After an eight-year tenure as an employee in a spa, master aesthetician Danie Hawkins set out to become her own boss. Now at the helm of Flaunt Esthetics, she tackles all skin issues put before her, from acne, to fine lines, to hyper-pigmentation. She also applies daytime and nighttime makeup, and is a master of popular looks including smokey eyes. But it's her custom eyelash extensions that have really put Danie on the map?her work designing custom eye fringe has even earned her the nickname "Queen of Lashes". By combining short and long single lashes with cluster lashes, she's able to create a look that is at once glamorous and natural, adding length and volume that lasts up to four weeks or longer for those who have tape.
House of Élan offers revitalizing body treatments for existing humans and personalized hair-removal options for men and women. Dr. John Verstraete and his team of whisker-erasers employ elos technology to clear bodily brush without resorting to wax or wildfires. Over the course of six sessions, strand assassins will harness bi-polar radio frequencies and light energies to precisely target unwanted keratin and foil follicular invasions, systematically weakening woolen defenses with each treatment. Elos is purported to be effective in the eradication of lighter-colored hair on skin of most shades, hues, and tartan plaid patterns.
Led by a board-certified plastic surgeon, Hudson Med Spas' aestheticians and medical professionals aim to restore bodies to a smooth, youthful, and healthy appearance. Four on-staff nurses perform beautifying procedures, which include laser treatments that can shrink fat cells, expunge unwanted hair, and tighten skin to give clients a youthful appearance smooth enough to get the kids' discount at a wind tunnel. In addition to medical treatments such as Botox and Radiesse, clients can opt for traditional spa services such as facials and soothing massages. Hudson Med Spas also schedules appointments after hours for an additional $20 fee, helping accommodate clients who need to work late stoking the sun's coal-burning core.
Board-certified Dr. John Russell safely blots out body doodles on any skin type with the FDA-approved YAG Q-switched laser in sessions that last about five minutes. During a free consultation, staffers explain the removal process and employ the Kirby-Desai scale to calculate the number of treatments necessary for complete removal, based on the ink's pigment, depth, hue, and invisible-ink content. The YAG laser shatters pigments into teeny particles so that the body can naturally evacuate them. Topical anesthetic and gusts of cool air from a Zimmer Chiller device diminish the laser's stings, which are akin to a rubber band's snap. Warm towels put clients at ease before employees cap off appointments by bandaging over fading ink and applying ice. After 5–15 sessions, clients flaunt immaculate epidermal terrains, generally free of scarring and barbecue-sauce stains that were mistaken for tattoos.
From the bottoms of your feet to the top of your head, Symmetry Salon shines a beautifying spotlight on every feature. Haircuts and coloring yield fresh new hairdos, while mani-pedis include beverages for clients to sip on as their digits are buffed, exfoliated, massaged, and polished. Aestheticians even complexions with European facials and massage therapists use peri-natal, deep-tissue, and Swedish massages to loosen gridlocked muscles.
The highly trained and friendly staff at Hollyday Aesthetics Spa gently brushes away exhausted epidermal layers to reveal fresh, glowing visages. Each 30-minute Jet Clear microdermabrasion treatment spritzes human emoticons with cleansing streams of saline, which work to refine skin surfaces and expunge “wash me” signs drawn on by neighborhood pranksters. The sterile solution penetrates deep into clogged pores, helping to cleanse pesky acne breakouts. Unlike traditional microdermabrasion treatments or sky diving in the nude, the Jet Clear facial is safe for even the most sensitive types of skin, including those with rosacea.