Calling on his hair-removal experience at a progressive spa in Brazil, BodyScaping's primary technician and registered nurse, John Cushman, curates a wide range of noninvasive treatments designed to keep skin smooth and vibrant. Trained in the traditional methods of waxing, sugaring, and wishful thinking, John also wields modern laser-based devices to slay hair growth for good. Licensed aestheticians, meanwhile, handle the clinic's skincare treatments, ensuring skinscapes are blemish-free with an arsenal of facials, laser treatments, and microdermabrasion.
Christina Lynn favors funky, creative cuts. The stylist and graduate of North Texas Central Cosmetology lets her creativity blossom at Twisted Heads Salon, where she transforms overgrown locks or mundane styles into fresh hairdos that leap to life with color. Christina also specializes in hot fusion extensions, and she can transition from funky to classic with ease. The latter comes in handy when she performs special event hairstyling, sculpting elegant hairdos for weddings, proms, and laundry night at the queen's home.
The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.
JeanMarie Becker's quest to relieve others' stress led her to become a licensed and registered massage therapist. For the past decade, she has helped her clients to find relief from pain while teaching them to take care of themselves and listen to their bodies’ quiet, echoing whispers. She employs a range of massage modalities such as myofascial release and pregnancy massage, and she induces relaxation with light Swedish massage techniques along with firm deep-tissue strokes. When she isn't kneading muscles, JeanMarie drapes clients with towels, applies mini facials, and candles ears.
Sunlight glances off the angular glass façade of the med spa. Inside the office, a sleek, professional feel belies the warm reception that visitors receive from clinic manager Katrina Caillet and her well-trained staff. Their caring and supportive attitude lends extra warmth to the therapeutic beams of lasers trained to flicker in rhythm with "Kumbaya." The staff also primps skin with clinical-grade products from brands such as JanMarini, SkinMedica, and SkinCeuticals.
When hairstylist Shelton Ogle opened his first salon at 21, he quickly realized the secret to maximizing the number of gorgeous haircuts he could render: a well-trained staff. So two years later, he opened his beauty school, Ogle School of Hair, Skin & Nails. Now in its 40th year, the school leverages its accrued experience and knowledge to teach aesthetic arts ranging from skincare to hair coloring. In the school’s salons, students practice on the public, cutting hair into elegant, customized shapes, texturizing strands with relaxers and perms, and highlighting nails with manicures, rather than with rings with built-in strobe lights. A testament to Shelton’s success in building his vision, he was even able to develop a weekly show for PBS about the beauty industry.