Licensed paramedical aesthetician Nicole Emerson comes to the rescue for any beauty emergency with exfoliating skincare services, hair removal, body treatments, and eight kinds of facials. She also exfoliates away dead skin cells through microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and natural brown-sugar body scrubs.
Founder of MD Skin Effects, Dr. Mona Mangat, saves the skin of her clients with the help of her teammate Karen Larson, a licensed skincare specialist of more than 20 years. The team's advanced medical aesthetic services can address beauty needs ranging from removing unwanted hair by laser to unclogging pores with peels and mini plungers. Beauty injections fight aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines using FDA-approved prescription serums, and microdermabrasion employs aluminum-oxide crystals to shed the skin’s top layer and spur the creation of more collagen.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
At JenSpa, owner Jen and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Diana Elias team up to bolster beauty with a range of aesthetic treatments. Jen employs Image Skincare products—which are entirely petrochemical- and paraben-free—to soothe and nourish skin throughout her facials, while Dr. Elias helps reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging with injectable treatments such as Botox and Juvederm.
The Aveda Institutes are full-service beauty schools where esthiology students work under the supervision of licensed educators, using plant-derived, eco-friendly Aveda products to perform services such as hair styling, waxing, and massages. A haircut ($12–$18) and retouched hair color ($30–$40) chisel and paint a head into a pedestal-worthy work of art, and a relaxer ($68+) soothes strands as tight as a self-doubting horse moments before the Kentucky Derby. Whip skin into creaminess with a 60-minute facial ($40 during nonpeak hours, $60 during peak hours), de-bush brows ($10) and strip underarms ($20) with a waxing, or file, shape, and exfoliate fingers with a 60-minute spa service manicure ($15, $20 with polish change) and 75-minute pedicure ($20, $25 with polish change). Body-wrap treatments and massages ($40 during non-peak hours, $50 during peak hours ) melt away stress like a hot iron pressed against a synthetic-hair wig.
Signature Service: Advanced skin care
Brands Used: Skin Scripts, Nardo's Natural,
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment so you will have time to complete paperwork.
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
Spa Escape prides itself on giving each client exclusive personal pampering [with] hot towels, aromatherapy, warm hand stones, hand and shoulder massages.
People go to spas to forget about the outside world. How does your decor help create an atmosphere where visitors can unwind?
Spa Escape is decorated in warm colors with a fireplace and cozy blankets on a comfortable facial bed. Wonderful scents in the air, soft music, and flickering candles welcome you to a friendly, unpretentious, warm environment.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
Bunny is a full time middle-school teacher who first trained as a licensed advanced skin care therapist, then became licensed as a massage therapist?all while continuing to teach. After working in some of the local spas, she decided in March 2014 to open Spa Escape.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Spa Escape is a full service spa that offers advanced skin care, massage therapy and full body waxing.