Metamorphosis: a change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means. It's fitting then that licensed aesthetician Stephanie Petty chose to name her skincare spa Metamorphose Skin Care Studio, given her uncanny ability to transform the complexions for the better. Drawing on more than six years of experience, Stephanie can reverse the signs of aging with collagen restoration treatments, or hydrate dry skin with extracts of botanicals and vitamin C. Specialty waxing services are also available.
Oceana Tanning is an oasis for beauty-seekers, complete with live plants, tropical murals, and a bamboo hut that doubles as a reception desk. Those looking for a midsummer glow can tan in one of the standup booths, or opt for a UV-free spray tan. The staff also spruces up smiles with teeth-whitening treatments.
Marilyn Oliveira is licensed as an aesthetician both here and abroad, and for the past 20 years, she has helped to rejuvenate skin and bodies with European-style beauty-boosting treatments. She customizes her signature facials to bring out the best in every skin type and regularly employs organic and anti-aging products. Her brushes dust makeup across the cheeks of brides and their wedding parties, and her wax de-fuzzes brows, lips, bodies, and permanently affixed sweaters to leave physiques beach-ready. She also performs manicures, pedicures, and other services inside her private, relaxed quarters within Martin’s Salon at Brick Market Place.
Glow Hair Skin and Harmony’s interior evokes an elegant turn-of-the-century hotel with its candles, sumptuous drapes, gilded decorations, and a real bed for massages. The spa encompasses all three stories of a colonial home, where beauty buffs flock for haircuts, specialty facials, massages, and nailcare. Aestheticians certified in Keratin smoothing treatments can coat strands in Matrix products, while skincare services such as waxing might use Glow’s house line of products. Regardless of the service, the spa staff only uses products that exclude artificial colors, allergens, and repurposed hotel samples.
Jojoba oil, shea butter, clay, and champagne are just some of the luxurious ingredients SoapTastic Lush Soap Company turns to when crafting its small batches of organic soap. Soapmistress Gabbiee also fashions bath bombs, bath-salt sundaes in stemmed glasses, and other natural sudsy products. Up to three times each week, she teaches others the art of handcrafting soap in small group classes.
Forty-six-year-old single mom Leslie was so inspired by her first encounters with LED phototherapy that she became certified as a skin technician shortly thereafter. Today, more than 10 years later, she helps her clients eschew the need to drop thousands of dollars on injections, plastic surgery, and facial creams by harnessing blue- and red-light technologies. With careful calibrations, she has found laser therapy to effectively treat fine lines, cellulite, and acne.