The aestheticians and technicians at Skin Rejuvenation Studios gave themselves a lofty goal: enrich lives. As they describe it, today's society is fast paced and stressful, especially since the lightbulb replaced the scented candles that used to illuminate the world. Their goal is to provide an oasis that revolves around clients' wishes, which explains why customization is the primary tenet of the spa's philosophy. Drawing on a cache of organic Kimberly Parry products, the team specializes in facials, reflexology, and body wraps, along with spray tans that mimic the sun's rays.
A vast beauty boutique, Merle Norman stocks top-quality cosmetics and its self-titled line of skincare solutions alongside a selection of bags and accessories. Browsers can buff out the physical effects of wrestling Father Time with a variety of skin-specific foundations ($24.95–$36.95) in mineral, liquid, cream, and powder; or perk up complexions with a full range of color cosmetics ($15.95–$22.95) in modern hues ranging from sheer to supersaturated. Merle Norman's skincare line ($22.95–$59.95) can banish blemishes, moisturize dry skin, and smooth wrinkles, keeping faces supple and smooth. Stock a handbag with stylish lash-prepping mascaras and an array of eyeliners, or a simple mix of long-lasting lip glosses and sticks to keep kissers in tip-top shape for a career as a kissing-booth operator. As a bonus, Merle Norman performs complimentary express facials and makeup lessons to refresh tired countenances and keep each patron feeling their beautiful best.
Cosmetologist Patsy Baggs purchased Signature Spa & Salon in 1983, and in the decades since, she has expanded the boutique's menu of services thanks to a multitalented team of stylists, massage therapists, and cosmetologists. The staff beautifies nails with glistening polishes and nurtures hair with products from Redken and Matrix.
The aestheticians at Skin Wellness Weight Loss and Spa improve skin tone and texture with an array of PCA Skin products. The scientifically designed line of creams, lotions, tinctures, and wizard potions tackle nearly any skin issue such as fine lines and acne, and also cater to more-complex skincare needs. For those undergoing chemotherapy, they offer specifically designed treatments. Patrons also can opt for mani-pedis, waxing sessions, eyelash extensions, or soothing massages.
The initials in AIB Salon stand for "art of Indian beauty," and traditional South Asian beauty techniques are indeed its focus. Stylists can deftly use modern techniques such as Japanese hair-straightening or permanent eyelash extensions, but the team specializes in the ancient art of threading—manipulating 100% cotton threads to remove unwanted facial hair with more speed and precision than waxing, shaving, or tweezing. It's also gentle, since the thread lassoes each hair without causing discomfort to the surrounding skin.
Newly de-fuzzed faces can celebrate with facial treatments that incorporate herbs and even gold. Indeed, a taste for glamour permeates AIB Salon: makeup artists revel in creating jaw-dropping wedding looks and, especially, henna designs almost too elaborate to be believed.
At Mona's Spa, the focus is on the skin. The aestheticians here use advanced techniques such as microdermabrasion and AHA and BHA peels to help rid faces of wrinkles, age spots, and dry patches. Clients can also receive shellac manicures and spa pedicures complete with foot soaks, masks, and hot towels.