The spa staff operates on the philosophy that beauty and wellness result from the body's sense of balance, and its freedom from impurities. This approach leads technicians and aestheticians to use natural and organic products, as well as noninvasive mechanical processes, when they rejuvenate faces and bodies. They specialize in eyelash extensions long enough to reach for healthy produce, and in nonsurgical face-lifts that use microcurrent, LED, or galvanic current. Other clinical facial therapies include chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and the staff is also skilled in waxing.
Shea Gipson is the face behind Real-Eyez Beauty, but around town, most people just know her as "The Lash Lady". A board-certified medical assistant, licensed aesthetician, and certified eyelash technician, she knows there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to enhancing lashes. And so, she offers her customers numerous avenues by which to boost the power of each sultry glance. Traditionalists may prefer a simple lash tint in the hue of their choice, while those looking for some extra oomph can try semi-permanent extensions, individual lashes, or even a Lash Lift, which lengthens and shapes the natural lashes, and helps them keep their new curve for up to two months. To complement fuller, darker eye fringe, Shea also shapes brows by waxing or threading away errant hairs, and she can put eye pencils out of work by tinting brows in a natural-looking shade.
When Wink Eyelash Boutique owner Natalie applies eyelash extensions to clients, mornings change drastically. It isn't just because clients don't have to apply the layers of smokey makeup, eyeliner, mascara, and paste-blended charcoal they once needed for dramatic eyes. It's also because they end up looking more refreshed since they no longer subject skin to the usual routine scrubbing off old, lingering makeup that both irritates eyes and clogs pores.
Natalie specializes in two types of lash extensions. She can apply the classic lashes that she individually applies to eyelashes for up to four weeks of expressive looks. But for a budget-friendly alternative, she can also attach bursts of lashes to eyelids to create pops of length that stay for up to two weeks or until you blink 1,000 times in one minute.
Lasting Lines started as most great businesses start: with eyebrows. Now 35 years have passed, and Renee Ryan’s permanent-makeup business has blossomed into a successful aesthetic school and clinic. Renee and her highly trained staff can outfit clients with new brows, or use their modern electrolysis equipment to remove hair, skin tags, moles, and spider veins. Clients may also solicit Lasting Lines for sleek eyelash extensions, or retreat to a private room for a soothing deep-tissue massage from registered massage therapist Charles Linville.
The staff at Darque Tan learned the science of tanning through Smart Tan certification, which they rely on to design efficient, safe regimes for each client's skin type. Five levels of PCTan beds and booths can bronze skin with as few as 12 minutes of UV exposure while enveloping skin in cooling mist. Automated airbrush tanning in VersaSpa or Mystic Tan booths create even, natural-looking color that masks scars and stretch marks. Darque Tan's pursuit of convenience is further exemplified with business hours that span seven days a week, a minimum of 20 beds per location, and rec rooms where kids can read and watch TV. A crew of professional cleaners details each of the facilities according to a rigorous 50-point inspection and tips gleaned from reading Mr. Clean's LiveJournal.