Oasis Salon and Spa's mane masters cultivate shinier coiffures with a Brazilian Blowout Zero treatment within a tranquil beauty house boasting beige walls and wood floors. During the 90-minute process, this plant-based bonding system seals hair with a protective protein layer, transforming it into more manageable head shrubbery that's quicker to blow-dry, easier to curl, and less accommodating to eagles looking for a place to hatch their young. After a post-treatment aftercare shampoo, clients can choose to leave their hair curly or have a seasoned stylist straighten it.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Supervised by a staff physician, Pretty Medical Spa's team of experienced aestheticians renovates weathered facades with top-notch products and a devotion to pore-sized details. During MegaPeel microdermabrasion, a delicate pen-sized wand frolics about skinscapes while spraying tiny crystals and suctioning away expired cells. Upgrading facial texture from “tree bark” to “Marvin Gaye,” the noninvasive procedure also minimizes the appearance of scars and fine lines and unveils a healthy, youthful glow.
Spread out across three locations in the Shreveport area, The Joint, the Chiropractic Place's chiropractors have worked to improve the lifestyles and health of their patients for more than a decade. Focused on providing convenient, accessible care, The Joint offers month-to-month membership plans, wherein clients can attend walk-in appointments weekly to get quick adjustments and keep spines in working order. After dropping in for an initial visit for a consultation and exam, clients can drop in sans appointment to see the chiropractor and discuss their prospects for a career in limbo dancing.
A Louisiana native, Cindy Kirkes at Massage For Stress Day Spa and Salon draws on more than 10 years of spa industry experience to beautify her clients. She specializes in treatments such as microdermabrasion, which can help repair and enhance a client’s personal appearance, much like spray-painting poems onto a building. Cindy constantly works to improve her skills by continuing to take advanced skincare classes.
The certified aesthetician at Permanent Cosmetics by Kanekia Wilson enhances peepers with precisely drawn permanent makeup based on the patron's skin tone. Permanent pigmentation on upper or lower lids can make close-set eyes seem farther apart, make distant soul-windows seem closer together, and make narrow baby blues seem wider using a doming technique or funhouse mirror. Permanent brows work to define bone structure, elongating round faces or emphasizing natural eye shape. Since the indelible makeup is designed to enhance natural features, rather than cover them up, regular makeup or crayon can still be worn over it. Most permanent makeup requires a touch-up after a few years.