Led by owner Dr. Armando Gonzalez, the team of clinicians and technicians at Resolutions Medical Spa use state-of-the-art technology to revitalize both skin and body. In order to restore youthful looks lost to time or under sofa-seat cushions, techs use approaches such as fractional CO2, Botox, and chemical peels to combat wrinkles. They also blast away unwanted hair with laser hair-removal sessions, and customize weight-loss plans to help clients drop extra pounds. To bolster these beauty services, massage therapists are on hand to quiet complaining muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and prenatal techniques.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
Hanna Stanick sharped her career scissors working in high-end New York salons. In 1991, she brought her expertise to Tuscon by way of her own Skyline Coiffures salon. 20 years later, Hanna still works hard to stay on the fashion fringe while transforming tresses with face-framing cuts and bold colors. Clients can also solicit one of the salon’s aestheticians for other beautifying services such as manicures, hair removal, and glass eye polishing.
Advanced DermaCare Inc's founder, Diane D. Lowery, earned a CIDESCO certification in aesthetics while studying at the venerable Clinique La Prairie wellness retreat in Montreux, Switzerland. Although her European education evokes a low-tech, layered approach to facials, Lowery—approaching 30 years as a skin therapist—specializes in the opposite. Her gentle facials promote firm, even tone with pulses of LED light and electro-microcurrents, and exfoliate rough areas with tiny diamond chips or water jets enriched with antioxidants. She attended courses in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University to develop a holistic view of skin health, and studied ways to turn back the body's clock without triggering early daylight-saving time at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
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Attention to detail can bring polish and sophistication to any look. In two hours, At Lash’s aestheticians take care of one specific detail—eyelashes—for up to two to three weeks: they augment natural lashes with extensions, eliminating the need for mascara and achieving aesthetic sophistication. Their low-maintenance extensions, which adhere to natural lashes, create a fuller, darker, sultry look, like taking an ordinary sponge and expanding it with a heart-shaped hot-chocolate stain. The team keeps up clients’ lashes with half-hour touchup appointments.
Stylist Drea describes her work as a team effort. Though she'll never hand her clients a pair of scissors, she will make sure that they have a huge say in what happens to their hair. Drea begins appointments with a thorough consultation, getting to know her clients and their hair desires. From there, she uses her styling skill set—a skill set that she constantly improves upon and expands—to shape, color, and texturize hair.