From working as a makeup artist on daytime drama One Life to Live to enhancing the faces that grace Redbook, Brenda Sotolongo has spent the past 32 years helping her clients feel beautiful in their skin. She and her staff, licensed aestheticians with nine years of make-up industry experience in television and film, share this expertise during makeup-application classes, teaching techniques and tricks to contour cheekbones, augment pouts, and downplay newly evolved gills. In order to address common skin issues such as acne and sun damage, Sotolongo has also created her own line of cosmetics called ProSoto, which are packed with minerals and vivid pigments and lack pore-clogging ingredients and harsh dyes.
At Earthtone Tanning Spa, guests can achieve the perfect level of bronze to suit their tanning needs, from a light glow to a deep, dark tan. Norvell spray-tanning services, as well as Level 1, 2, and 3 beds to choose from, further help customize the tanning possibilities. Complimentary lemon facial towels can be used during a tanning session to cool, refresh, and rejuvenate skin, along with iPhone Bluetooth radios so guests can play their preferred tunes as they tan. In addition to tanning, guests can also detox and relax during a session in the infrared sauna, which offers numerous health benefits such as improving circulation and aiding in weight loss.
Having worked as a licensed aesthetician, cosmetologist, and airbrush-makeup artist for the last two decades, Peaceful Moments Facial Spa’s owner, Kathy Parson, is an expert at battling blemishes, to say the least. Her skin-centric treatment menu uses Bioelements products to refresh complexions. Facials draw out the skin's natural glow, and chemical peels and anti-aging treatments reverse the wrinkles that result from leaving your face in the hamper for too long. To add drama to their peepers, patrons can undergo lash and brow tinting as they recline in the salon’s olive-toned treatment room.
Rather than just coating skin in a single color, the experienced tanning artist at Bronze Boutique customizes spray tans to highlight clients' best features while simulating a natural glow. During the 10-minute sessions, she mists skin with all-natural, all natural tanning solution infused with aloe, lemon peel, and macadamia seed oil to leave skin hydrated and soft. The tan develops over the next few hours and is designed to last up to 10 days.
Founders Joe and Sue Moore wanted to create a professional salon for stylists and clients to gather and collaborate. It wasn't until they teamed up with their son Travis and designer David Yeager that they were able to follow through with their vision. Today, MDG salon | studio boasts two exquisite, modern spaces that flaunt two-story windows and an interior adorned with industrial and classy touches, as well as a full list of expert stylists.
Cindy Burris has massaged her fair share of muscles—more than 21 years' worth. In that time, she's not only refined her mastering of Swedish and deep-tissue massage, she's also learned to incorporate energy work into her skill set. When she's not vanquishing knots and cramps with physical strokes, she's manipulating clients' energy fields during energy work sessions—all of which she designed to relax and reenergize clients.