The spa, whose name means "my beautiful woman" in Italian, is located inside Aesthetic Surgical Arts and overseen by its medical director, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph C. Camarata. Dr. Camarata's licensed estheticians can rejuvenate facial skin with microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and SkinMedica products. After exfoliating and waxing the epidermis, the staff can fine-tune the details of clients' appearances by performing airbrush tanning and brow and lash tinting. To round out the extensive array of services, makeup artists leverage their expertise to apply beautiful pigments, in addition to giving lessons in how to do it on one's own visage.
The atmosphere in which these services are rendered is elegant and welcoming. Glass tabletops, leather furniture, and curved, earth-toned walls create a spacious lobby, where modern chandeliers illuminate calmly colorful abstract paintings.
Stylist and nail technician Lucy Grothusen works from a cozy corner of Aspen Salon and Spa where she frees nails from scraggly cuticles and daubs them with durable Shellac gel. She can also affix Tammy Taylor acrylics to add length and style. With the Rockstar nail treatment, she brushes nails with Shellac, dots them with glitter, and teaches them to play the solo in "Free Bird." In addition to her signature nail services, Lucy performs cuts and colors on tresses, spritzing heads with Kenra and alcohol-free Pureology products.
Mani Pedi Me's trained technicians don't perform facials. They don't cut hair, and they don't do waxing. Instead, they focus 100% of their beautification prowess on improving the appearance of clients' hands and feet. While guests relax in one of the studio's cozy massage chairs, the staff pretties up appendages with basic mani-pedis, nail art, and acrylic applications. The crew also often makes use of Shellac polish, which dries quickly under UV-lights and remains chip-free for up to 14 days so long as recipients can avoid scratch-and-sniff chalkboards.
For more than 25 years, Mel Croston has been perfecting her craft of creating beautiful nails. She draws on her experience as a painter to add a splash of artistry to nail designs, similar to what Michelangelo did for David’s french manicure. Croston is certified in acrylic and gel work with training in Axxium soak-off nails by OPI and Shellac by Creative Nail Design, which resists chips for up to 14 days.
Penny the Peacock is positively brimming with confidence. As the logo of Refresh Medical Day Spa, Penny epitomizes Dr. Angela Garner's goal for her clients: that each will leave the cozy confines of her med spa feeling as renewed as a peacock, whose beautiful feathers fall out and regrow over the course of a year.
Dr. Garner, a hospice director and an internist with more than 20 years of medical experience, facilitates the renewal process with traditional spa services, including facials and massage therapy, as well as specialized treatments such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.