Owner Angela Bastien?an 18-year veteran of the healthcare industry?runs Begin with your Skin Medspa with a staff of all-stars. That includes a board-certified plastic surgeon who graduated from Duke University and a medical aesthetician with a diploma from the prestigious CIDESCO aesthetics program. With that lineup of talent, the clinic is able to offer diverse cosmetic services, including injectables, laser treatments, and peels.
Treatments such as Botox and Juvederm fill out wrinkles and photodynamic-therapy treatments tackle acne blemishes. For anyone who doesn't want body hair ruining Wear Your Bathingsuit to Work Day, certified laser technicians attack follicles with CoolGlide Xeo lasers that render body areas smooth and hairless. Since skincare is so central to the med spa's offerings?including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and 3D skin rejuvenation?the staff also carries maintenance products, including Skinceuticals formulas. They even offer Body Bronze spray tans that make UV tanning unnecessary.
Led by oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Steven Selchow, the staff at Rejuv Skin and Hair Clinic prioritizes professionalism just as much as luxury. Before the licensed medical professionals administer services such as Botox, Voluma, and Juv?derm dermal injections, they conduct an initial consultation. They cover patient history and cosmetic goals?from looking younger to looking as smooth as a dolphin slicked in olive oil. Wielding laser technology, they aim to shut down hair growth, tighten sagging skin, and banish blemishes. Some of their services tackle multiple ailments in a single treatment.
Hannah and Jennifer dig deep into clients’ psyches to extract their innermost style desires, much like Freud, who double majored in fashion. Regardless of the individual client’s lifestyle and preferences, they can design a new look that suits them, since they’re trained in both current trends and classic techniques. That doesn't mean they use outdated products, though. They pour out Wella Professionals, Moroccanoil, Brocato, and Kaaral products to nurture tresses. The duo activates the power of these lock elixirs to render haircuts and coloring, but also transforms customers' appearances with waxing and tinting services—something hairy cars need, too.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.
Technicians at Pamper Nails trim and shape nails with sparkling sets of tools. Behind the wrought-iron room divider, brown leather pedicure chairs keep patrons comfortable while technicians smooth heels and lightly massage feet with lotion. The technicians also apply acrylic and gel nails to lengthen short nails or draw attention away from tentacles. While their nails dry, customers may flip through the channels on the flat-screen TV or browse magazines on the coffee table.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Clean, spacious, friendly, and good services.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Being with various customers to make their nails beautiful.
What do you love most about your job?
Turning ugly hands and feet into beautiful ones.