At Glo! Facials, the blueberry botanicals, natural sugar waxes, and products by Doctor D. Schwab and Ambrosia may help skin look radiant, but they don't apply themselves. Luckily, licensed aesthetician Julie Griffin is there to bolster the revitalizing ingredients with her extensive skincare knowledge. Her roster of facials features steam cleanses, masks, and galvanic currents to help clients regain youthful tones and firm textures; facials also help sweep acne and blemishes off the face. Julie can enlist high-frequency treatments to take care of more pressing concerns such as lost tone, whereas all-natural sugar waxes help her to free bodies from the grip of problem hair or codependent dryer lint as they calm the skin with chamomile essence and vitamin E.
In an inviting space with chic decor and elegant draperies, the licensed aestheticians of Regenesis Skin Studio use advanced technologies to improve the appearance and texture of clients' skin. Phototherapy treatments serve a variety of purposes, from fading hyperpigmentation to eliminating unwanted hair, and custom peels exfoliate skin for a more youthful look. Patrons can also shop for home-use products by Rhonda Allison, HydroPeptide, and other esteemed skincare companies.
Though just a short trip from Charlotte’s bustling downtown, La Bella Vita Day Spa seems a world apart. Located amid the rolling woodlands and quaint brick buildings of Matthews, the spa reflects its immediate surroundings with serene private treatment rooms that host facials, massages, body polishes, and similarly indulgent spa services.
Wrought iron accents adorn the spa’s walls, which glow in the same golden color as the blankets spread across each massage bed. Standing beside one of these beds, massage therapists soothe anxieties and stimulate circulation with full-body Swedish techniques, neuromuscular strokes that target areas of chronic pain, and sports massages that repair muscles strained while throwing down dunks or crouching in timeout huddles. Next door, aestheticians rejuvenate skin with waxing treatments and facials that employ organic Éminence skincare products to erase blemishes. In contrast to the tranquil atmosphere of the private treatment rooms, nail technician Christie Carpenter’s manicure and pedicure stations buzz with lively chatter as she dips hands and feet in baths of moisturizing paraffin and brushes nails with vibrant polish.
Not far from the bubbling waters of Fountain Center's outdoor fountain sits the entrance to Fountain Spa, a boutique day spa helmed by massage therapist Vicki Economou. The quiet courtyard outside serves as a fitting prelude to each spa experience, during which Vicki’s team of massage therapists and beauty technicians encourage whole-body wellness with holistic treatments and natural products.
Small batches of ilike organic skin care products draw their potency from blended fruits and veggies; the spa’s aesthetician calls upon these naturally derived concoctions during four facials that focus on deep cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and overall pampering. Similarly, locally sourced Nourish bath products and Savannah Bee Company products fuel mani-pedis, body wraps, and massages. Massages, which are available in holistic modalities can also be enhanced with aromatherapy, bamboo sticks, hot stones.
The Beautique's Jessie Brewer, operating out of The Cutting Room, uses Rhonda Allison skincare products to keep her clients’ epidermises healthy and bright. Specifically, she renders more than a half dozen different types of facials and chemical peels. During the complete facial, Jessie uses enzymes or electrical techniques, while her microdermabrasion can be bundled with a facial or performed on its own. In addition to her core competency, Jessie can perform waxing for many areas, including eyebrows, bikini areas, and underarms.
Sparrsh Massage & Facial Spa’s massage therapists work to relieve everything from stiff muscles to blocked sinuses by employing a wide range of massage modalities. Among them are deep tissue treatments and trigger point therapy as well as sports massages that aim to treat injuries. Alternately, aestheticians wield Glo Therapeutics products that are free of parabens and dyes to help clear up acne and moisturize dry skin. They can also beautify and shape eyebrows with waxing, threading, and tinting treatments.