When Angelica Holmes and Kelly Welch?both mothers working to raise their young families?met, they were excited to find someone who shared their parenting experiences. Soon, however, the pals began to realize that motherhood had allowed them to forget to take care of themselves. Eager to rectify this, the pair morphed into business partners and founded Better in Colour Spa as a means of creating a place where busy women would have permission to do something nice for themselves.
Throughout the day, the store?s affable staffers stock shelves with mineral cosmetics from high-quality brands such as Bella Terra. A licensed retailer of Amika and Herstyler haircare products, Better in Colour Spa?s experts help shoppers find potions suitable for their individual tress types. The store?s licensed dental hygienist also helps brighten patients' smiles with in-store teeth-whitening treatments that render teeth pearly white for 12?24 months, unlike most New Year's resolutions.
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For 20 years, Thurston House's aestheticians, massage therapists, hair stylists, and nail technicians have provided relaxing and beautifying services in a serene, well-appointed house and spa. The spa wields an FDA-approved intense-pulse light (IPL) that gently zaps the follicles of underarms and carpeted upper chests without disrupting the surrounding skin or nearby magic shows. The treatment can also ease the appearance of tattoos, scars, and stretch marks. An on-staff physician helps patients achieve cosmetic goals with facial fillers, including Botox, and a variety of facials and peels further assist faces in their quest to recapture youth. Nail technicians use paraffin, shellac, and hot stones to keep clients hands smooth and nails trim during manicures and pedicures. The staff takes extra care to ensure client comfort amid the facility’s attractive treatment rooms, which exude homey tranquility with wood floors, earth tones, and elegant chandeliers.
Pure Elements Spa invites guests to relax with a number of customized beauty services. A variety of facial treatments cleanse and exfoliate visages, targeting fine lines or acne. Nail treatments include manicures, pedicures, and add-ons such as paraffin dips or gel polish. Stylists offer haircuts, color services such as partial or full highlights, and hair extensions.
At Fielden Family Dentistry, Dr. S. Cody Fielden and Dr. Harry R. Culp form long-term bonds with patients, maintaining chompers while minimizing pain and discomfort. During the comprehensive dental exam, the friendly tooth technicians assess mouth bones and gums and screen for lurking oral cancer. Digital x-rays then capture enamel glamour shots to identify any hidden indications of tooth and gum ailments, producing 90% less radiation and fewer crop circles than traditional methods. A full cleaning follows, dispensing clients back into the world with a glimmering smile and the minty-fresh breath of a snowman.
In 2008, husband and wife Jason and Shanon Rabon saw something was missing from their native city of Charlotte. People who wanted a more brilliant smile to display during dates, weddings, or long commutes couldn't gain one with ease. Usually, whitening one?s teeth requires an expensive visit to the dentist to brighten smiles with a combination of hydrogen-peroxide gel and LED light. Jason and Shanon offer an alternative at their seven Whiten My Smile Now locations, which provide the same treatment at a far lower cost. It?s a convenience that has rapidly ascended in popularity: around 15,000 clients seek out the service each year.
During visits, a technician thoroughly explains the procedure and holds up a mirror while the client brushes the whitening gel directly onto their teeth. This brush-delivery method delves deep into the cracks and nooks of the teeth to evenly lift out discoloration and stains. With gel applied, clients relax in a private area under the LED light for approximately 15 minutes. Afterwards, they can check how many shades teeth have brightened by comparing their smiles to a whitening chart.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Microdermabrasion or peel
Brands Used: Rhonda Allison, Satin Smooth
Pro Tip: Every service is customized for you and your needs.
Since her early childhood, Shanna has had a passion with skincare?a devotion that led her to aesthetics school. "I love what happens when nature and science combine," she says, noting that she uses this mindset to approach each of her custom treatments for the face and body. In addition to waxing legs and smoothing faces with microdermabrasions, she makes sure that each client leaves the spa knowing how best to stretch the benefits of each service with at-home care. Inside Skin Solutions for You, she works in a treatment room that she designed to be "an oasis" for both her clients and herself.