Aesthetics Etc. owner Ann Marie Ray strives to transform standard beauty services into relaxing sensory experiences. Her staff incorporates the flame-softened wax of collagen-infused candles into select massages, relies on brand-name gloProfessional products, and encourages clients to slip into cozy slippers and robes. Ann Marie's signature service is permanent-makeup application though, which is useful both for helping chemotherapy patients to aesthetically recover from the loss of their eyebrows or simply shortening a client’s daily face-prepping routine.
Before pursuing a career in makeup and skincare, Ann Marie spent seven years working a standard 9-to-5 job in finance. After years of persuasion and encouragement from her mother, a professional aesthetician, she left the corporate world and became a certified permanent-cosmetics specialist in 2002. Today, mother and daughter operate separate but noncompeting businesses, referring clients to one another for specific treatments or a second opinion on who left the milk out that one time in 1991.
Inside Wellness Laser Center & Med Spa's cozy office, trained technicians wield microcurrents and lasers to help physiques to achieve their dreams. From toning-facial sessions to pound-punching LipoLaser procedures, the center's non-invasive beautifiers sculpt new looks with limited downtime. Microcurrent facials bolster collagen, elastin, and ATP production to transform skin from wrinkly and sagging to svelte. Whole-body-vibration platforms and cold lasers join forces in their battle against flab during LipoLaser treatments. During sessions akin to poisoning fat with a diet of greens, the treatment purges the system of demolished fat cells with no discomfort and no downtime.
After 12 years of business, In Carol’s Care, nationally board-certified colon hydrotherapist Carol Perkoski and her staff cleanse the body of accumulated waste with various detoxifying services. Their colon-hydrotherapy treatments rely on gravity and warm water to flush out systems, and their infrared-sauna sessions use penetrating heat to help the body sweat out stored toxins resulting from poor diets and polluted environments. Specializing in Thai Yoga massage, Carol's three qualified practitioners,use the 2,500-year-old ayurvedic body science to help stretch clients with yoga poses. To further enhance mind-body connections, she offers Reiki and energy healing.
Licensed massage therapist Lucy Crissinger soothe muscles and minds with her specialty bodywork. Every Origin technique is tailored to the needs of the individual, whether it be flowing Swedish strokes, sports therapy, or more focused deep-tissue pressure. Lucy can also draw on her reiki master certification to decongest the body's energy channels and stimulate natural healing.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Medi-facial
Brands Used: Osmosis Pur Medical SkinCare & Akhassa Body Products
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The Osmosis medi-facials are customized for each clients skin conditions. Steam, warm towels, and a rejuvenating facial massage will help increase circulation and open the pores while replenishing the skin.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Calm music, candles, and a heated massage table make the experience very relaxing.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
I had a client who travels the world, gets facials regularly, and replied that my facial was the best by far, and it's more relaxing then a body massage.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Osmosis reverses aging through formulations that partner with the skin and body to create true transformation. Most skincare lines use acids or ingredients that create a limited, temporary effect but damage the skin in the process. Osmosis uses revolutionary, natural botanicals that empower the skin.
Licensed nail professional Aisha L. McCaleb and the team at A-Spot Nail Studio give fingers and toes an elegant transformation with custom mani-pedis. Patterned white furnishings provide a sleek counterbalance to the spa’s pink walls, creating an aura of pampering and indulgence that’s mirrored by nail treatments that include hot stones and exfoliating hand and foot scrubs. Nail technicians draw from a spectrum of OPI polish colors at the conclusion of mani-pedis, resulting in nails that look so groomed they can be dunked in a punch bowl without offending other partygoers.