Although Michelle White earned certifications at Honors Beauty College that showcase her deft, gentle hands, the massages and facials she delivers at Chez Michelle Skin Spa also incorporate the healing power contained within her arsenal of supplementary tools. The licensed massage therapist’s repertoire of therapeutic strokes and stretches benefits from her understanding of SASTM therapy, which detoxifies bodies with the combined might of modern sonic technology and ancient Chinese cupping techniques. After a quick skin analysis, White uses the results of her research to craft custom facials with Jan-Marini-Skin-Research products, treating blemishes with ingredients like hyalronic acid—a healing agent that abounds in youthful skin. White’s Palomar IPL lasers promote cellular rejuvenation and nix unwanted hair, and her mechanical exfoliators help buff away Sharpie mustaches the hair was there to cover up.
BB Designs Style Studio's owner, Bonnie Benshoof, draws from 22 years of industry experience and specialized training in advanced treatments to lavish each of her clients with custom salon and spa services. Visitors strut past a glowing aquarium in the building’s lobby to Bonnie’s private suite, where she can be found performing all manner of beautifying services armed with Redken, Matrix, Goldwell, and Paul Mitchell products. She revamps lackluster locks with cuts, coloring, and keratin hair-straightening treatments, and polishes mugs with microdermabrasion and facials. Her waxing services render visages fuzz-free, and pampering paraffin hand treatments soothe mitts achy from plucking unwanted hairs one by one before happening upon her salon.
Since she earned certification in electrolysis in 1997, Heather E. Culver has watched her hair-removal empire expand to offices in Texas, New York, and Indiana. Today, Heather—an active member of the American Electrology Association—pilots a team of professionals with more than 55 years of collective spa experience at Aesthetic Electrolysis & Skin Care Center. Brandishing high-tech electrolysis tools, the crew expunges unwanted strands from men's and women's faces and bodies, augmenting treatments with cleansing facials and trips through a wind tunnel to test their newfound dominance over friction. They can also adorn visages with permanent makeup and help relax tense muscles with hot-stone and deep-tissue massages.
The research staff at 7E—a medical-aesthetic company that prides itself on skincare innovations—designs noninvasive treatments that combat the effects of aging and bolster all-over wellness. Once staff members have perfected a solution, they share the fruits of their labors with clients at 7E Fit Spa. One of these many fruits is the Torc Plus, an FDA-approved body-contouring machine that works to deplete inches and bulk up muscles in bodies through electrical stimulation. The spa’s noninvasive face-lifts tighten visages while evening out skin tone, reducing puffiness, and increasing circulation, and saunas detoxify the body and relax clients with infrared heat shoplifted from the equator.
The massage therapists at Zeta Spa Massage don’t just induce relaxation during massages; their trained hands also work to curb headaches, back pain, and anxiety. Each massage targets specific areas to release tension and improve circulation, with additional help from hot stones and aromatherapy. And unlike staffers at many spas where a 60-minute massage only lasts for 50 minutes, Zeta Spa Massage's staff spends the full 60 minutes massaging their clients. They make sure to fully address the causes of any maladies, rather than simply the symptoms. The therapists also team up to provide couples massages for pairs of significant others, friends, or clients and their favorite stuffed animals.
Rain Salon & Spa's hair stylists and spa therapists beautify clients with the help of Aveda plant-based products for healthy, glowing hair and skin. Spa services such as the Caribbean Therapy body treatment stimulate the senses with seaweed and other island-inspired scents, and a rosemary-mint Awakening dry body wrap gently awakens the mind and body with the cooling essences of peppermint and rosemary. Likewise, during salon services, the hair savants gently massage codependent scalps into a hypnotic sleep before snipping and styling women's and gents' locks.