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.
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.
Dr. Pradeep K. Sinha leads a well-rounded team of beauty-boosters in gently banishing unwanted body fur. The LightSheer XC Diode laser is safe for all skin types and hair colors, and it includes a handheld cooling device to keep clients comfortable and unintimidating to ice cream. During each hair-removal session, the high-tech gadget shines long pulses of brightness down on pesky fuzzies, which have been afraid of the spotlight ever since forgetting lines in their high school's production of Oklahoma. Once hairs stop quaking in their roots, they evacuate the body, leaving smooth skin behind as a parting gift.