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.
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 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.
The Naked Monkey's bevy of experienced aestheticians relieves guests of unwanted wool exteriors with waxing products and methods that are considerate to both skin and hair. During a women's Brazilian wax, one of the friendly hair-haters will remove below-the-waist foliage as quickly, comfortably, and thoroughly as possible. The welcoming, casual environment makes the entire experience as pleasant as ruffling through Burton Gilliam's sock drawer.
Star in your own “choose your own adventure” story that involves more beautifying and fewer sudden, unsatisfying endings. With today’s Groupon, $25 gets you $55 worth of services and products at Rejuve Salon and Spa in Carmel. Rejuve is easily accessible from Michigan Road by car and horse-drawn carriage, although horses have no thumbs with which to draw, and their carriage schematics appear unstable.
Providing a variety of non-invasive treatments to improve the skin and body, Kurr Aesthetics & Medical Spa assists in removing unwanted body hair in a welcoming environment. Zap bristles anchored to the bikini line ($600), underarms ($525), navel ($150), lip and chin ($600, no full beard), neck ($150), toes ($150), or ears ($150) with three treatments that help attain new levels of hairlessness (all prices are for three treatments). Treatments emit a gentle, yet stern ray that penetrates the follicle like a spy donning Groucho Marx Glasses before transforming unwanted strands into tumbleweeds that roll away into the sunset, never to be seen again.