Mary Nail and Spa specializes in waxing. The spa’s resident licensed aesthetician applies waxes designed for sensitive skin, informing her choice of wax based on an analysis performed by a skin specialist. Apart from signature waxing services, the staff also performs manicures, pedicures, and facials, and removes dry skin with microdermabrasion rather than deceptive methods such as hiding a vacuum-cleaner nozzle in a bouquet of roses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zen Garden Spa's attentive appendage groomers lavish hands and feet during relaxing manicures and pedicures. Two-hour luxury spa mani-pedis soak hands and feet in warm waters before a brisk rubdown with sea salts sheds dead skin cells more effectively than hugging a rough tree. Aestheticians then trim and buff nails into pearlescent ovals before delicately brushing them with coats of protective, glossy polish. The addition of hot stones transforms the pedicure into a volcanically soothing experience—strategically positioned stones release the tension pent-up in weary foot muscles—and a dip in warm paraffin wax keeps fingers and toes pleasantly moisturized and allows them to double as candles in the event of a power outage.