Beauty Labs, Inc. is the collaboration of founder Shirley Sanford, a medical aesthetician with nearly 30 years of experience, and medical director Thao Nguyen, a board-certified medical doctor. Their menu of clinical-grade services ranges from eyelash extensions to removal of moles and mattress tags clinging to the face. They use lasers and cosmetic lamps to resurface skin or remove unwanted hair, and injectables and chemical peels to restore youthful looks.
Dr. Nguyen believes that beauty is most pronounced when it wells up from the inside. Beyond performing cosmetic procedures, she offers to counsel clients in eating well and coping with emotional stress, which can ravage the epidermis.
A table of manicure stations sits directly opposite the row of padded pedicure chairs at Simply Nails by Lisa, establishing the salon’s almost singular commitment to reinvigorating spa services for the hands and feet. In addition to trimming nails and applying vibrant coats of polish, the staff members also pamper their clients with treatments such as towel wraps, hot-lotion massages, and exfoliating sea-salt scrubs. As the nail techs gussy up digits, the salon’s aestheticians cater to a variety of cosmetic concerns with facials designed to smoothen skin and waxing treatments that leave chosen body areas as hairless as a sasquatch who lost a bet.
The nail technicians at Bella Piaz Salon & Spa focus on beautifying natural nails. Eschewing acrylics—and the fumes and damaging drilling that come with them—they daub their clients’ fingertips with non-formaldehyde polish or CND Shellac. Elsewhere in the salon, a trio of stylists cuts, colors, and adorns hair with feather and tinsel extensions. In the spa, staffers whip up customized facials to target acne and rosacea, or treat guests to other services such as waxing, aromatherapeutic massages, and spa parties for all occasions.
A licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, Irma Ramos treats Young Image Spa’s exclusively female clientele to a range of massage and beauty services. She uses Image Skincare products in her facials, which include an anti-aging option that lifts away fine lines and wrinkles, and an anti-acne option that's discounted for any student who shows a school ID or stolen lunchroom tray. Vitamin C peels and microdermabrasion sessions assist the pore-cleansing facials. Irma makes smooth skin even smoother with waxing treatments for the face and body. Meanwhile, in the massage room, she takes to sore muscles and aching joints with Swedish, hot-stone, or deep-tissue therapy.
Though the trained technicians of Mayflower Beauty Spa aim to be the best in the state, their top priority is always their clients. And to show their devotion, Mayflower’s team creates individualized treatment plans that address each client’s specific beauty concerns, from sparse lash lines to acne. Mayflower’s technicians also help clients make informed decision about available treatments—including infrared body wraps, permanent makeup, and microdermabrasion—by educating them on the service, as well as how it will interact with their body. And to truly make their clients comfortable, technicians remain with them throughout the whole service, making sure they feel attended to and don’t have scary dreams about monsters under the table.
iSpa Glow takes its name seriously: every service performed there is designed to make skin glow. To that end, aestheticians administer signature facials and radiant body wraps, while those seeking maximum luminescence can also get a shimmer spray tan. Meanwhile, makeup applications brighten the face, while semi-permanent eyelash extensions help boost the power of every blink. Groups of up to eight can also reserve spa parties where they can gather together to enjoy facials, body wraps, and foot soaks, or the peace and quiet that comes from simply sitting in a circle and staring at one another.