Tonia Petropoulos, an aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience, helps clients maintain healthy skin. She thwarts signs of aging with microdermabrasion, peels, and pulses of heat and light. She also tones skin with vacuodermie, a treatment that uses targeted suction to tighten tissue, stimulate collagen production, and extract deeply ingrained glitter. Among body treatments, she offers sunless tanning, scrubs, and pressotherapy.
The stylists at The Salon & Spa beautify hair with a full array of salon services. From cuts for men, women, and kids to keratin treatments and wedding-day packages, they create custom looks for each client. Other specialty styles include prom or quinceañera looks and standout ’dos for cocktail parties or a fun night out.
Unlike regular saunas, SmartSweat's infrared saunas do not create a choking humidity or rely on black-market dragons for power. Instead, a gentle heat encourages sweating to discharge harmful toxins while boosting circulation and aiding weight-loss efforts. Available in fitness clubs and tanning salons across Texas and California, infrared saunas help keep clients healthy and relaxed while easing the discomfort caused by chronic pain.
Ajasrika Wellness Spa gets its name from an Ayurvedic word for activities that promote health and wellbeing. Owner Sanja Oropeza founded the business to provide a healing space where clients can relax and forget about stress while the body is treated holistically. Licensed therapists and aestheticians administer customized massages, waxing treatments, facials, and even life counseling. Arrive early for your appointment and you can unwind in the soothing Tea Lounge, where complimentary herbal tea and fresh fruit is served.
Aarogya Ayurveda Spa & Wellness Center's staff strives to improve clients' holistic health and follow in the philosophical footsteps of the Sanskrit definition of aarogya, which translates to "complete well-being and perfect health of mind, body, and spirit." During a one-hour rakta flow therapy massage, a massage therapist moves in pretend slow motion, kneading musculature with long strokes of mild to firm pressure that aim to improve circulation and dissipate tension. A 60-minute classic European facial delves deep into visage pores, ousting dirt and oil. The countenance cleanse includes a five-step purifying process, a double dose of exfoliation, a personalized eye and facial mask, and a customized aroma-therapeutic massage with essential oils, intended to evict toxins and unpaid parking tickets pent up in the lymph nodes.
Celebrity aesthetician Leaine Dehmer describes herself as a “skin behaviorist.” Whether crafting her own professional line of skincare products or tending to clients with massages, facials, skin peels, or body exfoliations, she seems to intuitively know the components of a healthy, radiant complexion. You don’t have to take her word for it, though; Leaine’s reputation recently received a boost when her services were included in each of the celebrity swag bags handed out at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Regardless of their box-office draw, guests from all walks of life can indulge in the roster of relaxing services at Leaine’s Skinsations Spa, many of which derive their powers from natural or organic products. Private treatment rooms lull clients into relaxation with such calming touches as scented candles. Cascading waterfalls flood the rooms with amber light, while drifting moisture clings softly to the skin like a baby kitten in wet mittens.