Donna Lapetina, owner and head aesthetician at Skin Solutions Medical Spa, has spent the last decade caring for aging skin—including her own. Donna and her team work their age-defying magic under the direction of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sheila Boyle, whose career includes time as a flight surgeon, a lieutenant commander in the military, and a volunteer speaker on skin cancer. The staff’s specialty services include microdermabrasion, peels, and facials, as well as intensive acne treatments. Dr. Boyle performs all Botox and dermal-filler procedures herself to safely keep crow’s-feet, frown lines, and worry lines at bay. Clients receive their treatments in private, earth-toned rooms that mix the serenity of a spa with the professionalism of a medical office.
Rather than buying leftover potions from local sorcerers, Skin Solutions Medical Spa has developed its own line of products, including cleansers, eye creams, and an exfoliating scrub. The gentle solutions are formulated with ingredients such as green-tea extract, oil of calendula, and cranberry extract.
Nail technician Melane specializes in Shellac manicures and pedicures, which keep nails embossed with a chip-free sheen for up to two weeks and can withstand even the most heated of patty-cake tournaments. Melane also draws on techniques learned at Empire Beauty School to enhance fingers with acrylics and funky nail art and smoothen physiques with body-waxing services.
At Colorado Tan, bronze seekers have control. With Level 1 through Level 5 beds, clients can pick the best option for their tanning needs?all of which take 15 minutes or fewer. The Level 5 Sun Giant bed provides a deep tan in 10 minutes thanks to 20 high-pressure body-tan boosters, plus facial boosters and shoulder-tanning lamps. Colorado Tan also offers teeth-whitening services for a gorgeous smile to go with that great tan.
Chic Bronzing's owner Marisa has custom-crafted countless bronze glows during five years as a spray tan technician. She performs each and every one of the salon's tanning treatments. Using a custom-blended formula that's jam-packed with DHA and moisturizers, she uses her expertise as well as client input to create a natural-looking, long-lasting tan. Clients looking for a summer glow can stop in one of two locations.
Over the course of her career, Venus Eyelash Extensions owner Amanda Salas has revamped lashes of every length, thickness, and texture. She uses her ample know-how to give her clients a look that's bold, yet natural in appearance. Using a semipermanent glue that won't irritate the skin or impede flirtatious winking, she attaches extensions one by one, beautifying clients with either synthetic, mink, or color-enhanced varieties.
Roxie Falco started out as a makeup artist, but she soon came to view her work as more of a Band-Aid than a real solution for problem skin. So she pursued numerous certifications at the Colorado School for Paramedical Aesthetics and began addressing skin concerns head on instead of just covering them up. Now, at Flawless Skin Studio, she takes this one step further; under the belief that no two complexions are the same, she’s made it a point to customize every treatment to meets the unique needs of the individual and their skin. This goes for all of her services, whether she’s conducting a signature revitalizing facial, a skin awakening peel, or a gentleman’s hot towel facial.