Sarah both protects nails and makes them look pretty. She uses long-lasting gel polish that staves off chips and scratches caused by daily wear and tear, such as washing dishes or petting your pet porcupine. Her stash of polish includes a kaleidoscope of colors, along with glittery options.
Victoria Purvis, licensed aesthetician and owner of Skin by Victoria, gets to know her clients with a thorough Q-and-A session so that she can draft custom skincare plans. While pampering pores with facials, microdermabrasion, and intense-pulsed-light therapy, she also educates those on the treatment table so that they can continue good beauty habits at home. She uses dr. adam, PARIS products and the line can be purchased at Skin by Victoria and shipped to customers' homes. Her makeup applications and lessons help gussy up already-beaming complexions, and NuYu teeth-whitening sessions leave clients’ smiles up to 14 shades brighter—unlike the smiles of baseball players when a barn’s broadside hits back.
Regardless of whether its guests are seeking help with their hair or skin, Brow Bar Spa is ready to accommodate each client's particular needs. Founder Angela Palmer opened the spa with five years experience as a licensed aesthetician under her belt, as well as familiarity with medical-grade cosmetic treatments. In addition to performing traditional facials, she also offers exfoliating chemical peels and therapeutic-grade doses of oxygen to improve the skin's tone and texture.
Other services include airbrushing, which provides a UV-free alternative to tanning, and hair-removal treatments that make use of chocolate-scented waxes to uproot unwanted stubble and create a more pleasant experience. Amidst all of these options, the spa's stylists also offer their services, creating trendy hairdos by adding color, texture, or layers to existing styles.
European-trained aestheticians at Le Beau Organic Day Spa are experts not only in taking care of the skin, but also in using organic formulas to do it. With a full line of organic products, they perform massages and facials that include extras to enhance the bliss for no extra charge, much like imagining that the massage table is a pile of money. Massages include complimentary access jetted showers, and facials come with moisturizing hand treatments and aromatherapy essential oils.
Signature Service: Deep-tissue and therapeutic massage
Brands Used: Biofreeze, DoTera, Massage FX,
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 15
Pro Tip: I schedule most appointments in advance. I recommend scheduling at least 24 hours in advance.
At Serenity Wellness Center, there are three pathways to an inner oasis of calm; and, though each route culminates in self-awareness and stress relief, it has its own expert guide. Massage therapists Diana Menz and Kristen Unzen take clients on a journey of flowing kneads and muscular release. They combine several modalities to create custom massages for their clients, augmenting them all with the warmth of an essential-oil-infused towel treatment.
Elsewhere in the center, licensed aesthetician Afton Land steers guests down the path toward revitalizing skincare. Her facials combat a wide range of conditions using botanical ingredients, such as vitamin C and chamomile for aging and algae and seaweed for dehydration or chapped gills. She also specializes in makeup application and speedy, comfortable waxing treatments.
Hypnotherapist Jackie Spencer takes patrons down the third and final path, which winds into the subconscious. Her confidential hypnotherapy sessions strive to reduce unwanted behaviors such as smoking or overeating. They can address specific phobias as well by encouraging clients to seek change and overcome their obstacles from within.