What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? I am a master colorist with extensive color dimension technique training.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Looking your best is part of being your best. Having the opportunity to play a role in you being your best makes me feel good.
What do you love most about your job? I love meeting new people and hearing about their lives, their families, and the road they took to become part of my life.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? "I always feel so wonderful when I come to see you, Heather!"
At International Eyebrows, owner Hana Abebe and her staff have many ways of highlighting their clients' natural beauty. Her signature service is facial threading, in which she loops a long, cotton thread around unwanted hairs on the brows, upper lips, and hairlines. This technique offers more precision than waxing, allowing her to create a perfect brow arch. However, she tackles larger areas of the body with wax, creating smooth legs and beach-ready bikini lines in a more traditional manner. She rounds out her service menu with nourishing facials, which help improve the clarity of your skin without sleeping in a bath of mud every night.
Refresh Skin Care's name isn't a coincidence. That's because the beauty haven infuses skin with high-quality products from Tao Skin Care and Botanical Science, both of which harness soothing ingredients from the earth to refresh the skin. During services such as facials and microdermabrasions, skin is cleansed, exfoliated, and gently high-fived with nontoxic herbal extracts. And the spa doesn't just refresh skin. It also enhances with waxing, eyelash extensions, and eyelash tinting.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Tan on the Boulevard's staff cultivates healthy glows with Smart Tan training and certification, using advanced UV-tanning beds and custom airbrush-tanning techniques. Each of the three tanning emporiums are equipped with high-speed UV-tanning equipment that releases a reduced amount of UVB rays to lessen the risk of burning and produce a golden color similar to an organic egg yolk coated in gold leaf. Customers can achieve visibly gilded results in far less time than with traditional sunbathing, and the salon's collection of beds also contains specialized facial bronzers and cooling systems to maintain comfortable conditions. Five days a week, Tan on the Boulevard also has airbrush-tanning specialists on call to coat skin in tailored sprays of sunless solution that highlight clients’ favorite characteristics and leave no visible streaks.
No stylist can work at the award-winning Hair Rx Salon and Skin Care in Aurora without being a master. This is because they only hire master stylists that have at least five years of experience, a practice that has made them known as the place to go for expert color, haircut, and extension services and won them awards such as Best Hair Salon 2010 in the Aurora Sentinel. Stylists at the full-service Locks of Love salon know their way around everything from highlights and low-lights to full multi-dimensional foils, color correction, and color glazing. They also lay down their scissors and monogramed combs to offer treatments such as facial waxing and makeup application. And using Wella International products, the team of beauty professionals make certain each client walks out of Hair Rx with a flattering, on-trend new ‘do.