The Lash Lounge's founder Anna Phillips—an advanced certified eyelash-extension trainer—once traveled the nation to impart the art of semipermanent eyelash application to scores of fellow lash artists. Now, at all of Lash Lounge's locations, such artists work to ensure that every guest returns to their day-to-day activities batting fuller, darker lashes. They meticulously apply each synthetic strand to a natural lash with medical-grade glue, imbuing peepers with a customized, natural look that can last up to two months with proper care. Applying lashes of varying lengths, thicknesses, and degrees of curl, they have earned the praise of publications including Allure magazine and Women's Wear Daily.
They also strive to eliminate lengthy daily makeup applications with permanent-makeup services. After a complimentary consultation, a staff of licensed aestheticians and permanent-makeup artists precisely applies permanent eyeliner, lip color, or third eyebrows. For those who prefer makeup that washes off, Anna has concocted her own line of mineral cosmetics, brushes, and primers.
LaToya Williams, owner of LRW Day Spa, understands skincare from both sides of the treatment chair. Her passion for clear complexions was inspired by her battles with acne as a teenager, and now, she says, “I just love skin. I didn’t make the career change until I was 30, and it’s the best thing I’ve done, period.” Williams understands firsthand how professional skincare can help people and believes her clients shouldn't have to "win the lotto in order to get a facial,” which is why she is committed to making her services affordable.
Williams describes the Beauty 101 facial as one of her most popular services because of its deep-pore-cleansing effects and status as a prerequisite for Advanced Glamour Lab. The services employ Dermalogica products, and will soon include organic and Rhonda Allison products. Her skincare skills don’t only touch those that come to her treatment room inside Mattison Avenue Salon Spa and Suites. Williams also performs skincare services at women’s shelters and gives tutorials on skin health to teenagers.
The crunch of salt under foot. Soothing strains of spa music. The taste of salt on the lips. These sensations enrapture visitors to Salt Escape's halo-therapy chambers. Claiming accolades from CBS DFW and NBC DFW, experts have designed sterilized chambers to mimic the conditions of ancient salt caves once thought to grant healing properties. Between walls, floors, and ceilings coated in a layer of negative-ionized natural rock salt, Salt Escape works to create a spa environment filled with toys, café tables, and a stereo system to soothe adults and children more effectively than a night-light covered in honey. Halo-generators fill the air with controlled bursts of crushed salt, which generates a microclimate and assuages respiratory and skin conditions. To facilitate comfortable treatment sessions, staff members beckon visitors to recline in zero-gravity chairs, which cradle spines to neutralize the effects of gravity and recent rugby tournaments.
Dr. Thomas Neef works to help patients avoid surgery while still achieving their personal aesthetic goals. By avoiding scalpels and sutures, the team at Advanced Skin Care Center Med Spa delivers rejuvenation without downtime and scars. Instead, their instruments of choice include lasers that zap body hair, spider veins, and fine lines instead of burning CDs for mediocre barbershop quartets. In the treatment rooms, light-therapy devices help reduce hyperpigmentation.
Additionally, Dr. Neef's office offers a permanent makeup expert Lynda Wilson. Through Permanent Makeup by Lynda, she applies permanent eyeliner, eyebrows, and lipliner, full lip makeup, or beauty marks. Having been in the beauty industry since 1976, Lynda is licensed and insured, and serves as President of the State of Delaware Board of Cosmetology.
At Jobonga Massage & Natural Therapies, owner and nationally certified licensed massage therapist Joseph and his team of 5 licensed kneadists eschew more traditional spa services, which often focus on visages, in favor of whole-body treatments that banish tension and stress. During a Swedish massage, guests burrow face-down into a padded massage table while one of the muscle molders delivers gliding strokes to untie knotted sinews. The healers use deep-tissue massage to evict isolated pain pockets with firm, cross-grain pressure. The signature Jobonga natural spa treatment combines corporeal pampering in the form of a foot treatment, a back scrub, and a full-body massage with a spa facial, ensuring entire bodies reach a level of tranquility previously only reserved for yogis bathing in a bubbling mountain spring.
Drs. Amy and Matt Wood met at the Parker College of Chiropractic and walked away with Doctor of Chiropractic degrees, wedding plans, and a shared dream to help others lead lives without pain. Today that dream has been realized at Wellness Solutions Chiropractic, where the duo use various techniques to gently realign the Jenga blocks that makeup the spine. Whether using spinal-decompression therapy to treat bulging discs or low-level laser therapy to manage chronic pain, they work with a focus on total-body health and well-being. Their facility’s exercise space also houses balance balls, wobble boards, and Thera-Bands for physical-therapy patients, and an on-staff massage therapist performs massages that soothe aches and keep stress from snowballing.