The staff at Dermal Essentials' three locations takes skin seriously. With backgrounds and certifications in aesthetics and makeup artistry, they know how to cleanse skin and enhance appearances whether they are performing microdermabrasions, organic peptide peels, or makeup applications. During treatments, they use high-quality products from Image Skincare, a chemical-free, pharmaceutical-grade skincare line, and Follique, which calms skin after waxing, shaving, or a stern talking-to in the mirror.
Utopia Tanning & Spa bills "tanning" ahead of their other services with good reason: they offer three different approaches to getting a sun-kissed glow. In addition to traditional UV tanning booths, techs apply custom tans by hand or help clients into their Mystic spray-tanning booth. Dr. Gallacher, a certified dermatologist and laser surgeon, bolsters the spa's menu by providing more intense treatments through her own location in Danville. Meanwhile, on-site experts wax away fuzz, apply facials to ward off blemishes and wrinkles, and knead tense muscles. They also diminish the appearance of cellulite with red-light therapy booths and lengthen tresses with natural hair extensions donated by organically grown humans.
At SpaEscent, beauty expert Nidia facilitates internal relaxation and external revitalization. She turns back epidermal clocks with clarifying facials, peels, and microdermabrasion treatments that use diamonds or crystals to buff away dead skin and squatting paupers. Nidia uses herbal body wraps and salt scrubs to tighten and exfoliate the entire body, coupling her services with relaxing mugs of herbal tea.
Encore Medspa probably doesn?t receive many noise complaints from its downstairs neighbor, Tiffany & Co. Channeling its inner spa, the second-story office remains quiet and contemplative, allowing guests to lounge on couches in the waiting room, study decorative mirrors on the walls, and use a stove heater in the massage room to grill hot dogs. In this serene setting, medical director Dr. Julia Ankinding and registered nurses Adrianne Gonzalez and Cindy Grounds help restore youth to faces through Botox injections and facials. The medspa also offers advanced services such as Fraxel laser treatments as well as more advanced med spa services such as Fraxel laser treatments and micro laser peels.
It looks so simple: a length of twisted cotton glides across the face, grazing the upper lip, eyebrows, and hairline. This is threading, an ancient hair-removal art with roots in India and the Middle East. Masters of this art, M&M Thread Salon’s staff members quickly ensnare bristles in their threads, creating lines as sharp and clean as the battle ax that chops soap into bar form. The treatment is particularly beneficial for people with sensitive skin, as it uproots hair without chemicals or harmful products. The salon also performs waxing and facials.
A tangerine accent wall serves as a single pop of color in a stark white salon stocked with chrome-and-white furniture. Natural light warms the space, illuminating Salon Amour’s beauty experts as they employ hair and makeup products by Aveda to revitalize tired strands and restore beauty to dull visages. Since 1995, the salon has been dedicated to using all-natural plant-based Aveda products and color line. Aveda's eco-friendly products come in packaging made from recycled materials and contain ingredients derived from the essences of plants and flowers.
At each chair, a retractable hairdryer hangs from the ceiling, which helps stylists multitask and swing over to the next station without touching the hot lava—i.e. the hardwood floor. In addition to hair and makeup services, the salon beautifies clients with facials and body waxing, and it alleviates tension with massages.