Sun Cheaters Tanning & Waxing is owned and operated by a licensed aesthetician and medical assistant, who ensures that the studio’s beauty services also promote overall skin health. The staff offers in-studio and mobile airbrush tanning services for all skin types, using eco-certified organic DHA solutions infused with hyaluronic acid, green and white tea, lavender oil, aloe vera, and vanilla extract to moisturize and rejuvenate the skin. For hair removal, waxing specialists rid the face and body of unwanted hair with Satin Smooth cream wax, which works is more effective than hard wax, but doesn’t taste as nice as Oreo cream.
While massages can help alleviate built-up tension, they can also be used to restore muscles to their proper function after injuries or accidents. Specializing in both of these aspects of massage is therapist Renee Antoinette and her highly trained staff, who customize their strokes to carefully stretch out limbs aching from poor posture or one too many Muppet presentations of Anna Karenina. Renee also has training in Eastern techniques, manipulating heads and faces with Indian, Japanese, and Thai strokes that blend stretching with ayurvedic oils and aromatherapy to bring about deep relaxation.
A licensed nail technician applies nail knowledge experience alongside countless tricks to keep clients' faces and nails looking their best. This expertise is implemented in services ranging from eyelash extensions and body wraps to acrylic-nail applications and traditional mani-pedis. OPI gel and CND Shellac polishes give fingers and toes a long-lasting pop of color, whereas eyebrow shaping allows for more dramatic eyebrow raises after seeing a friend's pencil shaving collection.
Impressionist paintings line the walls of Alkemy Skincare, adding to the quiet, serene spa environment that surrounds owner Teresa Gomez and her staff as they cleanse complexions and sleeken curves. Teresa calls on her degree in Natural Health and Paramedical Skincare to refine visages through facials that use organic Dr. Hauschka products, reduce cellulite with subdermal heating and ultrasound, and remove hair from bodies and sweltering fur coats with laser technology.
When she was 8, licensed aesthetician and permanent make-up artist Victoria Knight watched her mother struggle with the ravages of chemotherapy, a treatment that required her to wear wigs and create her eyebrows with a pencil. She saw how important beauty can be to a woman's identity and was inspired to become a beauty expert who helps others realize their optimal looks.
Today, at The Skin Studio, Victoria draws on her experience in certified oncology esthetics, micro needling, and permanent makeup to help safely beautify her clients. She prefers to use natural products, as to avoid toxic ingredients. During permanent-makeup applications, she fashions shapely brows and defined lips while clients rest comfortably under a shield of topical anesthetics, deciding where in their yard they should cremate their old makeup. She also loves using the DermaPen, which boosts the body's collagen and elastin without chemicals or filler, therefore camouflaging scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles. Her emphasis on health even carries over to the physical aspects and amenities of her workplace. The water cooler is made from glass, not plastic, and the water itself comes from a spring in Arkansas, waiting to be served cool or boiled for cups of organic tea.
Gloria Swiger's belief that every face is beautiful—even those that need a little love—sent her down the path of gentle and natural skincare. In addition to holding dental and medical degrees, she earned her aesthetics license from Florida College of Natural Health. She draws on both clinical experience and holistic knowledge during each facial she performs, even throwing in some relaxation techniques derived from yoga.
The menu of treatments at Skin By Glo includes European facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and foot treatments with hot towels and massage. Swiger relies on an arsenal of products from glo therapeutics, which are free of parabens and dyes. These gentle concoctions prevent free radical damage, combat inflammation, and grant faces the power of bioluminescence.