Melinda Wenzel, an independent contractor working out of Salon Republic, makes every effort to minimize pain while removing clients’ body hair. She uses hard wax rather than harsh strip wax, reducing both discomfort and the chance of fostering ingrown hairs. Wenzel also uses spa-quality Dermalogica products for facials and skincare.
Simplicity helps evict wily follicle lodgers with state-of-the-art hair-razing equipment. Painlessly pulverize strands from the upper lip, chin, back or front of neck, brow, ears, bikini line, or underarms with concentrated pulsed photons, which coax squatting follicles out of their skin homes with laser wavelengths and candy. Simplicity's triad of modern laser technologies promises safe, fast, and effective treatment, while eliminating about 90% of the pain commonly associated with laser hair removal.
Licensed aesthetician Debra Snell works hard to keep her clients looking healthy and youthful. At SkinSense, her mini medical spa, she offers a regimen of rejuvenating skin treatments, including chemical peels, cosmetic injections, and oxygen facials. She also specializes in laser therapy, which she uses to get rid of unwanted body hair, pesky spider veins, and uninvited James Bonds. Also offered: B-12 injections and natural hormone replacement therapy.
Marisa Schroeder has witnessed many technological developments during her 30 years in the health and wellness industry. As she told Sudbury Living magazine, she has travelled to Europe many times to explore advancements in anti-aging aesthetics. The products of these explorations come to fruition at Simply The Best Slimming, where she shares discoveries such as ultrasonic fat reduction, radiofrequency skin tightening, and the Ideal Protein weight-loss plan. Schroeder's VibroGym machine also helps promote better health and a sleeker physique. A product of Russian research, the device uses vertical vibration to enhance mobility, bolster large and small muscle groups, and shake loose gummy bears hibernating in pockets.
The sun beats down on Austin throughout the year, but savvy locals know that they don't need to bask in its rays to achieve a rich tan. Bronzed Glo Airbrush Tanning's technicians bronze skin with a Sol Potion tanning system that they can apply in-house or on location. They use a handheld device to spray a fine mist of UV-free solution across the skin, creating a natural glow without the sun's skin-damaging side effects. To extend the lifespan of their tans, the technicians offer a range of add-ons. One of these is a pretan exfoliation spray that balances the skin's pH levels; another is a double dip that adds a second coat of tanning spray or chocolate.