At G. Skin Therapy, licensed clinical aesthetician and professional television makeup artist Glenda Engelbach uses advanced technology and clinical-grade products to beautify skin. After receiving a degree from the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics, Engelbach went on to complete post-graduate certification at the renowned International Dermal Institute. She is also certified in a number of innovative facial techniques, such as dermaplaning, and in the use of therapeutic and organic lines that include PCA Skin and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care. This combination of expertise in high-quality methods and products helped her earn recognition on Applaud Women magazine's 2011 Readers' Choice awards in the Best Facial category.
Engelbach employs the Trios intense-pulsed-light system to rejuvenate skin, remove hair, and clear complexions of acne. She also addresses skin concerns such as rosacea, age spots, and wrinkles, as well as sun damage caused by literally living under a magnifying glass.
The highly trained staff at HLC Med harnesses futuristic technology and its own line of products for services that heal, rejuvenate, and beautify. In the guffawing face of father time, technicians roll up their sleeves and unholster their lasers, blasting away acne scarring, rosacea, or hyperpigmentation with the Radiancy SpectraClear system. A chilled-tip laser uproots party-crashing hair from any skin type, and a Q-switched KTP YAG laser sends sun spots packing. Custom chemical peels stimulate cell renewal and collagen production to fill out fine lines, and radio-frequency devices firm up skin and smooth out cellulite. The center also offers services for men, including laser treatments for razor bumps, back-hair removal, and a gentleman's facial that moisturizes faces more effectively than head-butting Poseidon.
Deep-cushioned beds, heated blankets, and a roaring fireplace telegraph the DayDreams Day Spa staff's intention to fully relax clients. They beckon guests to unwind during facials, massages, and body wraps by filling the air with custom blends of aromatherapy oils and by supplementing facials with hand treatments delivered with heated mitts. Certified to wield professional products, the team relies on PCA Skin products for correcting fine lines, acne, and dark spots, and they beautify faces with Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.
At The Sanctuary Spa, visitors escape the hustle and bustle of the outside world with relaxing and beautifying services performed by a veteran cast of aestheticians, makeup artists, and massage therapists. Facials thoroughly cleanse and calm epidermal expanses, and microdermabrasion treatments and peels exfoliate away dead skin cells, wrinkles, and forgotten notes to self. The staff’s beauty-boosting repertoire also includes eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyelash extensions, airbrush tanning services, waxing, and vajazzling. For a tranquil way to celebrate special events, such as upcoming nuptials, clients can also schedule private parties at The Sanctuary Spa.
Elvira McCloskey hails from the Dominican Republic, where she first started out in the beauty industry. Today she works inside Salon 7 Elm, having racked up 20 years of experience in the interim. The licensed aesthetician and expert makeup artist makes it her mission to rescue faces from acne, scars, sun damage, wrinkles, and monster impressions that got stuck that way. She comes to their aid with treatments such as facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and makeup applications. Clients await their rejuvenation in a lobby that evokes a cozy woodland haven on a stormy day, with wooden floors and round brown armchairs backed by a sprawling mural of a tree just beginning to bud.
When not instructing prospective aestheticians in the intricacies of her trade, Karla Smith focuses her skills on corralling facial and bodily follicles through waxing, sugaring, and tinting treatments. Coats of hot wax or all-natural sugaring formula cling to unwanted hair before cloth strips swiftly remove only the bristles the serums touch, allowing Karla the precision needed to craft arched brows, sleek bikini lines, and Shakespearean verses in buzzed heads of hair. The follicle-focused salon also pampers complexions by incorporating a skin analysis, at-home recommendations, and soothing massages into each of its five facials.