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.
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 esthetician 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.
Unpeel P.C.'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 P.C.'s services.
After beginning to adopt more environmentally conscious practices in their personal lives, hairstylists Joy and Jeremy realized how hard the salon atmosphere could be on Mother Nature and set out to open their own eco-friendly salon. Their salon's open floor plan, organized into chic styling stations and suffused in natural light from numerous surrounding windows, highlights bright modern salon furniture, all of which is reused. In addition to the décor, their green reach expands to the salon's all-natural styling products and energy-efficient, retractable blow dryers, which dangle from the ceiling like a paratrooper after a poorly executed landing. Their resident aestheticians, nail techs, and massage therapists dole out the salon's expansive menu of services, pampering clients with custom facials, head-to-toe waxing treatments, and relaxing mani-pedis.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Andre Reed and his staff of licensed medical aestheticians rejuvenate skinscapes with lasers, beauty injections, and facials powered by medical-grade skincare products. BioAesthetics' aestheticians wield lasers to eradicate spider veins, unwanted body fuzz, toenail fungus, and teeth stains. Most treatments yield minimal discomfort and no downtime, allowing patients to easily schedule appointments before important business lunches or after regrettable pie-eating contests.