Licensed aesthetician Melissa Mixon creates her own skincare products from freshly-harvested organic ingredients such as lavender and rosemary. These herbs help to soothe and nourish complexions during a handful of luxurious facial services. However, Melissa has also worked with a NASA rocket scientist to learn the art of LED light therapy, a skin-tightenting technology that noninvaseively lifts faces and sculpts bodies. These treatments shine specialized red light onto specified areas to reduce sagging and signs of cellulite, firming up skin on the face or body.
Regardless of whether she's wielding garden plants or space-age tools, Melissa focuses on convincing her clients that they are celebrities. She combines her expertise as a makeup artist, model, and skincare professional to create the ultimate pampering experience for each visitor. She also personalizes her spa offerings—the massage-focused Mukha Abhyanga Ayurvedic Facial, for example, can include the use of a seasonal aromatherapy herbal pack specially crafted to suit the client's skin type. Her Acne Terminator facial centers around deft extractions, complemented by camphor or mint formulas that eliminate bacteria and refresh complexions more effectively than bobbing for apples in a bucket of Listerine.
Divine MediSpa helps faces take center stage with its slate of visage-renewing services. Under the supervision of a medical doctor, an experienced aesthetician aims to erase fine lines using a chemical peel and gently combats acne with salicylic acid applied during facials. Other facials saturate face-skin with hydration and help it look millions of second younger. The beauty experts don’t neglect the rest of patrons’ bodies; they offer laser hair-removal treatments to remove stubborn fuzz and massages to release tense and windsor-knotted muscles.
LaVonne Booker, owner of Healthy Hair Solutions, brings two decades of beauty-industry experience to her salon clients. She uses low light laser therapy and a multi-therapeutic approach to help revive thinning hair and tames frizzy locks with nonchemical keratin treatments. She also tends to clients? traditional grooming needs with haircuts, color rinses, and waxing sessions.
Though Crystal Euphoria Body Spa and Gift Shop makes a point of distinguishing its spa treatments from its gifts, visitors might have a hard time telling the difference. During the spa?s relaxing bodywork treatments, the touch of a nationally certified massage and structural energetic therapist feels like the ultimate reward for weathering life?s daily stresses.
These bodywork treatments come in several forms. Traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massages work to ease tension and frayed nerves, and mother-to-be massages untie knots in muscles and baby-shower ribbons. If you?re in search of a more tangible gift, check out the shop's eclectic selection of baskets, handmade hair bows, and other accessories.
If it weren’t for mani-pedis, there’d be practically no reason to wear sandals or fingerless gloves. The techs at Cover Nails have been preparing fingers and toes for public exposure for 10 years using current artisan techniques and services. These staffers expertly coat nails in long-lasting OPI gel polishes and Solar pink and white French tips, which are capable of withstanding the yellowing effects of tanning, smoking, or sleeping on mattresses made of banana peels.
Licensed aesthetician and makeup artist Brandy tends to clients? skincare needs inside Esquire Salon and Spa at her eponymous spa. Here, she specializes in a number of beautifying treatments, including facials that hydrate dry and aging skin, and makeup applications for everyday and formal looks. Her steady hand can also wax away unwanted fuzz on faces and bikinis areas, giving guests the confidence to streak the whole way home.