When a serious neck injury grounded pilot Dale McNab, he turned to massage school for insight into drug-free healing. This holistic education piqued his interest in the field of skincare, prompting him to continue his training in aesthetics. As a male practitioner, he finds that clients appreciate his hand strength when it comes to therapeutic kneading, efficient waxing, and jar opening.
At Delight Beauty and Day Spa, aestheticians strive to give patients a retreat from everyday stressors. They stock the waiting room with complimentary beverages and snacks, and while new clients wait, they fill out a form that helps tailor services to their skin and body issues. The spa's private rooms are as quiet and tranquil as a mouse in a library. Clients lie on crisp linens while aestheticians explain their treatments, from facials targeted to skin type to massages that aim to simply relax, reduce chronic muscle aches, or assuage the discomfort of pregnancy. If they are interested, clients can also have staffers inform them about the latest beauty services, such as eyelash extensions or permanent makeup. The team is so experienced in the latter, they train future techs onsite.
The staff members at Anaya Skin Care have a big job to take on—the body’s biggest, in fact. They tend to its largest organ with facials and body scrubs that cleanse pores and remove dead cells to reveal youthful, soft skin. During waxing services, they unveil even more skin by removing unwanted hair from the root. Spray-tanning services darken complexions for a sun-kissed glow during months when the sun is on vacation in the Oort cloud. Meanwhile, permanent-makeup services enhance facial features by lining eyes, filling in brows, and creating full lips.
At Skintologyrx, skin expert Abby Haddad makes it her mission to keep the body's largest organ in beautiful health. She uses Rhonda Allison products to soften and nourish skin of all types, whether it's prone to acne or showing unwanted signs of aging. Abby's dermaplaning treatments gently slough off dead skin and out-of-season Halloween masks, and can be combined with treatments such as a wine peel or vitamin A peptide.
Massage Haven's name is a bit deceiving. Though both locations make good on the haven part, neither limits its services to just massages. Inside the Peoria and Scottsdale retreats, expert staff oversee facials, waxes, and various other beauty-boosting treatments, including hand and foot scrubs. Still, due to their therapeutic and relaxing benefits, massages manage to rise to the top of the services list. The team—which includes more than 20 licensed therapists— is skilled in seven different types of massage, including Swedish, prenatal, and trigger point. And each session can be as short or as long as the patient needs; those looking for a quick pick-me-up can book a 30-minute express massage, while those looking for longer kneading or an inconspicuous place to nap can escape for a full two hours.
"You Look Gorgeous" is the phrase aesthetician Nikki Nixon emblazons across the walls of her private treatment room to remind clients that her work only serves to polish and maintain their own natural beauty. Inside the tranquil space—stocked with Image, Repêchage, and Dermalogica skincare products—Nixon works gently to wipe away imperfections including hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and acne. The chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments Nixon performs baby the skin while delivering powerful smoothing benefits. A specialized PCA oxygen-trio facial brightens skin as powerful antioxidants purge toxins and stimulate circulation by hooking up miniature oxygen masks to each pore.