Although Candi Johnson has spent more than 20 years of her life in the beauty industry, the last decade of her career has been more or less dedicated to med-spa treatments. As the owner of Gem Spa, she helps clients combat the signs of aging with services designed to improve both the tone and texture of skin. The center's GentleLase alexandrite-laser treatments, for instance, beautify skin by removing unwanted stubble in a procedure that’s as noninvasive as a missed prank phone call. By contrast, the med spa’s microdermabrasion treatments and Botox injections give faces the quick boost they need to look more youthful, radiant, and smooth.
Golden Tan Salons recognizes the importance of cultivating an eye-catching glow at all four of their area locations. After a complimentary tour and consultation, certified tanning professionals direct patrons toward quick misting in a spray-tanning booth. Horizontal, vertical, and open-style beds build tans with UV light instead of bronze Legos as patrons enjoy features such as built-in air conditioning and aromatherapy. The team also recommends products to nourish skin and extend the life of tans.
Lou Lou’s Skin Spa is run by Laurelle "Lou Lou" Fillmore, a master aesthetician and massage therapist who combines her areas of expertise to pamper bodies from top to tendon. Lou Lou employs more than 20 years of experience to perform custom massages, skincare treatments, and waxing services. Her services take place within a warmly lit, home-like space, where patrons are offered free beverages and $2 high-fives.
The licensed and certified master aestheticians at Unique Skin and Wellness specialize in treating delicate skin with cleansing facial treatments. The treatments are composed of natural products and fruit bases; for instance, the raspberry-peach facial reduces irritants and infuses faces with vitamins for smoother, healthier-looking skin. In addition to its facials, Unique Skin and Wellness offers waxing, eyelash extensions, and body wraps.
Half salon and spa, half fashion boutique, Pure Beauty Salon has every facet of beauty covered. Stylists make over manes using popular product lines such as Joico, Moroccanoil, and color by Wella, leaving heads looking chic and ready to reward themselves with one of the shop's colorful or animal print scarves. Guests can inquire about colored hair extensions to match the hue from just-purchased earrings or pick out a new handbag to coordinate fingertips coated in OPI polish or CND shellac. Between shopping and stints in the styling chair, guests can also get eyelash extensions from Stephanie the eyelash specialist or seek out the salon's skincare sage and master aesthetician, Valerie, who keeps skin looking soft and smooth with facials and waxing services for the full body.
JaggedEDGE Salon's enthusiastic, style-savvy staff performs a bounty of services powered by premium Redken and Pureology products. Lock-locked ladies can pair a cut and style ($36 and up) with an all-over color ($52 and up) or add a permanent wave or curl to their standard look ($82 and up). For finer follicular particulars, the salon also offers extensions by the strand ($6 and up per strand), eyebrow-accurate tinting ($20 and up), and waxing ($15 and up). With the generous value of today's Groupon, gracious guests should have no trouble covering multiple alterations in a single visit. Appointments are required, so phone ahead before stopping in.