Rubyz Day Spa guides patrons deep into a land where body, mind, and spirit come face to face with relaxation. ?minence organic products bolster each facial and skin-centric service, tenderly cleansing the epidermis with fresh, natural ingredients guaranteed by Mother Earth's legal team to not disturb sensitive skin. Gentle hands knead away strain from muscles during massage sessions and swathe bodies in linens and herbs during detoxifying body wraps. For further toxin eviction, the infrared sauna uses high heat to convince chemicals, pesticides, and plasticizers to flee the body on the backs of rolling sweat beads. The spa mavens at Rubyz also dabble in the traditional art of henna tattooing, as well as other age-old practices such as ear candling and laser hair removal. The staff at the spa use state-of-the-art technology to treat bodies of every skin and tone type and remove unwanted hair ranging from very light to very dark with minimal discomfort.
A quick glance at Alexandra Bradley's curriculum vitae reveals an unstoppable passion for skincare: she has a master's degree in physical therapy with a specialty in medical aesthetics; she graduated with honors from the Ogle School; and she is certified by the state of Texas. In addition, as a native Brazilian, she transformed appearances by running a beauty center in her hometown of Belo Horizonte. Backed by her education and a cumulative 18 years of working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists in Brazil and the United States, Bradley clarifies and rejuvenates skin through a collection of skin therapies using pharmaceutical-grade and environmentally friendly products. With an advanced hyfrecator cauterization device, she successfully dispels veins and skin growths including skin tags, sun spots, moles, and ghost tails. She also uses advanced technologies during a collection of peels, which can deploy lasers to resurface the skin.
Although it's hard to tell by looking at Fabulous Esthetics owner Amanda Walthall's healthy complexion, she's had ample opportunities to put various skincare products to the test while treating her own epidermal concerns. This first-hand familiarity, paired with seven years spent working for medical spas throughout the Midwest, makes her a trustworthy skincare specialist—well versed in chemical peels, facials, and microdermabrasion practices. Fabulous Esthetics specializes in treating acne-prone or aging skin with the most effective products and services available, favoring ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acid and vitamin C squeezed from oranges by supermodels. Microdermabrasion treatments whisk away weathered skin cells, waxing services uproot hairs to leave skin smooth, and paraben-free airbrush tanning gilds bodies for up to 14 days.
Licensed massage therapist Stacey Garrett ushers bodies into uncharted states of serenity with therapeutic massages enhanced with restorative botanicals and oils. She combines the massage's power to pamper with its ability to help detox the body, squeezing out embedded toxins with practiced pressure and triggering the body’s lymphatic system with red-rice scrubs, purifying masks, and herbs.
During each Thai herbal massage, hot-stone massage, or craniosacral-therapy session, Stacey sets the stage for personalized comfort by adjusting the lighting, music, wallpaper pattern, and temperature to her clients' preferences. She also encourages clients to make mental notes of sensations and feelings felt during their massage in order to heighten body awareness and give them a deeper understanding of what types of treatment will suit their recurring discomfort.
The Spa at Pure Salon is powered by the certified skills of massage therapist Nikki Sanders and aesthetician Rachel Sauls. After earning their stripes working at high-end spas throughout the Raleigh area, the duo settled down and opened its own luxury oasis. In addition to a certification in LaStone therapy, Nikki claims expertise in an array of massage modalities, including deep-tissue techniques and prenatal massage. Rachel's multifaceted knowledge of skincare has led her to discover and employ upscale Osmosis skincare products, which enhance facial treatments with DNA repair technology. The pair conspires to reward its most loyal clients, granting discounts to regular customers or to those who guess the correct number of freckles that have visited the spa over the years.
Even after a quarter-century of professional experience in making people beautiful, makeup artist Rachelle Espindola knows there is always more to learn. These days, she supplements her skills with MAC pro classes, which add to a resume that already glitters with work experience at Bobbi Brown, Chanel, and Laura Mercier cosmetics. A certified airbrush artist and NovaLash practitioner, she not only takes classes to keep up with beauty trends but also leads them as an educator for Kett Cosmetics of New York.
At The Make-Up Studio, Rachelle dolls up guests for big occasions such as weddings and photo sessions, or for everyday wear. She also comes on location to make things more convenient for brides, large groups, or professional mascots who can't stand the leave the house bare faced.