La Bonne Vie Skin Studio’s Virginia Trujillo is more than just a licensed aesthetician—when it comes to skincare, she’s also a chemist of sorts. Running a one-woman show at the spa, Virginia treats her patients to her very own line of organic skincare products. Virginia supplements her homemade serums with a few other products—such as GlōTherapeutics’ antioxidant-packed formulas, Glōminerals makeup, and SunFX spray-tan solutions—as she pampers clients with skin services ranging from classic facials to high-tech skin treatments. She customizes her services to remedy a variety of ailments, treating sufferers of acne with a combination of chemical peels and LED therapy, and wrapping those looking to shed inches or smooth cellulite in M’lis Contour body-wrap cream, made with circulation-boosting niacin. The aesthetician invites not only grown women into her spa, but also men and teenagers for specialized treatments.
The staff at The Body Shop Massage & Day Spa promotes both inward wellness and outward beauty. Aestheticians use mostly natural ingredients to leave skin on the face or body smoother and more youthful than a freshly shaven stegosaurus. Licensed massage therapists employ five types of modalities to relieve tension and stress. Clients find inner balance during acupuncture treatments and hypnotherapy sessions, which help break unhealthy habits such as smoking, overeating, or sleeping on a bed of hot coals. The lobby area welcomes guests with candle sconces and a pleasing mix of modern and vintage-style décor.
Within the deep-vanilla walls of A New U Salon & Spa, stylist Megan Gonzales sets up shop with all the necessary tools and brand-name hair potions needed to style, nourish, and transform her clients’ locks. Each of Megan’s treatments begins with an in-depth consultation, during which she discusses her subject's desired style, level of upkeep, and bridge clearance height before picking up her shears or coloring brush. Specializing in Redken color treatments, Megan refreshes hairstyles through her expertise in face-flattering cuts and subtle yet stylish hue transformations.
Mind, Body & Flow was voted one of the best new businesses in the East Valley Tribune's Best of the East Valley 2011 awards for harnessing the body’s innate ability to bring itself into balance. As you step into their 1,700-square-foot facility, the deep-red walls of the reception area and clean, spa-like treatment rooms invite rejuvenating relaxation. A team of colon-hydrotherapy technicians—who are certified by the International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy—use both open and closed FDA-registered devices to rid the body of waste, namely the Lower Intestine Bottom Bowel Evacuation (LIBBE) system and the Hydro-San Plus machine.
The crew also combats stress and physical maladies with a repertoire of holistically minded treatments, including infrared-sauna sessions, body wraps, and nutritional programs. Deft massage therapists deploy various forms of massage to calm the autonomic nervous system, enabling clients to play Operation for hours without flinching.
At Skin of Dreams, licensed aestheticians Tiffany Thyfault and Paula McPherson bring passion and expertise to each appointment. After earning her aesthetics license, Thyfault pursued certification as a permanent-cosmetics artist. Today, she performs the precision handiwork that allows women to wake up day after day with bold liner, expressive brows, and blushed, but not embarrassed, lips. Working alongside Thyfault, McPherson performs skincare services including facials, chemicals peels, and microdermabrasion. Additionally, they wax faces and bodies, and whiten teeth with a gel that eliminates stains.
A board-certified chiropractor with a decade of experience, Dr. Kyan Karbassy takes a gentle, but effective approach to his craft. In most cases, his plan of attack is simple: find the source of a problem, and then map out a path to recovery. That path, of course, varies from case to case. Sometimes, it calls for massage therapy, and, luckily, Absolute Chiropractic offers seven different types. If that isn't the solution, Dr. Karbassy and his team also conduct adjustments, design exercise routines, and utilize technology, such as microcurrent therapy. All told, their efforts lead to pain relief, improved flexibility, and speedy recovery from accidents or years spent performing the worm on subway platforms.