At Aesthetic Salon and Spa, the facials brighten skin with creative ingredients, from hydrating doses of vitamin C to 24-karat gold. The gold is a key ingredient in one of the rejuvenating creams—it lends skin a youthful glow, much like your “darkness light” that’s really just an adult night-light. The glycolic acid in a chemical peel improves tone and texture, and the parafango in a body wrap deals with toxins and cellulite.
Complementing these beauty treatments are various stress-relieving massages, with Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, and other modalities available. And on the salon side, you'll find styling and coloring options such as perms, extensions, highlights, and conditioning treatments.
Star Nails' aestheticians have been pampering locals inside their full-service salon and spa for a decade. Their mani-pedis come with hot-towel treatments and an option for gel color polish from Shellac or OPI. When they're not beautifying digits, they're revivifying complexions during facial treatments, alleviating stress with hot-stone massages, and preempting mascara and dry-erase markers with permanent-makeup applications.
The Trinity Mobile Spa specialists take their wax, bottles of nail polish, and talented hands on the road. They travel to a client’s place of work, home, or vacationing neighbor’s home to dispense beauty services that include European facials, mani-pedis, and aromatherapy massages. They also package together a number of services for spa parties to celebrate an impending marriage, baby, or birthday.
Jennifer Kunkle focuses on two specialties: tuning up athletes' bodies and being a mom. She enjoys her career as a massage therapist and owner of Plano Clinical & Sports Massage because it leaves her time for both therapy and motherhood. "I don't look at it as a job, but more like a way I can help people," she says.
That's exactly what she does, removing tension and promoting healing with a combination of her hands, bamboo sticks, and hot stones. Whichever tool she uses, she customizes the amount of pressure to her client's comfort level. She reports that many of her visitors are surprised by how much pressure she can deliver, since she's only five feet tall. "It is commonly thought that a person has to be big to give deep massages, but that just isn't true," she says, presumably to point out that anyone could have robot hands.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Deep-tissue massage
Brands Used: Bio tone dual purpose massage creme & bio freeze
Elizabeth Rostro's and Barbara Boatwrigth's ER Skin Care fully embraces its name. Clients can stop in for a 75-minute CPR facial?a massage-accompanied microdermabrasion treatment that promotes collagen growth?or a soothing 25-minute ER Visit face cleansing that evokes the decadent and relaxing vibes of an actual hospital. Despite their tongue-in-cheek menu, Elizabeth and Barbara take skincare seriously. Combined, they have over 25 years experience as aestheticians and studied with Elizabeth Arden spas to hone their beautifying techniques. Today, they take advantage of the latest skincare treatments, including DermaSound facials, which nourish pores with ultrasound waves and numerous specialized peels that can target any individual concern. In addition to skincare, they perform waxing services, hair-tinting procedures, and classic massages.
Luxury Sweet Escape Spa was founded by a licensed aesthetician and a licensed massage therapist. Chris and Julie combined their powers to carve out a space where folks can spruce up with beauty treatments or wind down with spa services. The facials include a little of both; they begin with a skin analysis and continue with a deep cleansing, extractions, and choice of aroma?pick from peppermint, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla, or citrus. The signature massages also include a choice of aroma, and incorporate techniques such as Lomi Lomi, deep-tissue, trigger-point, and Thai table massage to make you as loose and relaxed as a stick-figure in a spy movie. Specialty add-ons, including hot lava shells or a toffee body salt scrub, only augment the indulgence.