Licensed aesthetician Alexis Biondi brightens days by brightening complexions at Safari Skin Care, which is nestled inside Pristine Clinical Skin Care. She exfoliates away dead skin cells with manual microdermabrasions and deep cleans neglected areas with back facials. Her facial services can also reduce signs of aging or clear up acne. She even offers a teen facial that includes an at-home skincare regimen.
Thirteen may be an unlucky number, but not for men, women, and children hoping to update their looks, as that's the number of staffers at Inspire Salon. Twelve hairdressers and one aesthetician fill the salon, trimming split ends, straightening curly locks, adding hair through extensions or removing it through waxing, and brightening appearances with face-framing highlights or clarifying facials. Hair and makeup can also be styled for special events, using products from lines such as Enjoy, Loreal Professional, and Derm Organics. Stylists keep their skills as sharp as their shears, with classes on precise haircuts from Label M and applying extensions from Hotheads.
Angela Peck thinks we shouldn't put anything on our skin that we wouldn't eat. Staying true to her background in dietetics and Chinese medicine, the licensed aesthetician only works with organic, food-grade, GMO-free products. She pampers faces with balms from Sequoia Beauty—which are made from organic, locally sourced ingredients, blended by a master herbalist, and supported by unionized cucumbers. Along with custom facials, Angela specializes in manual lymphatic drainage, a gentle treatment for lessening rosacea, acne, and eczema, as well as relieving headaches and congested sinuses. She's currently working towards her certification in oncology aesthetics, a field devoted to the skincare of those undergoing cancer treatment.
Since 2009, therapists at Endermologie Massage have been using their namesake treatment to help clients slim down and increase their self-confidence. After first discussing aesthetic goals related to body contouring and explaining how their unique procedure works, one of these technicians guides the Endermologie lipomassage hand piece over targeted areas to reduce cellulite and aid in fat reduction. During this noninvasive 35-minute treatment, the motorized device kneads, manipulates, and gives good-natured noogies to the skin to help break down fatty deposits and smooth out the appearance of dimpled skin.
BellaDawna Esthetic Artistry and Care makes it easy for skin to look its best by offering treatments designed to enhance its natural beauty. It makes sense then, that the spa's facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and peels are some of the aestheticians' main offerings. But those aren't the only services people come to BellaDawna's team for. There's also spray tanning for the beach deprived, massage for the tense, and lash extensions. BellaDawna also carries cosmetics and skincare products to help you keep up a healthy skin routine at home, under a waterfall, or wherever else you tend to wash your face in the morning.
From smudges and clumps to raccoon eyes, mascara can be a formidable foe. But Sarai Thomas-Brown has found a way to throw out the mascara wand for good. Using a process called lash dipping, she darkens lashes with semipermanent paint that keep them dark and vibrant for up to six weeks.
The licensed aesthetician and certified massage practitioner provides other unique treatments including a beer, wine, or chocolate facial or a grape-seed sugar scrub that leaves skin glowing. She draws from her studies in renewable resources and green living to create an eco-friendly atmosphere for her clients and the earth.