A believer in natural skincare, aesthetician Rani of Rani’s Organic Facials and Threading shudders when she reads the unpronounceable ingredients inside many skin products. That’s why she sidesteps harsh chemicals altogether and relies on all-organic ingredients for her chocolate facials, salt glow back treatments, and fruit facial bleaches.
Rani’s belief in natural spa services extends to facial hair removal, which she performs with pure cotton thread. Drawing on 20 years of threading mastery, she deftly sweeps across upper lips, chins, and eyebrows. Through her efforts, Rani gently removes hair while keeping irritation to a minimum, unlike when metal bands play libraries or crowd members read sonnets at metal concerts.
Milan Institute of Cosmetology's style students cultivate salon and spa skills beneath the guiding gaze of instructors in an array of image-enhancing services. The institute allows clients to bask in inexpensive beauty services administered by the beauty students who may become the superstar stylists of tomorrow. Paraffin manicures ($13 each) swathe hands in a hydrating paraffin elixir, which yields scintillating nails and velvet-soft skin. Basic facials ($20 each) thoroughly cleanse skin's every nook and cranny, leaving faces smooth and moisturized, and facial waxing ($5/area) banishes fuzz from unkempt lips or brows.
At trioSkincare, facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Hicks and his team of registered nurses reverse the outward signs of aging with a full slate of beautifying treatments and small surgical procedures. He's joined by Daryl Mossburg, a national trainer for Sciton who prides himself in staying abreast of developments in the company's technologies and protocols. He and his team put these gadgets to use during treatment sessions, which range from laser treatments and injections to Forever Young BBL treatments that reverse aging at a cellular level. No matter the treatment, each session begins with a thorough, complimentary consultation, in which staff members address each client's specific skin conditions and plot out the most appropriate treatment plan.
For more than four years, Ling Foot Spa has been luring guests through its doors with diverse styles of therapeutic massages. Clients may take a seat and let a therapist melt away tension in the feet or massage the back and shoulders as bodies rest in a specially designed chair. For full-body massages, clients sprawl out on tables to let experts unearth aches and pains with deep, hands-on strokes or the penetrating heat of warm stones. Ling Foot Spa also offers unique four-hand body-massages, which are administered by two skilled therapists to achieve more widespread relaxation, or by one skilled therapist to pay for his arm implants.
Inside Touch of Zen Day Spa, tightened muscles succumb to the gentle strokes and deep kneads of full-body massages, and faces find balances in skincare treatments. Dead-Sea salt exfoliates away dead skin cells and anoints younger, healthy cells with essential oil. The spa services clients seven days per week and stays open until 10 p.m., prepping clients for a peaceful sleep regardless of the sandman’s delivery schedule.
Natural light pours through the salon's floor-to-ceiling windows onto merlot-hued walls and sleek checkered floors. Amid these mod accents, Reina Fischer flatters clients' features with a diverse array of cut and color treatments. But hair is just one strand in the salon's ample coif. Guests can also request an invigorating facial, a mani-pedi, or a specialty waxing session to remove that unflattering third eyebrow from their cheek.
Steered by a chiropractor with almost three decades of experience, Barton Chiropractic in Concord helps relieve patients' pain without drugs or surgery. The office is designed to be kid-friendly, because the team specializes in treating children, moms, and achy invisible friends. A no-wait policy minimizes reception-area thumb twiddling, and 24-hour emergency care resolves surprise injuries. Because the practice accepts liens, those suffering from auto accidents can wait until their cases are resolved to finance their treatments.
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