Jamila Skincare's custom facial starts with a gentle pre-cleaning. Then the facial treatment breaks through the tough outer layer of dermis to nourish the neglected skin cells underneath. A mask built specifically for you in lock-and-key fashion can help address any of your specific skin care concerns. Post-treatment hydration will ensure your skin retains all of its moisture and repels the amorous advances of dry autumn air. Facial products, free of synthetic colors and fragrances, will leave your face shimmering like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking on it.
Legacy Medical Aesthetics' experienced staff use medical grade products and the latest in skincare technology to refurbish frayed faces back to gently used condition. The microcurrent facial reverses years of smiling backwards with targeted impulses that allow nourishing formulas to penetrate deeply into the skin and stimulate collagen production. In addition to its hydrating effects, the microcurrent facial also smoothes wrinkles, boosts skin radiance with better circulation, and improves facial muscle tone for more accurate emoting, ensuring frowns won't be perceived as looks of enraptured surprise during paint drying conferences.
After luxuriating in Sunlight Day Spa's opulent extras—a rose-petal footbath, a relaxation room, comfy robes, complimentary beverages, and hidden loudspeakers that shout at you to relax whenever you look nervous—you'll be ready for your massage of choice. Sunlight Day Spa specializes in Asian massage techniques, displayed to full effect with its Om massage ($80), which uses long connecting strokes and aromatherapy oils to create a positively enlightening level of relaxation. If the Om doesn't cure your body's samsara, a Release massage ($95) will ease pains and chronic tension by focusing on deep muscle and connective tissue. The muscle-melting Hot Stone massage ($95), meanwhile, might bring back happy memories of the stress-free week spent trapped under a volcanic boulder.
As a child, aesthetician Erica Engler loved going to her grandmother’s beauty salon. She'd watch the ladies walk in looking one way and eagerly awaited seeing them leave all dolled up and ready to tackle the day. She noticed that with their physical makeover came also a mental transformation of increased confidence and relaxation, inspiring her to become a makeup artist.
Along with her team, Erica strives to make women feel more attractive and less stressed. In addition to her makeup services, she smoothes complexions with facials enhanced by Dermalogica products and hand and arm massages. Armed with Satin Smooth and NuFree wax, she swiftly removes hair from faces, arms, legs, and vestigial tails with waxing services. The massage therapists soothe aches and tension with sundry techniques including Swedish and deep-tissue massage, reflexology, and manual lymphatic drainage. With all of their services, Erica and her team aim to send clients back to their day-to-day activities feeling refreshed and more beautiful than a shimmering butterfly fluttering through a misty rainbow.
Skinology Skincare improves the appearance of damaged skin, creating clearer complexions with facials, peels, waxes, and skin tightening treatments. Using Image and CBI Laboratories skincare products to treat live tissue at the cellular level, Skinology Skincare halts skin folds and dermal erosion in the same way that high-tech bungee cords keep the Mississippi River from getting any wider. Standard facials target five different concerns ranging from acne to dryness, and all come with a light massage and steam to evoke relaxation. Customers who require more intensive treatment can opt for hydrafacials, microdermabrasion, or image resurfacing peels, each of which aim to obscure signs of aging. Viora reaction treatments tighten aged skin and treat cellulite in the face, neck, abdomen, and legs, while photoepilation treatments stifle hair growth throughout the body.
Not everyone can say they love what they do, but not everyone is Rachel Naster. The aesthetician and beauty industry veteran of almost a decade proclaims "I love doing esthetics!" on her website, and her passion is backed up by action. After parlaying her medical office internship into a career working in spas, the beauty buff is now fluent in a wealth of services. Inside her homey studio, she offers up facial peels with IMAGE products, brow shaping, and airbrush makeup to brides or particularly glamorous oil rig workers.