Even though she’s the owner of Auburn Electrology & Skin Care, Carol Ray still heads to work each day with the same enthusiasm as when she first started her career in aesthetics. She constantly enhances her expertise by attending continuing-education classes and writing pop-quiz questions on her herbal body wraps. She displays her ever-sharpening skills to clients as she removes hair and red veins with electrolysis, extends lashes for up to three months with Xtreme Lashes eyelash extensions, and clears out pores with European facials. She draws from an arsenal of products that include Dermalogica skincare formulas and Relax & Wax No-Scream Cream—also available for purchase.
Believing that "well-groomed nails are the classic indication of healthy hands and feet," Blush A Nail Boutique's skilled technicians aim to spread the doctrine of digital health and wellness along with the values of body beautification. They renounce the use of acrylics or harsh chemical treatments, favoring spa services that include natural elements such as silk wraps that promote stronger, healthier nails and help heal cracks or tears caused by hand-modeling shoots that incorporate ticklish chalkboards. They choose from an array of services—waxing, facials, and airbrush tanning—to pamper the whole body from within an immaculate, chic boutique.
It may seem strange for an aesthetician to lead seminars that teach attendees how to properly wax their legs or give a soothing massage, but Edie McCue of E.M. Aesthetics makes them a central part of her practice. She believes everyone should have access to spa treatments and relaxation, even at home. As an aesthetician for more than 20 years, though, McCue still lends an expert hand for clients who want to leave the treatments to a professional. She quenches dry skin with shea-butter wraps, exfoliates dull facial cells with microdermabrasion, fights muscular tension with therapeutic massages, and performs head-to-toe hair-removal sessions.
Under the supervision of Marino Salon and Spa Laser Clinic's medical doctor, licensed laser technicians and aestheticians James and Veronika Marino use their 18 years plus of experience to bring clients a menu of services. Veronika, the lead licensed aesthetician, runs the spa side of the business, welcoming clients into her private spa room for anti-aging treatment facials, acne treatment facials, laser services, and makeup services featuring ID Bare Minerals products. James, a certified laser technician, permanently removes hair from the faces and bodies of both men and women. When not working one-on-one with clients, Veronika and James host educational events in the spa, where they teach the importance of avoiding toxins and maintaining a healthy skin regime.
For almost 10 years, the specialists at Healthy-Aging Skin, A Clinical Day Spa have harnessed advanced technology to combat skincare woes. The staff specializes in treating acne and waving away the signs of aging, and combines the latest in medical equipment with experience and skills gained over the last decade. This technology includes an intense pulse light laser, DiamondTome microdermabrasion system, and cryogenic therapy for those who want smaller pores and to know exactly what Han Solo felt like while frozen. While many of their offerings live in the realm of medspa treatments, clients in need of a bit of relaxation can enjoy one of their completely organic facials.
More than 20 years after opening as a two-room massage clinic, Massage For Health and Day Spa has blossomed into a full-service aesthetic center whose custom treatments still revolve around therapeutic modalities. Each member of the 15-person staff masters a specific soothing discipline, from licensed massage practitioners to professional manicurists to two aestheticians whose voices sound like the beach. Massage therapists blend essential oils to please noses and achieve specific health goals during the signature aromatherapy massage. Treatments draw from Western and Eastern philosophies to bolster therapies with enhancements such as collagen masks or Thai herbal massage balls.