and wrinkles a final punch of elasticity. Alleviate aggravating muscle aches and return your aura to its infant vigor with a 60-minute Kriya massage, which launches a full-body attack on tension with a blend of massage modalities including swedish technique, acupressure, deep tissue, trigger points, shiatsu, reflexology, and energy work.
Like a psychic, Nicole Godfrey can take one look at a person's face and determine their entire lifestyle. That's because, according to the licensed aesthetician and owner of Bel Viso Skin Care, a person's habits affect every aspect of their skin: an even, clear complexion with a subtle glow reflects a hydrated, well-protected face, whereas too much sun exposure, smoking, and shaving with a rusty axe leads to telltale signs damage such as wrinkles and broken capillaries.
Ms. Godfrey demonstrates her tailored technique through the use of three different finishing masks, depending on the situation: aloe and azulene to calm sensitive skin, clay to firm and tighten pores, and collagen to stimulate the production of new skin without the brain having to hire a new intern. Bel Viso's services extend beyond facials and microdermabrasions to include brow, lip, and chin waxing, as well as makeup applications and brow designs.