After giving up careers as a teacher and hotel-management supervisor, Moazma Bhangu decided to follow her true passion: advanced laser skincare. Today, as the certified head technician at Heavenly Images, she refurbishes clients' bodies and faces using medical techniques such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and spider-vein removal. Her specialty, however, is nonsurgical laser treatments, such as ReFirme, which she wields to remove unwanted hair, smooth away wrinkles, and intimidate temporary tattoos of secret agents. She also customizes treatments, performing photofacials designed for Asian complexions as well as EDP therapy, which combines microdermabrasion, medical infusions, and LED light therapy. In addition to providing treatments, Moazma constantly educates her patients on skin health—and can prescribe skincare products by Obagi, Priori, Riversol, and PCA Skin.
Though they claim bridal beauty as a shop specialty, the crew at City Heart Salon & Spa believes every day should be treated like a special occasion when it comes to appearance. Striving to be a one-stop-shop for all manner of aesthetic needs, they offer an impressive selection of personalized services that span the spectrum from massage to laser hair removal. Hair appointments begin with a consultation by a stylist that has undergone no less than 3 months of training under creative director Stephen Adams, and end with recommendations of the best products and wind-resistant head tents for at-home maintenance. Aestheticians also support glowing skin with five types of hydrating facials as well as eye treatments and microdermabrasion, and therapists enhance the relaxing benefits of six styles of massage—including two for expectant mothers—with an Aveda compound blended from fragrant flower and plant essences.
Whether by the manual artistry of a stylist and her scissors or the high-tech energy pulses of the i-Lipo device, the goal at Glamorous Beauty Salon's is always the same?to help clients achieve their image goals. In business for more than 12 years, Glamorous Beauty Salon staffs employees trained to do just that. Take the hairstylists, who craft new and trendy hairdos with cuts, coloring, and conditioning treatments. Take the aestheticians and technicians that help rekindle complexions with herbal facials and eyebrow threading. Then you have nail technicians and makeup artists to fill in the finer points of the body, and massage therapists, who lather muscles in pure essential oils before plying them until they're as a piece of taffy left in the microwave too long.
Glamorous also offers the option for more advanced beauty treatments by way of laser technology. The iLipo treatment, for instance, uses laser energy to break down fat cells and encourage inch loss, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction that means no hospital stay or recovery time.
At Aru Spa and Salon, a fleet of award-winning stylists, estheticians, nail technicians, and makeup artists descend upon clients to pamper and beautify in private, stylish rooms. A sprawling selection of services is available, making decisions pleasantly difficult as guests determine the best way to showcase their natural beauty. Aru's event planners offer wedding packages for gaggles of bridesmaids and with varietals from the backyard wine geyser. All services take place in artfully adorned treatment rooms where shimmering, jewel-toned tiles join candles, ultramodern shower spigots, and stylish furniture.
Walls the color of plump purple grapes offer a vibrant burst against slate-grey floors and black-leather salon chairs. Amid these calming accents, skilled stylists craft sleek hairdos and bedeck tresses with subtle and bold color highlights. Cinderella also cleans up eyebrow outskirts with its specialty threading services.
According to their website, Extreme Colors & Styles “sees every individual as a beautiful canvas upon which a unique portrait can be painted.”Unlike actual canvases, however, sentient beings possess their own personal preferences. The stylists are happy to oblige these preferences while completing unique portraits. In fact, they welcome the opportunity to converse with their clients and perform an assessment based on their features. That way, their work can truly become a master effort that matches and emphasizes eye color and skin tone.
Take, for instance, haircuts and coloring services, which both begin with a personal consultation. Then there is the European facial, which commences with an in-depth analysis before moving onto an exfoliation, a facial massage, and a mask. This drive for actualizing clients' desires also extends to nail care services, massages, cosmetic enhancements, and men’s haircuts, all of which include consultations to ensure everyone leaves happy with how they look and feel.