Brenda Miller, licensed aesthetician and owner of Face West Skin Care, uses only glo therapeutics skincare products during her facial treatments. She has pledged allegiance to this brand due to its potent ingredients and thoughtful omission of parabens, dyes, and superglue. In addition to classic European facials, peels, and microdermabrasion treatments, Brenda also offers microcurrent facelifts, LED light therapy, and waxing.
The staff at Lavish Salon and Spa's sole intention is to bring out clients’ natural beauty with hairstyling, eyebrow-shaping, and nail-painting services. The team took the same approach to its salon space, sprucing up the once-basic storefront with paisley-print wallpaper and etched ceiling tiles that make art out of what might have been an easily overlooked feature. More subdued hues color the private treatment rooms nestled away from the bustling salon floor, keeping the atmosphere in those safe beauty havens as relaxed as a royal guard on his day off. For each service, the staff pulls from a stock of hand-selected products that includes several all-natural options from Aveda and the acclaimed Moroccanoil line.
At Enhancing Light Cosmetic Laser Centers, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Dembny oversees a team of fully certified staffers who beautify physiques with laser-guided services. Using VelaShape, an FDA-approved procedure that fuses infrared light, bipolar radio frequencies, and mechanical massage, technicians can contour away cellulite. Photofacial skin rejuvenation, meanwhile, resurrects a youthful glow in faces marked by signs of aging, such as fine lines, sun spots, and mouths locked in place after blowing out candles on a birthday cake. Tattoo removal lifts unwanted ink, microdermabrasion exfoliates away dead skin, and skin tightening reduces wrinkles and saggy areas. A portion of the clinic?s profits go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, which funds breast-cancer research and raises awareness of the disease.
Bored with a corporate job pushing paper, KC Mecklenburg opted to pamper guests with the warm, personal touch of custom spa services. The trained and certified aesthetician holds court at Salon a Bella, where she greets visitors with tailored skincare services. Along with sugar scrubs and enzyme masks, KC's facials include a gentle massage and the warming touch of a heated treatment table. She also administers chemical peels and waxing services, and is always ready to gush about her English bulldog, Jackson, and his never-ending doctoral thesis.
Lynn Duncan is a proud perfectionist. “In this business, I’d have it no other way,” she says. At Lynn Duncan Permanent Cosmetics, the multicertified practitioner makes sure her clients' makeup is flawless—and permanent. She also offers microdermabrasion, teeth whitening, and eyelash extensions.
Fountain of Youth Medical Laser Spa?s staff of certified aestheticians, massage therapists, laser technicians, nurses, and physicians helps faces regain their youthful splendor with skincare treatments. Under the guidance of a board-certified medical director, they helm medical aesthetic machinery that vanquishes unwanted hair and sloughs dead skin cells from the face. Each treatment takes place after a staffer conducts a consultation to customize any necessary treatments and to build a friendly rapport with the patient.