Carole Siegel-DeZarn first opted to get inked with permanent cosmetics as a way of simplifying her busy life as a mother. Her desire to share this beautification technique with others led her to become a certified instructor of SofTap permanent cosmetics and open Softouch Permanent Makeup & Laser Technologies. She and her staff enhance clients' appearances with lip color, eyeliner, and natural-looking eyebrows that don't wash off in the shower or streak when knife-fighting with onions. Laser technicians on the team banish unwanted body hair and tattoos with noninvasive treatments, or cause unsightly spider veins to fade from existence with Veinwave's high-frequency heat energy.
To ensure that each skincare, massage, makeup, or hair-removal service is as enriching as possible, the staff at Pure Aesthetics Boutique Day Spa cares for clients using primarily organic skincare products. Exfoliating facials scuff away dead skin to reveal underlying superhero masks and younger-looking complexions, and a lineup of waxing services de-fuzz corporeal locales from brows to legs. Because the spa's main focus is customer satisfaction, the team even accommodates appointments outside of normal hours.
The nail technicians at We Nailed It! enhance toes and fingertips within My Salon Suite. After trimming nails and taming cuticles, staffers daub natural nails with classic polishes from Essie and OPI or adhere and fill steadfast acrylic nails. They also exfoliate hands and feet with orange-scented scrubs nourish dry skin and help hands with their Madame Tussauds auditions.
At Renew You Medical Spa and Laser Therapy, advanced technology coincides with practiced human precision. Using Dermaware skin care products, board-certified physicians and licensed aestheticians harness the beautifying capacity of pulsed light to perform many of their treatments, which range from blemish-clearing skin-rejuvenation sessions to laser hair removal. They cast different IPL beams over legs to keep unwanted veins from branching out further, thus necessitating the growth of a second heart in your knee. Their nonlaser services include facials and exfoliating rounds of microdermabrasion, which soften fine lines and encourage collagen production for firmer features.
The staff informs clients about their treatment options with free consultations, and often schedules appointments the same day. For aftercare and general maintenance, they keep Neocutis skin products on hand.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
When Lexie Delaney heard she'd gotten a job at a department-store makeup counter, she exclaimed, "Oh, thank you, Jesus, that's awesome!" Her passion and skills gave her an edge that others couldn't help but notice: she was "stealing other people's customers." This pushed Delaney to keep moving forward. When she got the opportunity to work with celebrity clients, she leapt at the chance. Now, Delaney has a celebrity and personal clientele?including Miss Louisiana and Miss Teen Louisiana?that rely on her to prepare for social events, photo shoots, and fashion shows. She's become so accustomed to working elaborate events that she doesn't even blink a well-groomed eye when clients ask to "look like a mask" or be styled to look like nitrogen.