Wild Flowers Salon's retinue of experienced stylists gussies up heads with a plethora of hair-taming and skin-smoothing services. Facial waxing services free visages from invading armies of follicles bent on colonization, leaving behind fuzz-free complexions smoother than a freshly buttered bowling lane. Deft depilators can apply wax to lips, chins, or eyebrows ($8 each), eradicating stray hairs and fashioning elegant arches. Scissor wielders transform wild locks into face-flattering coifs, accenting patrons' best facial features and shooing away nesting finches. With a flurry of snips, mane mavens trim tresses to match style specifications using their considerable skill and years of experience. The salon's contemporary décor and mélange of Redken beauty potions infuse visits with an aura of relaxation and multisensory bliss.
Missy Acra first sharpened her shears and her skills at a Regis salon before diving into the fast-paced environment at Great Clips. As each day presented her with a frenzy of new 'dos, she developed a fondness for clippers, razors, and edgy cuts. She took this experience with her to Empire Beauty School, where she spent four years as an instructor, introducing new stylists to the many facets of the salon industry. Missy helped her students hone their skills but realized they still needed guidance after graduation, so she opened M-Salon to give them a head start in the real world.
Today, Missy draws on 10 years of experience to guide her former students as they craft flattering looks and nurture damaged tresses amid steel-blue walls, wooden floors, and shelves lined with products. In addition to hair services, her stylists also beautify nails, wax unwanted fuzz, and design custom wigs with drag-reducing spoilers.
EcuaBella Skin Care Spa owner Geovanna Ortega believes that the impact of cosmetic treatments can be more than skin-deep. “Caring for our appearance and looking our best helps us feel better about ourselves," she writes on her spa’s website. A licensed aesthetician herself, Ortega works with her staff to help inspire this sense of confidence in her clients.
Many of EcuaBella’s treatments incorporate organic skincare products or advanced cosmetic technology like that which astronauts use before press conferences. Ultrasound waves and LED light can lend their salutary benefits to facials, helping to improve circulation, even out skin tone, and conceal signs of fine lines and wrinkles. The jade rollers of thermal massage beds are gently heated with far infrared heat before they start to knead muscles, helping relieve tense joints.
Body Shapes Medical helps patients feel better from the inside out with a variety of custom, clinical options. The medical staff is helmed by Board-certified physicians, and their talented medical team of nurses and nurse practitioners includes Leesa Ennenbach, RN, BSN, who has been inducted into the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is certified in cosmetic injectables and laser treatments.
The team provides hormone optimization for men and women, Juvaderm and Botox injections, and personalized, medically supervised weight-loss programs, including doctor-prescribed HCG plans and B12 injections. They also specialize in rendering bodies as sleek as a just-greased bowling ball with nonsurgical services such as Exilis skin tightening and body contouring.