Guy & Co's team of beauticians overhauls outmoded outer appearances with an aesthetically driven menu of services for hair and skin. Hydei Childs, the salon's skincare expert, wields Dermalogica products in a private treatment room during classic and luxe facials such as the caviar collagen mask. Out in the salon, scissors-wielding stylists reimagine manes with haircuts, coloring treatments, and upright cowlick extensions, or aestheticians soften epidermal expanses with facials and waxing sessions. Botanical products from Moroccanoil and Aveda help staffers accomplish beauty-boosting feats and are also available for purchase à la carte. Sandy hues wash over the salon's tranquil interior, where walls of ornately wrought mirrors allow patrons to view their freshly shorn hairdos.
The medspa at Hot Springs Surgery & Vein Clinic is devoted to far more than surgical cosmetic treatments. Laser treatments, injectables, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels help complexions look younger, while weight-loss programs and fat-reducing procedures help guests slim down bulky silhouettes. With such an extensive roster of treatments, many of which tackle different aspects of related symptoms, the clinic helps patients make nuanced decisions about their cosmetic courses of action.
Bladz Salon's team of spa specialists soothes clients from their heads to their toenails, including the tense, achy muscles that fall between. Amanda Green, the salon's aesthetician, glosses patrons' guises with paraben-free products by Image Skincare during thorough facial treatments. In a dimly lit treatment chamber, a soft, heated mattress supports weary limbs while satin blankets offer cool kisses to massage-ready skin, and the sounds of wind chimes wash over brains to erase memories of off-key holiday recordings.
Versed in a variety of massage techniques and experienced in martial arts, licensed therapist Lee Campbell manipulates soft tissues to relax musculoskeletal systems and encourage proper alignment. Each session consists of three phases—warm-up and relaxation, massage coupled with trigger-point therapy, and corrective stretching plus core strengthening. During the Swedish or deep-tissue massage, soothing strokes and repurposed Whac-A-Mole mallets relieve tension, allowing muscles to expand for maximum protein absorbency. The Thai massage mixes in heated rocks to radiate warmth into the body, enhancing both deep-tissue massage and passive stretching. In addition to inviting relaxation, massage may ease aches, improve posture, and enhance sleep, while stimulating the nervous and lymphatic systems in humans and the human touch receptors in robots.
Owner Heather Jobe mixes and matches an arsenal of beauty techniques, choosing the combination of treatments that will help each client look their best. The licensed aesthetician uses FDA-approved microcurrent technology during Beautiful Image services, which also include facial and body sculpting. During the Beautiful Image facial, she combines microcurrent with facial reflexology and acupressure to reduce the appearance of cellulite and wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and clear up acne and rosacea. She uses the same technology to target specific zones around the body, reducing cellulite and toning muscle during the Beautiful Image body-sculpting and toning treatment. Alternative treatments include facials that utilize a steam exfoliation and purifying mask, or back treatments that cleanse pores and draw out impurities using only a seaweed mask and a human-size centrifuge.
At Riverside Health & Wellness, Hydei Herrera maps out paths to good health through skincare, yoga, and body work services. A licensed therapist for the last decade as well as a mother of three, Herrera is all too familiar with life's balancing act, and uses that experience to help her patients achieve both physical and mental wellness. She's especially skilled in aesthetic skincare, a craft that manifests itself in an assortment of skin-related treatments that includes facials, waxes, chemical peels, and full-body scrubs. Moreover, Riverside Health & Wellness's staffers go beyond traditional spa services by using laser technology, which they use to remove tattoos, oust unwanted hair, and zap aliens from Venus.