More than 15,000 patients have passed through Parish Cosmetic Vein and Laser Center’s doors since it opened in 1995. Dr. Timothy Parish has been at the helm the entire time and, although he’s added several skills to his resumé since, he still takes the time to personally outline a treatment plan and perform ultrasounds for each patient with varicose veins. A registered vascular technician and registered physician in vascular interpretation, Dr. Parish eschews painful vein-stripping procedures for innovative methods including endovenous laser treatment, which uses laser fibers to damage the vein walls, eventually causing them to break down, pack up their belongings, and disappear. Beyond vanquishing problem veins, Dr. Parish and his team have also mastered several cosmetic procedures, including laser hair removal, chemical peels, and dermal fillers such as Botox and Juvéderm.
Softouch Permanent Makeup uses the finest beauty products to restore visages to prelapsarian levels of smoothness and radiance. In the microdermabrasion treatment, a stream of fine particles gently dislodges the outermost layer of tired, sulky skin, giving young, untested cells the opportunity to prove themselves and finally show their parents that being a face cell is just as important and respectable as being a neuron. The procedure is effective in reducing fine lines, blemishes, and sun damage. A repairing serum and smoothing mask are applied after the treatment to expedite the body's natural healing process, quickly eliminating the slight puffiness and soreness that accompany the treatment and helping forge skin with the uncanny smoothness and alluring glow of a phosphorescent baby shrimp.
During one-hour personal instruction sessions, professional makeup artist Danielle Lee—whose work has been featured in numerous publications including Southern Bride magazine—teaches clients step-by-step application techniques that can be used to augment their already existing facial features or to polish a miniature bust of Jennifer Lopez. Faces are exposed to a wide range of high-end cosmetics, including pigments by MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Trish McEvoy. A focus on delivering custom-tailored tips ensures that all clients leave the studio with the know-how to dress their dermises appropriately for upcoming bridal parties, birthday bashes, or KISS concerts.
The friendly staffers at Aura Salon Spa work their pampering wizardry in a large, modern space. The 30-minute express pedicure kicks off with a sole-softening soak, preparing feet to meet with the buffer and file. Next, cuticles and calluses are removed, stems are moisturized, and tootsies are topped with enough shiny color to garner envy from the Las Vegas Strip. The 30-minute basic manicure converts nails from their natural state of corporate-ladder-climbing claws to elegant, unruffled shapes. Cuticle care and a candy-colored coating complete turkey-stencil transformation.
Each of Hollywood Tans' 140-plus locations, scattered from coast to coast, houses UV tanning booths that allow patrons to tan while standing for 8–11 minutes. With an average of 15 hygienic booths per salon, patrons rarely encounter waiting times and can stop in without an appointment. Hollywood Tans also offers UV-free methods of adding color to one's skin, including Mystic Tan's DHA-infused spray tans, tanning lotions, and public readings of guests' teenage diary entries.
Sherry Rayborn considers every aspect of her clients’ skincare and relaxation needs before beginning each fully customized treatment. Having worked as both an RN and aesthetician, Sherry focuses her services on improving facial health through the use of fruit-enzyme peels, antioxidant exfoliation, and a feather duster to inspire healthy giggles. Each facial and waxing treatment transpires on a three-fold reclining chair amid low lighting and soothing music.