Dermal fillers such as Botox and Juvéderm require injection by a steady, confident hand. Not only has Beautiful U Aesthetics’ nurse, Anne Hubbard, mastered the ministration of these cosmetic boosters, she's demonstrated the procedure on a live KARK 4 segment to illustrate the simplicity of the process and prove that she could do it while riding a unicycle and reciting the Cyrillic alphabet. Anne’s specialties range from skin-smoothing injectables to facial services such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. She can also apply permanent eyeliner above and below the peepers, enhancing clients’ natural features without the wastefulness of applying makeup every morning or using up a birthday wish on something besides preventing asteroid strikes.
Owner Heather Jobe mixes and matches an arsenal of beauty techniques, choosing the combination of treatments that will help each client look their best. The licensed aesthetician uses FDA-approved microcurrent technology during Beautiful Image services, which also include facial and body sculpting. During the Beautiful Image facial, she combines microcurrent with facial reflexology and acupressure to reduce the appearance of cellulite and wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, and clear up acne and rosacea. She uses the same technology to target specific zones around the body, reducing cellulite and toning muscle during the Beautiful Image body-sculpting and toning treatment. Alternative treatments include facials that utilize a steam exfoliation and purifying mask, or back treatments that cleanse pores and draw out impurities using only a seaweed mask and a human-size centrifuge.
Advanced Skin Care Solutions' medical director, Dr. Chris Cobb, draws from board certification and a membership in the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery to help patients touch-up their appearances during nonsurgical procedures. Dr. Cobb stays on-hand for all appointments to assist his certified medical team as they administer cosmetic injectables and wield lasers that can smooth surfaces and read any binary-code tattoos. In addition to their in-house procedures—which also include chemicals peels—the skincare professionals can recommend take-home products from brands such as Skin Medica.
A wide variety of stylish threads and accessorizing accessories bedazzle the racks and shelves within the living walls of the boutique. Prepare for the autumn ambush by wrapping a pair of Miss Me ($98) or Lucky Jeans ($99) around your knee-equipped walking sticks. Tresics T-shirts ($50 or less), Lucky tops ($79), and a Sweetees dress ($149) are just a few of the many torso toppers capable of making ladies jealous and making naked mole rats feel even more naked. Pair garments with a fashionable jewelry adornment or a fabric focal point such as a Big Buddha purse ($95), among others. When browsing, feel free to tap the stylish minds of the friendly staff and nearby stylists who will gladly help pick out an outfit to match a newly outfitted hairdo.
Sculpted Tans' professional airbrush tanning provides a natural-looking golden glow without exposing skin to harmful UV rays, chemicals, or sharp beach glass. The pigmentally potent solution, which is odorless and made of natural ingredients such as sugar cane and red raspberries, uses three different bronzers that develop on skin in 6-8 hours and last 5-10 days. Because it's a fine mist applied by a steady-handed technician, Sculpted Tans' airbrush tan leaves no orange streaks or cheetah spots. Sculpted Tans recommends you shave or wax, exfoliate skin, and do not use any topicals before your airbrush tan, and afterward, moisturize with Vitamin E lotion or leftover BLT mayo.
V-Star Salon and Spa’s private appointment-only policy ensures style-seekers get the one-on-one attention their 'dos deserve. By restricting access, clients feel more comfortable sharing their follicular fantasies, coif concerns, and deep-seated fears of Barbicide. The boutique's experienced stylist placates stubborn strands with a shampoo, deep-conditioning treatment, and relaxing scalp massage before an expert cut transforms bushy belfries into stunning head-top topiaries. A series of highlights accentuates humble hues, creating a more distinctive look. The slate of services concludes with an eyebrow wax, which shapes forehead forests by exterminating unwanted whiskers. Open seven days a week, the intimate salon caters to all schedules.