Anyone who's completed four full Ironman triathlons must know a thing or two about staying in shape. Add to that the fact that Dr. Brent Larsen is board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and has studied the field since 2010, and it's clear why people trust his clinic to provide weight-loss and aesthetic services at SLC Med Spa. The clinic's weight-loss methods are based on scientific testing of the client's metabolism and body composition, a practice that allows the staff of certified personal trainers to draw up meal plans and recommend supplements with greater accuracy than if they were basing their advice on a horoscope stained with meat sauce. On occasion, CoolSculpting provides a machine-assisted boost by crystallizing fat cells with targeted cooling. Peels and injectables such as Botox and Dysport put the finishing touches on complexions as they smooth away blemishes and iron out wrinkles.
Although clients are often there for their own good, the center doesn't feel like somewhere you'd visit as a chore. As guests await their treatments, they watch a flat-screen TV in a waiting room replete with leather furniture, earthen tones, and wood-paneled walls that reflect handsomely off the burnished tile floor.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: HydraFacial
Brands Used: Rhonda Allison, Glymed, Hempz, and Li Lash
Pro Tip: Come ready to relax and be well taken care of.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The HydraFacial resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, and hydration, including a Vortex-Fusion of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial is a noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started a passion for the skincare industry after years of getting facials myself. I decided that I would love to pamper people and build great relationships with clients.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I am a Master Aesthetician.
Armed with potent skincare products from such brands as Exuviance and Hempz Body Care, Melia Joy brings a youthful glow to clients of all skin types and aesthetic aspirations. Her salon treats bodies from head to toe with classic services such as peels and facials in addition to specialized care for male clients, brides-to-be, and brides-to-wear-open-toed-shoes-to-the-wedding.
The interior of Roxy CarMichaels Salon conjures an industrial feel that complements the brickyard area surrounding the studio. Naked light bulbs dangle above the graphite-gray floor, and red metal toolboxes stand ready at every styling station, but this factory-like aesthetic is immediately contradicted by the staff members' warm greetings and personalized attention. The trio of master stylists listens to clients’ wildest hair desires while considering matters of texture and facial shape, recommending cuts that augment cheekbones, skirt jawlines, or cover up snapping mandibles. Translucent dividers portion the studio from the waiting area for a contemporary aesthetic that sets clients at ease while they sort through the coffee table’s mound of magazines.
During each of Divine Massage’s therapies, heated tables set the stage for relaxation while licensed therapists shoo away stress using hot towels and coconut oil. Swedish massages employ long, gliding strokes to comfortably kick-start blood flow and dispel tension for an experience as relaxing as a slow-motion hug. Stress sluggers delve below surface-level muscles during deep-tissue massages to uproot embedded knots. Deep-tissue massages often incorporate the muscle-lengthening motions of sports massage as well, stimulating recovery from athletic injuries. With a one-hour couples massage, pairs of friends, partners, and sports-team mascots sip cider before lying side by side while therapists promote relaxation with Swedish massage techniques. Clients can upgrade any massage to include hot stone, reflexology therapies, or four-hand massage, in which two therapists work simultaneously, for an additional cost.
April Stocks expertly coats customers with organic and vegan tanning solutions at Beaute Marque. Her customized airbrush applications add a bronze hue that eschews skin-harming UV rays directly from the sun. At the beauty studio, customers will also find services such as eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, waxing, and nail treatments.