Pampering is at the heart of Becoming Mom Pregnancy Spa & Imaging Center. When the center's founder came upon 3D and 4D ultrasounds, she was searching for a way to help expectant parents bond even more deeply with their babies and therefore become more invested in fostering positive development. The technology that ended up becoming the cornerstone of her business allowed parents to see a high-definition image of their growing baby's face instead of just a fuzzy blob that only doctors and Rorschach specialists could understand. But then she went one step further. She began tending to both the emotional and physical needs of mothers-to-be by offering prenatal massages and luxurious pedicures.
While the hearts, minds, and bodies of expectant mothers may be the central focus at Becoming Mom Pregnancy Spa & Imaging Center, the spa offers an additional source of comfort?retail therapy. The Becoming Mom Boutique outfits patrons with chic maternity wear, nursing fashions, parenting essentials, and discomfort-fighting goodies such as B-Natal pops, which help ease morning sickness.
When Angela Cash first decided to go to nail school, she did it, "just for fun". Twelve years later, she's still having a blast as the owner and head nail artist at Simplicity Salon, where she oversees a beauty team ranging from a recent Paul Mitchell Academy graduate to a seasoned hair styling veteran of 35 years. To keep clients looking chic from head to toe, Angela's staff pulls from an arsenal of brand name products including Goldwell hair color, Moroccanoil, OPI Axxium nail polish, and Tammy Taylor Nails. When it comes to skin care, the Dermalogica line helps the salon's aestheticians customize each anti-aging facial or microZone treatment, while mineral makeup by Weightless lends a finishing touch to faces without smothering them with oils, talc, dyes, or creamed corn. Other services include custom spray tans by SunFX and full face or body waxing by the salon's resident waxing specialist.
Permanent Perfection Permanent Cosmetics? licensed beauticians upgrade clients' appearances with classic and uncommon spa services. During therapeutic cupping treatments, staffers create small pockets of suction to gently increase lymphatic flow, reduce toxins, contour bodies, and ameliorate scarring. To mold shapelier frames, technicians swaddle guests with slimming body wraps or melt fat with ultrasound liposuction. In addition to body treatments, the clinic offers teeth-whitening, facials, and permanent-makeup applications. Permanent Perfection's techs can also remove tattoos by using advanced technology or traveling back in time and trapping your past self in a net.
Dermatology & Skin Care Associates' dedicated aesthetician refurnishes clients' faces with soothing facials and gentle chemical peels. Epidermal experts customize each one-hour relaxation facial according to skin type, the patron's needs, and each pore's astrological sign. Wielding handpicked SkinMedica products, the professional mug refresher cleanses the face and the neck before exfoliating and massaging each area, aiming to leave skin rejuvenated and clients well rested. With the optional Illuminize peel, aestheticians conjure smooth skin to the surface from out of a silky, youthful hat. Employing gentle acidic formulas and natural ingredients such as bark extract, the peel can tighten the visage, reduce the effects of sun damage, wrinkles, and fine lines, and improve mild hyperpigmentation by doling out a snack and a nap to overactive skin tones.
When clients want to brighten their hair, Uniquely You Hair Design's stylists know to reach for their Paul Mitchell products. The Color service leaves 'dos with natural-looking hues, while the 27 intermixable colors of Shines add new shades within 20 minutes. For texture, the Uniquely You team prefers GKhair's hair-taming formulas, which can reduce frizz for up to five months, or The Best service, a GKhair treatment that uses Juvexin to thoroughly condition stiff strands. Besides focusing on hair's color and touch, the stylists offer services ranging from cuts and styles to facial waxing and manicures.
As a medical aesthetician, Julie Kline has trained under award-winning plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Dayan, where she learned advanced skincare techniques and ways to get the most out of the products she uses. She helps her clients fight the signs of aging with microdermabrasion treatments, microcurrent therapies, and chemical peels. For gents, she performs men's facials that ward off razor burn. Julie is also a certified permanent-makeup artist, which allows her to apply indelible cosmetics to those with sensitivities to traditional makeup or faint features due to medical conditions.