When the time came for Vickie and Victor Bennett to name their new day spa, they simply reached for an English-to-Italian dictionary. Vasaio, which means ‘potter’ in Italian, captures the Bennetts’s commitment to revealing the untapped beauty in each of their clients, much like a potter uncovers the beauty in wet clay or uncooked cookie dough. Using organic lotions, scrubs, and muds created in-house, as well as Keune Haircosmetics products imported from the Netherlands, Vasaio’s stylists, massage therapists, and nail technicians sculpt, soothe, and pamper their patrons amid a luxurious spa setting.
Dr. Laura Tinning leads Vasaio’s med-spa arm, administering and overseeing rejuvenating procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Botox and Juvéderm injections, and laser treatments. Armed with the Cutera laser system, Dr. Tinning and her team battle nail fungus, acne, unwanted hair growth, visible veins, and the body’s internal asteroid belt.
For many people, the secret to happiness is intangible. But for skincare consultant Daphne, not only can you touch the secret, you can give it a big kiss. According to the owner of Perfectly Pampered by Daphne, healthy skin is the “prerequisite to happiness and success.” That’s why she’s passionate about helping people achieve beauty and relaxation. She takes a custom approach to facial services and offers complimentary skincare consultations, aromatherapy, and cheek pinches. Daphne plays soothing music while pampering her guests to combat signs of aging and acne or removing tension with massage therapy aided by custom-made oils and butters. She also uses fragrance-free products for clients with sensitive skin, as well as products made from pure shea butter, almond oil, and grapeseed oil.
• For $33, you get a Biomedic Micro-Peel (a $67 value). • For $43, you get a Biomedic Micro-Peel Plus (an $87 value).The Centre For Plastic Surgery's bevy of board-certified physicians and medical aestheticians bolsters inner beauty with a host of surgical and noninvasive procedures. For a smoother, more radiant complexion, the Biomedic Micro-Peel relieves faces of hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and acne. The three-step system begins with a manual exfoliation before countenances are refreshed with a salicylic chemical peel that further exfoliates rough texture and renders skin tone as brilliant as a new car's. Complexions are finished up with a cryogenic therapy which is designed to firm the skin by boosting collagen production through positive reinforcement.
After years of styling her friends with clothes from her own closet, JNicolle opened her own boutique so the masses could look as fabulous as her inner circle. The boutique, Style Me BeYOUtiful, offers not only clothes, but lifestyle and beauty products and services from technicians such as Beauty by Rene.
JNicolle’s hand-selected team of fashion and beauty stylists unclog pores with botanical facials, bronze pelts with spray tans, and transform visages with custom-blended airbrush makeup. No matter the treatment, the style experts always take before and after pictures. They also act as personal shoppers to help clients find the perfect pair of shoes or a figure-flattering dress from a local designer, and they offer styling advice to ensure clients know which shoe goes on which foot.
The ladies generally work out of JNicolle Salon Boutique & Spa, but they’ll take their talents on the road, traveling to clients for spa parties and providing event-planning services for weddings, bachelorette parties, and ladies nights.
Salon owners Lori Hoving and Kelly Schlosser love the effects of a great dye job. It can add drama to a new cut, hide graying strands, or help a person emulate his or her favorite My Little Pony. The duo heads up a full team of stylists who are experienced at doling out professional color treatments, as well as haircuts, blowouts, and updos. They are joined by massage therapists who use the power of touch to transform stress into relaxation during bodywork treatments and facials.
Ageless Beauty's spa professionals literally treat their clients from head to toe, offering six types of facial treatments that rejuvenate skin and spa pedicures that pamper feet. The staff turns to tried-and-true treatments such as a classic facial while also embracing technology with cutting-edge procedures such as LED-light therapy. Skincare treatments help relieve stress, and a Swedish massage also leaves clients feeling as carefree as a kid who has just filed his income taxes.