Jami Miller did not take care of her skin. As a youth, she struggled with acne and spent her summers basting in baby oil as she scooped up UV rays with sun reflectors. The resulting scars and sun damage inspired her to pursue a career in aesthetics and eventually open her own spa, North Texas Clinical Skin Care. There, Jami and her team specialize in advanced anti-aging treatments, using nonsurgical skin tightening and LED therapy to counteract the abuse that results from exposure to the sun or insult comics with degrees in dermatology. Locally produced SkinBorn products power the clinic’s specialty facials with cosmeceutical, paraben-free formulations that interact with skin on a cellular level.
During any course of treatment, clients can document their skin's progress with the spa's imaging system. Cameras magnify skin 800 times, and freeze-frame technology captures images of the skin, which the clinic then catalogs so clients can follow their improvement or finally prove that their nose is constantly rotating.
The staff members at European Image take a three-pronged approach to perfecting skin. First, they match clients with the right skincare regimen to use at home, using products rich in nutrients, vitamins, and fruit enzymes. Then, they consider what professional treatments would benefit skin, choosing from the spa’s robust array of services such as hot-towel facials, eye-brightening treatments, peels, and rejuvenating hand treatments. When skin finally looks as smooth and balanced as a beach ball resting on a seal’s nose, the staff can prescribe a monthly course of treatments to maintain the results. The aestheticians at European Image can also enhance clients’ appearances with waxing, makeup applications, eyelash extensions, and eyelash tabbing, a pared-down version of eyelash extensions that are peppered throughout the client's natural lash line to make it appear lusher and fuller for four days.
Who says you have to choose between style and substance? At Image Nation Salons and Medspa, the team focuses on hair and skin treatments but also offers med-spa treatments for healing or more dramatic cosmetic changes. Offering more than simple cuts, the stylists tame hair with color, texturization, and reverse psychology. Facial treatments range from deep pore cleansing for acne to a gel peel designed to minimize fine lines. In the medspa corner, high-tech services include dermal fillers and vein-minimizing sclerotherapy in addition to soothing services like reflexology, Swedish massage, and detoxifying herbal wraps.
At Celebrity Beauty Waxing, aesthetician Courtney Berry uses her unique—and strip-free—waxing technique to gently and swiftly remove hair from nearly ever part of the body. She transforms stubbly below-the-belt areas into silky smooth terrains with bikini, Brazilian, and buttocks waxing, and keep gams smooth with treatments for the lower or full legs. Further north, Courtney masterfully shapes brows into flattering arches or intimidating triangles, and eliminates peach fuzz from upper lips. Aside from waxing, the aesthetician combats breakouts and aging with three types of facials.
At Total Med Solutions, medical director Dr. Stockton Roberts and company offer a wealth of beautifying solutions to both men and women. Noninvasive laser services reduce fat and blemishes, and hormone therapy helps to balance bodies without forcing them into an apprenticeship as a seesaw. During facials and skin treatments, Ole Henriksen products restore complexions with African red tea and extracts from walnuts, black currants, and antioxidant-rich blueberries.
Beauty Store & Salon plethora of professional-grade hair, nail, skincare, and cosmetic products give you plenty of ways to glow like a flattered firefly on its honeymoon. A vial of OPI nail polish ($8.50) will gloss your finger helmets while a bottle of Moroccan oil treatment ($40.79) will tame your tresses until they're sleeker and shinier than a glazed otter. Gird your face for atmospheric re-entry with a generous coat of Jane Iredale matte pressed base ($49.50). Beauty Store also carries Thymes brand bath and body products and TRAPP candles ($3.50–$25).