Pamela “Dee” Charles began her career as a cosmetology apprentice, where she learned how to cater to all types of skin sensitivities and determined that makeup art is her true passion. Now an established and trained artist, she shares her expertise with clients who require gussying up for weddings, proms, and editorial photo shoots. As an added bonus to her skin treatments and makeovers, she explains her process to her clients so that they can replicate their new looks at home.
When busy schedules can't accommodate trips to the beach, Mystic Tanning Spa helps skin get a quick, healthy-looking glow without troubling the sun. The spa darkens complexions with a range of tanning equipment, including classic UV beds and UV-free MyMyst spray booths, which privately cover every inch of skin with tanning solution in a matter of minutes. The shop's Norvell-trained airbrush artists also manually apply tanning solution to ensure even application and accent the client's natural features. In order to look tanner without actually tanning their skin, clients can instead whiten their teeth with BleachBright treatments, which create a contrast between their smile and skin without needing them to wear a black light as a hat.
Ellen Ehrlich's 30-minute Clinical Facial incorporates cleansing and a milia removal, leaving skin with that warm, just-lit glow ($70). The Clinical Facial Deluxe ($90) offers the same features of the Clinical Facial, but adds a specialized mask treatment into the mix. A wheatgrass and sage purifying mask sooths blemished skin and renews the balance of oils, calming a stormy face-sea. Sufferers of parched pores can indulge in the Norwegian blueberry and honey mask to restore moisture and Valhallan luminescence. To combat the effects of aging brought on by J.J. Abrams plots, consult one of the medical aestheticians to determine which peel is right for your skin. Available in 30% ($70) or 70% ($80) varieties, the glycolic-acid peel reduces the appearance of fine lines, evens out skin tone, stimulates collagen production, and makes your face shine like Ken Jennings at trivia night. Other areas of treatment include neck, arms, décolleté, back, and legs.
The Makeup Bar Salon may be named for its chair-lined countertops that brim with signature cosmetics, but its staff of stylists and aestheticians brings much more than just makeup artistry to the table. Supervised by Lisa Severino, a makeup artist with more than 20 years of experience, the salon’s many claims to fame include a seaweed facial that was a 2011 Pick by InStyle magazine and a blow-dry bar with a choice of three styling options: tousled, straight, or Louis XIV. Meanwhile, eyebrow specialists flaunt years of over-eye artistry in brow-shaping sessions that both correct past tweezing blunders and ensure flattering contours when brows grow out. Clients can put a bow on their spa and salon services with exclusive cosmetics, whether the salon’s own or the feng-shui-inspired Color Elements line designed by Severino herself.
With a swift flick of the wrist, the skilled aestheticians at The Naked Peach nix unwanted hair from the body and face with their specialty waxing services. But this isn’t just any wax—it's french hard wax, made from microcrystalline minerals and completely beeswax-free. Only adhering to the hair and never the skin, the hypoallergenic wax offers long-lasting results without sacrificing skin health. Guests may also solicit an aesthetician for a relaxing facial, organic airbrush tanning, or an eyelash perm or tint.
The Skin Loft's technicians strip fuzz from bodies at an epidermis-oriented salon that specializes in quick, effective treatments. Beautifiers heat all-natural honey wax to a comfortable temperature, ensuring skin safety more effectively than delivering a fire-safety seminar before appointments. Staffers slather targeted fringe with the balmy elixir, swiftly uprooting fuzz before releasing busy patrons back into the working world. Shirking the frills of contemporary spas, The Skin Loft focuses solely on smoothing bodyscapes quickly, efficiently, and safely, and learning to snag salon supplies from dangerous honey-wax bears.