Though they originally opened as Renaissance Hair Removal in 2005, the team behind The Med Spa quickly realized that their clients were seeking different ways to look younger and feel more beautiful. They would later changed their name to reflect the breadth of their newly added services, which now include laser treatments, skincare, and teeth whitening using Energist Ultra VPL and Aerolase, making treatments safe for all skin types, including darker skin. In addition to removing hair, they can target acne, rosacea, or wrinkles with laser technology, or perform non-laser resurfacing HydraFacials that infuse skin with moisture. The clinic also offers the Diamond Medilift: a noninvasive macro- and micro-current procedure that stimulates facial muscles better than watching Animal House and Beaches simultaneously on two separate TVs.
From within their cottage-style studio in downtown Cornelius, licensed aestheticians and makeup artists Casey Nelson and Lauren Knox treat faces to a menu of skin and makeup services. Glamorous purple hues and red accents fill their lounge—inspired by a French boudoir—where they tackle acne and aging with chemical peels and free pores of dirt and whack-a-moles with their 60-minute signature facial. Once faces are clean and fresh, Casey and Lauren gussy up features with a spectrum of makeup applications, from “just the eyes” to a full makeover. They also prune overgrown areas with waxing treatments for the legs, bikini area, and brows.
The stylists at Vixen Lash Studio boost each client's natural beauty with eyelash extensions customized to eye shape and hair type. They meticulously apply the extensions one at a time to individual eyelashes, ensuring a look that's stunning yet natural. They also keep skin looking smooth and youthful with waxing and skincare services.
At Bliss Beauty Lounge, bliss is genuinely a priority––each salon service comes with a luxurious scalp and temple massage, free of charge. However, beauty is an equally high priority for owner and stylist Natasha Miller. She specializes in edgy, razored pixies and precision color, and by collaborating with aesthetician Egypt Alston, she has created a salon with options beyond hair treatments. The team strips away unwanted stubble with custom waxes, for example, and enhances eyes with eyelash extensions, rather than by shrinking eyeballs.
Within the cream and burgundy oasis that is Euphoria Body Salon, a team of beautifiers with more than 50 years of combined experience get to work primping, pampering, and painting. Nail technicians administer mani-pedis decadent enough to warrant names like "whipped strawberry," handing each client a glass of bubbly before massaging hands and slicking them with polish. Dermaplane facials resurface tired fa?ades, and hairstylists cut and color the coifs of women, men, and children.
Professionals at Pure Aesthetics & Beauty Bar use natural ingredients to clean up both bodies and faces during scrubs, facials, and vajacials. Aestheticians also tend to the bikini area with a Parisian strip-less wax and tinting services in such hues as purple, pink, brown, and black.