Charmaine, who worked as a registered nurse for more than 10 years, is a licensed massage therapist and owner of Gold Standard Massage Clinic. Her clinic specializes in therapeutic massage that targets specific muscles and joints for injury prevention and pain management. She relieves tension with a variety of techniques, including Swedish and deep-tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, and hot-stone therapy with warm basalt stones. During sessions, clients can request silence or soothing music.
In 2004, all it took was four salon chairs and 900 square feet to launch Blush Salon. Within these humble confines, stylists started sculpting stylish hairdos that caught the attention of more clients, necessitating a new location, a larger staff, and a bald robot to collect the hair trimmings and fashion into a wig. Today, the staff supplement their hair makeovers with nail services, waxing, and rejuvenating facials. For the latter of these services, aestheticians address skin damage and signs of age with products from Janssen Cosmetics, an organic skincare line.
Celestial Derma Spa repairs and refreshes facial façades with restorative skincare treatments performed in a tranquil spa setting. The HydraFacial—a noninvasive, hydrating procedure—reduces signs of aging without resorting to wormhole manipulation or funhouse mirrors. An experienced aesthetician begins the treatment by cleansing the skin and purging pores of epidermal debris, and then extracts impurities and infuses newly enlivened surface terrain with a blend of nutrients and antioxidants. HydraFacials can reduce the presence of fine lines, acne, or damage caused by mustache-twirling villains. Treatments can quench the thirst of parched parchment in 30–40 minutes and produce results that last around 5–7 days.
Tanning is the marquee draw at Endless Summer Tanning and Spa, where guests find five levels of tanning beds as well as spray tanning with ecocert-certified organic DHA. But that doesn't mean you should overlook the spa side of the business. This facility hosts numerous treatments ranging from rejuvenating facials to wink-boosting Xtreme eyelash extensions to toxin-eliminating infrared saunas. And, of course, the spa also offers six styles of massages, which can induce relaxation and help clients cope with the stress associated with work, school, or putting a dog through college.
In a pastel-toned spa sanctuary, the certified cadre of aestheticians and nurses perform a symphony of cutting-edge beauty services, backed by more than 60 years of combined experience. State-of-the art treatments include medical microdermabrasion, which showers skinscapes with a mist of super-fine aluminum oxide crystals to alleviate acne scarring, soften fine lines, and free up foreheads so they can be rented as ad space. FDA-approved VelaShape sculpts smoother body contours using a combination of bipolar radio frequencies, infrared light, and mechanical massage, and dermal fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane fill in fine lines from laughing and frowning or indentations from motorcycle helmets.
Seasoned aestheticians, makeup technicians, and licensed massage therapists can be found throughout the tranquil halls of L'Aryola Salon and European Spa. The building's simple earth tones and abstract artwork melt into the background as clients slip into a state of calm brought on by customized facials, some including serums with natural vitamins and plants. Massages and body wraps soothe exteriors in rooms that are illuminated by candlelight and full of intriguing aromas, much like an apothecary who has been set on fire. Permanent-makeup sessions add pigments that can augment natural features for years to come.