Samira Haddad is an artist obsessed with color. But her work doesn’t hang from any wall; rather, it is displayed proudly on the bodies of her clients. Samira learned the craft of permanent makeup at the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics, and she has been working in the field for more than two decades. As owner of Samira's Permanent Cosmetics and Training Center, she enhances brows, lids, and lips with carefully chosen hues and adds definition to areolas after reconstructive breast surgeries. She also schools students in the fundamentals of permanent cosmetics, including soft-tap techniques, sanitation, and color correction of prison unibrows.
Extink Tattoo Removal’s certified laser technician clears away unwanted inks from skinscapes with an FDA-approved laser. The YAG laser's lightning-fast pulses penetrate the inked skin, breaking up pigments and releasing the inks to be safely evicted from the premises by white blood cells. Though some colors stubbornly cling to the epidermis like a baby sloth to a surrogate dog mother, most inks fade noticeably after one treatment, with some tattoos vanishing completely after several iterations. The process lasts approximately 10–15 minutes, and yields minimal pain and side effects. Previous patients have reported a sensation similar to snapping a rubber band against the skin and mild redness or swelling after the procedure.
One look at Rituals’ menu of spa services tells clients there’s a nurturing or beautifying treatment for most any body part, covering the likes of hair design, mani-pedis, hair removal, and detoxifying footbaths. Facials—such as the Coconut Bliss facial—moisturize and repair skin, and imbue it with nutrients. Aestheticians also wield cosmetic LED lights that rewind the clock on aging by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and making skin think it now lives in a disco. The staff also includes licensed massage therapists who knead Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Armed with pharmaceutical-grade products, Creek Stone Med Spa's professionals help clients combat the signs of aging and escape the stresses of everyday life. At the Burlington location physician-assisted specialists administer medical weightloss assistance and back treatments and use potent Botox, Radiesse, Latisse, and Juvéderm injections to diminish the appearance of wrinkles on clients' faces or Richard Nixon Halloween masks. At the Thomasville location, beauty specialists pamper clients literally from head to toe with spa treatments including hair straightening, skincare services with Hungarian ingredients, and pedicures with Éminence Organic scrubs. Physician-assisted weightloss programs and aesthetic medical treatments are also available here.
Taking a natural, holistic, preventative approach to wellness is the goal of Stephanie Paylor at Touch of Tranquility, where she uses her skills as a massage therapist to provide relaxation and stress relief. First assessing the source of tension or discomfort, Paylor tailors her services to each client, providing deep-tissue massage for recurring pain or sports injuries, Swedish massage to relax and relieve tension, and prenatal massage for bun ovens.
360 Tan & Day Spa's skin treatments snub harsh chemicals in favor of an all-natural enzyme that packs just as powerful a punch. The enzyme scrubs away dull, dingy skin cells and then plumbs pores’ depths in search of dirt and oils. These treatments are all the more effective when Youth 4 Life’s team performs skin analyses before them, since the process helps the team determine the skin's condition and resilience against high wind speeds.