Catherine Martin of European Esthetics packs 30 years of experience and ample know-how gleaned while attaining a degree in nutrition into each treatment performed. Studying in France, Catherine learned how to unite pure medical-grade ingredients with USDA-certified organic products when pampering clients with facials. All services are designed to eschew inflammation and accommodate even the most sensitive epidermises. Microdermabrasion facials and light therapy are the star players on European Esthetics' treatment roster.
At the helm of Esthetics by Ashley is an eponymous, licensed aesthetician who specializes in microdermabrasion and peels. Her services include exfoliating, cleansing, and customized facial treatments; chemical peels and microdermabrasion; body scrubs and wraps; and waxing services.
Rather than spreading her aesthetic skills over a range of beauty services, Amber does just two things: eyelash extensions and airbrush makeup. As a certified eyelash technician, she enhances the visual appeal of facial orbs with semipermanent eyelashes that, like the best submarines, are impervious to water and attractive to sailors. As a makeup artist, she preps ladies for big days with silicone-based makeup to obscure blemishes and bring out eyes, lips, and cheekbones.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Open 7 days a week, UltraSkin Wax Center’s team of licensed aestheticians banishes unwanted bristles with a signature three-step waxing process and rejuvenates visages with IPL photofacials. During the Celebrity eyebrow wax, brow architects employ UltraSkin’s cleanser, unique wax blend, and soothing gel to construct accentuating eye bridges. After 5–10 minutes, brows emerge neatly trimmed, tinted, and shaped into elegant arches or extreme lightning bolts. In the 30- to 45-minute IPL photofacial, experienced and IPL-trained aesthetician Novi Perez wields intense pulsed photon beams to scare away fine lines and wrinkles. The facial leaves skin firmer and smoother than an authoritarian dolphin, with even pigmentation and a youthful glow.
The products used at Wisteria Aveda Salon Spa harness the beautifying power of plants and flowers. In line with the Aveda philosophy of caring for the earth, the stylists here wash and primp hair with naturally derived shampoos and pomades, and makeup artists flatter features with mineral-based powders and recycling stickers. Organic keratin and protein treatments tame frizzy locks, and botanical waxes whisk away unwanted fuzz.
Named Mauldin’s Best New Business in 2011 by readers of Mauldin Patch, Everyday Glamour Girl fosters clearer complexions and younger looks with soothing skincare treatments. Led by owner and head aesthetician Elle Kersey, the staff rejuvenates skin with facials and peels, removes unwanted hair with waxing services, and tightens skin to keep skeletons from running loose on Halloween. The experts also work together with clients to develop skincare regimens they can continue at home, helping them maintain a radiant complexion between visits.