The licensed aestheticians at FaceLuXe clear skin of blemishes and unwanted hair with a full spectrum of facials and waxing services. Consultations precede each treatment, during which skin specialists select products that match clients’ specific skin types. They then use these products in signature facials designed to address issues associated with aging, such as fine lines and blemishes from trying to blow out too many birthday candles at once. FaceLuXe offers relaxation packages such as the Revive treatment, which includes a massage, facial, and eye and lip treatments.
Laser Lipo & Vein Center's vein specialist and phlebologist, the board-certified Dr. Thomas Wright, has marked nearly every step of his career with an award. As a student at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine, his leadership and academic performance in the top quarter of his class got him elected to the venerable Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. After graduation, his voracious appetite for knowledge earned him a Physician Recognition Award from the American Medical Association, which recognizes doctors who average at least 50 credits of educational activities and swallow one textbook like a vitamin each year. Dr. Wright has also studied tumescent liposuction under the tutelage of its inventor, Dr. Jeffrey Klein. He also contributes original research to the American College of Phlebology, teaches classes at the American Society of Nonsurgical Aesthetics, and invests heavily in his patients. Impressed by his compassion and decade of expertise with cosmetic procedures, they honored him with Patients' Choice Awards in 2010 and 2011.
The center reflects his primary interests in vein disease and liposuction that only requires local anesthesia. Vein therapies are determined by an ultrasound evaluation, which could lead to a noninvasive treatment that heals with radio waves and the sterile affection of a grandmother robot. Lasers round out the practice's aesthetic side, as they can assist in liposuction and provide a gentle alternative to cosmetic injections. In addition to routing hair from the skin's surface, they penetrate below it to rejuvenate aging skin and zap veins.
The experienced beauticians at Belleza Salon sculpt 'dos, pamper bodies, and transmogrify coarse skin into silky surfaces with a variety of treatments. The 60-minute microdermabrasion begins with a facial cleanse and soft exfoliation to give a polite heave-ho to clingy debris and dead skin (a $100 value). Tiny diamond crystals gently remove the outer layer of the skin, thereby sweeping away evidence of fine lines, acne scars, and catfights at a pet store. Meanwhile, a moisturizing mask soothes the pores to reduce the chance of irritation after the treatment. Alternatively, the 60-minute Belleza facial uses gentle ultrasonic energy to stimulates collagen production in the face, which helps boost elasticity, even skin tones, and create a youthful appearance without hitchhiking on tricycles (a $110 value). The facial comes to a soothing close with a massage of the face, shoulders, hands, and feet.
Image Sun’s professional tanning consultants add sun-kissed color to their clients' bods with a variety of airbrush services and tanning beds. Before patrons begin tanning treatments, specialists perform a complimentary skin-type analysis, which gauges the proper tanning equipment, power, and session time to prevent burning while building a deep base tan. The salon’s private tanning rooms stock four levels of UV beds, which use variable doses of bronzing rays to gradually build up a golden complexion like a game of patty-cake with King Midas. Sun-shy clients can bypass ultraviolet exposure inside the Mystic Tan booth, which spritzes pasty torsos in just minutes. The high-end tanning tonic dries quickly, leaves skin oozing a breezy tropical scent, and—like the embarrassment of calling your boss "Dad"—fades in about one week. The salon also supplies a stock of tan-enhancing lotions from brands such as Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin, as well as ShineWhite teeth-whitening kits that help sharpen the contrast of newly bronzed skin.
The highly trained stylists at Bounce Salon tame unruly manes with swift, precise snips and extensive training with Tigi haircare products. After a brief consultation to determine the client’s desired look, they shear away split ends, imbue tresses with all-over or partial color and highlights, or fight frizz with Brazilian blowouts, ultimately helping strands attract positive attention instead of negatively charged balloons. When needed, Bounce's staff plucks blow dryers from where they hang on the ceiling, just as they extract unwanted bristles during various waxing services.
Sunlight pours in through the three floor-to-ceiling windows in Hawaiian Glo’s airy storefront. In private rooms, multi-level tanning beds dispense skin-bronzing UV rays, while others offer UVB therapy, which can help treat psoriasis and lingering childhood fears that sunbeams will lasso you and drag you to the dentist’s office. The salon also provides full-body spray tans with professional Norvell solutions.