Le Soleil Tanning's owner, Rachel Tanis, has been in fierce competition with the sun for four years. Since opening in 2008, she and her staff have gained the upper hand with Smart Tan certification, which gives them the tools to design safe tanning regimens for each skin type. Those hoping to avoid UV exposure step inside an automated VersaSpa spray booth, where special serums moisturize the skin with aloe vera and balance its pH before coating it in bronzer. Fresh, neatly folded hand towels sit atop Soltron and Ergoline beds radiating UV rays at three levels of intensity. The most powerful of these is a high-pressure Ergoline bed with an open, airy design that surrounds those within in UVA rays and tunes piped from its MP3-player dock. Part and parcel with creating the hallmark of health and youth, the studio offers red-light therapy that promotes collagen production for firm, smooth skin, and fights acne harder than a dermatologist with a soap-filled fire hose. The white lobby's glass shelves display nourishing lotions from Designer Skin and Swedish Beauty that aid the safe development of a rich, even color.
After a visit to KC Lashes, every place you walk will feel like a personal runway, thanks to the kinds of beauty services that leave you ready for everything from dinner to a red carpet. The salon specializes in Xtreme Lashes, extensions that thicken and elongate natural lashes to create more dramatic looks. But that's only one area in which the team here excels. At the brow bar, specialists can set you up with a simple brow maintenance or with a total brow makeover that includes waxing, trimming, tweezing, and a color treatment. As they work, aaestheticians happily dispense advice on how to shape your brows?as well as how to fill them in properly?to help keep them looking good every day. While you're there, diamond-tip microdermabrasion, custom airbrush spray tans, and waxing are also available to complete a day of pampering or to make sure you're the star of your next book club meeting.
?Give me 45 minutes and I will take off 15 years,? says Midwest Medical Aesthetics' president Kathleen Stegman on the company's website. As a registered nurse with a quarter-century of experience in the beauty industry, she has the knowledge to do just that. Stegman's expertise lies in beauty injections such as Botox and Dysport, which she's been using to tighten faces for more than 17 years. Along with her team of associated physicians, she also harnesses the power of laser energy to help clients remove unwanted hair, shed fat, and erase tattoos of ex-lovers' favorite species of fungus.
Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
Complexions and auras shine a little more radiantly after visits to Glow Skincare Studios, where Shannon tends to her clients' needs both aesthetically and spiritually. Facials and peels cleanse and refine the skin, and waxing treatments leave birthday suits smoother than freshly carved ice swan.
Not everyone can say they love what they do, but not everyone is Rachel Naster. The aesthetician and beauty industry veteran of almost a decade proclaims "I love doing esthetics!" on her website, and her passion is backed up by action. After parlaying her medical office internship into a career working in spas, the beauty buff is now fluent in a wealth of services. Inside her homey studio, she offers up facial peels with IMAGE products, brow shaping, and airbrush makeup to brides or particularly glamorous oil rig workers.