"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who?s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that?s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
A nominee of CityVoter's 2011 award for Best Day Spa, Pure Daily Bliss Day Spa houses a team of skillful aestheticians who assuage clients' skin conditions through a blend of holistic and med-spa treatments. Five massage modalities?including Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, sports, and combination?soothe generally tense or injured muscles, and microdermabrasion and specialized facials treat specific skin conditions and rearrange freckle constellations. Pores receive fruit and floral infusions from back scrubs, as well as from custom facials crafted with blueberry, pumpkin, and pomegranate. Waxing and spray-tanning services smooth and shade epidermises, enabling bodies to discreetly snorkel in penny-filled wishing wells.
Mystic spray-tan booths and three types of UV tanning beds imbue skins with radiant glows inside Flawless Tanning Spa. Groups of four or more can bronze themselves en masse during a spray-tanning party, which tints each partygoer with a custom hue. Alternatively, a Sudatonic body-wrap system cocoons bodies in carefully calibrated amounts of infrared energy in order to burn up to 1,400 calories and zero tuna casseroles during each session.
The luxury spa mani-pedi could serve as an example of Krystal Nails and Spa's commitment to beauty and pampering. This lavish package includes essential oils, sea salt glow, cooling gel, a mask massage, and hot towel wraps, all in addition to the standard cuticle and nail grooming and polishing. There are several such treatments here that foster spruced-up nails and renewed spirits. And then there are the facials, which leave the skin soft to the touch and looking radiant and young.
Aly Ramirez sees the artistry in styling hair, and combines creative savvy with technical talent to craft haircuts that flatter her clients. Besides cuts, the experienced stylist can sculpt hair into elegant updos, change up looks with highlights and all-over color, and add length and volume with extensions. She also offers facial waxing services and provides makeup applications.
Operating out of Definitions Salon & Spa, stylist Riley Elrod commands the loyalty of her clients through the deft manipulation of everything from shears to coloring products. Of course, she doesn't revamp hair alone; she's aided by Definitions' well-stock selection of styling accoutrements, including potions from trusted names such as Keune, Kenra, and Wella.