At BeYoutiful Face, licensed aesthetician Tami Kendrick starts appointments with a conversation. During this time, she not only gets to know clients and their expectations, she also evaluates their skin. This step is important because it allows Tami to customize each of her facial services, which include her signature facial, pumpkin peel, and vitamin C facial. Tami is also a certified massage therapist and offers soothing Swedish or reflexology massages to complement her cleansing facial treatments.
Mimosa Salon and Spa's name is derived from the mimosa tree, whose lithe branches support lime-green leaves and pompom-esque blooms. But its connection to nature doesn't end there. Stylists employ natural Aveda products, such as texturizing lotions crafted with organic marshmallow root and natural-aroma-infused shampoos, during soothing salon services. Spa treatments also use plant-derived products. Aestheticians customize facials with Aveda's Green Science and Outer Peace lines, and body treatments include exfoliation with Dead Sea salts and hydrating organic coconut wraps.
At Advanced Aesthetics Skin Care, aesthetician Robin Padilla keeps the atmosphere quiet so that her clients can easily slip into relaxation. Her services also help patrons unwind. Robin cleanses and exfoliates skin during luxurious acne-banishing or skin-balancing facials with the aid of products by glo therapeutics and PCA Skin. She also provides chemical exfoliation using peels and peel alternatives, which purge pores with pumpkin- and oxygen-based blends, and microdermabrasion. In addition to facial treatments, Robin offers waxing, tinting, and makeup services.
No hair color is too traditional or too adventurous for stylist Crystal. She transforms manes into golden curls with nothing more than a bowl of hair dye and a curling iron. Ombre locks fade from dark brown to red to blonde. And her show-stopping creations include bright blue strands or hair that changes color in the sunlight.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries?Planet Beach Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. The range of services include total skincare, wellness, weight management, relaxation and renewal treatments. Other machines whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
At Mena & Co. Salon, owner Filomena Nault draws on two decades of experience in the beauty industry and specialized training in keratin, Difiaba color, and haircuts to beautify and nourish client's tresses. In addition to embellishing dos with expert coloring and natural hair extensions, salon and spa professionals also cleanse complexions with Aveda facials.