The staff at Pigmenta Permanent Cosmetics believes that beauty should be effortless, which is why they've curated a selection of services designed to minimize time in front of the makeup mirror. Permanent makeup artist Julia enhances eyes and lips with hypoallergenic ion-oxide pigments custom-matched to the client’s skin-tone and cosmetic preference. Instead of relying on a machine or stencils, Julia performs the tattoo-like procedure by hand, allowing her to impart a soft, natural look and even mimic the look of individual eyebrow hairs. Meanwhile, lash specialists enhance flutterers with everything from semi-permanent extensions to lash dipping—a process that allows clients to ditch their mascara for up to six weeks. Pigmenta’s staff also invites customers to stop in for quick threading sessions, where sturdy lengths of thread allow aestheticians to swiftly remove excess hair from the face and brows or quickly sew it back on if the client changes their mind.
Whether guests need some extra pampering for a wedding, a special event, or a day spent with a surplus of mirrors, the staff members at Sondarya Health n Spa help beautify them with a wide array of holistic therapies and spa services. The ancient healing therapies of ayurveda work to boost mind, body, and spirit with everything from massage and yoga to mantra meditation and herbs. Alternatively, facials, haircare services, and makeup applications indulge the spirit of beauty first.
Located in a fitness center, Heavenly Spa provides an oasis of relaxation and a bevy of indulgent services. Each restorative chemical peel begins with a one-on-one consultation in order to superbly suit the treatment to your skinscape. Experienced massage therapists can treat your soul sack to one of myriad massage types including deep tissue or hot stone, or they can customize a session to fit your muscles' wants, needs, and career aspirations. The one-hour signature European facial includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, and a relaxing massage of the visage, neck, and hands.
As the owner of Smooth as Silk, Inc., Kathy Weishaar performs every hair-removal treatment herself. And as a registered nurse and certified technician of intense-pulsed-light technology, she knows how to operate the FDA-approved Palomar MediLux IPL equipment, which removes unwanted hair from the face, body, and limbs before it becomes too long or qualifies for national-park status. With similar attentiveness, Kathy also performs skin-rejuvenation treatments that help to revive blemished or damaged skin of all shades and sensitivities.
At Catchin' Rayz, customers can bronze their bods without actual rays. Both locations house more than five different kinds of tanning beds, including standup and lay-down models from brands such as Sun Capsule, Sun Ergoline, and Sundazzler. Mystic Tan machines coat bodies in a mist of tanning spray, leaving them with an even, golden hue without subjecting the skin to harsh UV rays. Catchin' Rayz also stocks its shelves with products such as tanning lotions, moisturizers, accelerators, bronzers, and skincare serums.
Licensed skincare expert Lisa Demarco uses top-of-the-line products to reveal healthier skin, earning Beauty & Beyond a win in BestOfSurveys.com's Best Facial/Skin Care category in 2011. She employs marine-based Thalgo products in advanced treatments such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments as well as facials, during which a steam machine quickly and gently opens pores or a neighbor's coupon mailouts. Demarco also specializes in makeup artistry, highlighting visages with Jane Iredale mineral makeup.
Cindy Bernstein of Reading-North Reading Patch noted that Beauty & Beyond is a destination for moms' nights out with mini facials, refreshments, and time to socialize. Bernstein referred to the spa outings as a "blissful journey."