Permanent Beauty Day Spa's skin-savvy squad of professional aestheticians buff and beautify skeleton sheaths to a healthy sheen. Before beginning a complete epidermal overhaul, experts extend a complimentary skin consultation, gifting guests the opportunity to call out problems, concerns, and Jeopardy answers. The spa's signature facial whips slappable surfaces into shape with an individualized cleansing cream, followed by an infused serum to bolster facial massage benefits, and an antioxidant mask (a $65 value). Then, staff members comfort desert-wandering fingers with moisturizing gloves, and massage knot-riddled necks, shoulders, and hands. Set-Me-Free body wraps paradoxically bind recipients with plastic as they transport toxins from fat cells to the lymphatic system, aiming to detoxify without dehydrating (a $65 value). The six-layer paradise hand massage caps off a deluge of body pampering with a nod to the oft-neglected knuckles, leaving fingers as smooth and brilliant as Plato after a full-body wax (a $35 value).
Facials, manicures, haircuts, and massages are the four main umbrellas under which falls A Touch of Class?s extensive list of spa and salon services. Products by Image Skincare, Kenra, Pureology, and Redken add an upscale touch to treatments in the salon, where stylists prune overgrown lengths and amp up dull color. Elsewhere, nail technicians groom cuticles and convince fingers to finally give up on the ?Billie Jean? bass line with relaxing manicures that are finished with a colorful coat of OPI or CND polish. Private spa rooms host massages, facial treatments, and applications of Biofreeze, a topical analgesic, which gently numbs skin to make waxing treatments more comfortable.
Dr. Charles Kent has practiced sclerotherapy since 1998, adding more treatment methodologies—such as vein closures—as he continued training over the years. His sister-in-law, nurse Linda Schank, joins him in his practice, lending her steady hand to perform wrinkle-smoothing Botox injections and Lipotherapy, an injection that breaks down fat membranes in unwanted curves. Schank also specializes in sclerotherapy, which she, too, has practiced since 1998.
Natural light, coming from numerous huge windows, floods M. Darrh Bryant DMD, P.L.'s office. Inside, the dentist and his staff work with the same transparency as those windows, knowing it comforts clients who are reticent to visit. The team specializes in cosmetic and restorative procedures, such as whitening and veneers, however, it is equally adept at general dentistry.
A practicing physician certified in internal medicine, Dr. Mignon Emenike promotes good health and aesthetics at her own wellness clinic. Her range of treatments includes simple non-invasive treatments for aesthetic issues ? such as laser hair removal and microdermabrasion ? as well as medical-grade solutions, including Botox and mesotherapy injections.
The Aveda Institutes are full-service beauty schools where esthiology students work under the supervision of licensed educators, using plant-derived, eco-friendly Aveda products to perform services such as hair styling, waxing, and massages. A haircut ($12–$18) and retouched hair color ($30–$40) chisel and paint a head into a pedestal-worthy work of art, and a relaxer ($68+) soothes strands as tight as a self-doubting horse moments before the Kentucky Derby. Whip skin into creaminess with a 60-minute facial ($40 during nonpeak hours, $60 during peak hours), de-bush brows ($10) and strip underarms ($20) with a waxing, or file, shape, and exfoliate fingers with a 60-minute spa service manicure ($15, $20 with polish change) and 75-minute pedicure ($20, $25 with polish change). Body-wrap treatments and massages ($40 during non-peak hours, $50 during peak hours ) melt away stress like a hot iron pressed against a synthetic-hair wig.