At Belleza Salon & Spa, Melanie Menendez's dedication to skincare comes from the heart. For years, she suffered from adult acne due to an undiagnosed dairy allergy. When she learns about her clients' skincare needs, her reaction is "I know how you feel. I will fix you and help you achieve your goals." Her psychology degree is then put to use as she reads each client's personality to determine what they want out of the treatment: whether a social, interactive experience or a peaceful retreat.
To gain an understanding of their holistic skin health, Melanie checks in with clients about what they're eating, the products they use at home, and whether they use shortening as sunscreen. From there, she customizes blends of organic Sanitas skincare products, a line created in Boulder, Colorado, that uses ingredients such as healing vitamin C to create lustrous complexions. While she performs the facials, clients can enjoy soothing spa or pop music and the quirky, inviting decor—some rooms include photos of Audrey Hepburn and polka-dot details, and others are covered with zebra print or bright colors.
Smooth Skin Centers' certified staff rejuvenates skin with a variety of youth-inducing laser services. Technicians harness the therapeutic light waves of FDA-approved lasers to remove bodily hair, tattoos, acne, scars, and spider veins and smooth the skin of all skin types. Nurse-practitioners, meanwhile, reduce facial wrinkles with quick injections of Botox or fill out slackened skin or deflating bounce houses with Juvederm.
Wafaa Rendon honed her skills in Morocco before settling in to mountain-filled Colorado. On any given day, Wafaa highlights hair, covers strands with all-over color, and slathers on smoothing treatments using only environmentally friendly products. She is also a whiz with a pair of scissors, cutting away unwanted length on men, women, and children.