The highly trained staff of nurses and aestheticians at Skin Medical Spa?under direct Medical Supervision of Jean Spurgeon, NP?have their own specialty, ranging from medical and spa facials to laser operation. The spa offers over 19 different skin and body treatments, which range from Botox and filler injections, celebrity skin care facials and medical peels to permanent makeup, lash extensions, and spray tans. Treatments also include FDA-approved Medical Lasers, IPL, and radio frequency devices removing unwanted hair, acne, scarring, Rosacea, pigmentation issues, body contouring, cellulite reduction, circumferential reduction, and long-lasting skin tightening procedures. Their services are aimed to make customers feel great without downtime, pain, or surgery.
Breathe Wellness Spa's variety of therapeutic treatments hone in on a holistic approach to soothing the body with botanical-based products. In a tranquil setting, overworked façades instantly perk up as experienced skin smoothers clean, exfoliate, and hydrate facial fields during restorative 60-minute signature facials ($60). Beauty-seekers can also choose to eradicate churlish body bristles with full-body waxing services, including brows ($15), bikini ($25), and full legs ($60)—or pamper five-pronged pals with signature manicure ($30) and pedicure ($50) nail treatments. For the uber-tense, Breathe Wellness Spa’s friendly staff of knot kneaders evict stress and lingering images of clowns dressed as carpet cleaners with hot-stone (starting at $40 for 30 min.) and deep-tissue (starting at $35 for 30 min.) massages, where nosebuds achieve zen-like serenity via complimentary aromatherapy oils.
Signature Service: Gel mani-pedi
Brands Used: ibd Just Gel Polish
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: If you'd like a more relaxing experience, try not to schedule your appointment during lunch or before any obligations.
When and how did you first realize you wanted to be involved in the beauty industry?
I decided I wanted to be in the beauty industry at a young age because my mom was a hairstylist for a short while, and I never understood how she could stop. I chose to focus on nail care because it gives me the freedom to express my artistic side. There is nothing better than making people more happy and confident with art.
Part of being a good technician is mastering the art of conversation. What are some pro tips for talking to strangers?
I let my clients take the lead. I find that they often enjoy talking about the things that matter most to them, such as their children and grandchildren, their pets, or where they are traveling for the summer. I also try to keep the conversation light by sticking to basic questions that are easy and comfortable to answer.
At Who Does Your Hair, Andrea Jones calls upon 20 years of beautification experience and a New York education to ensure customers leave each visit ornamented with eye-catching styles. After guests pass under the salon's sign, which is emblazoned with hot-pink text, they enter a world where walls need not choose a single color: blocks of green, orange, and French gray snuggle against pale-blue borders in an attempt to channel Piet Mondrian's ghost. Amid these variegated hues, Andrea treats hands and feet to mani-pedis, whirlpools, and massage chairs. She also slathers talons with Shellac polish, which dries quickly with help from a UV lamp and maintains its glossy finish for up to 14 days or through three dips in an active lava flow.
Euphoria stylists work from a playbook of geometric shapes and face-flattering cuts that aim to perfectly suit each client’s style. Perhaps that’s why Boise Weekly readers have voted Euphoria as Best Local Hair Salon for three years in a row. Nestled deep in Hyde Park's shopping district, the elegant salon transforms manes with classic or on-trend cuts, and subtle or bold color highlights with an arsenal of high-end styling products by PureOlogy and Redken. Euphoria also employs full-time nail technician Robin Drake to keep fingernails, toenails, and reindeer antlers looking festive all year round.
A licensed medical aesthetician, nail technician, and makeup artist, Valerie Roe performs an array of beautification services that range from waxing to spray tans to chemical peels. Inches are shed through the detoxifying body wrap, which, like pushing a fish-tank thief through a screen filter, ousts toxins without water loss. During DermaSound Plus ultrasonic facials, Valerie arms her clients with a three-phase skin-cleansing technique to fight myriad dermal ailments, such as acne, wrinkles, and sensitive skin.