An aesthetician gently scrubs a mixture of Dead Sea salts and moisturizing oil over a client's skin, revealing younger and fresher layers of cells; in another room, a massage therapist places heated stones onto tense muscles, dispersing the stress they've been harboring for months. Scenarios such as these are common at Evene Day Spa, where the staff specializes in both relaxation and beautifying treatments. The spa's menu also includes European facials which allot one hour to eliminate dirt and exfoliate to clear the pores. In addition to improving skin condition, the spa's aestheticians keep faces looking polished with permanent cosmetics for the eyes, eyebrows, or lips, leaving time in the mornings for more important endeavors, such as baking homemade Lucky Charms.
Guests may feel a sense of warmth when they stroll past the earthen-hued walls and kaleidoscopic flora of Inga's Skin and Body Care Salon. Inside, a staff of aestheticians awaits to beautify and relax them with massages, facials, waxes, and nail treatments. Additionally, tinting services dye lashes and brows in clients’ favorite sports team’s colors. Patrons can also venture to the cosmetic utopia's small boutique to sift through a trove of candles, jewelry, and other goods.
Permanent-makeup artist Cheryl Rosenblum recreates the brows and body features of clients who lost theirs during chemotherapy or surgery. She has collected certifications and techniques from respected experts across the U.S., learning hand-tool methods from Lesley Lind of Perfect Appearance and rotary methods from Dixie Medford of the Texas Institute of Permanent Cosmetics. She has also studied with Lyle Tuttle, founder of the Tattoo Museum. She uses techniques from all of her mentors in simulating hair strands, diminishing mastectomy scars, and recreating nipples. At Permanent Makeup of Atlanta, Rosenblum has completed more than 8,000 permanent-makeup procedures while also collaborating with master barbers and master cosmetologists to keep clients from being slowly engulfed by their own hairdos.
Education is key for board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marcus Crawford. After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine, he went on to receive extensive training in cutting-edge reconstructive techniques at MD Anderson Cancer Center, which eventually led him to volunteer for a mission with Operation Smile in Lima, Peru, where he worked to repair cleft lips and other palate deformities in children. He also believes his patients should be properly educated about the procedures they undergo at his namesake office, and so Dr. Crawford and his team discuss each treatment option during a thorough consultation that reveals each patient’s beauty needs and aesthetic goals, and chart the best course of treatment.
Along with cosmetic surgery for the face and body, Crawford Plastic Surgery also offers nonsurgical med-spa services that include microdermabrasion and wrinkle-reducing dermal fillers, such as Botox and Juvéderm. The office is also outfitted with disposable permanent-makeup equipment, which technicians use to tattoo organic, cosmetic-colored ink onto skin, thus defining the brows, lips, and eyelids, or camouflaging scars caused by a malfunctioning magical wand.
Derma-Luxe's comfortable beds and private treatment rooms provide a welcoming setting to have the deft hands of a trained aesthetician work over your face's outer layer. Choose from three treatments. A microdermabrasion facial (a $150 value) lasts one hour and consists of a deep pore cleansing, gentle resurfacing with microdermabrasion, steam hydration, extractions, and a soothing mask. A Jessner peel (a $150 value) lasts 30 minutes and can be tailored to suit skin sensitivity. Three chemical blends of kojic acid lighten and brighten your skull cover for a refreshed, gleaming visage. The final option is LumiFacial therapy (a $175 value), consisting of 45 minutes of infrared facial immersion. The light produced by LED lamps helps increase the production of collagen and elastin for cheeks as firm and flexible as a rubber yoga instructor. The therapy can be tailored to treat different conditions, including aging, acne, redness, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.
Award-winning cosmetologist and beautician Camilla Terrell, the owner of eN’vision, works with a staff of master stylists to beautify her clients. Their services include customized haircuts and styles, nail treatments, and theatrical makeup artistry. Some stylists specialize in particular services, such as Redken hair coloring or GKhair keratin treatments.