The aestheticians at American Skin Care pamper clients' skin during treatments intended to give them a smooth, youthful glow. With the power of natural Pevonia Botanica products, facial treatments work to rehydrate parched skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, rosacea, acne, and greasy face, caused by sleeping on pillows stuffed with potato chips. Hair-removal sessions eradicate unwanted hair from the body, the Swedish-style strokes of holistic massage lull tight muscles into relaxation, and polarity therapy breaks up energy blockages to bring the body into healthy harmony.
For more than 20 years, Forever-French Salons' staff members have beautified clients' fingers and toes with everything from familiar nail treatments to its signature French-style acrylics. The popularity of the pink-and-white acrylics and gels stems from their glossy, natural look and dependability; they can last for up to four weeks without fading, lifting, or breaking. At the salon's locations in Franklin and Norwood, the staff performs a varied assortment of pampering nail services, including mani-pedis, hand-painted nail art, and no-chip gel manicures.
Past a barber-pole-bedecked exterior, the two-man staff of Old Time Barber Shop delivers straight-razor shaves and crafts modern haircuts using classic clipping techniques. Master barber Scott Braga creates personalized looks for each customer, ranging from straightforward trims and close-cropped cuts to elaborate ocelot topiary. In straight-razor shaves, Braga or stylist Stephen Guillian render skin hair-free and baby smooth with 20 minutes of careful hair removal supplemented with hot-towel treatments. The stylists bring experience and expertise to each cut, working through stray strands with ease in an old-timey environment complete with large leather chairs, full-length mirrors, and a barbershop quartet harmonizing hymns to comb disinfectant.
If it emits a laser beam, then the technicians at Sleek Laser Center probably know how to use it. The beauty professionals have worked with cosmetic laser systems by manufacturers such as Candela, Cynosure, and Alma, although the center currently uses elos technology to perform treatments for clients with a range of skin types. These lasers zap the follicles of unwanted stubble to prevent hair from growing back and help minimize the appearance of spider veins, improving the skin's overall tone and texture by fading hyper-pigmented lesions and boosting collagen production. The center's DiamondTome microdermabrasion facials similarly smooth away blemishes as they reveal the healthy, radiant layers of skin just beneath the surface. Sleek Laser Center also offers nonsurgical body-contouring procedures that use light energy instead of invasive liposuction.
The tanning booth's bulbs emit a soothing glow sans UV rays. Instead, the light works beneath the skin as the body absorbs wavelengths of infrared light. Known as red-light therapy, the infrared waves help enhance appearance from the inside out by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, thereby smoothing skin and wrinkles. This treatment complements Ultimate Tanning's service menu, which includes traditional UV tanning and custom airbrush tanning. The studio also houses a salon for hair and nails, where stylists use high-end products, such as Aquage shampoos, formaldehyde-free Simply Smooth keratin treatments, and shears welded from Prince's platinum record collection.