If the tranquility of a day spa and the powerful treatments of a medical clinic were people, then Loreann Spa would be the product of their late-night rendezvous. The staff creates this union by balancing relaxing massages and facials with intense products and beautification methods, such as Bio-Dermology procedures. During this full-body treatment, mechanical rollers knead cellulite, warming skin to the point that fat particles disperse like a house party when the cops show up. Laser hair removal sources its strength from an equally deft Candela GentleYAG laser, which pinpoints follicles and shuts them down using focused heat.
Cindy Barshop may have a familiar face. She gained reality-TV fame as a cast member of The Real Housewives of New York City, but she found success much earlier when the Madison Avenue spa she founded more than 10 years ago grew into a hair-removal brand known throughout the country. Completely Bare’s waxing specialists dab bikini lines with the shop’s proprietary blend of ouch-less wax, which adheres to hair instead of skin to avoid the painful pull that often accompanies a waxing session. The blend is hypoallergenic and does not cause acne, which makes it ideal for depilating sensitive skin and touchy bodily zones. Routine waxing sessions add extra sparkle with the salon’s vajazzling service, which bedecks newly hair-free spots with up to 70 Swarovski crystals arranged into such shapes as hearts, stars, peace signs, and MPAA ratings. The spa specialists also migrate beyond the below-the-belt area to polish the rest of the body with facials, laser hair removal, spray tanning, and teeth whitening.
Warren Wilkes Salon is quite capable of cranking out pretty hairdos with dazzling highlights, but its owner is also able to deal with the wind- and sun-ravaged hair that only comes from frequently riding a motorcycle. According to an Examiner.com article, Warren, a biker himself, knows exactly where to add layers so that the hair still maintains a great shape even after being smooshed under a helmet and tied with hair bands. He even tells his long-haired clients to place covered hair bands in tresses every 3 inches in order to keep hair protected from the elements and frog plagues.
When Warren and his stylists are not tending to bikers’ hair, they correct color, add hair extensions, and create updos. Aestheticians work alongside Warren and his hairstylists, beautifying faces with microdermabrasion and lash tinting.
Erica Arancibia has two areas of expertise: getting rid of unwanted hair and caring for the skin underneath. She works with both hard and soft wax to clear away hair from almost any body part—though her specialty is Brazilians—and has aftercare products on hand to stave off irritation. She has also mastered the Alexandria sugaring technique, which removes hair in the direction of its growth for reduced discomfort. Erica never double-dips or uses recycled wax, and she always wears disposable gloves, both for hygiene purposes and in case she needs an emergency balloon.
In addition to her hair-removal services, Erica administers facials and peels. Her skincare treatments target conditions from dryness to acne with technology such as ultrasound treatments and crystal-free microdermabrasion.
In 1991, Aqua Medical Spa began as a modest, four-employee salon specializing in simple hair and nail treatments. The business rapidly grew to lavish clients with cutting-edge services that nourished the face and body, and by 2000, it had transformed into one of Dallas's first medical spas. Today, the spa continues to treat men and women with a unique combination of rejuvenating spa services and results-driven medical treatments. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ben Tittle leads a team of doctors and nurses in enhancing outer appearances with noninvasive Zerona laser treatments, Botox cosmetic injections, and plastic surgery. Spa specialists focus on inner well-being with both classic and high-tech services—including laser- and radio-frequency-based facials and massages that begin with a consultation and end with a careful analysis of the client's dream journal.
Bollywood Stylz's staff specializes in the ancient Indian practice of threading eyebrows, masterfully clearing away rows of hair to form crisply defined brows that lend eyes a striking frame. They gently twist threads to catch unwanted strands and lift them from follicles on eyebrows, stray facial hairs, or necks. The process avoids the irritation that comes from waxes, benefitting those with sensitive skin or those who are themselves made out of wax.
In addition to threading, the stylists trim and color tresses, wax legs and bikini lines, cleanse pores with facials, and pamper guests with other salon services. Another in-house specialty is the intricate, reddish-brown designs of traditional henna body art.