Medical aesthetics specialist Lisa Mangrum brings almost 20 years of experience and an arsenal of advanced technology to her med spa. Peels, photofacials, and microdermabrasions work together to refresh complexions, and a quartet of carefully calibrated lasers lets staff adapt hair-removal treatments to different skin and hair types. Injectables, such as Botox, aim to smooth out facial contours, and permanent makeup leaves mugs photo-ready, even when doused in Gatorade after a spelling-bee win.
The licensed aestheticians at Defined Sugaring Studio know that sugar doesn't just make chocolate cakes delicious and cardboard cakes palatable, it also removes unwanted hair more efficiently than wax. That's because its blend of all-natural lemon, water, and sugar grips hair shafts while never sticking to skin, allowing estheticians to clear away strands with less irritation. The esthetician further protects the skin with multi-purpose Hungarian hydrating mud, which soothes with anti-inflammatory ingredients for a rejuvenating treatment that clears away stored toxins and optionally helps with ingrown hairs.
Although the aestheticians at Neo Electrolysis and Beauty Center elongate eyelashes and apply permanent cosmetics, the sole focus of their business is hair removal. Electrolysis technicians rid skin of unwanted fuzz one follicle at a time, waxing techs swipe away bristles by the swath, and threading experts tighten up eyebrows and clear away facial hair with chemical-free cotton thread. The team has refined each of these techniques over the course of its 23-year history to such a degree that each treatment is customized to the individual client.
• For $5, you get an eyebrow wax (a $10 value). • For $17, you get a Brazilian wax (a $35 value). Spa maven Shannon White artfully evicts unwanted body hair amid the private, recently renovated confines of Coco Beleza Wax Studio. Wielding hard wax—a less painful alternative to liquid wax and paper strips—Shannon quickly clears stubborn stubble from most clients in 15 minutes or less. The eyebrow wax clears stray follicles from the forehead, sculpting eye adornments into neat arcs or radical lightning bolts. Meanwhile, the Brazilian sheds unfriendly fuzz with full hair removal in the nether regions. Both services render skin as smooth and brilliant as Aristotle's velvet bathrobe, and Brazilianed bits normally stay bare for up to four weeks.