An episode of Seinfeld once poked fun at the concept of “double-dipping” a chip, adamantly comparing the unforgiveable act to “putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” Though LunchBox (A Waxing Salon) doesn’t serve party snacks, when it comes to waxing, the spa’s waxologists steadfastly adhere to the “no double-dipping” rule. After all, it is their mission to provide a comfortable, safe, and hygienic experience, and double-dipping tools into a clean vat of wax only spreads germs.
Their commitment to hygiene also includes the use of disposable table and body covers, and when it comes to keeping clients comfortable, the staff has a few more tricks up their sleeves. First, they employ speed waxing, a method that cuts time on the table nearly in half. Second, they use wax infused with azulene—an agent of chamomile—that has anti-inflammatory properties that make it possible for even those with sensitive skin to undergo facial or body waxing with minimal irritation. The staff can also add a little frill to freshly smoothed and sculpted areas with glitzy add-ons such as glitter tattoos and eyebrow tinting.
In addition to offering training sessions for aspiring laser technicians, Northwest Laser Institute owner and licensed aesthetician Ryanna McMillen provides antidotes to aging with med-spa services. Brooke Thayer, the registered nurse on staff, tames wrinkle muscles with beauty injections and plumps up thin features with dermal fillers. Professional-grade chemical peels strip away layers of dull skin cells to reveal winning lottery numbers, waxing treatments rid bodies of unsightly hair, and laser skin-tightening treatments improve skin laxity and boost collagen production.
Precision Laser & Esthetics's technicians don't waste their time with other types of cosmetic treatments. Like a monomaniacal, but playful kitten, they focus all of their attention on lasers, harnessing them to remove offending strands of hair and restoring youthful, clear complexions with laser facials.
The technicians and physicians at Simplicity Laser Hair Removal work to evict wily follicle lodgers of all colors with advanced hair-razing equipment that combines FDA-approved diode, Nd:Yag, and alexandrite lasers. Customers can gently pulverize strands in one body area with six or eight treatments of concentrated pulsed photons, which coax squatting body threads out of their skin shelters with laser wavelengths and candy. Alternatively, opt for a full year of treatments to tackle multiple areas across unlimited visits. Simplicity Laser Hair Removal's triad of modern laser technologies promises safe and effective treatment during each session of 30 minutes or less. Although these treatments can be effective in permanently reducing unwanted fuzz, most patients require 8–12 sessions for full reduction due to hair-growth dormancy, laser-absorption rates, and hard-to-locate follicle foxholes.
New Healthy Ways' relaxation gurus beckon passersby to abandon the rustle and bustle of the outside world and indulge in a menu of spa services geared toward calming frazzled gray matter and embellishing human hides. The spa's aestheticians uproot unwanted fuzz from head to talon using Cirepil Blue hard wax and quick flicks of the wrist, and revive waning complexions with facials aided by Dermalogica and Image Skincare serums. New Healthy Ways' ionic footbaths and collection of vitamins and supplements help bodies flush out harmful toxins acquired through watching too much reality television, while a certified massage therapist negates troublesome aches with calculated kneads.
As someone who worked in the fashion and beauty industry, surrounded by those seeking physical perfection at any cost, Susan J. C. Alveshere was well aware of the risks associated with plastic surgery. In an effort to avoid scalpels, pain, and unflattering hospital gowns, she sought out the noninvasive slimming technologies of laser lipo and ultrasound. Alveshere founded Body Rejuvenate as a welcoming place where clients could take advantage of these nonsurgical solutions to deal with stubborn bulges and drooping derri?res. The master laser-lipo technician and her med-spa team also use their tools for face-lifts, wrinkle reduction, hair removal, and tattoo removal.