The professional aestheticians at more than Beautiful's full-service salon and spa team with Dermalogica products to treat skull coverings to custom visage pampering. The one-hour facial includes a personalized skin consultation, also known as face mapping, during which epidermal educators analyze the entire facial landscape to match spa treatments and at-home remedies with the client's concerns, be they aging skin, acne, or kaleidoscope-inspired constantly changing facial features. Each subsequent step after cleansing is then customized accordingly, and includes exfoliation, massage, a mask, and toning, followed by one of Dermalogica's special boosters. Finally, aestheticians hydrate and protect the skin by applying the appropriate moisturizer followed by an eye cream, sunscreen, and protective hockey mask.
Bodybuilders know well that a flexed muscle is more striking when it's wrapped in a glowing tan. That's why the pros at Maui Tanning give customers plenty of options for achieving that eye-catching bronze hue?from beds and standup booths to airbrush tanning. The latter option ditches UV rays for safe solutions that tint epidermises faster than traditional tanning. And unlike its light-generated counterpart, airbrush tanning can be tailored to hide flaws or accentuate the biceps that beachgoers depend on for directions. Maui Tanning also cares for skin with Optimale serums and creams, which fend off premature aging with plant-based ingredients.
All Star Cuts’ team of five waxing technicians draws on more than twenty years of combined experience to make depilatory missions as swift and painless as possible. In each treatment, wayward hairs are lulled into a false sense of security under plush blankets of skin-friendly wax elixirs, then uprooted and transplanted to greener pastures. The radiance of newly unveiled epidermises is maximized with a soothing application of Paul Mitchell tea-tree body moisturizer. While eyebrow shaping ($18) and upper-lip treatments ($10) claim top popularity honors, All Star Cuts’ technicians willingly defoliate a gamut of body components upon request, including underarms ($20), chins ($8), backs (price upon request), and more.
International hair stylist Tené Hall brings 30 years of experience to her work at Hair Galore and practices the philosophy to build a foundation of healthy hair with treatments such as weaves and relaxing treatments. She specializes in weaves and has perfected clients' hair in locales such as Saint Thomas, Mexico, St. Croix, and Tortola BVI. Along with cuts and color, Hair Galore offers extensions and keratin treatments.
A shared passion often brings talented people together. That's certainly the case at Planet Sol Salon, where each staffer brings her own background and artistic eye to the salon chair. Alexa Cline, for example, trained with Redken educators to gain expertise in haircuts and color treatments. Melissa Guerra specializes in chemical texturizing, and Natasha Gutierrez—who has interned with an American Board Certified Haircolorist—uses highlights to give hair the perfect amount of dimension. Not limiting themselves to just hair, the team members also administer aesthetic services such as chocolate foot masks and shellac mani-pedis.
The stylists are educators themselves, too. They know that a new look is ultimately pointless if it can't be regularly recreated at home, especially if clients find themselves stuck in a temporal loop. To that end, they recommend manageable styles and explain the step-by-step process for their creation.
Under the watchful eye of licensed professionals, the students at Aveda Institute Corpus Christi simultaneously hone skills and pamper patrons. An aesthetician- or stylist-in-training performs each service as an expert instructor guides them through the process, tending to coifs, façades, hands, and feet with nourishing, aromatic products in order to get high marks on emery-board-shaped report cards. The institute not only focuses on bettering its students, but also on bettering the environment by providing a wind turbine and a fleet of direct-current exercise machines to generate the salon's power.