At Studio Cleer, the art of hair removal doesn’t stop at waxing and sugaring. The studio’s aestheticians also perform subtle maintenance on fuzz that grows on legs, backs, and chests, trimming and snipping hairs into a defined, natural-looking topography without leaving skin bare. For completely smooth, epilated skin, they first numb targeted areas with a topical cream or an icy hug from a snowman before whisking away unwanted bodily fleece with Cirepil wax or organic sugaring techniques. Aside from hair removal, the multitalented aestheticians can also take on other beauty projects, including formaldehyde-free eyelash extensions and customized facials that target clients’ specific skin conditions with extractions, hydration, and exfoliating microdermabrasion.
MargiDavid Salon was founded in 1989, back when salon websites were merely pages in the phonebook that could only be clicked on with a ballpoint pen. However, the salon's associates are as up to date as can be, frequently traveling to new cities for continued education, especially with the Oribe haircare line. Their commitment to stay abreast of the latest trends is evidenced by the many modern 'dos that emerge from the salon, although the stylists can also use their shears and razors to top their clients' heads with classic looks.
Dr. Benjamin Killey has notoriously steady hands. They helped him win the 1997 MTNA collegiate state championship in piano for Illinois, and later, to treat ER patients with enough finesse to earn him a feature on TLC's Untold Stories of the ER. The emergency-medicine doctor has since refocused them on cosmetic treatments, undergoing the training and certification that enabled him to supervise Blue Haven Medical Spa.
Today, his hands wield Nd:YAG lasers and medical-grade skincare products that remedy various dermal conditions, including wrinkles and unwanted hair. All of Dr. Killey's laser services, from facials to spider-vein removal, charge by time spent, rather than by area covered, and adjust to fit the client's desired results. He puts patients at ease by ensuring that only physicians, and never interns, administer procedures and by using tools such as chilled-air machines that cool laser-affected pores.