The moment a client steps inside Bliss-Full Laser & Spa, the spa's aestheticians turn their attention toward a single goal: making that client feel pampered and beautiful. They achieve that goal with a handful of skillfully performed beauty treatments. Deep-cleansing facials and microdermabrasion treatments reveal more youthful-looking skin, and Botox injections smooth away wrinkles caused by age or worry. Clients can escape the chore of shaving by opting for a waxing session or a laser hair-removal treatment, wherein the beams of a Sandstone Cheveux diode laser cast their glow into hair follicles.
Good Sports Outdoor Outfitters has been equipping hikers, backpackers, runners, and snow-sporters with top-quality gear for nearly 30 years. The outdoorsmen's paradise hosts a backcountry bounty of quality brands such as Patagonia, The North Face, Asics, Merrell, Bogner, Burton, Kjus, UGG, and Keen. The staff of knowledgeable gear gurus will walk you through the finer points of carabineers versus catfish while pairing you with the perfect Arc'teryx Rampart pants ($99) to wear to this year’s family reunion. Prep for a frosty weekend getaway with a pair of SmartWool socks ($12.95), get some street cred from rival granola gangsters in your microvelour TKA 1/4 zip from The North Face ($55), or load your Osprey Atmos backpack ($199) full of steaks and introduce yourself to your region's newest bobcat colony.
At UltraMedSpa, medical director Dr. Tomy Starck and his team of aestheticians beautify clients with innovative services and products from the United States and Israel. A leader in corneal and refractive eye surgery and an expert on the anatomy of the face, Dr. Starck meticulously administers cosmetic injectables to diminish signs of aging. His aestheticians target hyperpigmentation and visible damage in the upper layers of the skin with Fluoroxygen+C facials and diminish sun damage and fine lines with the exfoliation of a diamond-tip microdermabrasion wand. To melt away stress and tension, clients can also opt for massages complete with aromatic essential oils and hot stones that are as flat and smooth as an off-key jazz musician.
Nati Torrez has been styling hair of all kinds—from military crew cuts to runway-worthy blowouts—for more than five years. Employing a sharp attention to detail and dedication to each customer’s wishes, she administers haircuts, color, and styling services. To keep hair feeling as soft and smooth as a teddy bear dipped in olive oil, she uses Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger keratin treatments. When not correcting scalp malfunctions such as highlights that change color in the sun, Nati keeps brows and sideburns tidy with waxing services. Styles by Nati is located inside Salons by JC, which houses a number of independently owned and operated salons.
Beauty is only skin deep, but Enliven Skin Care Boutique isn't hiding anything beneath its exterior. The boutique is exactly as advertised: a place where aestheticians enliven and care for skin with services that range from chemical peels to European facials. To do so, they draw on ancient botanical formulas, soothing tea extracts, and products from Repêchage. For clients whose needs extend beyond the skin, the spa also offers eyelash extensions and sugaring hair removal, a technique perfected centuries ago by people who didn't yet realize that sugar is for eating.
At Desire Laser & Medical Spa, Dr. Alberto Belalcazar harnesses high-tech equipment and 27 years of surgical experience in his quest to deliver tender skin from the ravages of free radicals and rebellious fuzz. Renegade follicles of all shades tremble under powerful pulses from the LightSheer diode laser, whose bursts of energy work to vaporize hair pigment with a precise wavelength. Although depilation sessions vary in length, the laser's ChillTip is designed to ensure the comfort of surrounding skin with continuous-cooling contact and the injection of microscopic mint juleps.