A teacher overwhelmed with classroom tasks and student responsibilities; a 20-something recovering from the insecurities of teenage acne—Charlie Ward has served them both. Like many who write in his patient testimonials, this pair praises the master aesthetician's professional skill and personal kindness. "Having healthy habits, including good skincare," Charlie writes on his website, "[has] helped me enjoy [life] even more." Charlie pebbles his path to healthier, more vibrant skin with services that range from the technologically advanced photofacial treatment, which uses intense pulsed light to improve sun-damaged skin, to the holistic scrub-and-rub massages, which dose backs and bodies with salt crystals from the Great Salt Lake before hot towels and lotions cleanse and refresh. He also stays up-to-date on his industry's latest trends and technologies, writing on his blog about some of the latent effects of tattoos and new breakthroughs in heat-resistant makeup that prove ideal for soldiers fighting in war zones or chefs cooking in full-body snowsuits.
Whether catering to a girls? birthday party or delicately pampering a single pair of hands, The NailPort Nail Salon's devout technicians use high-end CND Vinylux, OPI and Gelish products to pamper their clients' faces and bodies. During spa mani-pedis, they file ragged edges and push back encroaching cuticles to make room for colorful decorations sealed beneath long-lasting Shellac coats. Chemical peels improve appearance of hands and feet, eyelash extensions add ferocity to peepers, and brow tinting helps standout hairs blend in with underlying skin tones or jungle foliage.
Bernice Andersen, master aesthetician and owner of Beaux Skin and Wellness at Sleepy Ridge, oversees a team of experience technicians dedicated to beautifying their clients. The studio?s menu of services includes PureSculpt face and body treatments, Ice Facials with organic clay, and TruShape body-contouring treatments and age-fighting dermal fillers. Warm wax banishes unwanted fuzz from faces, bikini areas, and self-conscious peaches, whereas lash extensions add temporary length and flutter to eyelids. They also provide a 1, 3, or 5 day complete wellness retreat, which includes infrared body detoxifying wraps, fresh organic juice, a personal training session and post well care packs for optimum performance.
Armed with nothing more than a piece of cotton thread, the technicians at Brow Spa 24 deftly remove unwanted hair from clients? faces and bodies. The completely chemical-free process can mold eyebrows into arches that best complement clients? facial structure or trick people into thinking they're St. Louis. Below the neck, they twist thread over arms and legs, evicting any hair they come in contact with. Patrons can also lend their faces to a cosmetologist for a fluttery set of eyelash extensions or decorate their body with an intricate henna tattoo.
Janine brings her deft scissor work and artistic eye to Sola Salon Studios. The chic space mirrors the savvy work done by Janine and her colleagues. They offer not only haircuts and coloring treatments but a slate of specialized services that are done with craftsmanship and precision. Licensed aestheticians channel the same precision and eye for style when installing eyelash extensions, which gel seamlessly with the face and add some extra oomph that can entrance colleagues and maybe extinguish a few tea lights.