At London Nails & Spa, comfort and indulgence is the status quo. From providing complimentary champagne, tea, and soda to applying mud masks and paraffin dips, staffers bend over backwards to make sure each client experiences maximum relaxation. They even accompany their manicures with hot stone massages and mud masks, and pair posh pedicures with aromatherapy and warm paraffin. London Nails offers numerous nail treatments that flaunt these little extras. They also provide waxing and threading services, as well as eyelash extensions that can stop a tornado with one flutter.
Led by owner Kimberly Thompson, an entrepreneur, mother, writer, and former model, the clinical staff at Shangri-la Medispa helps busy clients to look and feel their best. A physician tends to both their inner and outer needs by administering cosmetic fillers and overseeing the weight-management program. An experienced medical aesthetician fine-tunes appearances with laser and microcurrent treatments, chemical peels, and waxing. The medispa has also developed its own product line, Shangri-La Skin By Kim. The team also includes a registered nurse who can advise patients on their treatment options or answer any questions, from ?how much downtime is required?? to ?is the human appendix an extraterrestrial tracking device??
The crew performs services in whimsically themed treatment rooms filled with shabby-chic tables and dressers. Clients can relax in spaces decorated with such touches as a colorful London sign and lamps that resemble the Eiffel Tower and an antique streetlamp. In the black-and-white facial room, a picture of Marilyn Monroe glamorously oversees skincare treatments.
At the helm of Model's Choice is Tricia Ray, a licensed nurse and aesthetician who has worked with a variety of events, tradeshows, makeup companies, and celebrities. Using her own line of natural-ingredient skincare products, she offers services such as chemical peels, waxing, body wraps, and facial treatments.
Image Renu at Walnut Hill is owned and operated by five OB/GYN physicians, but it's the skin that gets the most attention there. Aestheticians rejuvenate skin with custom treatments designed to counteract the effects of aging and sun exposure. These treatments rely on laser technology, wrinkle-smoothing injectables, and exfoliating scrubs to erase blemishes; a personalized skin evaluation determines which treatment will prove most appropriate for your complexion’s needs. Laser light, for example, zaps away unwanted hair, spider veins, and evidence of sun damage. Microdermabrasion facials exfoliate dead skin cells with tiny abrasives, and custom-blended chemical peels strip away the skin’s uppermost layer without short-circuiting the cybernetic wires beneath its surface.
Whether undergoing a customized facial or chemical peel, it’s easy to relax at Optimal Med Spa. That’s because the medical aesthetician is also a trained massage therapist who complements each treatment with a few minutes of gentle kneading. Also putting guests at ease are the gentle, laser-based treatments—which remove everything from unwanted hair to excess inches—and the advanced skincare products from Revision and DermaQuest.