Emerge victorious in the war between human and damaged skin with today’s side deal, which arms you with the three moisturizing weapons from Skincando. For $28, you get the Combat-Ready Skin Balm, Lip Balm, and Bar, a $56 value. Though the Skincando line is man-friendly, women and children can use the line as well to help with everyday skin issues.
Celebrity makeup artist, Erica Wilson is the personal makeup artist to Yolanda Adams. She also works with celebrities such as CeCe Winans, Tamela Mann, and Kim Burrell and as the key makeup artist for BET's Sunday Best. But celebrity status doesn?t faze Erica. She treats all her clients like royalty as she beautifies them with eyelash extensions, brow shaping, and makeup applications using her own line of cosmetics, which includes mini lip glosses, mineral foundations, and powder bronzer.
Everything at Little Oasis is natural or organic—right down to the sheets and towels. That’s because Nhan Fitzpatrick has learned from her 13 years of spa experience that quality products—like those from Bioelements and Spa Technologies—make all the difference. But an all-natural focus doesn’t mean Fitzpatrick keeps Little Oasis Day Spa low-tech; she relies on state-of-the-art equipment, including a temperature-controlled treatment bed and an ultra-violent skin scanner. Fitzpatrick uses the scanner before every treatment to determine the best plan of attack for acne, rosacea, or age spots.
The spa’s treatments run the gamut from oxygen facials to Indian methods of body detoxification. Waxing services draw on natural Lycon wax, which is infused with aromatherapy oils to ward off irritation and lull follicles to sleep before they can fight back.
The trickling sounds of a koi pond provide the soundtrack to the walk through a stone-paved garden blooming with lilacs, giving clients a taste of blissful relaxation before they even step foot inside the spa. The oasis itself, a calming space flanked by sand-colored walls and sky-blue ceilings, tempers moods during each indulgent service.
The aestheticians at Lash Cosmo call themselves artists, which is fitting, considering the manual dexterity it takes to fill in clients’ lash lines one-by-one with extensions. The team’s ultimate goal is for clients to be able to nix mascara, growth stimulator, and eyelash curlers in favor of custom sets of faux lashes that emphasize baby blues and middle-aged greens. Lashes come in three varieties—Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and Diva—that vary in noticeability and oomph, giving peepers a subtle boost or a more dramatic look.
Signature Service: Lashes, Dry Mineral Body Wraps, Facials
Brands Used: Rhonda Allison, Glo Therapeutics, Ilike
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 14
Pro Tip: Provide beauty from inside out
Laser Essential's specialized aesthetic procedures begin and end with the staff: board-certified MDs and certified laser technicians, who have been trained in both skincare and laser technology. They get help, however, from technology, using Candela and Syneron equipment to address a wide range of skin issues. They slay unwanted body hair with laser hair reduction, and work to improve complexions with treatments that combat acne and diminish the signs of aging, such as sagging skin, age spots, and wrinkles. To address these types of blemishes, the techs use laser facial peels, photofacials, and laser skin tightening, to name a few. They also offer Botox and other dermal fillers, which can minimize the appearance of wrinkles, ensuring clients will never be confused for a shar-pei.