Playing with ice is generally safer than playing with fire, though nothing melts away stress like a relaxing, therapeutic mask of both. Your skin will relish an intensive resurfacing mask to smoothen fine lines and force crow's-feet back to the telephone wire. Your friendly aesthetician will move from sculpting to soothing with a follow-up rejuvenating mask designed to pad the skin with a softly served layer of hydration, leaving your outer layers moist and your inner beauty tender.
Experienced aestheticians and the latest technology unite in Skin NV's multifarious menu of face-freshening and body-beautifying services. The NV micro peel aims to reduce furrows and fine lines in the skin, rendering faces smooth and discoloration-free. In a treatment session short enough for lunch breaks, a specialized chemical concoction removes microscopic layers of skin before a cooling cryogenic therapy allays inflammation and soothes the surface, eliminating the need for downtime or messy aloe-vera head baths. Alternatively, the IPL photofacial targets excess pigmentation with focused light frequencies, reducing the appearance of freckles, age spots, and vole-shaped moles while stimulating skin-plumping collagen production. Photofacials take an average of 30 minutes, typically delivering full results in one to three treatments.
After more than 2,000 hours of professional training across two decades, Bella Dermis Skin Care owner and aesthetician Monica Grajales knows how entwined inner health and external appearance can be. She combines her extensive knowledge—including licensure in Florida and California and a postgraduate aesthetics diploma from the International Dermal Institute—with 10 years of experience as a health educator and is currently studying for certification as a yoga teacher. In keeping with her holistic philosophy, Grajales avoids harsh chemicals in favor of natural, plant-based skincare products.
In addition to clinical-grade facials and peels, Grajales caters to women's needs with treatments such as skin bleaching and signature "derriere care" sessions. She also hosts events such as bachelorette parties or corporate gatherings that teach employees how to address acne without resorting to dabs of liquid paper.
Pretty is as Pretty Does takes a proactive approach to beauty with more than 15 facial treatments that don’t necessarily stop at the face. The spa’s aestheticians scrub the feet, back, neck, and other areas of the body with paraben-free Sanitas Skincare products formulated to exfoliate skin after wrestling in mud or lap swimming in a bog. Aside from their long list of spa and clinical facials, the aestheticians swipe away hair with waxing treatments and soothe muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology massage techniques. To keep their clients in the know, they maintain an FAQ page on their website, along with further information about the benefits of skincare.
A portrait of Marilyn Monroe looms over the treatment table at Elle George Skin Care, per porcelain complexion a glowing symbol of perfection. But while Marilyn had makeup and lighting artists on her side, the clients here have something even better. Elle George has spent more than a decade studying the anti-aging properties of natural and organic ingredients––such as vitamin C, pumpkin, and sea salt––which she incorporates into a slew of time-freezing facials and scrubs. A licensed aesthetician, Elle also specializes in advanced treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. And, for a full-body effect, she can even administer a mermaid seaweed body wrap, which moisturizes the skin with citrus-infused body cream and grants the user temporary underwater-breathing abilities.
Two hair designers and a makeup artist staff Stasia's Organic Element Salon, and they ply their trades with organic products. For makeup they use products from Vapour Organic Beauty. For hair, they might use Onestà or Marrakesh Hair Care products. Like many other salons, the interior is full of soothing soft purples and softly lit private treatment rooms, and the staff tries to be equally gentle on skin and scalp by eschewing harsh chemicals found in nonorganic products. The salon's owner, Stacy, has personal experience battling eczema and found that organic salon products helped clear up her skin. So, today she has a deep personal investment in the products she uses for haircuts, keratin treatments, and color applications.