Lisa Clinkscale Porter wrote the book on making women look and feel sexy. This isn't a metaphor?she literally wrote a book about it. With two more beauty-centric manuals and a certification in face-lift massage to her name, Lisa tailors an exclusive set of services to each client at Unique Face Options, Inc., a corrective-skincare boutique she co-owns with her husband, Byron. Since 1996, the boutique has helped clients maintain healthy skin through a collection of facials that swaddle skin in clinical products from Obagi, Jan Marini Skin Research, and Unique Face Options? own signature line.
Along with improving the quality of skin with customized facials, the boutique enhances other features with LED facial treatments that can reduce acne, even out the complexion, and increase collagen. Laser treatments address beauty concerns ranging from removing unwanted hair to spider veins.
A candlelit oasis awaits clients at Nu & Approved Body Look. Flickering flames and dim lighting wash over a massage table, a bathtub scented with flower pedals, and a gigantic walk-in shower. It is here that clients recuperate after a soothing massage, ionic foot detox, or an ultrasonic cavitation treatment, which can help reduce fat deposits and smooth stretch marks.
When it comes to styling and caring for natural hair, the women of B'yond Natural Beauty Bar go above and beyond the call of duty. Not only do they offer a wide range of haircare services—including everything from sewn-in weaves and roller setting to flat and two-strand twists—but they strive to make every customer that walks in feel cared for and appreciated. Helmed by a mother-daughter duo, B'yond Natural Beauty specializes in styling, caring for, and cultivating locs, whether worn loose and free or twisted into elegant updos. They also provide a host of coloring services such as single- and double-process color, balayage, and even full- and multicoloring treatments for locs as well. B'yond Natural rounds out its services with custom spray tanning and eyelash extensions.
The staffers at Taking My Body Back attack the issue of weight loss from two directions. They contour figures with technology such as laser fat-reduction treatments and with exercise via personal-training sessions led by certified trainers. To help speed up weight loss and flush fat-cell contents expelled into the body during laser treatments, they offer training sessions immediately following the laser treatments. They also maintain a stock of rentable medical equipment, including wheelchairs, hospital beds, and ramps.
Nationally certified and licensed massage therapist Pernille Stephens helms Duluth Neuromuscular Therapy, where she offers a variety of massages. Her modalities include the static pressure of neuro-muscular therapy massage, as well as the fierce, muscular targeting of deep-tissue massage. Her massages can help remove muscular aches, decrease stress, and increase circulation.
Because of the way hair grows, it takes more than one laser session to banish it from the body for good. It's with the knowledge of this process in mind that the crew at Dermani Medspa offers laser hair removal treatments both a la carte and as part of monthly membership programs. Certified aestheticians take aim at unwanted fuzz on nearly any part of the body, including men?s beards and hobbits? toes, using the Lumenis LighSheer Duet. They take a similar membership-style approach to beauty treatments such as microdermabrasions and chemical peels, as these services also tend to yield more dramatic effects over the course of multiple treatments. All of these services take place in a clean, modernly designed clinic painted in soothing earth tones.