Working out of Precision Ink tattoo shop, the artists at Precision Ink Permanent Makeup enhance natural beauty with professional SofTap pigments. Applied by hand, the technique creates enduring color on eyebrows, lips, and around eyes and eyelashes, resulting in shorter morning-makeup routines and ensuring faces look great even while sleepwalking.
When Lexie Delaney heard she'd gotten a job at a department-store makeup counter, she exclaimed, "Oh, thank you, Jesus, that's awesome!" Her passion and skills gave her an edge that others couldn't help but notice: she was "stealing other people's customers." This pushed Delaney to keep moving forward. When she got the opportunity to work with celebrity clients, she leapt at the chance. Now, Delaney has a celebrity and personal clientele—including Miss Louisiana and Miss Teen Louisiana—that rely on her to prepare for social events, photo shoots, and fashion shows. She's become so accustomed to working elaborate events that she doesn't even blink a well-groomed eye when clients ask to "look like a mask" or be styled to look like nitrogen.
The skilled skin technicians at Softouch Permanent Makeup erases unwanted spider veins doodled across the face and body with safe Veinwave treatments that result in no downtime. During the minimally invasive treatment, an ultra-fine insulated needle releases heated energy beneath the epidermis. The warm wavelengths thermo-coagulate and break down the unsightly vessel walls, rerouting blood to deep-lying veins and causing purple and blue etchings to dissolve immediately, confounding archaeologists preparing to study them. Though skin can be de-veined almost immediately, patients may feel a small pinching sensation during the Veinwave injections, which can lead to small post-treatment microcrusts that naturally vanish within a few days. Results may vary, and Softouch Permanent Makeup recommends up to three treatments in some cases.
At Renew You Medical Spa and Laser Therapy, advanced technology coincides with practiced human precision. Using Dermaware skin care products, board-certified physicians and licensed aestheticians harness the beautifying capacity of pulsed light to perform many of their treatments, which range from blemish-clearing skin-rejuvenation sessions to laser hair removal. They cast different IPL beams over legs to keep unwanted veins from branching out further, thus necessitating the growth of a second heart in your knee. Their nonlaser services include facials and exfoliating rounds of microdermabrasion, which soften fine lines and encourage collagen production for firmer features.
The staff informs clients about their treatment options with free consultations, and often schedules appointments the same day. For aftercare and general maintenance, they keep Neocutis skin products on hand.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
The nail technicians at We Nailed It! enhance toes and fingertips within My Salon Suite. After trimming nails and taming cuticles, staffers daub natural nails with classic polishes from Essie and OPI or adhere and fill steadfast acrylic nails. They also exfoliate hands and feet with orange-scented scrubs nourish dry skin and help hands with their Madame Tussauds auditions.
A zebra-print canvas painted with the words “To Dye For” bedecks the salon walls of Angel Melito’s hair suite with the same name. Beneath its pink-and-white stripes, clients receive traditional cuts, color, and updos using various salon-trusted products from the likes of Sudzz. Alternatively, they can elect for a modern straightening treatment or a text-message breakup with old split ends.