Before Zach Apodaca began helping wipe away tension in his native Tucson, he completed 1,000 hours of practice. He uses this experience to alleviate pain and improve range of motion through Swedish or deep-tissue massage. During injury-management massage, he applies special techniques to heal old car, sports, or pillow-fight injuries. He performs sports massage to help athletes prepare for games by reducing inflammation and actively stretching muscles, and he uses hot stones to melt away stress and help with blood circulation.
For more than two decades, certified makeup artist Jill Boaz has been applying permanent makeup in short, 30-45 minute appointments, emphasizing the eyes and contouring facial structures to inspire subtle or striking looks for her clients. Her confidence in her work has grown so strong that she now uses micropigments to permanently outline the eyes, shape the brows, and cross-out third dimples. In addition to an endorsement from the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, Boaz’s beautifying skills extend to eyelash perms and lash-by-lash extensions.
Licensed aesthetician and registered nurse Dr. Suzie understands that for skin to look beautiful, it must first be healthy. To keep her clients' skin in top form, she works with them individually to identify specific skincare issues and goals to determine the appropriate treatment plan, specializing in treating all skin types and colors. Along with performing a variety of facial treatments that help treat acne or balance complexions, she also provides advanced skincare solutions such as Botox injections and electrolysis.
At Glow Skin Care and Lashes' location inside Felisha's Salon, cosmetologist and aesthetician Melinda Spreng strives to boost patrons’ natural beauty via a slate of skin-smoothing services from waxing treatments to European facials. Drawing from more than 20 years of experience in the spa industry, including her previous career at a destination spa, Melinda possesses knowledge of a wide variety of products, techniques, and skin types, which she now applies to personalized treatments at Glow.
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).
Relaxed sighs ride a wave of gentle scents from Alchemista, where staff draws upon the therapeutic properties of essential oils and handmade organic products. The Fall Harvest aromatherapy body buff tickles noses and seduces the senses with spices reminiscent of carving pumpkins, raking leaves, and harvesting bountiful crops of scarecrows. The body buff scrubs away dead skin cells and hydrates the healthy layer underneath, revealing a glowing, even-toned façade. The blue-corn body treatment combines seasonal corn and sugarcane extracts to soften skin sheathes like an apology note from reformed UV rays. A full-body hot-stone massage from a licensed therapist augments the blue-corn treatment with soothing pressure and aromatherapy. The massage alleviates muscle tension, stimulates circulation, and tests geological knowledge with the gentle warmth of heated rocks.