After spending years working in law, Amy Hansen decided to trade in her suits for a pair of stylist's scissors to pursue her passion in cosmetology. She studied hard, earned her license, and in 2006 opened a salon named for the goal she strives to achieve—BellaMe, or "beautiful me." Amy calls on her diverse talents to field an array of custom styling requests, which have ranged from conservative trims to the short and spiky Kate Gosselin look. The salon embodies Amy's outdoorsy spirit with wood accents and sprays of fresh sunflowers that prune themselves at the mirror when the staff isn't looking. The salon is composed of two separate sections—a three-chair styling room and a spa room with a flat-screen TV—that fill the air with energetic, groovy music.
Get six hair-pulverizing sessions on one of the following areas: bikini line (a $617 value), eyebrows ($382), underarms ($559), upper lip ($294), navel strip ($323), back of neck ($559), hands ($382), feet ($382), nose ($294), sideburns ($323), jaw line ($483), ears ($382), chin ($382), cheeks ($323), and areolae ($294). Enlighten Laser Cosmetics uses four kinds of laser technology (and ensures that all skin types can be treated), with a fifth currently being built to flash colors around the room for your dancing pleasure. The system effectively seeks and dissipates hairs of any color (including blond) protruding from skin of any tone (including Grinch green) by heating up melanin in the follicle, thus stunting growth. The six-session siege on unwanted whiskers is usually sufficient for long-term smoothness.
Aesthetic Practice; Facial Rejuvenation; non-surgical body contouring; light chemical peels;weight loss;cellulite trreatment;stem cell facial filler for nasolabial folds; lip enhancement; around the eyes; Anti-aging medicine internally to enhance outer beauty of the skin and hair.
Though their methods may seem futuristic, Rejuva-You is old fashioned when it comes to caring for clients. Technicians specialize in ultrasonic fat reduction to trim silhouettes and radio frequency skin-tightening used on the face and body. A few strategic passes of these wands can firm skin, soften the appearance of stretch marks, or make a top hat look better by conjuring a rabbit. And with office hours six days a week, the staff can accommodate busy schedules.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Nevaeh Medical Spa's medical director, Sandy Peters, is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a masters degree in acute care, a credential she's put to use as a nurse in the United States Army. Sandy spent 14 months overseas, tending to soldiers during the current war effort. Upon her return, she took something she realized in the military?that there's a connection between healthcare and self-esteem?and turned it into a practice. Namely, her thriving med spa.
At the spa, Sandy and her team ply patients with a variety of confidence-boosting treatments. Velashape sessions, for instance, slim circumferences with non-invasive radio-frequency waves and beams of infrared light. Botox and other beauty injections, on the other hand, smooth wrinkles and fine lines. The team also offers laser hair removal, skin tightening, and host of skincare products from brands such as Obagi.