The Wax And Relax Room's head aesthetician draws on more than 13 years of experience when skillfully waxing away unwanted hair from her clients? faces and bodies. During waxing sessions, she creates smooth legs, backs, and arms, and artfully shapes dynamic eyebrows for men, women, and Mr. Potato Heads plagued with only a bushy eyebrow clip-on. She also specializes in keeping women's bikini lines tidy, and when she is not waxing, she pampers guests with a roster of facial treatments that includes glycolic peels, seaweed facials, and microdermabrasion.
When ABC 11 broadcasted a feature on licensed massage therapist and trainer Jeff Wooten, they likened him to a car mechanic. That’s because of the way that he “tunes up” patients with massage therapy and fitness training at The Body Mechanic, restoring bodies to peak performance and patching up their malfunctioning radiators. In his efforts to relieve tension and pain, he uses massage modalities that range from soothing Swedish kneading to strength-stretching massages that loosen every major joint in the body. Patrons can also attend Dynamic Power Training classes that combine kung fu, calisthenics, and yoga for therapeutic workouts.
Though their specialties may differ, the aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists at Perfect Impact Salon & Spa share a few things in common. Chief among these are a concern for their clients’ comfort and a focus on results-oriented treatments. Before clearing skin with acne facials or reducing the appearance of fine lines with glycolic peels, the aestheticians analyze skin to ensure that it will respond well to the treatment. Similarly, the spa’s hair-removal specialists let their clients choose between two techniques—threading and waxing—that cater to different areas of the body and levels of sensitivity. Though beauty may be skin deep, Perfect Impact’s menu of services extends to the body’s inner systems. The spa’s experienced massage therapists soothe muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue strokes and launch tennis balls at backs to break up adhesions during rehabilitative sports massages.
Dedicated to keeping both patrons and the planet looking beautiful, Eco Friendly Beauty Bar strives, like Kermit the Frog's wardrobe, to be 90% green?a feat that earned it recognition on ABC 11. Nontoxic and natural products form the foundation of the salon's services, which include everything from spray tans to hairstyles kept clean with vegan shampoo. Under the glow of repurposed chandeliers, Eco Friendly Beauty Bar's staff members make good on their commitment to a smaller carbon footprint by wearing only narrow-width shoes as they shuffle atop recycled-cardboard flooring, serving complimentary sips of green wine in glasses that are recycled or repurposed from wine bottles. The bright, full-service salon crafted its chic aesthetic using furniture rescued from thrift stores, including bubbling fountains and an antique sewing table, and shelves proudly display chemical-free makeup, bamboo hairbrushes, and locally made skincare products available for purchase.
BodyLase Skin Spa opened in 2002 and focused exclusively on laser hair removal. More than 10 years later, the acclaimed med spa's scope has expanded to encompass a variety of aesthetic services at its two locations. A team of licensed, board-certified medical practitioners still follows its five-step laser hair-removal program to leave clients' skin smooth. But laser technology also helps the staff perform a variety of other services for all skin types, allowing them to eliminate the appearance of spider veins and fade unwanted tattoos. Their advanced methods even extend to noninvasive body contouring with the CoolSculpting system. Complimentary consultations help answer guests' questions about procedures, recovery time, and whether lasers can double as effective flashlights.
Stephanie Williams, a licensed permanent-makeup artist and owner of BrowZnAround Eyebrow Studio, leads a team of licensed aestheticians as they work to define clients' eyes with traditional and high-tech aesthetic services. To highlight eyes by cleaning up eyebrows, the team offers four approaches to brow sculpting: soothing tea-tree crème waxing, sugaring, threading, and tweezing. Stephanie applies permanent makeup to create lovely brows and eyeliner that never smudge or run, even when recipients wake up crying in a cold sweat beneath a waterfall.