Kelly Muzall, registered nurse and founder of Estudio de Piel, surrounds herself with beauty professionals who continually pursue ongoing education. Their credentials, like every DeLorean ever made, reach into the past and future—licensed massage therapist Kevin Barry has more than a quarter century of experience in the field, but has broadened his skill set to include deep-water massage and spiritual medicine. Physician assistant Katie O’Brien held director-level positions at clinics across the heartland before planting roots at Estudio de Piel. She also founded a consulting business that trains physicians and nurses to administer injectables. Though Barry and O’Brien represent only two of several professionals, they embody the level of expertise at Estudio de Piel. Each time someone clinches a new certification, the spa adds another service. Since opening, the spa has added microdermabrasions, chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and laser treatments to its menu.
Board certified in medical esthetics, owner and nurse practitioner Deanna Collier is devoted to rejuvenating and enhancing her patients' natural features. Bring in wrinkled facial canvasses to be remounted and used in the art of nonsurgical Botox injections. Injections are quick—usually about 10 minutes—requiring no anesthesia and resulting in little to no downtime. The number of units required to treat an area may vary, but on average, 20 units can be used to treat mild to moderate frown lines between the eyes, with results lasting up to four months. Since the amount of life-lemons and wrinkles varies from person to person, additional units for larger treatment areas can be bought at normal cost ($12.50/unit).
We are truly a unique salon that offers 14 all vertical tanning booths, 2 Mystic spray tan booths, custom airbrush sessions, and the best service you can receive! We have four different UV booths, which are far more powerful than any standard bed to help you achieve the perfect glowing tan.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend human rights" and "Protect our planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, “She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.”
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to a UK-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the Blue Corn 3-in-1 deep-cleansing scrub mask often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, and other national publications.
AIIC-certified permanent makeup artist and nurse-in-training Madison Alcaz understands the importance of sterilization: her medical training has taught her how high-quality ingredients and safety standards can successfully combat dangers of cross-contamination. Adhering to these lessons, she harnesses a tattoo machine to enhance her clients’ natural beauty with permanent makeup applications including eyeliner, full lips, and eyebrows. Each of her services is customized to clients’ specifications, with final looks ranging from very natural-looking to dramatic.
Kist by Mist’s certified tanning consultants and state-of-the-art cocoons of sunshine work to keep body sheaths aglow and vitamin D levels in check no matter what meteorological mood swings the weather undergoes. The UV package includes five skin-tintings of up to 12 minutes apiece in a level 3 Sun Ergoline bed, plus a bottle of lotion with bronzer. Guests can also opt for the UV-free VersaSpa kit, which adds pop to pigment with two automated airbrush sessions complete with a spray primer, a bronzing spray, and an anti-aging moisturizer that keeps skin hydrated and young-looking without cryogenic contraptions or flux capacitors. Or choose the UV-free MyMyst package, which includes two sessions in a voice-guided spray booth that gingerly sluices edifices with light, medium, or dark solutions. MyMyst also spritzes an enhancer to balance pH levels and increase tan lifespan, as well as a finishing coat of scent to ensure clients smell more pleasing than a freshly plucked new car. Both of these UV-free kits help protect the newly bioluminescent with a take-home bottle of Ultimate Tan Extender and helpful advice for rejecting the potential onslaught of love-struck fireflies.
Pure Aesthetics Natural Skincare School is a school dedicated to aesthetic education with an emphasis on the use of nontoxic products. Founder and director Kaelen Johnson has worked in the health and med-spa industry since 1993. Formerly an educator for Essensa, an organic skincare line, Kaelen manifests her passion for discovering all-natural beauty products and for spreading awareness of holistic health practices through the operation of the educational center.
Here, students perform a full menu beauty services including facials, peels, body treatments, and waxing. Showcasing a contemporary, minimalist interior design with a color scheme of muted greys and browns, the eco-friendly facility features recycled-cork flooring, a bamboo reception desk, and hand-painted cotton muslin curtains.