Lisa Clinkscale Porter wrote the book on making women look and feel sexy. This isn't a metaphor—she literally wrote a book about it. With two more beauty-centric manuals and a certification in face-lift massage to her name, Lisa tailors an exclusive set of services to each client at Unique Face Options, Inc., a corrective-skincare boutique she co-owns with her husband, Byron. For 16 years, the boutique has helped clients maintain healthy skin through a collection of facials that swaddle skin in clinical products from Obagi, Jan Marini Skin Research, and Unique Face Options’ own signature line. Along with improving the quality of skin, the boutique enhances other facial features. Xtreme semipermanent lashes add fullness to natural lashes, and professional makeup artistry enriches the features of brides, models, and prom queens for photo shoots or jumping up and down behind a TV news reporter
The knowledgeable staff at Premiére Essence MedSpa revitalizes visages with chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments, restoring coveted shine and softness. Customers can opt for the chemical peel for an even, controlled removal of dead skin that reveals fresh new features. The skin-refreshing session aids in the reduction of sun damage, fine lines, acne, and scarring, and offers customizable levels that cater to desired results. Clients can also enliven epidermises with the nonprocedural microdermabrasion treatment, which avoids using abrasive substances such as crystals or pulverized soccer trophies. Each customizable session removes excess dead skin cells and treats uneven skin texture, wrinkles, and fine lines with vacuum pressure, bristles, and a touch that’s as tender as a marinated steak.
After working under platform artists for Redken and Paul Mitchell, master cosmetologist Carlos Flores opened Aqua Salon and Day Spa, a Paul Mitchell focus salon that emphasizes continuing education and training for its styling team. During services, the team unholsters premium products such as Aquage and Mitch, a Paul Mitchell line developed especially for men. Because the spa regularly styles both ladies and gents, the decor is neutral and posh, like the Supreme Court’s dressing room. Dramatic plants sprout from vases scattered around the spa, and suede seats and a cowhide rug decorate the lobby.
Yahshua Spa & Wellness Salon’s holistic approach to restoring the body combines massage, body, and beauty care. The spa’s massage therapists strive to tailor Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, and reflexology massages to the needs of their clients. Staffers continue this customized approach during colon-hydrotherapy sessions, in which they often offer neck massages to make the natural body cleanse more relaxing. They also provide facials designed to hydrate skin, decrease oil levels, and remove walking dead skin cells.
Kim Phung Beauty Salon’s aestheticians rejuvenate cheeks, chins, and surrounding areas with spa-style exfoliation treatments. A time-tested cloud of crystals sweeps away spent and flaky skin, and the resulting detritus immediately vanishes through a tiny vacuum. Freshly unveiled skin shines with a healthy young glow alongside fewer fine lines and blemishes. The one-hour treatment typically requires very little downtime, ensuring that patients can make evening bridge-club appointments in time to get kicked out for looking too young.