A former staff sergeant in the Air Force. An airplane mechanic who repaired oxygen masks. A master massage therapist, registered medical assistant, and certified laser technician. Tina Long is all of these things and more. As the owner of Parker Med Spa, she combines her unique background with innovative technology to offer clients the latest anti-aging and beauty solutions.
Long helps her clients to deal with the frustration of weight loss with body-contouring treatments such as the Zerona and Yolo laser systems, having herself lost pounds, inches, and degrees of insulation with the fat-emulsifying devices. The historical ambiance, array of facial and body treatments, and advanced technology earned her spa recognition on ABC 7 and CityVoter's 2011 A-List; it was named a finalist in the Best Day Spa category and nominated in the Best Medical Spa category.
The practice is located within the charming yellow Hoskins House, a century-old Victorian landmark surrounded by cottonwood trees, complete with a porch swing. Inside, massage therapists and aestheticians perform relaxing massages, hot-stone pedicures, and skin-rejuvenating chemical peels in 15 private rooms. Technicians use seven different lasers to perform procedures ranging from vein and hair removal to nonsurgical face-lifts.
Upon entering Shear Bella Salon and Spa, clients are met with clean, minimalist décor and a complimentary glass of wine or cup of coffee. After settling in, they are then greeted by owner Nichole Wiese and her team of hair designers and aestheticians, who collectively transform and pamper clients with body and hair services. Skin services cater to both men and women with six different kinds of cleansing facials and peels. Waxing treatments keep hairs from spreading too thick across arms, lips, brows, bikini zones, and defunct Wooly Willy games, and soothing massage-therapy sessions curb tension with hot-stone and aromatherapy techniques. Each service culminates in a complimentary makeup touchup.
Kelly Renader, licensed aesthetician at Skin and Body Lounge, works closely with her clients to determine potential remedies for skin issues such as acne, fine lines, and sun damage. In caring for clients, she proposes results-oriented regimens fortified by Image Skincare products that include treatments such as acne-fighting facials, skin-tightening ?face lifts,? and even back treatments. The spa also offers exfoliating chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments in packages of three and five.
Skin and Body Lounge?s skincare options are only the beginning of their services. The team also offers full body waxing, specializing in Brazilian waxes and brow shaping.
At Miss Faces Skin Care, the custom ingredients of a pore-cleansing European facial are unique to each recipient??however, the resulting feel-good sensations aren?t. That's because the spa whips up fresh batches of melt-in-your-chair relaxation with every visit. Teresa DiPaolo, a licensed aesthetician in the Parker area for more than 15 years, uses a gentle wax imported from France to remove unwanted hair, and boosts outer allure with head-to-toe treatments such as exfoliating body polishes. Most of all, though, Teresa magnifies clients? natural beauty with an array of facial treatments, which help erase wear and tear caused by aging, the weather, and volunteering as an assistant for William Tell impersonators.
Laguna Skin Care owner and licensed aesthetician Crystal Harmon knows many tricks for clarifying complexions and keeping skin looking healthy and radiant. Her customized facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments help reduce the signs of aging by smoothing out fine lines and locating the factory reset button on the client's face. Crystal is also certified to administer permanent makeup, during which she draws thin, delicate strokes over skin to enhance eyebrows, eyes, and lips. Laguna Skin Care's menu of treatments also includes airbrush tanning sessions and eyelash-extension application with Xtreme Lashes.
Unpeel, PC's medical director and founder, Dr. Laura Darby, and her staff bolster beauty and maintain health with a combination of Eastern and Western practices, such as herbal medicine, energy work, aromatherapy, age management medicine, functional medicine, food sensitivity testing, weight management, holistic internal medicine, and aesthetic services, such as skin care and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. She really focuses on getting to know a patient, as evidenced by her detailed consultations before any aesthetic procedure as well as her integrative-medicine, anti-aging, and weight-management consultations that supplement educational classes and seminars. Dr. Darby customizes any experience by asking questions and individualizing treatment plans for each patient. Dr. Darby personally performs or directly supervises all of Unpeel, PC's services.