Licensed aesthetician Kerry Kourie of Skinchanted offers a variety of services such as traditional facials, waxing services, and body treatments, all of which take place within a homey studio. When waxing clients, Kerry, uses an antibacterial and soybean-based formula wax to gently uproot unwanted hair to reduce any discomfort during waxing. Along with waxing services, she specializes in oncology aesthetics, a branch of the aesthetics field that focuses on skincare services specially designed for those undergoing treatment for cancer. Because chemotherapy, radiation, and strong medications often result in dramatic changes to the skin, it is Kerry’s mission to treat oncology clients according to their new skincare needs. She uses all-natural, organic Hylunia products to nourish the skin while minimizing irritation, inflammation, and free-radical damage.
Licensed massage therapist and skincare expert Irina Ionina had always dreamed of running her own spa where she can heal others while fostering relaxation and well-being. Having opened Ganesha Spa, she’s achieved that goal, and now spends her days practicing eight modalities of massage, such as shiatsu and hot stone, to relieve muscle tension and alleviate stress. She also rejuvenates skin with anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, micro-needling, and nonsurgical face-lifts, and hosts kundalini mediation classes each Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At stylist Michele Lisa’s eponymous salon, she and her team of five stylists don’t dye hair. Instead, they color locks with hand-painted balayage highlights, multitonal color, and shine-infused color glazes. Their suite of Redken products just as effectively fuels custom blowouts, which they finish with a skilled flatironing or curling. For looks more luxurious than a face-flattering cut, the team can also augment locks with feather extensions or craft intricate updos for brides, bridal parties, and small-claims-court defendants.
The professionals at Bellava MedAesthetics & Spa perform beauty services in a chic, tranquil environment. During the 30-minute HydraFacial treatment, a technician passes over the skin with a specially designed hydradermabrasion wand. As the scepter delivers a combination of hyaluronic-acid serum and oxygen to soften tissue and cleanse the pores, its patented spiral tip exfoliates the skin and vacuums up dead cells. Simultaneously, infusions of oxygen, antioxidants, and moisturizer help diminish the appearance of fine lines, acne, and prune stains for a younger, healthier look.
Emmary Day Spa's experienced massage therapists work out kinked tendons and untie knotted muscles with soothingly applied pressure. During a 60-minute therapeutic session, moderate pressure coaxes lumbar muscles to let out sighs of relief as they detail ongoing feuds with high-strung rhomboids. Tightly wound tissue releases its stronghold on bodily functions, granting blood vessels safe passage to deliver oxygen to gasping physiques. The muted earth tones and calming hues of lighted wall sconces set minds adrift in tranquility, aiding peaceful pressures in promoting continued customer health and well-being.