Dallas native Lady J, proprietor of Winks Lash Lounge and her staff
"love every minute" of beautifying their clients, specializing in eyelash extensions. They fortify winks with natural-looking mink and silk eyelash extensions, attaching each one to a native lash, where it will stay until the natural lash grows out. Clients can elect to fortify just the bottom fringe or give lashes just a little boost with fewer extensions, emphasizing eyes without the need for mascara or blood red contacts.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the hydro-derma fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Seasoned aesthetician Debra Andrus customizes a full slate of skincare services, such as waxing sessions, permanent-makeup applications, and state-of-the-art HydraFacials, to beautify epidermal landscapes. During treatments, Andrus' team eschews over-the-counter cosmetics for professional, all-natural products from brands such as Jane Iredale and Osmosis Skincare. Wrinkles Away Skincare is also home to a licensed massage therapist who uses several modalities—including hot- and cold-stone therapy and bamboo techniques—along with a cadre of catchy protest slogans to oust tyrannous tension from backsides.
The beds at all seven Cancun Tan locations boast a variety of amenities to evoke a relaxing day at the beach, with headrests cushioning necks, body fans creating cool breezes, and stereos constantly playing the theme to Baywatch. Clients who prefer UV-free shades can step into the VersaSpa booth, which evenly mists a sunless-tanning formula all over the body and dries quickly to avoid any discomfort.
Tell us about your business.
I have been an esthetician for 3+ years and I've now opened my own suite. I love to make people relax while I give them the skincare that makes them feel fresh and beautiful. I use all-natural products because it is better to know exactly what is going into the largest organ of your body.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
There are magazines to read outside of my room, and I like to give water for when the service is over.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
I keep it calm and relaxing in my room, I always tell my clients to be as comfortable as they can, and if they fall asleep then I have done my job.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
I was told that I have healing hands. They said that I bring comfort and take away the stress from the world and that I helped them to forget their problems while they were with me.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Facials and body wraps
Brands Used: Skin2skin products