At Lanata Advanced Skin Care, owner Amie Hawks and her staff of aestheticians refuse to use synthetic products that—in Amie’s experience—only exacerbate skin problems. Instead, they rely on eco-friendly products and progressive technologies, helping clients maintain youthful-looking skin by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and other proteins and chemicals designed by the cells’ teams of tiny scientists.
Taking care of the skin can be like walking a tightrope?cleansing the surface without over-drying, moisturizing without leaving an oily sheen. Licensed skin therapist Beata Jamshidi finds a balance with an array of skincare treatments that are calibrated to the needs of each client. A European facial provides customized cleansing, followed by an enzyme exfoliation, a european facial massage or lymph drainage massage, and moisture mask. More intensive treatments?such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion?brush away dull outer layers of skin to obscure fine lines and other signs of aging. Beata's services extend beyond the face with with body wraps and polishes, ionic detox treatments, and waxing.
Inside Executive Tans' welcoming salon, a quartet of UV-tanning beds and an experienced airbrush-tanning artist await to burnish skin in a sultry summer glow. The selection of UV bed styles includes one standup booth and the Classic Legs bed, which only tans the gams to match more naturally tan upper bodies or to even out sock and ankle-watch tan lines. Coating bods in a UV-free tan, the trained staff wields an airbrush wand to spray skin in a finely textured pigmented mist, leaving skin with a streak-free glow lasting for five to seven days. Patrons can don one of the salon's paper bikinis or bring their own swimsuit, resting assured that the nonstaining spray easily washes out of clothing.
The salon's shelves are stocked in a variety of tanning lotions, which hydrate skin while prolonging tans for weeks of beachside strolls or parading around Antarctica to make the citizens jealous.
Like signatures and golf swings, skin types are unique to each individual, which is why the specialists at Colorado Massage Therapy and Skin Care begin each facial treatment with a skin analysis to determine individual needs. After examining pores and gently removing week-old milk moustaches, the aestheticians select masks and treatments designed by Sanitas—a company committed to cleansing and nourishing skin without the use of parabens or unnatural preservatives. In addition to brightening skin and unburdening pores, the specialists perform specialty massages to address even deeper issues. Their knowledge of Swedish, deep-tissue, shiatsu, and trigger-point modalities allows them to help relieve tension and heal injuries.
Spavia Day Spa's staff pampers its guests by doling out muscle-melting massages and rejuvenating treatments using natural products. Guests receive a bathrobe and sandals before each treatment as they wait in the spa's retreat room. Because "relaxation" can mean different things to different people, Spavia specially customizes their treatments for each guest, from focusing massages on problem areas to avoiding the glowing whisker during exfoliating facials. Spavia also offers membership packages that allow for affordable treatments, and provides a free signature treatment for a nominated local hero or community member in need through their Spavia Cares program.
Adhering to the spa-wide belief that natural ingredients and noninvasive treatments yield the best results in skincare, Velvet Day Spa pampers clients with a variety of services—ranging from facials to spray tanning—done with organic products. The skilled aestheticians also use their advanced industry experience to pamper clients with modern techniques and procedures including permanent-makeup applications, nonsurgical face-lifts, and microdermabrasions. Soon after opening the spa in 2007, owner Jeanette Ryan created an organic line of products called Velvet Skincare, which is counterintuitively not designed for people with textile skin.