To put it simply—and in their own words––the staff at Aric Ashely Salon are in the business of making people look and feel their best. To that end, they stock the salon's shelves with a full line of Redken styling products to aid them in every cut, corrective-color service, and elegant updo. For a transformation that’s truly head to toe, aestheticians deploy wax to whisk away fuzz from lip to leg and render faces flawless with airbrush makeup.
The skin is the body's largest organ, and also the most visible; for that reason, the skin's condition can make or break a person's appearance. Dr. Jerry K. Brunsoman and licensed aesthetician Christy Fischer work in tandem at Ideal Skin Laser Rejuvenation Center to perform med-spa services that help improve clients' appearances. Their chemical peels diminish the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and scarring. The DiamondTome microdermabrasion treatments they perform, meanwhile, dislodge dead skin cells without the use of loose crystals or high-powered fans that make cheeks flap like seals on a trampoline. Brunsoman and Fischer also harness the power of BroadBand Light to improve complexions and stimulate collagen production during photofacials and acne treatments, and their SkinTyte therapy restores elasticity and a youthful tightness to visages. Ideal Skin Laser Rejuvenation Center purveys SkinMedica products, so patients can keep skin in mint condition at home.
HCS MedSpa offers a wide assortment of rejuvenating treatments such as Venus Freeze, Dermapen Microneedling, HydraFacials, Botox, Dermal Fillers, Chemical Peels, Surface-Vein treatments, and High-Definition Laser Liposuction. From skin tightening to nail fungus removal, they use advanced technology and innovative treatments to improve appearance and wellness. Whether looking for subtle changes or head-to-toe makeovers, HCS MedSpa can create a customize program to suit an individual's needs.
A trio of beauty veterans oversees services at Accolades Salon Spa, making clients feel at ease as a team of experienced stylists, aestheticians, and nail techs performs pampering services inside the Highland Park beauty haven. Stylists improve coifs with precision cuts and straightening treatments using Aveda and Clean Enhanced Organics products. Clients reclining in the spa's private treatment rooms enjoy brow tints, eyelash extensions, and custom massages expertly executed by aestheticians who pack their beauty belts full of seven Arigato skincare products, which are chemical-free and only contain a maximum of four ingredients.
Back on the salon floor, nail techs embellish hands and feet with organic mani-pedis that sheathe fingertips and toes with colorful layers of OPI polishes and CND base- and top coats. Feet wading in the warm waters of a pedi throne basin can take their time as the chair's massage and heat settings melt back muscles into pools of butter. Accolade also provides man-centric services such as hot-towel shaves, as well as advanced cosmetic injections performed by an onsite doctor.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, such as the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Under the watchful eye of medical director Dr. Annika Crosby, the trained staff of PSS MedSpa come to the aid of clients with ailing complexions, aging skin, and unwanted hair or varicose veins with a combination of laser and aesthetic treatments. The team draws upon an arsenal of lasers that can be finely tuned to gently treat the delicate lines surrounding eyes or powerful rays that stop hair production in the follicles. The spa also utilizes high-quality products from brands such as SkinCeuticals, Eminence, and Colorescience Pro, blending the latest skin science with all-natural ingredients to keep skin soft, complexions clear, and signs of aging at bay. The staff can also outfit newly refined faces with a selection of retail mineral makeup and waxing treatments that create skin as flawless as the skin skeletons dream about.