Nusrat, the cosmetologist and owner of Ashi Beauty Corner, specializes in correcting botched waxing jobs. "A vast majority of my clients have come to me due to having been previously 'brow-butchered,'" she said. As a remedy, she practices threading—an ancient hair-removal method that requires a thin string and nimble fingers.
Prior to each treatment, Nusrat loops a sterile thread around both her hands and tugs the loose end with her teeth. As she rolls the thread across the skin's surface, she traps unwanted hair and extracts it at the follicle level. Because threading avoids the use of topical agents, it's traditionally indicated for people with allergies or sensitive skin. Compared to waxing, it's often regarded as more precise—the technician can target one individual hair or an entire row of unruly threads.
Nusrat performs these treatments in private quarters. "The ambiance makes clients feel surrounded in comfort and enveloped by personal, attentive service," she said. Her personal studio resides within The Salons at Bella Suites, which lives inside Firewheel Town Center, which is nested within the belly of a matryoshka doll.
Under the careful supervision of Dr. Quan Nguyen, BioDerm Skin Care and Laser Center's licensed medical professionals perform a slew of noninvasive cosmetic services. Using IPL laser energy, they eliminate patient's unwanted hair, spider veins, and tattoos, or help them diminish the urge to smoke by directing laser beams at trigger areas, such as ears, faces, hands, or kitten tattoos. Though specializing in laser therapy, they extend their aesthetic reach into the anti-aging cookie jar, performing microdermabrasions and Botox and Restylane injections, along with proffering an array of skincare products, including BioDerm and Obagi.
Characterized by soft whites and pops of earthy greens and browns, Bella Vi Skin & Laser Center's décor feels at once clean and natural. The aestheticians enhance this feeling, filling the air with the aroma of eucalyptus leaves, the harmonious sounds of zen music, and the ambient splashing of their little waterfall, which they presumably shrunk with the same technology as they use to diminish pore size. Once the atmosphere sets clients at ease, the aestheticians beautify and restore bodies with a range of services, such as laser procedures to rid skin of wrinkles and hair, threading and waxing treatments, and classic facials.
At Body Enhancement, clients don't have to worry about what they'll look like after treatment. That's because the spa and salon uploads an array of before-and-after pictures to its Facebook page, showing actual results from its body wraps, microdermabrasion treatments, and hair-coloring appointments. Here, clients can rid themselves of unwanted body fat, bronze their skin with airbrush tanning, or throw vampire hunters off their track by infuse their locks with sun-kissed color. They also reap the benefits of handpicked products from renowned skincare line Arbonne, which crafts its formulas with natural ingredients that soften and illuminate skin.
The beauty experts at Premier Med Spa help people look younger and get healthier with the latest technology and products. A licensed medical aesthetician targets signs of aging on the face with the innovative HydraFacial machine. The device's spiral design creates a vortex effect as it exfoliates the skin, removing impurities while simultaneously infusing moisturizing antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. To help diminish sun damage and fine lines, the staff employs Circadia's SWiCH treatment, a leave-on alternative to a chemical peel that encourages cells to repair themselves without tissue damage or audio self-help books.
In addition to aesthetic services—such as laser hair reduction and restoration, teeth whitening, and dermal fillers—the team designs weight-loss programs around each client's lifestyle. The staff teaches people to cook low-calorie dishes or supplies them with fresh, ready-to-eat meals, and clients can enhance their results with energy-boosting B12 injections.
The staff at SOI Brow Threading Salon are experts at removing unwanted hair. But like any expert knows, there isn't just one best way to do it. That's why they choose to remove hair from the more sensitive, smaller areas of the face via threading, and tackle larger, less sensitive areas with hot wax. This allows them to accurately sculpt brows, but also quickly remove hair from large swathes of legs and backs. To further accentuate brows, staff can tint strands so that they better frame eyes or create a more permanent solution by gluing your favorite strands of hair over eyes. They can also adorn newly smooth skin with the intricate, semipermanent designs of henna tattoos.