Nikki Cayton and Dr. Stewart Cayton—the husband-and-wife duo who oversee operations at Lokka Med Spa—team up with a skilled staff to fight aging, cuticles, tension, and skin imperfections. Dr. Cayton draws on his expertise as a board-certified general surgeon to perform cosmetic treatments with Botox and Juvéderm injectables. He often consults with in-house laser specialist Gena Knaps, who recently earned her lightsaber after 18 years of intensive training. Located in the heart of downtown Baton Rouge, the med spa offers a relaxing counterpoint to the bustling activity just outside its doors.
Renew Day Spa houses a team of massage therapists and aestheticians that fawns over patrons throughout each massage and facial in a cornucopia of rejuvenating services. The staff focuses on building a clientele not by relying on grandiose d?cor but by establishing long-term relationships with customers. In addition to a lenient six-hour cancellation policy, Renew Day Spa promises a calm environment untouched by the noisy sound of cellphone/pager courtship rituals.
The aesthetician at Louisiana Dermatology Associates pampers clients' pores with individualized one-hour spa facials in a stress-free beautification sanctuary. Tailored to each complexion's needs, each soothing treatment begins with a thorough cleansing to ferry away dirt, makeup, and milk mustaches embedded deep in the skin. Exfoliation buffs away dull, dead cells, and a massage aims to promote circulation and relax scowl muscles. The aesthetician then helps to nourish and brighten faces by applying pore-opening steam and a moisturizing mask instead of a lucha-libre mask. The clinic recommends receiving facials or dermatologist-approved pies to the face every three–six weeks, depending on skin type.
The pampering professionals at Studio des Amis inspire beauty and relaxation with an array hair and facial waxing services. During a studio cut for women ($35+), men ($18+), or children ($20+), skilled stylists scrub, trim, and style unruly manes. Strands once obscured by split ends suddenly illuminate after full ($90+) or partial ($75+) highlights, and lackluster locks stand up for special occasions with a formal styling ($55+). Waxing removes unwanted fuzz, as an expert aesthetician shuttles away offending hairs to form arched eyebrows ($20) and smooth upper lips ($20) or chins ($20) with the simultaneous vigor and gentleness of a passive-aggressive bouncer. Although this Groupon is not valid for products, guests will receive 15% off all after-care products purchased at the time services are redeemed, including organic selections from Eufora,
Shear Illusions boasts a cadre of stylistic mavens that comfortably cater to the hair-sculpting and follicle needs of men and women alike. Stylists unsheath their blades to slice, reshape, and trim head-fronds into an alluring face-framing form with a haircut (up to $30 value). Highlights of the client's choosing create a look interwoven with single or multicolored hues ($70 value one color, $80 value for two), from natural reds and blondes to LSU purples and golds. A deep-conditioning treatment hydrates parched hair, imbuing it with a silky sheen envied by ambitious silkworms the world over ($10 value). After a finishing style to puff, slick, or gently cajole hair into its peak state of beauty, stylists whirl their clients out of the chair and out into a world in which birds let out catcalls over exceptionally coiffed heads.
Jezabelle Spa & Salon is a full-service salon and day spa that waxes unwanted hair off bods with smooth precision. Highly trained, professional aestheticians work their follicle-removal magic on clients by using discreet services, draping the areas to be waxed, so exposure-shy patrons maintain demureity and blushing-maiden street cred. Using a product that decreases skin sensitivity, strips of fabric are placed over heated wax around the bathing-suit line, then pulled off rapidly, removing hair by the root and allowing smooth skin to show off its comely, silkened, stubble-free surface.