Chana, a licensed nail technician and pedicurist, elevates dolling up fingers and toes into a kind of mission. For ladies who cannot find time to come into her salon, Chana takes her skills on the road, working her nail-beautifying magic in guests' homes or workplaces. She calms trepidatious brides by trundling her wares to wedding parties, in addition to visiting clients in hospitals, nursing homes, or retirement communities.
Meanwhile, back at Salon Nails, Chana enlists the help of products made from natural ingredients for her signature sessions. Along with cuticle trimming and nail buffing, she pampers appendages with an exfoliating scrub and warm paraffin baths. With the no-chip, no-smudge Shellac polish, she splashes nails with vivid color, and the OPI Acrylic System adds length and durability to weak nails. She also refigures eyebrows with razor shaping and enhances eye fringe with artificial lashes applied one at a time. To maintain results, customers can also purchase the natural From Me To U Essentials.
Stroll the halls of Youthologie Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine and you'll come across walls of reclaimed brick, shelves of salvaged wood, and eco-resin doors. It's fitting that the LEED-certified facility does just as much to preserve the environment as it does to preserve youth, with board-certified surgeon Dr. Lisa Hogan at its helm.
Dr. Hogan has spent more than 13 years practicing anti-aging medicine, and her clinic's services reflect that fact. Her customized facials rely on organic products to combat acne and control pigments, and her peels improve uneven textures and eradicate sun damage. Her other treatments range from laser hair and vein removal to hormonal balancing programs, which consist of nutritional advice and hormone prescriptions based on lab analyses. Dr. Hogan is also a recognized expert in permanent lip enhancement.
Dedicated to keeping both patrons and the planet looking beautiful, Eco Friendly Beauty Bar strives, like Kermit the Frog's wardrobe, to be 90% green—a feat that earned it recognition on ABC 11. Nontoxic and natural products form the foundation of the salon's services, which include everything from spray tans to hairstyles kept clean with vegan shampoo. Under the glow of repurposed chandeliers, Eco Friendly Beauty Bar's staff members make good on their commitment to a smaller carbon footprint by wearing only narrow-width shoes as they shuffle atop recycled-cardboard flooring, serving complimentary sips of green wine in glasses that are recycled or repurposed from wine bottles. The bright, full-service salon crafted its chic aesthetic using furniture rescued from thrift stores, including bubbling fountains and an antique sewing table, and shelves proudly display chemical-free makeup, bamboo hairbrushes, and locally made skincare products available for purchase.
Aesthetician Tassie Small believes that a glowing exterior is made possible by a healthy interior. After earning a license in aesthetics and building her knowledge of holistic health and detoxification, she opened Restorations Holistic Skincare to blend her multiple passions. At Restorations, she helps her clients achieve their beauty goals by addressing the needs of the whole body. Ultrasonic and far-infrared procedures rejuvenate faces and bodies, whereas ionic footbaths help expel toxins. Facials and microdermabrasion treatments, meanwhile, sweep away dead skin to reveal façades more youthful than the attendees at a Nickelodeon stockholders meeting.
Tassie is also the creator and formulator of Tacia Essentials, a line of natural and organic skin and hair products that she uses at her spa. During regular workshops, she teaches her secrets to guests, guiding them through the creation of their very own perfumes and bath products.
BodyLase Skin Spa opened in 2002 and focused exclusively on laser hair removal. More than 10 years later, the acclaimed med spa's scope has expanded to encompass a variety of aesthetic services at its two locations. A team of licensed, board-certified medical practitioners still follows its five-step laser hair-removal program to leave clients' skin smooth. But laser technology also helps the staff perform a variety of other services for all skin types, allowing them to eliminate the appearance of spider veins and fade unwanted tattoos. Their advanced methods even extend to noninvasive body contouring with the CoolSculpting system. Complimentary consultations help answer guests' questions about procedures, recovery time, and whether lasers can double as effective flashlights.
Stephanie Williams, a licensed permanent-makeup artist and owner of BrowZnAround Eyebrow Studio, leads a team of licensed aestheticians as they work to define clients' eyes with traditional and high-tech aesthetic services. To highlight eyes by cleaning up eyebrows, the team offers four approaches to brow sculpting: soothing tea-tree crème waxing, sugaring, threading, and tweezing. Stephanie applies permanent makeup to create lovely brows and eyeliner that never smudge or run, even when recipients wake up crying in a cold sweat beneath a waterfall.