Sonia Schultz, Brazilian Breeze's principle aesthetician and owner, is an avid scholar of beauty who has acquired certifications in nearly a dozen techniques for revealing smooth, hairless skin. As the studio's name suggests, it specializes in waxing intimate areas for both men and women. Aestheticians can also keep the rest of the body Rio de Janeiro-ready with waxing services for areas including full legs, stomach, chest, and feet. In addition to hair removal, facials soothe male, female, and teen mugs, and body treatments scrub and nurture limbs like a baby bird getting its first loofah.
In 2003, beauty expert Reema Khan noticed just how many patrons of her Chicago salon sought expert brow-shaping services. Reema decided to open up Shapes Brow Bar, and since its inception, it has now expanded into a franchise with more than 75 locations nationwide. In addition to brow services, clients can opt for makeup applications, facial treatments, and body waxing services.
Visitors to Skin Vitality pass through a waiting room furnished with a plush couch and leather chairs on their way to private, soft-toned treatment rooms bedecked with floral arrangements where they relax in preparation for one of the spa's soothing repertoire of services including massage, facials, and waxing. Clients' visages come to life under the capable hands of aestheticians during a custom facial that varies from deep-cleansing to hydrating and features products from brands such as PCA, Skin for Life, and Clayton Shagal. Clients may upgrade to a different facial for an additional cost. Patrons both male and female can turn to waxing services to remove unwanted hair from brows, arms, legs, and bikinis. Aestheticians dole out full-body pampering massage and body treatments to purge visitors' bodies of stress caused by jobs, athletic pursuits, or unsuccessfully betting on wooly worm racing.
Most days upon leaving class at the International School of Skin and Nailcare, Kristen Axton headed straight to her job at Kiehl's. This combination of formal training and on-the-job experience helped develop her aesthetic expertise, which she further refined while working at several med spas throughout Atlanta. Today, as owner of Kristen's Skin Care & Massage, she commands a team of massage therapists and aestheticians dedicated to beautifying and de-stressing clients. Their signature Atlanta facial restores vim and vigor to lagging faces with a multi-step regimen that includes peels derived from herbal enzymes or therapeutic acids. Aestheticians also slough away dead skin cells with microdermabrasion sessions designed to lessen scarring from acne, sun damage, and general wear and tear. Elsewhere in the shop, massage therapists unravel kinked muscles with techniques borrowed from Swedish and neuromuscular specialties.
Just as Zenergize's name balances the words zen and energize, the spa's massage therapists work to balance their clients' feelings of relaxation and invigoration. The stable of bodyworkers is proficient in a rainbow of massage techniques, which they pick and choose from to address the individual needs of their clients regardless of age, gender, or phase of life. During deep-tissue massages, therapists can focus on relieving chronic pain or helping athletes to heal after a debilitating injury. Lymphatic-drainage therapy helps to facilitate the body's natural detoxification processes with strokes tailored to clients' individual bodies and natural rhythms. Classic Swedish massages also bring profound relief from the stresses of everyday life. Though the center specializes in massage, the staff also performs a few carefully chosen aesthetic services including the Timeless Skin photofacial, which uses infrared light to stimulate new cell growth and repair sun-damaged or mature skin.
A testament to the life, love, people, and beaches of Brazil, Spa Buzios? technicians emphasize the country's spirit in beautification treatments designed to keep patrons beach-ready, no matter the weather. Pastel colors of pink and green frame the windows, doors, and treatment rooms of the spa as patrons take a break from everyday life to relax amid fresh flowers and wicker waiting-room furniture. Premium hard waxes remove unwanted hair from nether regions, and the spa's licensed aestheticians maintain clean, sanitary conditions without double-dipping or reusing wax. Meanwhile, Norvell airbrush tans coat skin in a variety of individual shades that are hand-applied in even coats.