At Aria Skin and Laser Spa in Chapel Hill and Somalase in Sanford, Medical Director Dr. Ajay Ajmani oversees a team of tech-savvy aestheticians who beautify and protect the epidermis with facials, laser treatments, and massages. During microdermabrasions, a skilled technician employs a diamond tip to control the seven seas and exfoliate the upper strata of damaged skin, revealing a youthful acreage of epidermis. Laser treatments for pigmentation correction, hair removal, and skin tightening enlist powerful YAG lasers to beautify the epidermis. Facials reinvigorate visages with an eye treatment, custom mask, neck-and-hand massage, moisturizer, and a restraining order against the sun.
After two years of undergraduate study, Amanda Martin decided to suspend her education at East Carolina University to pursue a career that applied her passion for nurturing others. She graduated from the Aveda Institute Chapel Hill aesthetics program in May 2011 and opened a small practice inside Carrboro Massage Therapy. Martin oversees a menu of facials that use Lemongrass Spa skincare products and body-waxing services that employ Plum Smooth amber soft wax, which is specially designed to remove hair from large areas of the body and prepare bearskin rugs for swimsuit season. Private treatment rooms soothe clients with pale yellow walls and purple décor.
At The Body Cafe, aestheticians, stylists, and nail technicians team up to enhance exteriors from head to toe. Starting at the top, stylists shear and dye locks according to the latest trends and each client's individual sense of style. Meanwhile, the salon's skincare experts employ an arsenal of pure botanicals and antioxidants to keep faces looking healthy and youthful. Waxings oust unwanted fuzz, and nail techs add flair to hands and feet with colorful manicures and pedicures. There are tanning beds on-site to give you the coppery glow of a penny in puppy love, and massage therapists to dispel stress via Swedish or deep-tissue massage.
Sometimes it takes a rude awakening for people to change their habits. For BeYoutifully Bronzed’s owner, it took her mother’s diagnosis of skin cancer to quit using tanning booths. Even with the scare, the habitual beach-goer and pool lounger at first found herself still under the dangerous rays of the sun, attempting to darken her still-healthy skin. The story is a familiar one. Though skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the United States, many Americans still tan due to a desire to have that sun-kissed glow.
Luckily, BeYoutifully Bronzed found a solution. The business, which is located within The Skin Institute, helps clients to stay bronzed year-round with UV-free airbrush tanning performed in-store or brought to the home to prep cheerleaders for competition or prevent brides from blending in with their dresses.