Since opening the studio in June 2008, Kara Crose has harnessed her powers as a licensed aesthetician to pamper guests with a range of results-driven skincare services. Surrounded by the earth-toned walls inside one of the private treatment rooms, patrons relax atop plush treatment tables as Kara carefully clears and refreshes skin with hair-snatching waxes and custom and specialty facials. Guests also frequent Kara's Skin Care Studio for stress-melting massages and hand-holding sessions, which can run anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.
Working alongside the other talented stylists at Pamyla's Salon Spa Retreat, Michelle transforms her clients' hair using hand-blended, natural, and organic products made in-house?a tradition the salon has been employing for decades. The in-house product line hints at the salon's dedication to safeguarding hair health, a commitment that also surfaces in services such as organic hair coloring and abused hair reconstruction treatments.
Beyond hair, Pamyla's Salon Spa Retreat offers facials, waxing services, nail treatments, and massages. It also provides aromatherapy baths, which invite clients to privately luxuriate in a bathtub inside the spa's outdoor garden sanctuary. To ensure maximum relaxation, the tubs feature detoxifying herbs, skin-softening milk, or firming marine botanicals. The experience is so soothing, it may make clients feel like they never want to leave. Luckily, the salon offers an overnight pajama party package, during which customers can enjoy unlimited use of tubs and saunas, relax with massage and skin care treatments, and wake up to a breakfast of fresh fruit and muffins.
In the lobby of Image Centre Of Permanent Cosmetics, the oriental rugs and bronze statues that flank a carved-wood fireplace serve to mirror the aesthetic refurbishing that occurs beyond the room's earth-toned walls. Owner Pat Airola spent the past 20 years running permanent-cosmetic offices and founding her own training academy, and those decades of experience reveal themselves in the revitalizing work that she and her beauty specialists perform. In private treatment rooms, the specialists offer a plethora of restorative treatments such as micro skin needling, tattoo removal, and permanent cosmetics, the center's hallmark service that imbues eyes, lips, and brows with tasteful pigment to shorten morning makeup routines. The facility's commitment to personal attention is evident in its one-appointment-per-time-slot policy, which allows clients undivided attention and keeps cheating students from copying off of their appearance.
From ultrasonic cavitation to energetic biofeedback, the experts at Renew You help clients look and feel leaner and healthier. Ultimately, the staff understands that physical issues or concerns are largely connected to people's emotional states, which is why emotional-release therapy is offered alongside infrared-sauna sessions, skin-rejuvenation treatments, and colon-hydrotherapy sessions. Renew You also offers a fully-structured diet program in their family weight loss center.
A chalkboard in a gilded frame leans outside Mia Bella Salon, announcing the day's special treatments, such as mani-pedis from Jessica Briggs. Briggs expertly trims and shapes nails before daubing them with vibrant washes of traditional or long-lasting Shellac polishes within the bustling salon, which also treats clients to services such as spray tanning and microdermabrasion facials. Patrons can relax on an outdoor patio, which is painted with rustic trompe l'oeil brickwork and shuttered windows, or peruse the lobby's collection of fashion jewelry, sun hats, and other accessories.
At Show a Little SKINcare, Dermalogica products help aesthetician Danielle Crawford treat acne, excess oil, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines on complexions during facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. Her supply of wax along with her waxing technique helps to protect the skin while she removes unwanted hair on the faces and bodies of both men and women. The beauty expert also offers makeup applications and spray tans.