The fronds of live plants sway in the air amid neutral-toned walls, soft lighting, and area rugs, all of which give DermaGlow’s interior a homey atmosphere that juxtaposes with the sharp and professional skills of its staff. Aestheticians lend skin a radiant glow with a range of services—they don’t stop at tanning. Organic Dermaquest products empower facials as they work to reduce signs of sun damage and aging, and peels and microdermabrasions delve deeper into epidermal layers. Botanical spray tans burnish skin with a glow, and professional makeup artists beautify blinks with Novalash eyelash extensions.
Whether clients are looking looking for a health checkup or a beauty treatment, Zulene Simmons's r?sum? is bound to inspire confidence. A board-certified nurse practitioner with a focus in women's health, she draws on more than 30 years of medical experience to perform services such as physical exams and pap smears. And when it comes to cosmetic procedures, she draws on expertise honed at the Esthetic Skin Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Microdermabrasion, cosmetic injections, and chemical peels are a few specialties, along with tattoo-removal treatments that banish designs left over from a brief stint working as a tattoo-parlor dummy.
Cura Novo proprietor Natha Thompson beautifies faces and bodies in tranquil, private settings at both D'Vons Salon & Day Spa in Eagle River and Envy Salon Studio in Wasilla. Using all-natural Cosmedix products, she can work to correct brown spots and other skin complaints or perform soothing relaxation facials. She can also add lash extensions one by one to enhance eyes, or keep their skin surfaces smooth via waxing treatments.
It all began with a quest to find makeup without harmful ingredients that would also look good on camera. COR Cosmetics owner Amber Brophy-Mock worked diligently with chemists to create a 100% vegan mineral foundation composed of only four ingredients and free of irritants such as talc, carmine, bismuth oxychloride, and bottled Fran Drescher sound bites. The makeup and skincare expert has given interviews to numerous media publications and wrote a beauty column for the Anchorage Style Guide. She and her team of makeup artists have assembled an impressive portfolio of work while enhancing faces at weddings, fashion shows, and on the celebrity-studded sets of television shows and movies.
Patrons can find the skin-friendly products online or get an in-person application within the bright fuchsia and purple walls of the Wax, Lash & Cosmetics Boutique. At the spa, Brophy-Mock's staff of licensed aestheticians perform facials with products ranging from clinical PCA Skin peels to 100% Pure's organic and vegan formulas. They also offer organic waxing services and eyelash extensions with certified experts.
At Bare Skin Spa, the staff’s chief philosophy likens your face to your physique; if you want it to appear firm and fit you'd better have a regular fitness routine—just as if you want your face to appear more youthful and healthy you’d better have a regular skincare regimen. Much like personal trainers, the staffers customize their services to suit various goals and body types. They draw from a lineup of products, including Éminence Organics, Dermalogica, and glo therapeutics, to combat skin ailments from acne to fine lines and incorporate natural ingredients, such as paprika, blueberries, and pumpkin, into their peels. Further beautifying their clients, they conduct waxing treatments and microcurrent facelifts, which strive to smooth away wrinkles without surgery or the hassles of ironing your face every morning.
With the spa's membership program, they take the gym analogy even further, rewarding participants with discounts and a monthly facial, peel, or microdermabrasion appointment.
Whether it’s to help prepare for an interview, an upcoming wedding, or a date with a scrupulous dermatologist, the aestheticians at Lux Skin and Makeup Studio work to get skin looking its very best with facials, waxing sessions, makeup services, and eyelash extensions. Using doctor-developed Murad products, the team aims to heal epidermal ailments such as redness, wrinkles, and acne with a sextet of facials, which includes a clarifying enzyme acne facial and a vitamin C facial, or a PCA peel. Aestheticians can then add prismatic pop to newly smoothened skin with professional makeup applications performed with high-end products from The Balm, Japonesque, and Julie Hewett. To keep legs and arms smooth, they remove unwanted hair using warm wax and quick removal techniques that minimize discomfort.