Torrie Jakes, owner of Jakes Aesthetics, dropped her legal career to pursue her passion for skincare and cosmetics. Performing laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels as well as other skincare treatments, she stays true to her goal of helping her clients attain glowing, youthful skin.
Corte's Medi-Spa & Salon's amiable skin soothers have been professionally preening pelts since 2003. The serenity center pacifies patrons with 30-minute customized treatments such as the Jessner peel, during which dermatologists frost flavorless frontal façades with a Betty-Crocker-approved glycolic cleanser to purge oil from pores. Skin savants then slather faces with Jessner solution, a concoction that corrals the power of resorcinol, lactic acid, and salicylic acid to buff bumpy mugs. Customers quell licks of discomfort with a fan-bolstered breeze until staff neutralize the acid with warm words and remove masks with cool water. Patrons experience peeling and flaking for a week followed by pink or brown hues that eventually fade into smooth, healthy-looking skin.
Though the walls of Bella Brazilian Wax are predominantly white, a few signature splashes of bright-pink and baby-blue paint bring the space to life. The clean and modern decor belies the sophistication of the approach taken by the studio?s licensed estheticians. The Bella staff use their warm and friendly approach to offer clients of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to be professionally pampered. To that end, they are trained in using an authentic Brazilian hard wax, which solidifies and pulls off unwanted hair from delicate areas without the mess or yanked skin of traditional strips. A Bella esthetician can lift fuzz from a brow or upper lip, or provide a full-body session that works well for hard-to-manage areas, such as the underarms, Brazilian, and full legs.