At Sei Bella Med Spa, Dr. Anne Trussell leads a talented team of professionals who refresh and resurface skin with a variety of treatments, including gentle AccelaWave IPL sessions, wrinkle-reducing Botox and Juvéderm, and medical-grade chemical peels. Teresa Smith, the onsite massage therapist, helps assuage injuries, chronic pain, and stress with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, and works to remove fat and tighten skin with noninvasive Lipo-Ex sessions. Sei Bella's resident nurse, Sandy Siler, rounds out the staff, and rejuvenates faces with her certifications in Radiesse and DermaFrac treatments, both of which help reduce signs of aging with no downtime or time traveling.
In a sleek, modern interior characterized by clean white lines and ultramodern fixtures, Indulgences by Body Bronze's team of aestheticians and stylists fortifies glowing appearances with a full range of salon and spa services. Resident massage therapists combat corporeal stress in private, candlelit treatment rooms, and skin specialists enhance appearances with a full complement of customized spray tans, laser hair-removal treatments, laser-pointer cat-tormenting treatments, and facials. Scalps are lavished with the utmost care, with strands deftly snipped into elegant new coifs at the hands of experienced stylists and conditioned with an arsenal of nourishing products from Davines and Dermalogica.
Bar Louie's casual atmosphere, marked by indoor and outdoor seating sprinkled with flat-screen TVs and artistic photography, surrounds a menu full of classic American cuisine. Kick-start lunch, available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the Italian Stallion pizza, where double sausage and pepperoni bathe in a marinara lake ($9.99). Turn midday munchies into an excuse to stamp flavor passports with the Four Tacos Plato served with black beans and rice ($12.49) or an exotic burger, such as the Southsider, topped with crumbled fried potatoes, sharp cheddar, Guinness mustard sauce, grilled onions, and bacon ($10.49). Bar Louie's brunch offerings, available Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., include the Hangover Helper, a smattering of tater tots, chorizo, bacon, and queso sauce mixed and served with two eggs ($8.99), as well as elusive pancakes ($7.99) that are only available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or during simultaneous solar and lunar eclipses.
When it comes to why their clients want to have tattoos removed, the technicians at D-Inked have heard everything from “wrong name” to “new job.” Regardless of a patron’s motivation, they use only one tool to remove tattoos: the FDA-approved Astanza Trinity laser, which shines in multiple hues to break down an array of ink colors. The number of treatments necessary to completely oust old ink varies based on factors such as the tattoo’s color and how old it is, because newer ones can run away from lasers faster. Most clients need six to eight sessions. As for pain, most say that it feels like a rubber band snapping the skin, a level of discomfort comparable to getting a tattoo.
Unique Threading Salon specializes in threading, a hair-removal process that uses cotton thread to pull strands more precisely and with less pain than waxing. The salon's hair-removal experts are also adept at traditional waxing—they use soothing formulas with plant-derived waxes and essential oils—and sugaring. Sugaring uses an all-natural blend of sugar, water, and lemon juice to remove hair, and works well on sensitive areas such as the face, bikini line, and papier-mâché peg legs.
Olivia Madison Day Spa manicures and pedicures brighten extremities and gentle lash extensions culled from the Xtreme and Reese Robert beauty systems cater to sensitive eyes. Aestheticians can also combat roughness and dryness with soothing skin treatments and craft healthy glows on winter-bound epidermises with UV-free spray tans. To ensure a time slot, clients should schedule appointments in advance or petition for a 25-hour day.