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.
Helmed by holistic-health enthusiasts Dr. Garrett Roy and his wife, Nina, Complete Transformations Clinic & Spa endeavors to unveil smoother, more evenly toned complexions during gentle microdermabrasion treatments. During each 30-minute microdermabrasion session, an aesthetician buffs away skin’s rough, redundant layers to reveal visages filled with more youthful glow than a phosphorescent bassinet. Whether Groupon-holders choose one epidermis-polishing treatment or a trio, visages receive the shellacking they crave as Complete Transformations’ stable of skin savants works diligently to help to banish wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and week-old mustard stains.
Soft pale-blue walls greet guests as they settle into Complete Transformations Clinic & Spa's waiting area, the relaxing aura further enhanced by warm lighting and cheerful cherry blossoms. The same sense of calm rolls over into each private treatment room, where the spa's skin, massage, and nutrition-counseling services take place. Nina Roy and Jill Tuck—both RNs and skin specialists—brighten and smooth complexions with crystal microdermabrasion, Jessner's peels, and custom facials, treating conditions such as age spots and acne scars with products by GlyMed and Vivant. Resident massage therapist Heather Seewald employs a variety of soothing modalities to release tension and undo knots french-braided around the spine, whereas personal counselor Angie Turner guides clients on their journey to greater fulfillment by teaching them ways to manage stress in their personal and professional lives.
Within one multifaceted facility, Tahiti Tans & Travel bathes clients in a suite of pampering and aesthetic services while acting as an oasis of relaxation. Spray-tan mists and UV beds grace skin with a sun-drenched glow as epidermises contrast with gleaming teeth fresh from a whitening treatment. Packed with nutrients from chocolate or sea clay?which dolphins also use in their beauty regimens?body wraps cloak guests snugly as they nourish the skin. Tahiti?s massage therapists also work kinks out of backs using traditional modalities, hot stones, and automated hydromassage beds as they knead away stress.
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.