Under the leadership of founder Christie Shumate, the licensed aestheticians at Transformations Spa and Skin Care Center perform custom skin treatments with detailed analysis. Shumate was inspired to form Transformations Spa and Skin Care Center after paying a visit to a plastic surgeon who, she discovered, donated his summer months to helping those who couldn't otherwise afford treatment to recover from burns, as well as working with children who were born with facial defects. She brought together a collection of less-risky aesthetic services designed to help her clients look and feel good about themselves, and now her staff offers laser cellulite reduction, custom facials, organic chemical peels, ear candling, and aqua foot detox.
Aesthetician Jamie Hoffman, the resident skincare expert at Body Balance Studio, has worked with every kind of skin: sensitive, acne-prone, dry, or glowing. Jamie analyzes each client's façade to determine which of her skincare services is the best fit, and then she soothes face-scapes with a carefully chosen facial or peel. In addition to facials and waxing for women, Jamie also performs a Gentlemen's facial specifically designed for men's skin, which tends to be rougher than women's and more prone to getting clogged with tiny footballs.
Body in Balance Studio’s neutral tones engender peace and clarity, and it is in that atmosphere that owner Pamela Smith and a staff of licensed therapists work to extricate stress from muscles. After consulting with clients, therapists personalize massage sessions with techniques such as Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone. They can add aromatherapy to promote relaxation the way the smell of hot coffee makes it easier to wake up and the scent of gasoline makes it easier to know something's wrong with the wedding. The team also renders spa treatments—such as facials and waxing—to groom exteriors, and they host occasional yoga classes in a sage-green room.
If Suntana’s staff of tanning specialists seems particularly knowledgeable about their trade, it may be because many of them are dedicated tanners as well. They draw on a combination of firsthand experience and industry know-how to help their clients achieve rich, golden skin tones courtesy of customized spray tans and three levels of UV tanning beds. Their expert guidance—along with moisturizing lotions from brands such as Designer Skin and Australian Gold—helps protect against the risks associated with overexposure or lowering oneself into a deep fryer.
Sunkissed Tanning Salon’s mission to help customers brandish beachy glows relies on both UV and UV-free tanning options and products from brands such as JWoww, Pauly D, and Snooki, which can nourish skin and minimize fading. Four types of UV beds and booths darken skin with rays emitted by high-intensity bulbs that bestow bronze tones without extended sunbathing or hopping Apollo’s chariot. Inside the Playboy-airbrush room, staff members coat skin with hand-sprayed serums that mimic a traditional tanned look without UV exposure.