Prior to becoming SalonEskape’s skincare expert, Megan graduated from Paul Mitchell’s aesthetics program. For the past three years, she's used a four-step depilation method that guards skin from irritation. In keeping with this method, Megan removes hair with all-natural beeswax. She applies it to the treatment area, allows it to harden, and then curls it back like a hairy banana peel. For clients who are prone to ingrown hairs, Megan provides two types of hair serum: a triple-acid complex by PFB Vanish, and a paraben-free, organic formula by Whish Body. To further enhance comfort, Megan advises, “On Saturdays, if you get to the salon at a reasonable time before your appointment, we do offer mimosas.”
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".
Fit & Beautiful Medical Spa has assembled a team of experts to perform its roster of beauty-boosting treatments. With a background in biochemistry, osteopathology, and family medicine, Dr. Guillermo Fuentes has the know-how to defeat wrinkles with injectable solutions. Heather Bronstad—an aesthetician certified by National Laser Institute—harnesses the power of light to dismantle follicles, eradicate spider veins, and destroy undeveloped film of people kissing their bathroom mirrors. After growing up in her mother's salon, Tracie McKenzie went on to forge her own path in the beauty and skincare industry as a licensed aesthetician, and she now improves the texture and tone of epidermises with lactic and glycolic chemical peels as well as designer peels by SkinMedica.
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.
As the owner of Pretty Hair Design since 2001, Yasmeen ensures that her salon offers familiar day spa indulgences as well as a handful of more intriguing cosmetic procedures. The staff of skincare professionals specializes in using hair threading techniques to fashion shapely and stylish eyebrows, and they beautify clients' skin by applying henna tattoos—intricate, eye-catching designs that are temporary, unlike a full sleeve of Margaret Thatcher's head on a snake body. At the same time, visitors also have the opportunity to pamper themselves by scheduling a skin-firming facial, getting a trendy haircut, or shedding pent-up stress with the help of an aromatherapy massage.