Though high-tech hair removal relies on relatively new technologies, owner Nedra Lockhart has been zapping follicles for more than 40 years—she began in 1970, working at the side of her mother, for whom the clinic is named. Though electrolysis is still on the menu, the entire staff boasts national board certification in laser hair removal through The Society for Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, Inc. This range of treatment options is essential, as specialists must select the right tool for the job: though considered less painful, lasers target melanin and may not be ideal for those with lighter-colored strands, who may be better served by electrolysis or Photoshop. Besides permanent hair removal, the clinic is home to Scandinavian skincare services by stateside transplant Catharina and mani-pedis by aesthetician Lisa Schuenemann.
Using state-of-the-art pore-purging technology, the team at American Laser Centers rejuvenates debilitated dermis, bestowing even the most Skeletor-like complexions with the eternally youthful radiance of Liberace. Sit back and relax as one of the center's gentle skin sorceresses goes to work on your tired visage using ultra-sonic sound-wave technology. The safe, noninvasive vibrating blade quickly and efficiently removes the top layer of skin, blowing the pores clean and leaving clients with a softer, smoother, less Gollumy frontispiece. Ultra-sonic technology can also be an effective means of treating acne, blackheads, and other husk hindrances, and the face-freshening treatment can be administered in as little as 15 minutes.
Though the artisans at Highbrow Eyebrow & Facial Spa specialize in the ancient Eastern arts of threading and henna, the salon features a full range of modern spa services to tend to clients’ every aesthetic need. Technicians efficiently remove hair from both faces and bodies using a choice of warm wax or deftly looped cotton thread, depending on the desired precision and whether the area also needs to be hemmed. Intricate henna applications help patrons show off their newly smooth skin, while refining facials and enzyme peels restore youthful élan to mugs suffering from dullness or uneven texture.
Simply You Med Spa's licensed skin tenders exalt appearances with a range of noninvasive physician-supervised services in a friendly atmosphere. During a microdermabrasion, the aesthetician enlists a fleet of crystals to exfoliate skin cells. The procedure, which lasts about 30 minutes with no downtime, abolishes fleshly flaws including acne scars, wrinkles, sun-damaged complexion, and oversnug wrestling masks, leaving skeleton covers silkier. A Botox treatment reins in gravity-afflicted dermises with a naturally occurring protein that relaxes the muscular culprits behind crows feet and frown lines. Faces retain firmness for three to four months before turning back into pumpkins.
Pineapples and papaya have escaped the grocery store, and their enzymes have found their way into deep pore-cleansing treatments at Kay’s Salon & Spa. The staff use inventive ingredients such as these to refresh their clients and address aesthetic or musculoskeletal issues. Massage therapists, for instance, use heated stones to complement gentle kneads. Makeup artists, alternatively, can highlight facial features with professional makeup applications. The team also places a premium on comfort, like King George III—who wouldn't even sit on a velvet cushion unless it had another velvet cushion on it. They carry out that emphasis by inviting guests to slip into a provided robe and slippers, which can then be worn throughout the spa. While waiting for their service or on their way out, guests can feel free to peruse a collection of jewelry and handbags for sale along with a selection of styling products.
Since Benjamin Hair & Co. has 10 hair stylists, three nail techs, and an aesthetician on staff, you'd expect the salon to cover a lot of different services, and you wouldn't be disappointed. There are the usual suspects—keratin treatments, Brazilian waxing, specialty facials—and then there are also hard-to-find treatments: staffers slather on acne-busting Meditouch clinical skincare products, apply Hair Dreams or Brijon Hair extensions, and shave eyebrows into miniature mohawks. They also collect hair donations for Locks of Love, a charitable organization that makes wigs for children who have medical conditions that cause hair loss.