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 strike an ambient note against the salon's slate-gray walls, drawing visitors in and inviting them to relax during a skin-smoothing facial or toe-disguising pedicure. Lorri Boyce, a 20-year veteran of the beauty industry, gussies up patrons amid these furnishings. She concentrates on improving faces with microdermabrasion treatments that slough away dead skin cells and beautifying faces with flattering makeup.
During each session, a spray of fine crystals polishes away dead skin cells from the face, neck, and chest, working to reduce fine lines, age spots, and acne scars. A high-frequency facial treatment follows to help stimulate collagen, and sessions draw to a close with a hydrating mask.
The Sun Shack adds pizzazz to pallid dermises year-round with a combination of UV beds and custom airbrush-tanning services. Sundash, Genesis, SunStar, and Ultrabronz beds get skin glowing with wraparound lamps for even, all-over color. Those looking to tan without incurring the burns of sunbathing or noshing radioactive toast can opt for airbrush jobs. Spray technicians customize desired shades and apply micromists of organic DHA ingredients that develop in one hour and can last several days.
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.
Magic Touch Massage Therapy's therapist Beth Bonilla endeavors to help patients achieve full body wellness with the help of massage and skincare treatments. Massage therapy can help mitigate the pain felt from migraines, fibromyalgia, sciatic nerves, hip problems, or lower back issues. During Swedish massages, highly trained hands apply a combination of sweeping strokes, deep circular motions, and staccato taps designed to gently drum bodies into a deeply relaxed state. The facial massage eases rigid countenances, and a cleanser and toner work together to scare away dirt and oil and shrink pores. Skin softens under a mask and a mild moisturizing lotion that work to soothe skin with whispered lullabies and much-needed hydration.
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.