Considering they're charged with maintaining an extensive array of equipment across 15 locations, it's a good thing each state-certified member of the SunsUp Tanning Centers team commits to at least 10 hours of update training each week. The constant training prepares the specialists for working with the centers' 10 types of standup and lay-down UV beds as well as with sunless Mystic Tan and VersaSpa booths. In addition to tanning, SunsUp offers the Fit body wrap, an infrared heat therapy designed to detoxify and slim the body. Patrons can adjust the wrap's four independent heat zones in 1-degree increments up to 130 degrees or until their body parts start to whistle.
Squats, dead lifts, ring dips, and tire flips are just a few exercises athletes may encounter at Making Of Champions CrossFit. Coach Dre Williams leads athletes through a new Workout of the Day every day, which blends different principles of cardio, strength training, plyometrics, and gymnastics to create dynamic workouts. Workouts are generally short but intense and can be scaled to accommodate all fitness levels from beginners to elite athletes.
From serving in the U.S. Air Force to earning a master's degree in psychology and working as a school counselor, aesthetician Amy Peterson has pursued her vast array of achievements with duty and focus. So it's not surprising that when she discovered a passion for skincare, she invested equal time and energy into pursuing her aesthetics degree from the Bella Institute School of Cosmetology and delving into the intricacies of the field. At GLOW Head2Toe, she emphasizes the importance of using paraben- and chemical-free skin products, utilizing them during facials that target everything from acne to signs of aging with deep cleansing, exfoliations, fruit-enzyme peels, and massage. Waxing treatments for the face, body, and bikini areas top off her menu of skin services.
As an aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience and a former chemist with Christian Dior, Helene Lawless knows a thing or two about skincare. The French native opened Be Smooth after growing tired of lengthy spa visits that left a dent in her own wallet. She decided to offer affordable treatments with products and equipment that she has found to be effective over her years as an aesthetician and spa-goer. As a result, she and her team nourish skin using the with organic plant extracts in the Pevonia Botanica line, natural Nuxe products, and Shea Terra Organics with fair-trade shea butters and argan oils. Lawless has also tracked down innovative aesthetic techniques such as VIP Complex's infrared and microcurrent treatments, IPL photofacials with light heat energy (LHE), and hair removal with the gel-based Depilar System.
Lawless prides herself not only on the budget-friendliness of her services, but also on the unintimidating “non-spa” ambience of her beauty haven. Guests relax at a white-on-white facial bar for a deep cleansing, and a boutique area offers European-style gifts such as fragrant Aquiesse soy candles and jewelry by Miravidi and Caracol. According to a 2011 article in the Oregonian, "even the music that can be heard from the front door is French." Just as charming is Lawless' French accent, which, like a lullaby sung by a lemur, is both soothing and exotic.
Beauty isn't just what clients seek at Hey Beautiful Salon and Spa; it's also what they see, since the space is lined with brick walls and antique accents. Within this striking setting, owner Kimberly Schoene—an established hairstylist who was featured on KOIN News—and her team of stylists cut, color, and style manes with organic Keune haircare products. In the adjoining spa, clients find treatments including Lumière LED light therapy, galvanic sessions, and foot detoxes. The built-in blending bar provides all the necessary ingredients and tools for beauticians to personally mix body butters, massage oils, and batches of Flubber for clients.
An advocate of eco-friendly living, Schoene only fills the salon with organic, cruelty-free, and all-natural beauty products and eco-safe detergent. She donates hair clippings to both Matter Of Trust—a nonprofit that weaves hair mats to help soak up oil spills—and Locks of Love.
Many aesthetic specialists boast ongoing training in the treatments they perform, but Dr. Anitha Reddy has the others beat—she's the one who trains them. The aesthetic and anti-aging physician shares her unique knowledge of injectable fillers with other professionals as a teacher and trainer for Perlane manufacturer Medicis Aesthetics, as well as through her post on the national advisory board for Merz Aesthetics, which makes Radiesse. This peerless approach to injectables isn't the only beauty tool in her arsenal, however. She also tackles sagging skin with Ultherapy, a treatment featured on The Rachael Ray Show that sends sound waves deep into the skin to tighten underlying tissues, much in the way rock 'n' roll tightens the frown muscles of 1950s principals. Dr. Reddy also assists clients in shaping figures with CoolSculpting, lipodissolve, and cellulite-reduction treatments, and helps all sizes evict unwelcome follicles with hair-battling lasers.