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.
Richard & Co. Salon's team of experienced stylists trims and tames frolicking follicles, creating well-structured shapes for round, oval, and trapezoidal faces. Chop off long locks (women's cut, $45) and start sporting an eye patch to become your own evil yet stylish doppelganger. After tress transformation, a Keratin Intense RX treatment (a $50 value, or $30 through October 31) rebuilds hair, repairing chemically damaged strands and reducing future noogie-related breakage. Unlike other conditioning treatments concocted from flavorless jell-o and flat ginger ale, Keratin Intense RX packs a pure keratin protein punch to whip surly manes into shape.
When life on the lam plunks you in the middle of an identity comedy worthy of Shakespeare or Voltaire, respond in kind with the proper face and head shaping that will keep your disguise intact. Tame unruly tresses with a trim (starting at $15), or make a pit stop to treat yourself to an express facial ($35) during a particularly tiring shift of delivering plutonium to local captains of industry. Exterminate uninvited body hairs with any of Bombay's regionally specific waxes (starting at $11). Waxing provides a longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.
Over the past decade, Hi Gorgeous, Inc. has expanded from a hair salon into a hair and skincare spa, named one of the best hair salons and best places to get waxed according to the Memphis Flyer’s Best of Memphis list in 2012. Its 8 styling stations set the stage for haircuts, color treatments, perms, and weaves that use Delancy, the spa's product line formulated by Larry Delancy. These products also fill the facial room, where aestheticians cleanse and exfoliate pores before treating skin to glycolic and lactic peels designed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars caused by acne or falling asleep with a meat tenderizer in your pillow. Beyond cleansing skin, the team uses warm wax to smooth every inch of the body, from eyebrows to bikini lines.
With a portfolio chock full of everything from fun chunky highlights to subtle all-over color?plus stylish cuts for men or girls with coarse hair?it's clear that no hair request intimidates Laurel James. In fact, Ms. James is a traveling educator who visits other salons to teach their stylists about cutting hair and coloring it with the Schwarzkopf product line, which she uses in her own salon. There, she and fellow stylist Rachael Austein Brower add dimension with foil highlights and correct home dye jobs, as well as texturize hair with permanent waves and chop off split ends.
The permanent-makeup artist at KLK Permanent Cosmetics helps clients free up some time in their daily beauty routine. Pigmented tattoos color lips, line eyes, fill in sparse eyebrows, or help you remember your grocery list. Both permanent and semipermanent options remain on faces while working out and sleeping.