Licensed aesthetician Megan Elizabeth Majeran advises against ever looking into a magnifying mirror. No one will ever look flawless under the cruel gaze of that cosmetic appliance, she says, so why bother? This kind of advice is par for the course for Megan, who makes it her mission to make her clients feel good about their faces.
To accomplish this mission, Megan dedicates her full attention to each of her clients. Her calm, methodical approach helps them unwind as she applies Keyano all-natural products during her custom facials and peels. This emphasis on relaxation finds its reflection in the paper lamps, bamboo stalks, and palm plants strewn throughout the studio. Aromatherapy candles—handmade by the resident massage therapist—flicker and burn, filling the space with a fragrance as appealing as that of a fried chicken breast dipped in cologne.
Sun seekers have options when they walk through the doors at Star Tans. Their skin gets steeped in bronzer shades in the spray tanning booth, while the tanning solution from the airbrush imparts a tan-colored mist to pale skin. Both of these work without light to give skin a sun-kissed glow without the risks involved with sunbathing outdoors, such as hornets building a nest under your knees. The lamps in the UV bed mimic the sun rays, which coax melanin toward the skin surface for a natural glow.
Forty-six-year-old single mom Leslie was so inspired by her first encounters with LED phototherapy that she became certified as a skin technician shortly thereafter. Today, more than 10 years later, she helps her clients eschew the need to drop thousands of dollars on injections, plastic surgery, and facial creams by harnessing blue- and red-light technologies. With careful calibrations, she has found laser therapy to effectively treat fine lines, cellulite, and acne.
Sawson Hair Salon specializes in hair design for both men and women. Stylists offer haircuts and color treatments as well as bridal updos, Japanese straightening treatments, and hair extensions. Skincare experts, meanwhile, administer anti-aging facials and offer full-body waxing. Sawson Hair Salon also features a nail artist who performs manicures and pedicures.
Hundreds of clients come to Escada Hair And Beauty Spa for their hair- and skincare needs. As a result, owner Cheryl Germano and her staff have made lots of new friends, but their affability is equally present when working with first-time visitors. Staffers help clients choose a new hairstyle, perhaps adding highlights, all-over color, or permanent waves. The beauty experts also pierce ears and refresh skin with facials, including a treatment specifically designed for men.