Radiant Skin Care Spa lives up to its name, brightening complexions with spa services powered by Dermalogica, Glytone, and Bare Minerals products. Aestheticians enhance the smoothing power of facials by whisking away dead skin cells with crystal microdermabrasion sessions and chemical peels. They also nix errant fuzz with hair removal treatments that use warm wax, electrolysis, or IPL lasers with built-in cooling devices. Aromatherapy and hot stone massages slowly release tension in the back and limbs, leaving clients relaxed and stress-free. Nails aren’t neglected, either; technicians coat digits with colorful CND shellacs that can withstand cracks caused by car door handles and house keys set to "attack mode".
The grooming staff at Pearl Beauty Salon plucks follicles from myriad facial and bodily areas through gentle threading or warm waxing treatments. Fuzz hunters employ wax to smooth out skinscapes and threading experts drag a twisted-cotton thread over hirsute facial areas including the upper lip or eyebrows. Taut fibers trap hair and lift it out of the follicle in a process that can be less painful than other hair removal options and also exfoliates the skin. Like attendance in a rigorous exercise class, threading can lead to fewer and thinner hairs returning after successive sessions. Patrons can mix and match threading areas to deforest growth all over the body or focus on the same zone as a cover story for invisible tattoos.
At Celebrity Beauty Waxing, aesthetician Courtney Berry uses her unique—and strip-free—waxing technique to gently and swiftly remove hair from nearly ever part of the body. She transforms stubbly below-the-belt areas into silky smooth terrains with bikini, Brazilian, and buttocks waxing, and keep gams smooth with treatments for the lower or full legs. Further north, Courtney masterfully shapes brows into flattering arches or intimidating triangles, and eliminates peach fuzz from upper lips. Aside from waxing, the aesthetician combats breakouts and aging with three types of facials.
Lasting Lines started as most great businesses start: with eyebrows. Now 35 years have passed, and Renee Ryan’s permanent-makeup business has blossomed into a successful aesthetic school and clinic. Renee and her highly trained staff can outfit clients with new brows, or use their modern electrolysis equipment to remove hair, skin tags, moles, and spider veins. Clients may also solicit Lasting Lines for sleek eyelash extensions, or retreat to a private room for a soothing deep-tissue massage from registered massage therapist Charles Linville.
Understanding every skincare product and treatment on the market can be overwhelming. That’s where Tamala Mason comes in. At Sozo Skin Care Studio, the master aesthetician puts her clients at ease as she beautifies their skin and draws upon training at Aveda and Toni & Guy to educate them on the best services for them. Following a “one size never fits all” philosophy she refined while working for a plastic surgeon and as a lead aesthetician for Spa Mira Vista, Tamala performs a thorough consultation and skin analysis to help determine each client’s skin type. Once she has determined whether it’s dehydrated, sensitive or rosacea-prone, she sets to work pampering the face with natural, organic enzyme masks, aromatherapy massage, and wrinkle-erasing serums from Dr. Dennis Gross. To help products penetrate the skin, Tamala employs the aid of advanced equipment, such as bt-micro ultrasonic peeling technology. Traditional waxing services are enhanced with Depilar hair-removal gels, which offer results comparable to laser hair removal but without the unwanted superpowers.
The all-female staff at Depil Brazil Waxing Studio rids bikini zones and other routinely shaved areas of unwanted fuzz during thorough waxing treatments. Licensed aestheticians employ quality products to abolish ingrown follicles and impede speedy hair regrowth. The staffers accelerate services with a no-strip express technique, which is less painful than traditional waxing and quickly removes hair without the use of paper products or a fiery rocket launch. Depil Brazil Waxing also performs its specialty hair-removal services for men, and the disposable materials employed by the team ensure cleanliness throughout its procedures.