The aestheticians at Beautiful You Skin Care and Nail Salon focus on restoring faces to their original luster—before that thing called birth happened. Custom facials combat acne, oil, and dry patches with treatment masks and extractions. Special rosacea treatments even out skin tone, and Escutox treatments serve as an alternative to Botox by diminishing the appearance of wrinkles. Beauty pros also wax off unwanted lip and chin hair, and tint lashes and brows.
Oasis Tans bronzes skin for sun-lovers who don't have time to wait for the sun to warm up from its nightly nap. The 10-minute bed sessions take place inside Oasis's 54-bulb B-level standing tanning beds (a $40 value), which promote gradual color transformation. Those with sensitive skin or people who seek immediate gratification can opt for the airbrush tan (a $20 value for VIP members, a $40 value for non-members). A skilled staffer will hand-mist skin using Norvell Organic products that provide an even and instant tan that’s free of loud-mouthed UV rays. Clients can choose between a basic or dark tan, and should show up with clean, exfoliated skin to achieve the most radiant results.
Anyone in need of a mini vacation need simply step into Mosaik Market, where a barrage of Moroccan imports evoke the feel of a bazaar. Tourists can pick up a plethora of decor pieces and gifts, including tea sets, belly-dancing scarves, specialty soaps, and exotic spices. At the rear of the shop, a softly lit salon and spa area actively soothes visitors with facials that cleanse the skin with Moroccan black soap and a very rare grain of desert sand.
The massage therapists at Healthy Body Massage strive to help clients better understand their bodies both mentally and physically. They work to promote a sense of wholeness and self-awareness, employing specialized modalities depending on each visitor’s particular needs. Swedish and lomi-lomi techniques may foster a deep sense of relaxation, and neuromuscular therapy and lymphatic drainage aim to encourage the body’s natural healing process. During some treatments, the staff rubs skin with moisturizing salves mixed in-house from organic coconut oils. Massage isn’t the studio’s only soothing service: the staff also pampers its clients with other spa treatments. Facials can incorporate everything from antioxidant-rich serums to scented essential oils, and body scrubs use Dead Sea salts or organic brown sugar to gently exfoliate the skin. To help firm and tone torsos, the staff also applies wraps of natural, mineral-rich seaweed harvested from the dwelling-places of the world’s sveltest manatees.
Sisters Jennifer Williams and Michelle Malquist save their clients time not by cutting corners, but by drawing lines. Having trained at the Academy of Cosmetic Arts and Sciences, the two micropigmentologists now apply permanent makeup to eyebrows, eyelids, and lips, a procedure that both accentuates clients’ features and reduces the length of their primping routines. The sisters’ services focus on creating symmetry and introducing complementary colors; they can fill in thinning brow arches, trace natural-looking tones over lashes, and even out or add volume to lips. It all starts during consultations, when the artists determine each client's unique aesthetic and draw preliminary outlines with a pen for approval. The final results make it so clients don’t have to deal with smears anymore, though if they choose they can achieve bolder looks by layering regular cosmetics onto the permanent designs, or by pretending they’re surprised all the time.
When aesthetician Dimple Singh isn't rejuvenating the skin of a Bollywood star, she's giving out beauty tips at her Rialto Plaza studio. Born in Patiala, India, Dimple is an expert in traditional Indian beauty solutions as well as high-tech treatments such as microdermabrasions and eyelash extensions with Wi-Fi capability. She can also greet clients from diverse backgrounds in their native tongue, as she is fluent in Punjabi and Hindi, as well as English.