Although aesthetician Nicole Maldonado is an expert wax technician, you won't find any wax in her studio. Instead, she removes unwanted hair with the same sugaring techniques the ancient Egyptians relied on. As a certified sugaring educator, she lauds the many benefits of sugar over wax. For one, sugar isn't hot, so there's no risk of clients getting burnt. For another, it eases out strands in their natural direction of growth to prevent breakage and ingrown hairs.
At LV Laser Services, owner Kimberly Klepatz brings more than a decade of aesthetics experience to the art and science of body beautification. As her spa's name implies, Klepatz specializes in laser-based services, using high-energy light to tighten skin, remove hair, and balance uneven skin tone. Tattoo removal uses lasers to get rid of unwanted designs or skin-colored squares obscuring flaming-motorcycle-shaped birthmarks. Non-laser services, meanwhile, include cavitation sessions, which get rid of difficult fat deposits using ultrasound vibration, and acupuncture services that help rebalance chi.
Kimberly Byers's desire to help clients maintain healthy, radiant skin stems from her own skin problems—as a teen, the licensed aesthetician suffered from acne and oily skin. Her custom facials deeply cleanse skin without over drying it, and a selection of chemical peels provides advanced exfoliation. Located down a quiet hallway, Kim's warm and soothing treatment room features a padded bed and essential oils by Young Living Oils.
Employing paraben-free products, Just Face It Med Spa?s anti-aging experts wind back face clocks with medical-grade skin treatments customized for each client's needs and skin type. The micro-needling procedure helps treat skin peppered with stretch marks and acne scars, while Vi peels reduce acne scarring and jump-start collagen production without the hassle of hooking cheekbones up to alkaline batteries. In addition to the aesthetic innovations compiled by the owner, Martine Abbey, the spa contracts out space to expert practitioners for wax, wrap, and massage services to complement their suite of rejuvenating techniques.
The aestheticians at Creative Nails are trained experts in nailcare, facials, and waxing. Treatments make use of top-notch products from brands such as OPI and Creative Nail Design. The salon is also known for its cleanliness; all equipment is disinfected using hospital-grade disinfectants.
In ancient Persia, threading was more than a beauty ritual—it was a rite of passage. Beautifiers would thread a bride’s entire face before she walked down the aisle, and give girls similar treatments to signal their transitions to womanhood. Today, Fabulous Eyebrow Threading’s staff members enlist the historically significant practice to accentuate the faces of their clients. They snag and remove entire lines of eyebrow or lip hair with one swift tug, making threading more precise but less painful than tweezing or poking each hair until it is so annoyed that it uproots itself and leaves. They can also use soft wax on faces and bodies if patrons prefer it, and can embellish or refresh newly groomed visages with lash extensions and facials.