Eyebrow & Lash Art Spa?s beauty pros twist cotton thread over clients? faces to swiftly remove unwanted hair and shape eyebrows. However, the threading session is only the beginning of the pampering services that boost women?s visages. With more than a dozen facials available, clients can find relief from stubborn acne, unsightly fine lines, excess oil, and sun-damaged skin. After facials and threadings properly preps faces, clients can have them dressed with subtle-looking daytime makeup or a more dramatic look befitting a bride on her wedding day. Below the neck, the pros work to decorate limbs with intricate henna art.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
With 25 years of professional practice, board-certified nurse practitioner Margaret L. Larson leads the team Larson Medical Aesthetics in performing cosmetic procedures in a medically sound environment. Margaret and her medical aesthetic staff are experts in facial aesthetics. Margaret is the national top injector of BellaFill (formally known as Artefill) and was recently recognized with a BellaDiamond Award from Suneva Medical. She is an expert in advanced injection techniques, using Botox and dermal fillers to fully restore volume loss in the face and hands, providing a liquid lift and collagen stimulation. Temporary fillers include Juvederm, Voluma and Radiesse. The longest lasting filler is BellaFill (Artefill). The medical aesthetic staff use the Alma Lasers and medical grade chemical acid peels to correct skin defects caused by sun damage, acne and aging.
Paradise Salon's staff expertly renders the services necessary to bolster their clients' looks. Hair treatments such as Brazilian blowouts and deep conditioning keep strands smooth and strong enough to twirl around fingers or flip over shoulders. Nail services groom hands and feet—vixen reds light up fingers like glow sticks light up a rave in a cave. The technicians can also use a Japanese solution to keep lashes curled to the ideal level, enabling flirtatious winks for up to six weeks.
Uspa therapists and licensed massage therapists work to remove tension from ventral ends by guiding patients through a 60-minute relaxing regimen. Before the one-hour therapeutic aroma massage, therapists consult with patients to draft detailed back maps for treatments suited to specific needs. Back-pain whispering and an array of other techniques relieve tight muscles, improve circulation, and adorn bodies with title belts of bliss. In a stress-slaying baklava of elation, the massage is layered under a one-hour clarity essential facial. Using botanical antioxidants such as green tea, clay masks, bamboo, and other exfoliants, the facial is tailored to individual skin types and affinity for Fraser reruns. As bright faces blossom, patients' sensory switchboards are massaged and hands are pleasantly pampered. Serenza's clean studio brims with calming earth tones and potted plants, transporting patients to a time when salons spread across the grasslands and baboon butlers delivered fresh towels warmed by the sun.
Guilt-trip your face into admitting it stole $40 from your purse by treating it to a spa experience that leaves it feeling like a resurfacing humpback whale. Today’s Groupon gets your skin a perfect-finish facial, a lip and brow waxing, and an eyelash and eyebrow tinting at Skinperfect Aesthetics for $42 (an $89 value). You can schedule your appointment online or by telephone, but not by semaphore.