Experienced aesthetician Maggie Wallum aims to infuse faces with radiance in the tranquil confines of MillionHair Salon, which is bedecked with colorful abstract art and a glowing fireplace. Soothing music sets a relaxed scene in the softly lit room during facial treatments with add-ons such as collagen polypeptides with myoxy caviar or vitamin C with oxysomes, ideal for reducing the appearance of wrinkles. A firm proponent of personalized treatments, Maggie works with her clients to craft skincare regimens that combine professional treatments with continued homecare, resulting in visages as fresh and glowing as a newly minted star. She also pampers bodies with salt scrubs and wraps, and smoothens out skin with swift hair-removal services.
Licensed aesthetician Rene Parry rejuvenates weary countenances with facials that include a thorough cleansing and exfoliation and provide time to relax and de-stress. After sloughing away dirt and dead skin cells, the express facial commences with a mask that nourishes and calms the skin before a toning moisturizer infuses it with hydration. Meanwhile, a hand massage works to relax muscles weary from the everyday activities of typing, lifting things, and transcribing War and Peace in Morse code. The 55-minute custom facial builds onto the express facial with a face massage and a skin analysis that helps pinpoint individual skin needs, as well as with a steaming session that opens pores to the imagination.
At Advanced Skin Solutions, registered nurse Cindy Castellani applies extensive clinical experience to deftly exfoliate faces with chemical peels and the HydraFacial MD device, featured on ABC, CBS, and Fox News. A skin-softening formula spouts from the HydraFacial hand piece as Cindy scrubs away dead skin cells and unwanted face tattoos with the multiple abrasive edges of its spiral tip. Treatments can lessen the appearance of wrinkles, enlarged pores, oily skin, and brown age spots. With no downtime, newly softened faces may resume pillow lookalike contests and other everyday activities immediately following treatment.
Dr. Joseph B. Neiman, a board-certified dermatologist with more than 30 years of experience to his credit, draws on training from New York University, the University of Tennessee, and Brown to treat the entire body. His background also includes hair restoration and nailcare. Together with a pair of trained nurse practitioners, he works over intense-pulsed-light units, hair-removal lasers, and other pieces of modern technology. In treatment rooms, the team also draws upon an arsenal of Botox, Radiesse, and other products to help patrons meet beauty goals without always having to give a fairy godmother rides to the airport.
"It is my personal mission for every woman to reconnect and identify with her unique beauty," declares Kristen M. Balascio, the owner of Daring Young Red, LLC. "You are unrepeatable, and I want you to love your face." And the esthetician means it. Originally drawn to makeup and skincare as a child sitting at her grandmother's vanity, Kristen turned that initial curiosity into a career. She now beautifies clients for photo shoots and cleanses their skin with rejuvenating facials.
The massage therapists at Holistic Bodywork ease stress and pain over the massage table with approaches ranging from Swedish relaxation to deep tissue. Technicians use hot stones, soothing lotions, and varying levels of pressure to unravel muscle knots and relieve the tension caused by constantly impersonating your twin brother. They also provide off-site massages for spa-themed parties or events.