Visitors to Skin Vitality pass through a waiting room furnished with a plush couch and leather chairs on their way to private, soft-toned treatment rooms bedecked with floral arrangements where they relax in preparation for one of the spa's soothing repertoire of services including massage, facials, and waxing. Clients' visages come to life under the capable hands of aestheticians during a custom facial that varies from deep-cleansing to hydrating and features products from brands such as PCA, Skin for Life, and Clayton Shagal. Clients may upgrade to a different facial for an additional cost. Patrons both male and female can turn to waxing services to remove unwanted hair from brows, arms, legs, and bikinis. Aestheticians dole out full-body pampering massage and body treatments to purge visitors' bodies of stress caused by jobs, athletic pursuits, or unsuccessfully betting on wooly worm racing.
Led by experienced and well-trained MD Dr. Robert Golden, The Golden Clinic's team of aestheticians uses its expert training to coax out each patient's best features with an arsenal of cosmetic treatments. The staff boasts proficiencies in body treatments that include liposuction, spider-vein treatment, and skin tightening.
Dr. Golden is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and the American Society for Liposuction Surgery. He's been performing liposuction procedures for more than 20 years, with zero reported complications.
Sonia Schultz, Brazilian Breeze's principle aesthetician and owner, is an avid scholar of beauty who has acquired certifications in nearly a dozen techniques for revealing smooth, hairless skin. As the studio's name suggests, it specializes in waxing intimate areas for both men and women. Aestheticians can also keep the rest of the body Rio de Janeiro-ready with waxing services for areas including full legs, stomach, chest, and feet. In addition to hair removal, facials soothe male, female, and teen mugs, and body treatments scrub and nurture limbs like a baby bird getting its first loofah.
In 2003, beauty expert Reema Khan noticed just how many patrons of her Chicago salon sought expert brow-shaping services. Reema decided to open up Shapes Brow Bar, and since its inception, it has now expanded into a franchise with more than 75 locations nationwide. In addition to brow services, clients can opt for makeup applications, facial treatments, and body waxing services.
Comfort is key at Waxing Mania, which is why the certified and licensed aestheticians only slather skin with organic hard wax during hair-removal services. This method is said to leave less residue than soft wax and is reportedly much less painful than duct tape. The techs also put clients at ease by maintaining a high level of cleanliness—including a strict no double-dipping policy—and keeping most appointment times under 30 minutes. All sessions are held behind closed doors in private treatment rooms, where soothing music and neutral décor create a peaceful ambiance.
Licensed stylist Chris Copeland works to make his clients look and feel beautiful at his chair at Signature Salon & Spa. He places special importance on consulting with his clients, personalizing each service—such as chic haircuts and rich color services with Tocco Magico and Moroccan Oil products—so that everyone is happy with the results. Signature Salon & Spa is more than a place for just hair, though. You can also come in for a massage, a microdermabrasion facial to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, or have eyebrows and legs waxed before a wetsuit fitting.