As a licensed medical aesthetician and certified laser technician, Tammy Alexander feels right at home in every corner of her beauty spa. Her six facials include anti-aging glycolic peels and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments, and she can even exfoliate skin on the back with steam and masks of french clay. Alexander expertly removes fuzz during her bikini and Brazilian waxes. She also offers cosmetic treatments that include eyelash extensions, organic airbrush tanning, and jane iredale–makeup applications.
Salon Della Sass pampers clients at every turn. Resident stylist Sassy Brooks offers each visitor a complimentary glass of of wine, beer, coffee, or juice as they arrive before settling in to discuss the hairstyle they have in mind. Then, with skillful snips and top-shelf products by brands such as Nioxin and Pureology, she brings their desired cut, color, and hair texture to life. Looking good isn't the only reward for scheduling an appointment—all hair services are accompanied by a refreshing peppermint warm-towel treatment and a gentle massage for the face and scalp.
Jenn Palacios hews toward a funky and edgy aesthetic. But she's just as adept at crafting a classic hairdo as she is cutting edge, thanks to her versatility and wide-ranging certifications. Jenn's a Master Colorist, a Deva Cut specialist, and possesses certificates in smoothing treatments and Babe extensions. At Amped Salon, Jenn draws from her artistic aesthetic and technical know-how to craft one-of-a-kind hairdos that capture her clients' own styles and embellish their most flattering features. Aside from cuts, coloring, and texturing treatments, notable services include 'punk rock coloring' for those seeking an edgy new look or a change from the muted 'elevator muzak' colors they've had for years.
The Lash Lounge's founder Anna Phillips?an advanced certified eyelash extension trainer?once traveled the nation, imparting the art of semipermanent eyelash application to scores of fellow lash artists. Now, at all of Lash Lounge's locations, Anna and her team work to ensure that every guest returns to their day-to-day activities batting fuller, darker lashes. They meticulously apply each synthetic strand to a natural lash with medical-grade glue, imbuing peepers with a customized, natural look that can last up to two months with proper care. Applying lashes of varying lengths, thicknesses, and degrees of curl, they have earned the praise of publications including Allure magazine and Women's Wear Daily.
The Lash Lounge also strives to eliminate lengthy daily makeup applications with permanent makeup services. After a complimentary consultation, Anna and her staff of licensed aestheticians and permanent-makeup artists precisely apply permanent eyeliner, lip color, or third eyebrows. For those who prefer makeup that washes off, she has concocted her own line of mineral cosmetics, brushes, and primers.
Both skin and smiles glow after leaving Waterloo Tan, a salon that collects five levels of tanning beds, VersaSpa spray-tan booths, and teeth-whitening equipment. During traditional tanning sessions, UV rays warm reclining bodies, beckoning golden hues and melting handcuffs made of muenster. Clients seeking sunless tans can visit an experienced airbrush artist or bask in a standup booth, where organic mist swathes the physique in a natural-looking shade that also minimizes the appearance of fine lines.
The staff at Enlighten Laser knows that beyond just being really cool, lasers are also highly effective for a number of health and beauty concerns, ranging from hair removal to weight loss. Employing FDA-approved devices and techniques, the clinic's practitioners treat spider veins, sun-damaged skin, and acne with the power of their lasers' focused beams. The infrared sauna on site offers a more hands-off, relaxed approach to detox and beautification, helping increase blood flow with dry heat and by making visitors feel like they're staring in a film about submarines.