At the vanguard of skin-saving technology, the SilkPeel stimulates damaged epidermises to produce healthful collagen and deliver therapeutic ingredients, such as vitamins and antioxidants, to torpid skin cells. A particle-free and personalized microdermabrasion, the SilkPeel eschews one-size-fits-all dermatology in favor of treatments tailored to each client's skin condition. Veteran aesthetician Tiffany Shoup, who has 10 years of experience, uses a specialized hand piece and serum to navigate face maps while improving acne-prone skin, moisturizing dry patches, and brightening dull complexions.
The skin experts at Olga’s Well-Being Spa at Salon Loft spruce up faces with products that look after both the vitality of skin and the health of the planet by using plant-based extracts and clean-clinical lines with paraben, phthalate, sulfate, and petroleum-free ingredients. With these products, they rejuvenate faces during facials and whisk away unwanted hair during body sugaring or waxing treatments.
Advanced Medical Laser Center's owner and certified cosmetic therapist, Cindy Joshi, expertly zaps fuzz from clients with quick pulses from a GentleYag or Gentlelase laser. For darker skin types, she wields the Cynosure Apogee Elite, which includes a NdYag mode for darker skin types. During each appointment, Cindy glides the laser’s beams over skin, where it blasts more than 100 hairs per second, like an insult comedian whose childhood was ruined by one bad haircut. In addition to evicting follicular skin invaders from epidermal terrains, Cindy is experienced in microdermabrasion, licensed in micropigmentation, and certified in cosmetic therapy.
At Refuge at the Mill, Leah Parker and her staff–which includes five nail artists, three hair stylists, a massage therapist, and an aesthetician–cater to cosmetic needs and alleviate stress in a relaxing environment. Team members, many of whom tout more than a decade in the industry, meticulously sculpt nail tips and create hand-painted nail art accented with glitter and 3-D enhancements. Stylists foster new 'dos with haircuts and color, highlight, and curling services. Clients can also unwind with hot stone, pregnancy, or sports massages.
The Aveda brand is rooted in environmental sustainability, manufacturing organic products, using only bio-safe products in its salons, running on 100% certified wind power, and donating leftover hair trimmings to the local pillow fluffery. At Aveda Institute San Antonio, a future superstar stylist will tend to your every detail under the supervision of a licensed Aveda-trained educator. Put your best face forward with an Elemental Nature facial ($50 for 60 minutes) or makeup application ($10), or pamper your flippers and clappers with an Essential pedicure ($20) and manicure ($11). A "facial for your hair" ($40) saturates follicles with a blend of essential oils to nourish your noggin, followed by a scalp massage and a heated conditioning and strengthening treatment. Landscape the lawn of your head with a haircut and blow-dry ($16–$20) or single-process tint on your roots ($30) while weeding wily hairs from other parts of your body with plant-wax hair removal ($10–$40).
About Face is a makeup boutique stocked to the rafters with quality products and a staff of experienced makeup artists. Today's deal lets you into About Face's calming environment of subtle décor and brightly hued pigments. Whether prepping for a special occasion, such as a high-school reunion or a Civil War reenactment, or simply hoping to pick up some tips on how to look your best, a professional makeup application (a $40 value) will leave your skin smooth, your pucker pinked, your cheeks flushed, and your peepers all the better to see wolves with. Put a cherry atop your face sundae with a lash application (a $15 value) for a dramatic, darkened fringe ideal for winking across great distances and protecting your eye sockets from incoming sparrows. Between About Face’s skilled facial artisans and quality products from Bare Escentuals, Smashbox, Revitalash, and more, you'll leave with a spring in your step and a glimmer in your gullet.