At Bare Skin Perfected, guests are greeted by trained technicians, ready and waiting to help them trim years off their faces and bodies. Advanced skin-clearing treatments and facials refresh complexions and also help to combat dehydration, acne, fine lines, chalk lines, and rosacea. Massages promote inner and outer wellbeing by increasing blood flow and relieving achy joints, and quick-drying airbrush tans mist skin in a golden sheen, using a formula made from 100% organic ingredients.
Within the calming confines of Lima Salon and Spa, Terri Tagami aims to make good on her practice's name by relaxing her clients with multiple massage modalities. She wields finesse in Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage, and can combine the soothing techniques to create fully custom treatments. Each session harnesses massage therapy's bevy of natural benefits, such as improved circulation, diminished pain, and increased range of motion. To bolster freshly kneaded musculature, Terri can also help patrons shed extra poundage with body wraps, which waft infrared heat to melt away cellulite, toxins, and swallowed ice sculptures.
PamperingAngel owner Julie Gramyk is also a registered nurse, channeling her medical expertise into a passion for pampering to create a variety of treatments that are both indulgent and results-oriented. Her team includes licensed aestheticians and a certified massage practitioner, who work tirelessly to restore confidence and mobility through services that range from full-body waxing to raindrop therapy. Julie also spends her time working as an independent consultant for Rodan + Fields, incorporating the company's renowned line of anti-aging products into facials that target everything from sun damage to the puffy under-eye circles that plague many goldfish.
Though the student aestheticians performing the salon and spa treatments at The Academy are still learning their craft, their work demonstrates a keen understanding of it. Under the watchful eyes of licensed professionals, students can showcase their new skills with subtle coloring treatments, wrinkle-erasing glycolic and retinol facials, and precise waxing and sugaring treatments. They also perform haircuts, and when their clients get their salon and spa fix here, the budding stylists don’t have to practice coif work by cutting their parents’ hedges or mashed potatoes—and clients can avoid the high cost of regular salons to boot.
The aestheticians at Enigma Spa beautify skin with any mechanical, natural, or chemical means available. Electrodes vanquish acne-causing bacteria, and galvanic ions, serums, and nutrients work together to firm and tone skin during facials. The crew coats entire bodies with natural ingredients, such as seaweed, honey, white sugar, and brewer’s yeast to slough off dead-skin cells and replenish moisture lost crying during rock ballads about a kitten factory closing down. In treatment rooms, eyelids hover relaxed at half-mast as massage therapists put training in Swedish or Russian deep-tissue massage to use.
It's hard to rival Marilyn Monroe's beauty, but Monroe Salon Spa's stylists and aestheticians can help make clients look like their most glamorous selves. Monroe's range of services includes specialty hair design—including extensions and retexturizing treatments—capable of totally remaking a client's everyday look. These heavy-duty beautifying skills are why TLC's A Makeover Story visited the salon to make over two friends before their 25th high-school reunion. The stylists also enhance ocular aesthetics through eyebrow waxing services. When they are not styling tresses in-studio, Monroe Salon Spa's team is tending to bridal parties and creating on-location wedding looks, such as up dos and side-swept buns.