Beauty and wellness are one and the same at Merle Norman Cosmetics & Day Spa. Though they specialize in makeup application with their titular cosmetics line, the licensed aestheticians also perform waxing, microdermabrasions, and body treatments.
Clad in clean, white lab coats, the certified laser technicians and registered nurses at Skin Renew Laser & Vein Clinic use lasers to target tufts of body hair, spider veins, and wrinkles. Dermal fillers firm the face, and blue-light photodynamic therapy destroys the bacteria that exacerbate acne. The technicians also proffer pharmaceutical-grade skincare products from Obagi to maintain healthy skin at home or on planets where the atmosphere is too thin to dampen the sun's rays.
WIth its Venetian walls, Tuscany-inspired stone floors, and golden hues enhanced by the warm glow of candles, Belle Ami's Day Spa creates a peaceful oasis that feels a bit like a trip to Europe. Guests can take their pick of rejuvenating and healing treatments, including raindrop massages, Vitamin C facials, eyelash extensions, and mud body wraps. Almond hydrating or agave nectar manicures pamper hands, and botanical, organic pedicures soothe feet while lessening the size of their environmental footprint.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Color, cut, permanent makeup, threading
Brands Used: Dermalogica, J Beverly Hills, Swarovski
Pro Tip: Peaceful, friendly atmosphere, high quality of services, reasonable prices keep clients happy .
Owner Kim Barnes leads the five-person Merle Norman team which boasts more than a decade of experience. Her degree in permanent cosmetics focused on the OSHA and CDC safety guidelines for an art that helps those with allergies, loss of motor abilities, or a lack of free time create enduring beauty. Beauty Consultants lend their nimble fingers to more conventional makeovers that will wash off after nights out under a waterfall, as well as treatments that create smooth skin all over the body and relaxed muscles underneath.
Joined by more than their salon’s name, stylists Jón and Alan have spent more than two decades refining their skills side by side. Today, the duo passes on their knowledge to the stylists on their team, teaching them the tricks of the trade as they cut, color, and add texture to hair. When they aren’t watching over their stylists or juggling combs dipped in barbicide and lit on fire, they check in on the spa’s technicians, who soothe their clients’ skin with resurfacing facials, chemical peels, and relaxing massages.
All of the salon’s custom skin and scalp treatments draw on Aveda's world-renowned arsenal of plant-based products. Guided by socially conscious principles for more than 30 years, Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular products such as Shampure shampoo and witch-hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.