At Ava Jade Salon & Spa, blue and white accents reminiscent of a frosted cupcake surround clients as they indulge in hair makeovers, skin rejuvenation, and body-coddling treatments. Dermalogica products cleanse pore pastures during custom facials and back treatments, clearing skin of the dirt and oil caked to it after falling asleep in a parking lot without irritants such as lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, and artificial fragrances. In addition, the staff shampoos and styles natural hats with sulfate- and paraben-free products by Unite. After banishing split ends with a precision cut, hair-tamers can add depth to manes with highlights, strengthen locks with deep-conditioning treatments, or disguise patrons from IRS auditors with all-over color.
Unlike dentists and dietitians, aesthetician Vonadale Silva-Ramirez tends to prescribe sugar to her clients. Of course, she isn't telling those clients to eat it. Instead, she uses sugar in an all-natural paste that removes unwanted hairs when applied to the body and stripped away. This sweet technique uproots hairs in the same direction as their natural growth pattern, thereby reducing the risk of ingrown or broken strands. Also, the natural sugar mixture is water soluble, so it won't stick to the skin or follow clients home in the rain.
In addition to her hair-removal services, Vonadale performs facials that include cleansing, exfoliation, and customized masks to address a variety of different skin conditions. She can also embellish skincare appointments with add-ons ranging from glycolic peels to manual microdermabrasions to bottles of daytime lotion customized to the client's unique skincare needs.
The tattoo artists at Ink Fiend Tattoo have tuned their craft, specializing in a variety of styles, from fantasy to realism. Whatever clients are interested in, the ink artisans understand the importance of producing the perfect piece of permanent art and collaborate with them throughout the process. To ensure clients are completely satisfied, Ink Fiend's crew keeps the studio immaculately clean, using only sanitized instruments and safe procedures.
An instructor in more than 30 countries and the author of 20 book chapters and articles on dermatology, Dr. Timothy J. Rosio of AnewSKIN Dermatology stands out in a field of experts because he taught the experts. Today, his practice flourishes as he and his staff perform both medical and cosmetic procedures that promote his patients' overall wellbeing. Dr. Rosio primarily uses lasers to perform cosmetic treatments such as fractional resurfacing of the face or eyelid lifts. His medical programs focus on preventative and corrective dermatological care, with treatments such as laser removal of pre-cancer, skin cancer screenings, mole removal, and varicose vein treatments. With each session, the doctor strives to educate his patients as well, informing them about unchecked moles, acne, and the benefits of prolonged self-tickling.
Some may wonder why Regina Collins left an 11-year career in the marketing field to empty her 401K and open her own spa, but the answer is clear from her upbringing. The daughter of a cosmetologist with decades of experience, Regina knew exactly what she could do when the stress of working in the corporate sphere grew too great. She decided to train as a massage therapist, and today, Simple Serenity Spa stands as a relaxing destination for massages, body wraps, and facials. Regina stocks the spa with her own paraben-free skincare line Cellz + Skin Care. These 22 products are color-coded so customers can pick formulas to suit their needs with yellow products for sensitive complexions, blue for mature skin, and tie-dyed for chameleons.