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.
Though Marie started out small at a salon in her hometown of Fayetteville, her knack for snipping locks and business savvy soon drove her to salon proprietorship. More than a quarter century later, Marie still helms her own salon, now in Cary, and her passion for clipping and coloring tresses hasn’t waned. At Style By Marie, she works with the natural tendencies of her client’s hair to design classic, modern, or postmodern ’dos catering to the client’s lifestyle. Whatever the look, she keeps a smile on her face until she’s summoned a smile to her client’s face. In addition to snipping and highlighting locks, Marie waxes brows into elegant arches and liberates upper lips from unwanted facial hair or stuck-on milk mustaches.
The motto of New Era Skin and Body is a simple one: "Look better. Feel better. Live better." Tom Donofrio and Iris Cheu believe that each of these leads to the next, so all the massages and skincare services performed in their boutique-style day spa are geared toward the ultimate goal of bettering their clients’ lives. Cheu uses products from ABI Dermaceuticals to help skin breathe, glow, and ditch freeloading blackheads, and Donofrio's massages soothe muscles to relieve tension, instill calm, and preempt daydreams of swimming in a vat of pudding.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Jill's Beach offers a series of upscale tanning salons lined in chandeliers that are way nicer than the chandelier in your car, and each location is staffed with friendly pigment experts to help you find the tanning method and schedule that's right for your skin. Stocked with the latest tanning-bed technology, Jill's offers tanners a choice of UV tanning or UV-free spray tanning. The latest addition to Jill's tonally transformative arsenal is the Sun Angel, a tanning bed designed to eliminate overexposure due to the controlled UV rays it emits. This bed reduces the risk of "sun" burn via a sensor-controlled output that measures your skin's UV sensitivity and delivers a customized dose of melanin encouragement. One Angel session costs $35, and three chime in at a wholesale $88.