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.
Over the course of her 20-year career as a licensed aesthetician, Lynn Quann has worked for top brands including Lancôme, Aveda, and Estée Lauder. Armed with the expertise gained from these beauty behemoths, she sets to work making over clients and wedding parties with a host of bridal packages and services ranging from lunch break facials to collagen eye treatments. Airbrush makeup and lash extensions ensure a photo-ready finish for brides or patrons who want to look good for the traffic cameras, and extras such as brow styling, extractions, and men’s facial grooming amp up the pampering during facials.
Magazines. TV commercials. Photoshoots. Weddings. The staff at Dollface by Jules shines when providing make-up artistry to high-visibility events. Owner Jules De Jesus Fritz has shared tips, tricks, techniques, and more than 15 years of experience with her employees so that they are prepared to style clients for any occasion. As an authorized retailer for the Temptu AIRpod System, staffers paint human emoticons with flawless, even layers of makeup. They also offer full body sugaring—the all-natural alternative to waxing—as well as a photobooth entertainment service, rentable for weddings and parties.
At E.V.E, treatments and services are based on energy healing, which aims to fine-tune the energy systems in the body to restore balance and allow the body to heal itself. Potential benefits include better sleep, weight loss, reduction of chronic pain, and overall detoxification. In conjunction with these treatments, clients can also opt for custom meal planning based on metabolic testing, symptoms, goals, and health concerns. Meal plans, which are created by a nutrition specialist, include four weeks' worth of recipes that complement treatments intended to align the mind, body, and spirit and can be tailored to any allergies.