With two decades of experience and multiple certifications under her belt, clinical aesthetician and permanent makeup artist Sallie Beauman helps patrons look and feel their best. Sallie demonstrates her skill with services that augment facial features, clarify skin, and help assuage the aesthetic effects of scarring, vitiligo, and alopecia. She also imparts her talents to others via an apprenticeship program in which novice ink wielders learn to manipulate the same feature-fortifying hues that Sallie so painstakingly applies to her own clients on the job and to popsicle sticks when bored.
Though aesthetician Marie Carmen is a recent graduate—she received her aesthetician certification in May 2011—her passion for pampering clients and making them feel exceptional would make one think she is a seasoned beauty vet. Since opening Lost in Tranquility Skin Care, which is located inside Phenix Salon Suites, she has been able to showcase her aesthetic skills, which include body waxing for 16 different areas, chemical peels that use an enzyme or glycolic formulation, and facials that brighten skin with a nourishing mask and a massage. Marie is also well-versed in galvanic and high-frequency treatments, which are designed to clear pores of unwelcome bacteria and residue from falling asleep face-down in a comfy pile of turkey stuffing.
In Turkish, the name of Lynn Garavaglia's studio, dolunay––pronounced doe-loon-eye––means "full moon." But while the moon's full beauty may wax or wane throughout the month, Lynn's permanent-makeup services ensure her clients remain at their most radiant at all times. Working out of Audra Ballard Salon, Lynn uses a tattoo-like technique to enhance eyes, lips, and brows with feature-flattering pigments that won't wash off or smudge. She can also apply the technique to correct pigment abnormalities, cover traditional tattoos, or camouflage scars caused by a cut or magical-wand fight, as well as to create new areolae for those who have undergone reconstructive surgery.
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.
Bubblegum pink. Sugary treats. Rhinestones and glitter. Sweet & Sassy’s stylists pamper moppets during shrunken-down spa treatments spun with these elements. As tots lounge on tangerine pillows, kid-calibrated manicures and pedicures bejewel their keratin shields with sparkly nail art and adorn their favorite digits with rings and toe rings. Facials slather visages with gentle, sweet-smelling concoctions, and ear-piercing services add appropriate glint to kids' facial regions so that they can stop lodging beads in their nostrils.