"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who’s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that’s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
Dr. Dan Vasile oversees Skin Envy's roster of aesthetic experts, who restore faces to factory settings with a variety of med-spa services. The LimeLight photofacial begins with a consultation that fields any questions about the procedure, possible effects, and reasons why bad things happen to good faces. The 30-minute photofacial then uses Intense Pulsed Light to raise hyperpigmentation and sun damage to the surface of the skin, where it will eventually flake off naturally. The precisely calibrated beams of light also target age spots and acne scars and render complexions smooth and bright. Skin Envy's technicians try to keep the treatment as comfortable as possible and are available for posttreatment questions and complexion-soothing bedtime stories afterward.
Skin Perfect's hair-despising laser was sent back through time to terminate unwanted hair quickly and safely using handcrafted photons that harmlessly pass through the skin to directly dissipate hair follicles. Technicians can evict pesky hair from the bodily zones of both men and women with high precision. They handle light lassos like hair-wrestling cowpokes, with each beam carefully calibrated for empathy and small talk. Laser hair removal often bequeaths a longer-lasting hairlessness than waxing or shaving, and while not completely painless, it's less painful than laser hair addition.
Tangles Salon, which was founded by four friends and stylists, houses more than a dozen individual contractors in order to provide a wide range of services to its clients. Stylists create new 'dos for women, men, and children, adding vibrancy with color and highlights and smoothing frizzy hair with Brazilian blowouts. Nail specialists round out the available services with spa manicures and pedicures. A recent remodeling outfitted the salon with sleek hardwood floors, a dedicated pedicure nook, and elegant chandeliers.
At the full-service Bollywood Threading Salon, a team of licensed hair and skin experts transform their clients' appearances through a combination of natural salon and med-spa services. They shape eyebrows with chemical-free threading, and remove unwanted body hair with all-natural, honey-based wax. While their facials buff away dead skin, intricate henna tattoos lend a sense of whimsy to hands, arms, legs, and feet.
The staff at Smiley Med Spa and Wellness Center take on body, mind, and spirit issues using a holistic approach to well-being. This philosophy inspires the duo to rout out the source of dermatological issues rather than temporarily hide visible symptoms. Since specific skin anomalies call for precise treatments, the center boasts an array of facials, chemical peels, collagen treatments, and injectables, performed by Dr Smaili, that cater to quelling signs of aging, mild scarring, acne problems, and uneven skin tone.
Opened by Dr. Tarick Smaili in 2011 as an extension of his plastic-surgery practice, the California Surgical Institute, Smiley Med Spa and Wellness Center provides medical aesthetic services to treat skin conditions and contour the body without undergoing surgery or sleeping inside a mannequin.