Led by Dr. Landon Pryor, the skilled technicians at True Laser use Candela GentleLase and GentleYAG lasers for hair removal and collagen-stimulating skin-rejuvenation treatments. They calibrate the laser's wavelength to suit either purpose, and a cooling device spritzes skin with cryogen immediately after the laser's pulses to make treatments more comfortable for clients.
But not all of True Laser's services are laser-based. Aestheticians polish away dead and dull skin with microdermabrasion treatments, using pure baking-soda crystals—rather than the more commonly used aluminum oxide—to avoid unnecessary skin irritation. They also stock glo therapeutics skincare products—infused with vitamin C and ultrafine fairy dust—for facials tailored toward each client's needs, and they administer facial peels to target signs of aging.
An aesthetician custom blends wax to remove unwanted body hair on all skin types. Hairy backs, chests, legs, and arms on men and women become sleek surfaces, and overgrown eyebrows transform into perfect replicas of the Gateway Arch. The aesthetician also focuses attention on faces with custom facials and microdermabrasion treatments.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We provide nearly pain-free full body-hair removal from eyebrows to Brazilians. We will provide you honest, quality care in a comfortable environment. Our specialty areas are eyebrow waxing, Brazilian waxing, acne treatments, extractions, ingrown-hair treatments, bikini facials, and medical-grade peels.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I like things done right and I am very thorough in all my services. I don't like it when people cut corners and I am extremely firm about no double-dipping here!
What do you love most about your job?
Helping others see and feel actual results.
Boasting a trifecta of beautifying certifications, owner Julie Nelson serves as the lead cosmetologist, body-sugaring specialist, and semi-permanent mascara technician at J’s Neighborhood Salon and Sugar Shack Wax. She and her dedicated staff merge their expertise to devise a suite of services that include haircuts, hair color, and applications of Cry Baby Mascara, which uses a waterproof, semi-permanent formula to leave lashes dark and voluminous for up to two weeks. Meanwhile, certified Alexandria sugaring technicians use a caramel-like paste made from natural ingredients to remove hair in the direction of growth, much like the method used by beach-vacationing Candyland characters.
Under the guidance of owner and plastic surgeon Dr. Landon Pryor, the technicians at True Laser zap unwanted body hair, wrinkles, and spider veins with professional medspa laser systems by Candela. These specialized lasers target pigments in the skin, including those lying within the follicle of hair, a blood vessel, or swallowed crayon. Light energy works to eradicate the offending substance, leaving the skin clear and smooth. The office also offers light-free treatments, such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion, which help render soft, smooth complexions through exfoliation.
Waxing isn't typically equated to relaxation, but Hands of Serenity Spa is anything but typical. Body and facial waxes are performed in private treatment rooms by licensed aestheticians, who use numbing agents to maximize comfort. Clients can also brighten their complexion with a restorative facial or solicit a licensed massage therapist for an extended hot-stone bodywork session.