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.
Always Beautiful makes sure its guests are swaddled from head to toe in image-enhancing services that range from chic haircuts to body waxings to pedicures capped off with glitter polish. HydraFacials sweep away brown spots, blackheads, and acne, readying faces for applications of permanent eyeliner and third eyes. Below the surface, aestheticians concentrate on stamping out headaches and allergies with ear candling treatments that originated centuries ago by the Egyptians.
BotaniKa Skin stays true to its name. Its staffers pamper the epidermis with a variety of services, from body scrubs and chemical peels to waxing and permanent makeup. But treatments don’t stop at the skin—BotaniKa’s diverse team of aestheticians and stylists also offers manicures, massages, and haircuts.
Dr. Drake Vincent is a respected force in local cosmetic surgery, and his specialized practice offers hair-loss-fighting treatments that are both surgical and noninvasive. The Vincent Hair Institute's office is dedicated to comfort and classical aesthetics with a Romanesque decor, which includes a marbled reception desk, elegant statues, and rich wooden furnishings. Following hair-loss consultations and treatments, men and women can visit the onsite salon where professionals trained in coloring and styling will enhance a new hirsute look.
The multitalented staff at Utah Health and Wellness aim to cover all the bases of their clients’ beauty regimens. An aesthetician gently refurbishes faces during chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments. For a more pronounced wrinkle releaser on face-skin, experts inject Botox or iron faces on a low setting. They further along faces’ beauty with the removal of upper-lip fuzz or the application of eye-catching lash extensions. Guests can cap off spa days with mani-pedis and a round of patty-cake with the nail technician.
Makeup artist and licensed aesthetician Natalie Puikkonen, of Pelle: Makeup and Skin, understands just how important it is for brides to feel beautiful on their special days. She specializes in creating the perfect look—unique to each woman—with professional makeup applications. Along with beautifying with makeup, she also helps her clients create glowing, healthy skin with facials and microdermabrasions. Waxing services, body polish treatments, and lash or brow tinting are also available.