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.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. 30 seconds is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
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.
At Sei Bella Med Spa, Dr. Anne Trussell leads a talented team of professionals who refresh and resurface skin with a variety of treatments, including gentle AccelaWave IPL sessions, wrinkle-reducing Botox and Juvéderm, and medical-grade chemical peels. Teresa Smith, the onsite massage therapist, helps assuage injuries, chronic pain, and stress with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, and works to remove fat and tighten skin with noninvasive Lipo-Ex sessions. Sei Bella's resident nurse, Sandy Siler, rounds out the staff, and rejuvenates faces with her certifications in Radiesse and DermaFrac treatments, both of which help reduce signs of aging with no downtime or time traveling.
Karen Laing has followed her love for beautification down many paths, including attending school for aesthetician studies, acting as both beauty queen and pageant judge, and her current profession as a permanent-makeup artist. She meticulously draws on individual eyebrow strokes or enhances peepers with permanent eyeliner with the experience that comes not only from her extensive training, but also from having permanent makeup herself. In addition to makeup, Karen also individually bonds synthetic eyelashes to natural ones to create more lush and dramatic blinks, and treats signs of aging with wrinkle-reduction, sunspot-reduction, and other anti-aging therapies.