The technicians at Bloom Salon & Body Spa present clients with noninvasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Instead of liposuction, they melt away inches with LipoLaser treatments. Instead of face-lifts, they tighten the skin naturally by stimulating the muscles underneath with MicroCurrent treatments. Since these techniques keep the scalpel in the drawer, they spare clients the long recovery periods required after more taxing options, such as surgery or witchcraft.
In addition to their technological beauty techniques, the team also augments appearances and pampers patrons with facials and a full menu of hair services. Six types of massages scold away stress with relaxation tools such as hot stones and grapefruit foot scrubs.
Angie Cundiff-Roy, nurse practitioner and the medical director at Avante Garde Aesthetic Centers, totes more than 10 years of aesthetic experience in her beauty tool belt. Backed by an all-female staff well versed in clinical laser treatments and hypothetical time travel, Angie dowses clients in a waterfall of skin-preserving knowledge during each nonsurgical treatment. Her centers' chemical peels and dermal fillers rejuvenate complexions, and medically supervised weight-loss programs and chiropractic treatments keep the pounds and pains away. Avante Garde's staff further fosters youthful appearances with Glytone, Latisse, Avène, and glominerals products.
Missy Acra first sharpened her shears and her skills at a Regis salon before diving into the fast-paced environment at Great Clips. As each day presented her with a frenzy of new 'dos, she developed a fondness for clippers, razors, and edgy cuts. She took this experience with her to Empire Beauty School, where she spent four years as an instructor, introducing new stylists to the many facets of the salon industry. Missy helped her students hone their skills but realized they still needed guidance after graduation, so she opened M-Salon to give them a head start in the real world.
Today, Missy draws on 10 years of experience to guide her former students as they craft flattering looks and nurture damaged tresses amid steel-blue walls, wooden floors, and shelves lined with products. In addition to hair services, her stylists also beautify nails, wax unwanted fuzz, and design custom wigs with drag-reducing spoilers.
EcuaBella Skin Care Spa owner Geovanna Ortega believes that the impact of cosmetic treatments can be more than skin-deep. “Caring for our appearance and looking our best helps us feel better about ourselves," she writes on her spa’s website. A licensed aesthetician herself, Ortega works with her staff to help inspire this sense of confidence in her clients.
Many of EcuaBella’s treatments incorporate organic skincare products or advanced cosmetic technology like that which astronauts use before press conferences. Ultrasound waves and LED light can lend their salutary benefits to facials, helping to improve circulation, even out skin tone, and conceal signs of fine lines and wrinkles. The jade rollers of thermal massage beds are gently heated with far infrared heat before they start to knead muscles, helping relieve tense joints.
After putting in nearly a quarter of a century in the beauty industry, Denise Adair decided to strike out on her own and open her own salon. At Hair by Adair, she specializes in color treatments, but offers a diverse menu of services for both men and women. In the salon, she uses professional-grade products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken, as well as keratin treatments from Simply Smooth. Denise also offers some aesthetic services, including facial contouring, wraps, and body treatments designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Signature Service: Blended cuts and versatile color.
Brands Used: Matrix, Big Sexy, Joico, Chi.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: To feel better about their appearance .