When life on the lam plunks you in the middle of an identity comedy worthy of Shakespeare or Voltaire, respond in kind with the proper face and head shaping that will keep your disguise intact. Tame unruly tresses with a trim (starting at $15), or make a pit stop to treat yourself to an express facial ($35) during a particularly tiring shift of delivering plutonium to local captains of industry. Exterminate uninvited body hairs with any of Bombay's regionally specific waxes (starting at $11). Waxing provides a longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.
At Dermatology Realm, Dr. Adam Baker, a board-certified physician who focuses on aesthetic skincare, enhances skin health and beauty with services such as laser treatments, cosmetic injections, and minimally invasive liposuction with ultrasonic waves. He smoothes wrinkles with Botox and Juvéderm injections, generates new collagen with an infrared laser during nonsurgical facelifts, and removes body hair and spider veins with lasers. And no matter what treatment clients need, they can schedule a free consultation with the doctor to determine how to fix their skin problems and debate the merits of cooking with cornstarch.
A branch of Primary Health Care of Millington, the PHC Medical Spa adds an aesthetic outpost to the organization's body of services. Under the watchful eye of Dr. Regina Lindsey, who either performs or supervises all treatments, the med-spa staff helps to treat problematic skin conditions, slow or eliminate unwanted hair growth via laser, and lessen tension with relaxation and medical massage. Experienced tattoo artist Mamie Shannon fine-tunes faces with permanent makeup, and a range of laser treatments, peels, and cosmetic injections rejuvenate the skin and help lessen the tiny accordion pleats left by aging.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that removes the face's stratum corneum, or outermost surface of the skin. These dead cells stifle the under-face like a mother who coils her grown children in plus-sized swaddling cloths. At Mona Spa, expert aestheticians perform the procedure over the course of 45 minutes. Lie back and let their well-trained hands guide a Clarisonic cleaning brush over your facial region, ridding it of oppressive dirt and overly sentimental oil. The crystal-free cool microdermabrasion treatment comes next, followed by LED therapy delivered with gentle airflow to soothe your recently excavated baby skin. Top it all off with the gentle hug of a moisture mask that will protect your face from the harsh rays of the sun, especially useful if the sun is breaking into your house at night to watch your cable.
With a portfolio chock full of everything from fun chunky highlights to subtle all-over color?plus stylish cuts for men or girls with coarse hair?it's clear that no hair request intimidates Laurel James. In fact, Ms. James is a traveling educator who visits other salons to teach their stylists about cutting hair and coloring it with the Schwarzkopf product line, which she uses in her own salon. There, she and fellow stylist Rachael Austein Brower add dimension with foil highlights and correct home dye jobs, as well as texturize hair with permanent waves and chop off split ends.
The aestheticians at Esthetiques Skin Spa have all long held an interest in skincare, even dating back to childhood for one pro who gave herself mud-pie facials. While mud is conveniently left off the menu, the team does unfurl Intraceuticals products, glycolic-acid peels, and a Nuface microcurrent toning device to revitalize tired mugs and combat acne, sun spots, and fine lines. They also adorn fresh canvases with spray tans that leave bodies looking bronzed and beautiful.