The state-certified medical-laser personnel at AZ Laser Skin Rejuvenation Center—which counts a board-certified doctor and registered nurse among its staff—use FDA-approved Candela GentleYag laser technology and dermal fillers in their quest to help beauty blossom and flourish. Laser hair- and vein-removal treatments reinvent the skin's appearance, and crystal microdermabrasion sweeps away dead skin cells to make room for the radiant complexion waiting just below. The staff also administer careful injections of Botox and Restylane to help fill in unflattering folds on the face or turn wrinkled raisins back into plums.
Licensed aesthetician Brooke Jones of Skin By Brooke specializes in hair removal and custom facial treatments. Whether she is wicking away unwanted eyebrow hairs or eliminating back blemishes caused by bathing in cold cream, Brooke performs all procedures with care, ensuring safe treatments for even the most delicate skin.
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.
From within Salon Boutique, Annette Reedy of Annette’s Nail Salon tends to the fingers and toes of her guests. With gel polishes in hand, she anoints fingernails with eye-catching colors. During pedicures, she massages feet and lower legs, in addition to exfoliating the skin. She also offers acrylic nails, along with classic and French manicures.
The savvy technicians at Foot Fetish preen and pamper hands and feet during manicures and pedicures. Digit bedecking commences with the buff and shine manicure, which utilizes hot towels and cuticle oils to promote healthy nails, leaving them as shined and pretty as the contestants in a robot beauty pageant. The sugar-scrub pedicure bathes feet in a therapeutic salt soak before knees, calves, ankles, and feet receive a rich, exfoliating sugar scrub. The spa’s keratin wizards will also massage and apply lotion to customers’ legs and feet before filing nails, shaping cuticles, and lacquering finger canvases with tiny forgeries of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
Many nails arrive at Shears Edge Hair & Nail Salon in a dismal state, brandishing chipped polish or⎯worse yet⎯completely naked. Yet, cheerful nail technicians are always ready to take them under their wing, clipping and filing before dressing each nail in a thick coat of polish. Day after day, the staff tends to the last length of each finger and toe, covering tips in CND, OPI, and shellac polish. Additionally, clients can lend hair to hairstylists for a chic cut, or extend an arm or leg so a waxing specialist can gently remove its hair or yell at it through a megaphone until it falls out.
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.