At Beautiful Image Anti Aging, LLC, trained staff who specialize in microcurrent techniques, noninvasively freshen faces and physiques with the microcurrent sessions that have earned her business features in Lake Norman Woman magazine and the Charlotte Observer. During the procedure, conducting wands relay currents into bodies at key acupuncture points, speeding up the production of collagen and elastin and reeducating muscles to reduce wrinkles, lift sagging skin, and pick up cars. Potential benefits can include a youthful, pink glow, tighter skin, and a reduction in visible blemishes and under-eye circles.
The Skin Center of North Carolina provides the guidance and steady-hand precision of medical professionals in treating the body's pore-patches and freckle-farms. The oxygen facial (a $99 value) rejuvenates jilted skin with a smorgasbord of oxygenating treatments, starting with an automated misting machine that sprays the skin with atomized moisturizers sailing atop a trade wind of pressurized oxygen. An aesthetician blends the oxygen-rich mist to target your specific skin need, whether it be anti-aging, moisture retention, acne axing, or inflammation inhibition. Epidermal fireflies will be ignited, adding a healthy glow to your skin.
Beauty is a family business at Valeria Salon Med Spa Boutique, where co-owner Geri Palillo has been working side by side with her three daughters and a staff of more than 30 handpicked beauty experts for nearly a decade. Born into a family of cosmetic pioneers, Geri's own journey found her graduating from the classrooms of Vidal Sassoon and rubbing elbows with industry big wigs and their wigs at New York's Redken 5th Avenue Exchange. Today, when she's not busy personally selecting the Ray-Ban sunglasses and designer handbags that fill the shelves of Valeria's boutique, she continues to show off her styling finesse in the sunlit, marble-floored salon that constitutes one third of the business, showing her cutting-edge knowledge of the latest hairstyles through cuts, coloring, perms, up-dos, and straightening treatments.
Meanwhile, on the spa side of this three-part beauty haven, guests relax in private, Tommy Bahama-themed rooms as one of Geri's highly trained therapists and aestheticians administers one of six types of massage or body wraps ripe with natural ingredients such as ocean salt, ginger, or white tea. Facials tend to sensitive skin or revitalize dried out visages, and can also address the unique ailments of the male face, such as pores left from make-out sessions with monster trucks. The service menu also includes med spa treatments, such as laser hair removal, skin tightening and spider vein treatments and wrinkle-smoothing injections of Botox and Juvederm, as well as professional teeth whitening that combines the stain lifting powers of peroxide and light.
Teardrop lights dangle from the ceiling, illuminating each stylist?s workstation. The long, oval mirrors?held upright by storage cabinets on each side?and modern salon chairs are arranged in staggered rows on the sleek hardwood floor, almost as if on display for an audience. Stylists give each client the star treatment with eye-catching haircuts, highlights, and luxurious blowouts.
Abi Goldberg wanted to open her own spa to honor her entrepreneurial father's memory after he passed away. In 2012, Abi used her family's business instincts to rebrand her salon. Chroma Salon Spa Boutique, formerly La Chique, now features industrial chic decor with aqua-colored accents for a more modern, serene setting. Clients can still count on pampering Image Skincare facials and customized cuts, as well as wine and beer to sip or pour out in respect for recently lost locks. Abi also maintains the boutique's stock of handcrafted jewelry and accessories she personally selects from expos in New York and Atlanta.
Your hands and feet never get a vacation, even when the rest of your body does. To keep these overworked extremities from overthrowing your head in a coup d'etat, treat them to today's Groupon: $35 for a manicure, pedicure, gourmet delectables, and wine at Burgundy Moon Spa & Wine House ($70 value). Located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Charlotte, this short drive makes for a nice little getaway without requiring you to pack a heavy suitcase. Blue Moon: The expression "once in a blue moon," is derived from the profound unlikelihood of finding an individual younger than 115 years old who knows the lyrics to the 1934 hit "Blue Moon."