At Belleza Salon & Spa, Melanie Menendez's dedication to skincare comes from the heart. For years, she suffered from adult acne due to an undiagnosed dairy allergy. When she learns about her clients' skincare needs, her reaction is "I know how you feel. I will fix you and help you achieve your goals." Her psychology degree is then put to use as she reads each client's personality to determine what they want out of the treatment: whether a social, interactive experience or a peaceful retreat.
To gain an understanding of their holistic skin health, Melanie checks in with clients about what they're eating, the products they use at home, and whether they use shortening as sunscreen. From there, she customizes blends of organic Sanitas skincare products, a line created in Boulder, Colorado, that uses ingredients such as healing vitamin C to create lustrous complexions. While she performs the facials, clients can enjoy soothing spa or pop music and the quirky, inviting decor—some rooms include photos of Audrey Hepburn and polka-dot details, and others are covered with zebra print or bright colors.
The skilled, personable stylists who populate Hair Quest’s aesthetic headquarters perform high-quality haircuts and coloring services. Haircuts for both men and women stylishly reshape feral follicles, preparing them for elegant events or upscale barn raisings. Clients can transform mundane tresses into chromatic head coverings with a single-step coloring session. Each session takes between 45 minutes and 90 minutes depending on lock length and thickness, which gives stylees plenty of time to chat with their stylist or individually name each piece of their hair.
Smooth Skin Centers' certified staff rejuvenates skin with a variety of youth-inducing laser services. Technicians harness the therapeutic light waves of FDA-approved lasers to remove bodily hair, tattoos, acne, scars, and spider veins and smooth the skin of all skin types. Nurse-practitioners, meanwhile, reduce facial wrinkles with quick injections of Botox or fill out slackened skin or deflating bounce houses with Juvederm.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.