Licensed aesthetician Kerry Kourie of Skinchanted offers a variety of services such as traditional facials, waxing services, and body treatments, all of which take place within a homey studio. When waxing clients, Kerry, uses an antibacterial and soybean-based formula wax to gently uproot unwanted hair to reduce any discomfort during waxing. Along with waxing services, she specializes in oncology aesthetics, a branch of the aesthetics field that focuses on skincare services specially designed for those undergoing treatment for cancer. Because chemotherapy, radiation, and strong medications often result in dramatic changes to the skin, it is Kerry’s mission to treat oncology clients according to their new skincare needs. She uses all-natural, organic Hylunia products to nourish the skin while minimizing irritation, inflammation, and free-radical damage.
Licensed massage therapist and skincare expert Irina Ionina had always dreamed of running her own spa where she can heal others while fostering relaxation and well-being. Having opened Ganesha Spa, she’s achieved that goal, and now spends her days practicing eight modalities of massage, such as shiatsu and hot stone, to relieve muscle tension and alleviate stress. She also rejuvenates skin with anti-aging treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, micro-needling, and nonsurgical face-lifts, and hosts kundalini mediation classes each Monday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
At stylist Michele Lisa’s eponymous salon, she and her team of five stylists don’t dye hair. Instead, they color locks with hand-painted balayage highlights, multitonal color, and shine-infused color glazes. Their suite of Redken products just as effectively fuels custom blowouts, which they finish with a skilled flatironing or curling. For looks more luxurious than a face-flattering cut, the team can also augment locks with feather extensions or craft intricate updos for brides, bridal parties, and small-claims-court defendants.
Details Day Spa doesn't just prettify faces; it also fosters community. The spa regularly holds 30-minute public forums during which local medical and dental professionals give brief lectures about a relevant topic in their fields and then answer questions from attendees.
Of course, the forums aren't the only events that Details' staff hosts. At Girls' Nights In, women bring in their makeup and a licensed makeup artist assesses whether the hues work for their skin tone. Then, the makeup whiz teaches them how to apply it and when to chuck it. Outside of special events, everyday à la carte services include facials, body contouring and massage, faux- or real-mink eyelash extensions, and spray tanning.
Hand & Stone's spa treatments are all about customization. Not only are the facials tailored to skin type and the massages designed for each person's unique aches and pains, but nearly every service can be further personalized with add-on services. For instance, a deep-tissue massage can include lavender aromatherapy and a cold-stone face massage, and an anti-aging collagen facial might integrate a lip treatment or a hand massage. Whatever clients choose, they'll be quite comfortable in spa rooms that feature heated tables and plush blankets grown from the finest blanket trees.
Licensed massage therapist Michelle Solomon hails from the Florida School of Massage and trained at the Swedish Institute in New York—the country's oldest massage school. Today, this AMTA member draws on 25 years of experience as she tailors and blends massages such as Swedish, Shiatsu, and reflexology. Injured limbs heal thanks to her rehabilitative and medical kneads. In her spare time, Michelle practices yoga and teaches music to children.