As a natural-born artist with a passion for drawing and painting, Candace Walker felt that becoming a skincare specialist was a natural choice. She now relies on her keen artistic eye and her extensive training as an aesthetician and massage therapist while she treats clients at Pure Elegance Spa. Her goal is to empower visitors by revealing their skin's naturally youthful radiance. Specialized facial treatments can help cleanse the pores, minimize signs of inflammation, or even target the blemishes commonly associated with aging skin. The spa's microdermabrasion sessions and chemical peels similarly even out the cheekbones' tone and texture while stimulating new cell growth and revealing the healthy skin just beneath the surface. For full-body care, Candace even offers exfoliating salt and sugar scrubs in addition to therapeutic massages, which use various modalities?including everything from Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to neuromuscular therapy and energy-balancing Reiki techniques?to alleviate mental and physical tension.
At Zandi K Salon, everyone has a story. Stina Nelson didn't realize her passion for massage until a string of bad car accidents led her to the muscle-mending techniques for her own pain relief. Co-owner Nicki Wenz, meanwhile, worked as one of just 12 national Aveda makeup artists in the mid 2000s, traveling the country for photo shoots and trade shows. Educators, artists, world travelers, and Aveda-trained beauty professionals all gather within the earth-toned and stacked-slate walls of Zandi K to lend their life experiences to the looks of others.
They get a little help from their products, of course. The team uses all-natural, plant- and flower-based Aveda products made with sustainably harvested ingredients that are gentle on hair, skin, and Mother Nature's patience. These combine in services that run the gamut from styling and coloring to waxing and ousting acne with facials. But before clients watch their appearances transform in minimalist, steel-framed mirrors, they can sit back in the waiting room with a Session beer, Barefoot red wine, or fruit-infused water, and share their own story.
The staff at Weight Loss MD understands the hardships that plague each weight-loss journey, which is why the clinic focuses solely on helping clients drop pounds safely and effectively. Through the use of injections and prescription medication, clients battling the bulge can find a support system that enhances their healthy diet and exercise routines. Daily doses of prescription phendimetrazine may produce noticeable short-term results, and a scheduled injection regimen may offer a more gradual long-term effect. The clinic is well stocked with B12 and three types of lipo injections, each designed to specifically help increase energy, curb cravings, or make broccoli taste like cheesecake.
Steve and Kim Weiner take pride in their ability to mesh medical-grade wellness treatments with a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. The co-owners began their careers as an aesthetic equipment salesman and a paramedical aesthetician respectively, giving them extensive professional insight into the role that technology can play in rejuvenating clients? appearances. Their spa embraces some of these technologically based treatments, including infrared body wraps, teeth whitening and hair removal with cosmetic laser systems, and lipotron skin-tightening sessions, which use radio frequencies to firm skin tone and broadcast warning messages to crow?s-feet. The center also offers basic spa treatments, such as massages and deep-cleansing facials.
Jante Beauty Boutique's staff of licensed aestheticians and highly trained students soothes skin, waxes bodies, and resurfaces complexions with botanical and aromatherapy treatments. Body scrubs and facials draw from antioxidant-rich seaweed, pumpkin, and chocolate to lift away blemishes, moisturize skin, and frost faces for stakeouts at a cupcake factory. Supervised by accomplished beauty mavens, students perform custom facials, peels, and microdermabrasions with the same techniques for a reduced price.
Located in the historic Golden Triangle neighborhood, 4 Elements Aesthetics helps to clear skin imperfections with custom cleanses, clay masks, and lifting treatments. The spa’s resident skin specialist Carrie Shelton relies upon a holistic approach, one that combines skincare and diet consultations with traditional relaxation and meditation techniques. She also cossets faces with high-end brands—including Image Skin Care products—as well as 100% natural, organic essential oils, clays, herbs, and plants. During most services, Carrie keeps the atmosphere tranquil by pouring custom cups of tea that are perfect for unwinding the mind or protesting taxation that lacks representation.