Dr. Mike Foster, a board-certified surgeon, keeps a cool-headed watch over the team at DeSoto Laser Aesthetics as it delivers a roster of rejuvenating med-spa services. Brandishing late-model lasers and Victorian-era laser cozies, the medical aestheticians blast away all manner of blemish, from spider veins and body hair to tattoos and nail fungus, to treat every shade in the skin-tone choir. Nonlaser treatments include crease-fighting injectables and chemical peels, as well as ultrasonic Vaser liposuction. Patients relax in the clinic's olive-toned treatment rooms, admiring the framed floral prints on the walls as their physical flaws melt, vaporize, or crabwalk away.
The licensed aestheticians at Fusion Solutions bestow faces with youthful radiance through the dermasweep and Fusion facial treatments. During the one-hour dermasweep, skin-saving practitioners help render skin on the face and neck smoother than sandblasted pop rocks. A bristle tip acts as a vacuum to apply a gentle exfoliation, allowing paraben-free topical products to simultaneously reach deeper layers of the skin for effective results. The treatment can be customized with a wide variety of bristle tips and pore-party hats to suit the patient’s desired results. The Fusion facial handles specific epidermal concerns, such as dry, sensitive, or hypercolor skin, with a wide array of medically prepared products. Using cleansers, toners, and masks derived from natural ingredients such as aloe leaf and coffee extract, facial gurus help protect visages from the elements and late-morning jitters.
The stylists at Glam Hair Studio prove equally adept at making small alterations or performing exhaustive makeovers as they beautify clients. They trim and fashion tresses with the help of a certified colorist, drawing bold highlights, layering strands into pageant-ready updos, or combing in KeraSmooth treatments to level out frizz. For those who desire longer locks that look more natural than snipped jump-rope ends, stylists can adhere hair and eyelash extensions. Meanwhile, makeup artists accentuate features with complementary colors, just as spray-tanning technicians coat physiques in a flattering bronze sheen. The salon also features nail services such as mani-pedis, Shellac applications, and acrylic and gel nails.
The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That’s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop’s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects’ fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. A professional lab then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes—including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching—onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
Lead by medical director Gregory Laurence, Germantown Aesthetics’s team of trained specialists beautifies clients’ epidermal landscapes during noninvasive and surgical treatments. Germantown Aesthetics welcomes patients into a handsome, historic building raised in 1887 that now combines space-age lasers and medical equipment with the earth-toned décor and meticulous facial-hair grooming of the late 19th century. Within soothing treatment rooms, physician assistants and registered nurses work alongside Dr. Laurence to fill out wrinkles with Botox and Juvéderm, sculpt svelte waistlines with liposuction, and erase unwanted veins from the surface of legs with advanced laser treatments.