Peppermint and pure sugar cane are on the menu, but they're not for eating. The peppermint fragrances a warm footbath, and the pure sugar cane acts as scrub for lips or tongues with no self-control. These indulgent ingredients appear in various services at Serenity Day Spa and Gifts, where guests can spend up to a full day relaxing and beautifying with spa packages that combine mani-pedis, facials, and massages. Body-contouring wraps detoxify while they tighten and tone skin, and specially designed facials address the common skincare concerns of men, women, and teens.
The definition of beauty is subjective and vast, causing some people to strive for clear skin while others care only about the slimness of their waistlines. At Skin Science, owner Sherril Monson aims to accommodate as many beauty needs as possible in one place. Led by medical director Dr. Shannon Pickens, her team of certified technicians plumps up complexions with Botox injections, reduces the appearance of cellulite during VelaShape treatments, and zaps unwanted hair with Palomar lasers. The staff's facial treatments employ skincare products from Obagi, SkinCeuticals, ZO Skin Health by Dr. Zein Obagi., and Clarisonic, all of which are available for purchase in Skin Science?s retail shop.
Though the walls of Bella Brazilian Wax are predominantly white, a few periodic splashes of bright-pink and baby-blue paint bring the space to life. The simple decor belies the sophistication of the approach taken by the studio?s licensed aestheticians, who aim to make clients as comfortable as possible while they work. To that end, they use organic hard wax, which solidifies and pulls off hair without the mess or yanked skin of traditional strips. A skilled tech can lift fuzz from a brow or upper lip, or provide a full-body session that works well for hard-to-manage areas, such as the underarms, back, and fingernails.
Smoother, healthier skin is the goal of every treatment at Threading Studio and Spa. The salon's aestheticians skillfully remove unwanted hair with dollops of warm wax or loops of thread, which they twist and roll over the skin. Waxing sessions allow for quick hair removal over larger spans of skin, while the threading technique allows aestheticians to remove even the finest hairs from upper lips, or to shape brows with precision. The aestheticians also fight blemishes, fine lines, and other skin issues with Dermologica skincare products.
The team at Chronos Body, Health & Wellness helps its clients look as young as they feel with cosmetic skincare treatments and anti-aging regimens. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion buff away the years and sell-by dates with gentle exfoliation, while beauty injections stave off wrinkles and plump up tired skin. CoolSculpting sessions work to whittle down physiques, as do weight-loss plans. Laser treatments zap wrinkles and redness, as well as patches of unwanted body hair.
Sheila Cao, a registered nurse and founder of Naturalashes, practices a hair-based brand of makeover?rejuvenating style with eyelash extensions and waxing. Experienced stylists keep bodies both smooth?with applications of low-temperature, anti-irritant wax?and dramatic, with durable mink and synthetic eyelash extensions.