Although many spas tout themselves as welcoming, Gentle Touch has a downright familial atmosphere thanks to its owners, Betsy Ludwick and Jill Petter, who also happen to be mother and daughter. Ludwick, a registered nurse and certified medical electrologist, draws from her years in the medical field to treat clients with a variety of aesthetic services, such as electrolysis, skincare treatments, and permanent makeup for high-school reunions that last forever. On the same career path as her mother, Petter taps into her medical background in dermatology and electrolysis to share her expertise with her clients during comfortable, personable sessions.
The aestheticians at Eyebrow Threading reshape eyebrows and clear faces of unwanted fuzz without chemicals or harsh waxes. Instead, they prefer to look each errant hair in the eye before extricating it with lengths of cotton thread or tweezers. This method gives them much better control, allowing them to remove only the unwanted hairs and leave the ones pardoned by the governor.
Nary an unwanted hair goes untouched at Sassafras Salon. The waxing-only salon keeps a staff of waxing specialists who remove unwanted fuzz on men and women. They smooth large canvases, such as legs, chests, and backs, and small areas, from the ears and nose to all 12 toes.
Jupiter Medical Aesthetics cultivates radiant skin with a variety of skincare services. The medical aestheticians and aesthetic nurse revitalize complexions with peels, Botox injections, dermal fillers, IPL treatments, and laser hair removal. Jupiter Medical Aesthetics also offers products from Obagi, Dermesse, Glytone, and Avene, as well as Latisse lash treatments, Clarisonic brushes, and Jane Iredale mineral makeup.
Even for people who originally loved their body art, tattoos can lose their luster; after a few years, treasured ink can turn into an unwanted reminder of the past. Grand Haven Laser solves the problem by fading unwanted tattoos with quick laser pulses. Those pulses beam into the skin, breaking down inks so the body can naturally flush them away. Clients can opt for just enough appointments to fade a tattoo so that it can be covered up by more ink, or they can go for full removal.
Perfect Brow Bar was born in 2008, when the United States first started embracing eyebrow threading—an ancient method of removing unwanted hair with swift twists of a cotton thread. As the service’s popularity grew, so did Perfect Brow Bar: it now boasts more than 15 locations across the central states. Some patrons report that threading is less painful, causes less redness, and is more precise than waxing, and the method doesn't require any brutal candle killing. In addition to threading, the trained staff beautifies clients with services including facials, eyelash extensions, and henna tattoos.