The tight-knit posse of stylists and aestheticians at Hi-Lites Aveda Salon spike every service with an extra dose of relaxation. Aveda's Pure Plant Essental Aromas send all-natural smells wafting through the air as clients weigh which complimentary spa extra will best suit their styling or waxing session: hand or neck massage, steam-towel treatment, or five-minute makeup application? Candlelight flickers in the secluded Hair Spa, where each snipping starts with a neck massage and a spell in a full-body massage chair that loosens up tense muscles and over-tight neck bolts.
Certified as Master Trainers by the State of California, the salon's owners mold their protégées in-house to ensure a shared camaraderie and uniform standard of quality. Hi-Lites' professional ethic includes eschewing tips and bribes to surreptitiously chop a political opponent's locks, with the team favoring higher wages and the simple rewards of satisfied customers.
Rim Marcinkus, MD, PhD, DSc, earned his doctor of medicine and doctor of science in surgery degrees at Vilnius University in Lithuania, where he went on to complete a PhD in scientific research. Practicing plastic surgery for more than 25 years, he has published articles in experimental- and clinical-surgery journals and more progressive issues of Mad magazine. The industry innovator also holds a registered patent for the Eurolift procedure, an advanced technique designed to lift the face by tightening skin and muscles that have loosened due to age or hilly rides in a convertible.
At his Desert Plastic Surgery Center in Rancho Mirage, Dr. Marcinkus specializes in breast enhancements, body sculpting, and hair transplantation, alongside a wide variety of other surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. He seeks out the latest technology and minimally invasive techniques, including full body-lifts after weight-loss surgery, Botox, and dermal fillers.
Aesthetician Sally Peoples knows exactly what goes into the products she uses during her facials. That's because she masterminds the products herself. Her skincare line, Pure & Simple, brims with creams and serums designed for specific skin types, from oily to ultradry. During her facials, she uses custom combinations of products to exfoliate, correct and rejuvenate skin with an infusion of collagen, tackling hyperpigmentation or deep-cleaning and treating pesky acne.
The clinicians at Beautiful Image of the Desert offer alternatives to cosmetic surgery with noninvasive beauty services tailored to individuals. Precise bursts of electricity during microcurrent treatments help firm the face and body, promoting collagen production while stimulating the muscles. Microdermabrasion treatments also aim to ramp up the skin's collagen, only they use gentle abrasion instead of electricity.
Pink Tanning & Body Spa’s sole aesthetician, Danielle Pinkerton, has been featured in ieStyle Magazine for her results-driven, personalized facials that leave human frontispieces glowing with the help of organic and vegan Osea products. When applied by such a professional, Osea's skin-nourishing salves seep into pores to deliver vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids derived from the earth, sea, and cereal-box prize pouches. The seasoned aesthetician's repertoire of epidermal services also includes organic body scrubs that render skin silky smooth and merciful waxing treatments that oust unwanted hair with fragrant Escential wax. Her steady hand can also augment skin color during custom spray-tanning sessions held in her salon or in the comfort of the client's home through her mobile service.
Dr. Richard Mantell and Ellen Salkin, RN, understand how important appearances are for generating self-confidence. That is why they dedicate their medical and technical expertise to aesthetic procedures that make patients appear more youthful by rejuvenating their skin from within rather than just covering it with finger paint. In addition to injectable dermal fillers, they also uses intense pulsed light and cosmetic-laser technology to smooth away cellulite, hide acne scars, and banish unsightly stubble.