Christopher George's Salon occupies 1,000 square feet of airy, idyllic space featuring leather chairs and high-end haircare products from the likes of Paul Mitchell. Talented stylists with 22 years of experience bustle about the salon, shearing strands into face-framing shapes during designer haircuts and refashioning follicles into a northern-lights-like display of color with partial highlights.
Buff and beautify fatigued fleshoskeletons at Tuscan Bliss MedSpa, which dispenses an array of physician-directed cosmetic and laser services. Laser-wielding wizards eliminate unsightly spider veins from faces and limbs using state-of-the-art technology and passionate arachnophobia. During each treatment, pulses of laser-light energy are emitted through customers’ fleshly armor to vaporize bloodflow from spider veins, causing the vessels to collapse without damaging surrounding skin tissue or nearby houses of cards. Spider veins and their arachnid offspring gradually fade in the weeks following the procedure, deflecting unwanted attention from birds and persistent cartographers.
A Visible Difference Beauty Concepts' skilled staff members pamper clients with a comprehensive slate of beautifying services. During the two-hour manicure and pedicure, an aesthetician trims overgrown nails and wrangles wily cuticles before showering finger- and toe-tips in polish and unlimited compliments. Alternatively, a thorough haircut ejects troublesome strands, making room for shampoo to swiftly cleanse freshly sliced coifs. A blow-dry unleashes the wind’s fury to vanquish water molecules, and a sleek style sculpts manes. Customers also receive an electrotherapy treatment, in which vibrating high-frequency electrical currents penetrate the scalp, working to stimulate circulation, promote relaxation, and jump-start hidden android circuitry.
It takes a lot of time and an admirable level of dedication to undergo training for skincare therapy in Germany and New York and paramedical cosmetic consulting in California, and then become a licensed cosmetologist in Georgia and Michigan as well as a board-certified surgical technologist. Master cosmetologist and medical aesthetician Brenda McMillin has put in that time and displayed that dedication, and along with her 20 years of experience, it all goes into pampering her clients’ skin at Leni Skincare and Cosmetics. McMillin renders treatments such as HydraFacial MDs and seaweed-gel body masks to leave skin radiant and paraffin-infusion therapy to make hands and feet as soft as a bunny or a log that’s been sitting in water since Aristotle put it there. It’s this kind of pampering that has gotten her work featured on the TV shows The Doctors and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Along with skillfully performing these skincare services, McMillin purveys Nutrilite nutritional supplements and jewelry.
The private rooms at Tan-Tastic Tanning yield many paths to acquiring richer pigmentation. Among the most popular of these are bronze-, silver-, and platinum-level tanning beds that imbue skin with varying degrees of UV light to ensure a smooth and even tone. Bronze beds illume bodies and faces with separate tanners, silver beds cradle client in an ergonomic acrylic base that includes a ventilation system and mp3 plug-in, and platinum beds boast high-pressure bulbs and shoulder tanners. Just off to the side of its more traditional siblings, a VersaSpa spray-tan booth burnishes skin with a UV-free mist until it achieves the rich, bronze hue of a deep-fried garden sculpture. At the salon’s front desk, lotions and elixirs from Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold mingle with blends from Devoted Creations, such as a skin-firming aromatherapy formula with anticellulite agents and white-birch extract.