Julia, a licensed aesthetician with more than 10 years of experience, combines traditional European skincare techniques with advanced technologies at Velvet Skin Care Therapy. She smoothes skin with facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels and naturally evens skin tones with SkinScript skincare products, which contain kojic and arbutin acid. Julia is also a state-certified permanent-makeup artist, and she uses hypoallergenic SofTap pigments to enhance her clients’ eyes, eyebrows, and lips while maintaining a natural look.
Catching rays is easy enough while the sun’s out, but becomes quite a challenge after nightfall. Fueled by the belief that people should be able to tan anytime—even during the moon’s tyrannous reign—Tan Time Littleton stays open 24 hours a day to accommodate those who aren’t able to reap the benefits of vitamin D during the day. Inside 28 private tanning rooms, 10 different types of UV beds and Mystic booths bronze skin with varying ray intensities and patented sunless mists. In addition to tanning services, Tan Time also offers teeth whitening and restorative red-light therapy, which helps stimulate energy, reduce swelling, and increase blood circulation.
The certified aestheticians at Tuscan Tans & Day Spa shore up faces against winter wind and the sands of time with treatments such as the Tuscan Twilight facial. The 50-minute session is engineered to neutralize fine lines and wrinkles, regulate blotchiness, and settle border disputes between freckles. A special concoction reinforces the lipid barriers of the skin, shielding it from the scourge of free radicals and the howling elements. Visitors step among the Tuscan-style salon's wooden floors and yellow walls hung with artwork. After rearranging the furniture to their liking in the homey waiting area, visitors pass through slatted doors on their way to the treatment chamber.
The Palms Tanning Resort helps pale people escape both stress and pallor by inviting them to bask in private tanning bungalows with island-like thatched roofs and hand-cut bamboo walls. German- and Italian-made beds comprise tanning packages named for various tropical destinations, and customers can opt to upgrade their packages for an additional fee. Jamaica-level tanners gain access to the Cobra SX tanning bed, where they can repose beneath powerful fluorescents and listen to the unit’s accompanying soundtrack of snake-charmer remixes. Hopping over Mexico and into the Pacific, Hawaii-level tanning utilizes the adjustable facial rays of the Starflight tanning bed and the Lotus bed, both capable of bombarding cheeks with more or less light to create even distribution of melanin throughout the skin. The spaceship-like P90 pod, available to Tahiti-level users, enhances its powerful lamps with built-in amenities including aromatherapy, dual air conditioners, and quadruple misters that dust dermises with much-needed hydration after constantly rewatching the ending of Old Yeller. Tahiti-level guests also have access to the UV-free Mystic Tan spray tanning system, which uses a streak-free sunless solution to bronze bodies.
The staff at Luminous Spa & Wellness pampers guests with powerful beauty routines that summon pure serenity.During a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, the staff can also soothe headaches with a lavender-oil scalp treatment. Services like these embody the spa's commitment to total-body wellness, rather than just beauty and rest alone.
In addition to skincare, massage, and aesthetic laser treatments, the staff fights cellulite and signs of aging with innovative technology. Their Synergie Cellulite Reduction treatments help smooth and shape problem areas. Alternatively, i-Lipo sessions use non-invasive, cool laser technology to sculpt bodies into lean lines. Injectables such as Botox do the same for the face by smoothing out wrinkles and cheek-pinches left over from overly affectionate aunts. Laser hair removal services and photo facials are also available.
Though she held a master's degree in social work and worked at the Children's Hospital of Denver, Melissa Risley felt called to help others in another way. She had personally struggled with physical scars and the emotional damage that went along with them, trying a number of different techniques and products to address the issues without success. Risley decided to enter the field of paramedical aesthetics, and came across a technique known as collagen-induction therapy (CIT), which was gaining attention in Europe, Austria, and South Africa.
Not only did CIT improve the wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks that plagued her clients at Dermagrace Cosmetic Rejuvenation, it also brought closure to Risley's own skincare battles. She now specializes in the technique, which uses tiny microneedles to stimulate collagen and elastin in the skin's sub-layers and convince loitering balloon animals to nest somewhere else. She is also certified in permanent makeup, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, and is a proponent of the Osmosis Skincare line for its noninflammatory ingredients.
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa revitalizes weary soul sacks with relaxing massages and facials. Clients may choose one muscle-slacken session from a variety of massage styles, including Swedish, deep tissue, and sports. The most common kind of knead, Swedish massage, uses long strokes that follow the direction of blood flow to the heart, and the prenatal massage helps relieve stress and strains produced in the back from toting around a tiny human. The benefits of massage are numerous and include stress reduction, pain relief, and an improved attitude toward segway cops who don't use turn signals.