"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who?s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that?s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
The hair-removal techniques at Nirvana Threading are a far cry from those found at conventional med-spas. Instead of wielding lasers, the team removes unwanted fuzz with centuries-old techniques. Using a loop of pure cotton thread, the aestheticians carefully sweep around eyebrows, across lips or over the face. That way, they're able to lift out strands without the use of any heat or chemicals. With equal deftness, the team prepares clients for special occasions with intricate henna tattoos.
Becky Bachtold is a fully licensed aesthetician with more than 16 years of experience. Her swift spray tans are available out of Grand Avenue Salon, or as a mobile service where she arrives directly at the client’s doorstep. Using a 100% organic aloe-based solution, Becky can promote a 10-day sun-kissed complexion without the harmful effects of UV rays. Clients may also solicit Becky for an invigorating facial, or a private waxing session to vanquish the body’s unflattering fuzz.
Zia Threading’s trained staff removes unwanted hair from faces and brows via speedy threading services that employ ancient depilatory techniques. Armed with nimble fingers and sharp eyes, de-fuzzers trap each individual strand in a precisely twisted web of cotton thread. With a gentle lifting motion, the errant hair leaves its follicle and leaves behind sculpted eyebrow arches or stubble-free visages. The skin’s topmost layer remains largely unharmed as the strings wrap around the hair itself, eliminating much of the pain inherent in hair-removal techniques such as tweezing, waxing, or piloting a miniature mower. With regular treatments, hair grows back both finer and sparser.
Internationally trained stylist and makeup artist Sonal Pandya lives her dream of beautifying “anyone with hair and skin” with techniques culled from the Far East. Her approach to beauty is a blend of creativity with an eye for detail developed during 22 years of experience. She demonstrates her perfectionism through intricate patterns of henna body artwork and precision threading, which sharpens eyebrows without the use of chemicals or inflicting near-sightedness. Sonal also preps brides for their big day with makeup applications and hairstyles that twist and layer locks into Escher-esque updos adorned with decorative beads and stones.
The Skin Suite Rx's CoolGlide laser was sent back through time to terminate unwanted hair quickly, comfortably, and safely using effective, handcrafted photons that harmlessly pass through the skin and directly impact hair follicles for long-lasting hairlessness. The wavelengths of light can be adjusted to remove hair from sensitive areas such as the bikini line with impossible accuracy. A built-in cooling device, meanwhile, soothes abruptly deforested skin. Licensed medical professionals expertly perform laser hair removal with skill and excellent aplomb, thanks to Skin Suite Rx's direct supervision from its medical director and managing director, ensuring each treatment is crafted to the patient's needs and every laser is perfectly calibrated for empathy and small talk.