The Esthetic Engineer owner Tiffany Schoefield understands the stressors of the 9-to-5 world. After she ran a ghostwriting business and managed political campaigns, her career took an about-face when she realized she was more interested in slowing down to appreciate life than in speeding it up. It was then that Tiffany turned to what has become her true calling—skincare—and she now devotes herself to helping her clients find their own quiet reprieves from daily life in her inviting spa.
For more than 15 years, Tiffany has trained in some of the skincare industry’s most trusted brands, including Aveda and SkinCeuticals. The spa’s licensed aestheticians help clients improve their skin’s appearance with treatments that include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and facials with a variety of trusted skincare brands, including Éminence Organic Skin Care and Glo Therapeutics. Among the center’s many specialties are body waxing and makeovers, during which artists apply lash extensions, tint brows, or apply full makeup. Tiffany’s philosophy that her spa is an oasis for self-care and rejuvenation stands at the forefront throughout all of her services, and her staff emphasizes making clients happy with personalized attention and treatments.
At Bella Lago Salon & Spa, an experienced staff pampers patrons with a customized treatment to melt away stress like a box of crayons resting on a baby's head. The hour-long, tension-alleviating elemental nature massage utilizes a variety of techniques and soothing aromas, depending on the client's bodily aches. The 60-minute elemental nature facial employs essential oil aromas and customized techniques to moisturize and clarify skin while encouraging healthy cell growth. Additionally, visitors will enjoy memorably relaxing confines doused in soft tones and striking wood accents during their stay.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Signature facial and eyelash extensions
Brands Used: CosMedix and Xtreme Lash
Pro Tip: Our peels provide dramatic results with gentle formulations and remain on the skin for 6?8 hours.
While a husband’s compliment may turn his wife’s day around, very rarely does it turn into a business. But that’s what happened when Pat Helmandollar’s husband called her a savvy business woman. Since 1967, Helmandollar has used her beauty savvy to work inside salons, own three businesses, teach stylists from all over the world, and helm a team of licensed beauty professionals.
Stylists cut and color hair or add texture, hair extensions, or hair tinsel that decorates strands and gives cats something else to eat. Alternatively, estheticians can remove tension in the face with heated basalt stones and cold marble stones or render a customized chemical peel to get rid of dead skin cells and smoothen skin. Massage therapists balance chakras by blending visualization and touch or add luxury to massages by laying down a literal bed of roses for clients to rest upon in candlelight, rather than the more common industrial torch light used in other salons.
Aside from using their relaxation- and beauty-inducing treatments as a tonic for stress, the salon and day spa also contributes to non-profit causes. Savvy makes donations to the Make A Wish Foundation and rewards clients who give more than $5 worth of monetary or toy donations by entering them into a drawing for one gratis service per month for an entire year.
Over the course of more than a decade, Josephine Robinson didn't just commit to mastering aesthetics or therapeutic bodywork; she committed to mastering both. She founded Phalanges Spa as a place where all of her skills would be valued equally and where clients could find all manner of restoration and rejuvenation. During massages, Josephine can help soothe tense, stress-laden muscles, although she can also use more specialized modalities?such as deep-tissue work or lymphatic-drainage techniques?depending on the client's needs.
These massages aren't the only forms of relief available at Phalanges Spa, though. Josephine also offers to indulge visitors with body scrubs, waxing treatments, and facials that use botanically derived products to improve the skin's tone and texture while restoring a youthfully radiant glow. Even the manicures and pedicures can become luxuriant escapes with the addition of hot towels, a brief massage, or a recording of whales singing popular lullabies.
Lorrie Emory has tended to the skincare needs of men and women for more than 20 years. Working within Sola Salons Cornelius, she deftly wields the DiamondSkin microdermabrasion wand, sweeping away damaged skin cells without leaving behind potentially irritating crystal residue. Her facials purify pores with extractions and stimulate skin with treatments such as oxygen therapy, and chemical peels speed up the natural exfoliation process to unearth youthful-looking skin hiding just beneath the surface. She also helps bodies get beach-ready with waxing services for the face and full body, and offers tinting for both eyelashes and eyebrows, allowing faces to skip mascara and the arduous task of training caterpillars to arch in sync.