Upon checking in to Suraj Spa and Salon, clients can don a plush robe and spend a few minutes in the infrared sauna. It's one way for them to literally warm up for the botanically based treatments that follow. Perhaps the most impressive of these are the spa's facials, since they make skin glow using everything from naturally derived Privai skincare and LED light to the old "lantern earrings" trick. In the salon, clients entrust their cuts and colors to stylists who trained at the esteemed Aveda Institute and who engage in annual continuing education in New York City. Even the spa's decor suggests organic beauty, since earth-toned hues blanket the walls and wood planks line the floors. White lights twinkle through the gauzy curtain that encloses the lounge, where a blossom-shaped chandelier drizzles light upon couches that surround a brick fireplace.
Licensed aesthetician Joanna Ferree isn't satisfied with merely making her clients look youthful and glowing on the outside, so she aims to nourish faces and boost self-esteem with individualized facials, microdermabrasion, and bridal makeovers.
Ferree has a prime opportunity to accentuate the stunning features of each specific client through the in-depth skin-and-lifestyle analysis that precedes every facial treatment. Based on the results, she treats specific conditions and brightens skin with custom skincare treatments and organic herbal preparations. She bases her custom facials in hydrotherapy and includes De La Terre Skincare products along with organic teas, salts, and serums. She furthers skin smoothness with waxing treatments for the face, legs, bikini, chest, and vestigial tail.
The experts at Supreme Skin?all licensed aestheticians?remove years from clients' faces with their microcurrent facials and fade cellulite and slim bodies with microcurrent body treatments. During beautifying sessions, they glide a conductive wand over faces and bodies, sending the gentle microcurrents deep into the skin.
There the microcurrents tone muscles, resulting in body contouring and the lifting of such areas as the jowels, abdomen, and buttocks. In addition to strengthening muscles, the noninvasive microcurrents promote the production of collagen and elastin, which smooth wrinkles and diminish the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and other skin imperfections.
When licensed massage therapist and aesthetician Krystal Davis opened Zen Skincare & Waxing Studio, her goal was to create an oasis that fused the best elements of Eastern, Western, and med-spa healing treatments. Today, she aims to foster healthier lifestyles by administering full-body massages along with microdermabrasions and body wraps, though she feels her true specialty lies in hair-removal treatments. For the latter, she calls upon a variety of techniques and wax products to remove unwanted fuzz while keeping the client as comfortable as possible.
Plant- and mineral-based products—never tested on animals—pamper faces and bodies during sensitively rendered services at Glow Skin. All-natural sugaring hair removal gently wipes away unwanted fuzz without hot wax or chemical additives. Therapy treatments using LED light and oxygen work to fade blemishes and scars with non-invasive bursts of light and air. Even high-tech microcurrent "face-lifts" stimulate facial muscles with both small jolts of electricity and inspirational readings on the Golden Rule.
Using more than 15 years of experience, licensed cosmetologist Mia Nguyen endows clients' faces with makeup that won't wear off at the end of the day. Before applications, she applies a keen eye to facial structure, eye color, and skin tone and designs natural-looking eyebrows that complement the overall aesthetics of the face. Permanent eyeliner and eyelash extensions imbue pupils with pizazz, and lip shading redefines lip lines with full-color-lipstick emulation or barely there enhancements.