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Men and women alike stand to benefit from Holly and Kristin’s menu of services, which includes medical facials, exfoliating chemical peels, and gentle waxing treatments. Free of artificial fragrances and dyes, the spa’s repertoire of skincare products assists them through treatments and forms the basis for many of the at-home skincare regimens they prescribe. With more than 10 years of experience in the medical-skincare industry, Holly and Kristin draw on their collected wisdom to treat skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation, sensitivity, and tattoos of caterpillars that have yet to morph into butterflies.
Helmed by an experienced staff, Vivande Med Spa fuses relaxing, Old World day-spa décor with a professional medical milieu. Dedicated nurse-practitioner Lynne Brownell has more than 30 years of clinical experience in Central California, and her spa's Energist Ultra VPL, an FDA-approved laser removal system, has proven effective in eradicating superfluous fuzz and intimidating werewolf secret agents. In each of three sessions, a light heats the melanin of the unwanted hair, destroying each ill-favored follicle and preventing future growth. Target weedy bristles sprouting from the underarms ($100), bikini line ($175), chin ($75), upper lip ($75), back of neck ($75), brow ($75), ears ($75), or cheeks ($100) of your corpus garden. Your three treatments will send you well on your way to hairless harmony, but results can vary depending on skin and hair type. The friendly licensed specialists at Vivande will be happy to consult with you on how many treatments it will take to achieve desired results.
Named the People's Choice best day spa by The Fresno Bee in 2010, Zena's Day Spa pampers guests with a full range of relaxing spa services. Zena's soaks guest in a quiet, warm, cream-colored ambience while a professional staff blasts away stress from the body like a soothing pleasure laser. During each paraffin pedicure ($60), a foot restoration expert soaks sock fillers in a whirlpool, exfoliates the skin, rejuvenates cuticles, shapes and polishes the nails, and massages the feet like tingly vibrations emanating from a massive speaker during an 80s hair band ballad sung in French. To top off pedicures, feet are infused with aromatherapy paraffin to soften dried-out skin. Next, a certified massage therapist will exorcise mischievous, knot-inducing spirits from the muscles during a 30-minute body massage ($40). Customers can also upgrade to a 30-minute couples massage for an additional $40. Potential effects of each massage may lead to relaxation, increased circulation, and the body purring like a gently petted tuba.
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.
The stylists at A Little Indulgence Salon sculpt hair into works of head art, cutting strands with shears sharpened on years of know-how. After scuttling split ends, adding layers, and picking out burs, mane tamers bathe head threads in shampoos from lines such as Dermalogica or Enjoy Professional Hair Care. Half or full highlights then deepen looks by enhancing the dimension of freshly lopped locks. Service concludes as hair undergoes a finishing styling that reflects its grower’s personality or favorite Dr. Seuss character. While undergoing scalp metamorphosis, clients can relax within the studio’s décor of stucco walls, murals of palm trees and archways, and leopard-print upholstery.
At the Hungry Hair Salon, Tammie Riley and her team of stylists keep manes healthy and shiny with precision cuts and advanced coloring techniques. Originally opened in 1990 as a standalone salon, the business eventually grew to include a soothing spa space beneath it. Inside the spa's private treatment rooms, aestheticians restore waning visages with specialized services such as SkinCeuticals peels and anti-aging facials infused with hyaluronic acid and Omega ingredients. Injection specialists also plumps up visages with dermal fillers or introduce B-12 solution to clients, leaving them with more energy than a first grader who finally got the pony made of sugar she always wanted.