Armed with an extensive selection of professional-strength glo therapeutics skincare products, The Face Place's licensed aesthetician, Kendra Pitner, combats signs of aging with hydrating facials and texture-transforming peels using lactic or glycolic acids. Pitner also cleans up features to draw attention to glowing skin by eradicating unwanted facial hair with Lycon wax and defining brows or lashes with a tinting process that convinces hairs to darken with a rousing 30-minute inspirational football speech.
The epidermal aces at Cosmetic & Laser MediSpa exfoliate skin and annihilate toxins for a vibrant visage. A wand-like microdermabrasion apparatus evicts the top tier of cells during 30–40 minute sessions. Session can blot out hyperpigmentation, fine lines, light acne scars, and leftover glitter.
Between the bright-green walls of Beauty Hair Salon, clients must pick which body part to primp first. They might pluck a favorite color from the polish shelf before consulting with nail technician Alisa, who began her professional career at age 18. Her meticulous approach to mani-pedis and acrylics ensures that her appointments are never rushed. Alternatively, hairstylists are on hand to trim and color new ’dos in front of tall mirrors. In the salon's aesthetic area, waxing services strip away unwanted hair, facials brighten complexions, and massages relax shoulders more easily than attempts to turn shrugs inside out.
During more than two decades in the beauty industry, Charity—the head of Hair 1 and Spa 2—has amassed a wide-ranging arsenal of expertise, excelling in fields as diverse as laser hair removal and manicures. In her capacity as a stylist, her cut and color services revamp coifs, and her facials, peels, and Photo Lite age-spot treatments rejuvenate the faces beneath them. Alternatively, her massages, which include Swedish or deep tissue, dissolve stress and facilitate internal harmony. Clients can pop into her Zen-like salon or schedule an appointment for her to visit their homes or live-in solariums.
Lakisha Morgan wields shears, foil, extensions, and razors with equal ease as she styles men’s and women’s hair. Her work speaks for itself, leaving her to utter little more than a monosyllable in its praise. She offers some particularly special services, as well, such as natural hair extensions. She weaves together strands from two humans to create a single, cohesive look, much like tying two strongmen together by their mustache curls to create a super strongman.
Hot Spot Tanning combines state-of-the-art sunless-bronzing technology with friendly, committed service. Marinade your melanin with a month of unlimited tanning in one of Hot Spot's standard bulb-based beds, which boast a bevy of advanced amenities, including built-in timers, optional air conditioning, and inspirational photos of the world's sexiest gingerbread men (a $41.99 value). Or, achieve the perfect sun-un-kissed glow thanks to the ray-less power of two airbrush tans, applied by a trained tantress to deliver a UV-free dose of customized color (each a $27.99 value).
The massage therapists at Milestone Massage & Spa welcome any curiosity about their profession, and go to great lengths to answer clients’ questions and put everyone at ease before 30- to 90-minute massage services. A consultation determines which techniques will best address clients’ specific needs, including chronic pain and sports-related soreness. The stable of therapists is well-versed in more than a dozen massage modalities, including Swedish, characterized by flowing strokes, hot stone, characterized by heated rocks, and aromatherapy, characterized by the soothing scent of french fries. The sessions, long or short, can yield a bevy of benefits that range from decreased anxiety to improved concentration. In addition to massage, the technicians expunge toxins with seaweed and kelp body wraps.