A small clinic, Arkansas Simply Skin harbors none of the coldness of a large medical center. The technicians convey a warm bedside manner as they carry out their medical-grade beauty services. Board-certified physicians supervise the clinic's cosmetic laser treatments and anti-aging facials, making sure the patients and practice cantaloupes receive the most meticulous care. Arkansas Simply Skin's technicians make handy use of products from SkinCeuticals, a pharmaceutical-grade line of skincare products designed by scientists who are tapped into the dermatological community.
Within the cozy confines of a modernized log cabin, the talented aestheticians at Wild Ivy adroitly administer beauty-rejuvenating treatments. A deluxe microdermabrasion facial blasts microcrystals across the skin's surface, expunging expired epidermal cells and allowing fresher and trendier layers to shine through. Newly smoothed facescapes are then infused with a hyaluronic acid serum and scoured by safe, high-frequency electrical currents, designed to eradicate bacteria, neutralize acne-spawning toxins, and stimulate collagen and elastin production. After working to banish blemishes and restore pores, Wild Ivy’s professional pamperers will rub down achy muscles with a shoulder and neck massage and wax unruly eyebrows, thwarting their schemes to consolidate facial power by merging with bangs and mutton chops.
There's room for both clinical and creature comforts at The Skin Bar. Kristi Sims, the licensed aesthetician and owner, blends the two in her results-oriented approach to skin care. For example, she adds a massage to her facials, or a calming mask, in order to relax the spirits while cleansing and nourishing complexions. When it comes to skin-care tech, she deploys peels and microdermabrasions to combat imperfections such as wrinkles or acne. Her menu also features waxing and tinting. To build a well-rounded team, The Skin Bar's staff includes a licensed massage therapist. The LMT delivers massages that can help folks recover from the aches that come with hunching over a computer or the stress of trying to sharpen a pencil in a USB port.
The color blue commonly evokes feelings of serenity and calm, so it is only fitting that blue hues are scattered about Shear Impressions Salon. Turquoise wall hangings and cerulean seat cushions pop against slate-gray walls, drawing visitors in and inviting them to relax during a skin-smoothing facial or soothing pedicure. Meanwhile, men's and women's haircuts leave 'dos neatened with help from high-end Matrix products, while color treatments help cover grays and impart sun-kissed streaks.
Kristen DeSilva knows that a great massage can cure a whole host of problems, not just an achy back. To begin, she consults with each of her visitors to talk about ailments, any persistent pain, and the results of recent back-bending contests. She then customizes a treatment to address the issue at hand, helping people feel better with deep-tissue, Swedish, hot-stone, sports, or prenatal massage.