Though threading has been among Asia’s most popular depilation methods for thousands of years, it only recently made its way onto the service menus of Western spas. The ancient practice has shown signs of becoming more of a spa mainstay, however, thanks to an eco-friendly process that also manages to stay on good terms with sensitive skin.
For evidence of threading’s rapidly expanding popularity, one need not look further than Brow Shapes' Eastern-inspired treatment menu. When not sculpting brows into precise arches, the spa’s artists rely on their attention to detail to draw henna tattoos that depict flowery swirls, geometric patterns, or extremely detailed public-transit maps. The spa also features a variety of facial massages, each of which can be customized to relieve pain, aid in relaxation, and improve skin tone.
The aestheticians at Katherine Maxwell Skin Care specialize in facials, customizing each treatment to the individual. Based on client needs, aestheticians choose specific formulas culled from product lines such as ONLY YOURx and gloProfessional skincare. To complement their skin expertise, the aestheticians also offer waxing and a selection of spa services for the body. Deeper bodywork comes courtesy of two massage therapists, who knead guests in 10 massage modalities including hot stone and acupressure. For aspiring aestheticians or clients who want to take better care of themselves at home, the studio’s specialists also teach classes on topics such as how to perform a lymphatic-drainage facial massage and personal waxing.
The aestheticians at Madison Mohrr Skin Care specialize in spa treatments for women's faces and bodies. Though male patrons are welcome to attend in the company of a spouse or significant other, beauty specialists direct their skills toward administering facials, waxes, and homeopathic treatments to patrons with two X chromosomes or Scrabble pieces. The beauty specialists prove their dedication to creating a stress-free oasis by setting up each service with an appointment, which guarantees that each client receives the unhurried, personalized attention typically reserved for slow-motion tickle fights. Outside of her skincare business, Madison Mohrr - who recently celebrated 25 years of being cancer free - works with breast cancer awareness groups in Fresno.
Dr. Cynthia M. Lopez began her medical career in the Philippines, returning to her hometown after medical school to provide health care to families who could not otherwise afford it. Since that time, Dr. Lopez has become an expert laser cosmetic surgeon, helping enhance the beauty of her clients within a practice designed to evoke the calm and relaxation of Mariveles, her archipelago hometown. Dr. Lopez and her staff aim to demystify the advanced techniques they deploy in pursuit of increasing each patient's confidence, walking them through the steps of liposuction, skin treatments, cosmetic injections, and how exactly they manage to steal and replace the noses of children.
Nevada School of Massage Therapy graduate Cathy Abbott earned a national certification in massage therapy, a distinction that requires her to keep her skills sharp with continuing-education courses. Among the modalities she's mastered are gentle Swedish massages, which stimulate circulation; deep-tissue massages, which address chronic pain; and hot-stone massages, which locate trendy gems lodged beneath the skin. Abbott also specializes in prenatal massage, during which she uses special pillows and positioning techniques to assuage the physical stress of maternity.
The technicians at Thread & Sugar embrace a natural approach to beauty, whether they are practicing ancient Eastern hair-removal methods or hand-mixing organic facial ingredients right before the client's eyes. An organic salon located in the Central Valley, they use nail polishes free of DBP, formaldehyde, and toluene, and organic, herbal hair color products that are non-toxic. Even the cleaning products they use are eco-friendly and the space is equipped with an onsite purifier that keeps dust, allergens, and debris from invading the air.