Sunny beams pour into Wicked Skin Care, reflecting off the gleaming floors and illuminating the decorative plants and tranquil earth-toned walls. Storm McAdams and her allegiance of Wicked Skin Care warriors pamper guests with an array of glotherapeutics facials and chemical treatments to hydrate faces while evicting blemishes, fine lines, and leftover face paint from second grade. Within a private treatment room adorned with homey wall decals and décor, staffers whisks away unwanted body fuzz from eyebrows to ankles.
With its sleek white walls, alabaster manicure stations, and splashes of bright color emanating from wall decorations and knickknacks, Colour Nail Bar looks more like a modern boutique than a traditional nail salon. This stylish decor lends to the salon’s laid-back ambiance, which is reinforced by its motto, "Happy hour begins when you walk in!" Amid the piped-in music and social atmosphere, licensed nail technicians take pride in their artistic designs, which grace nails during sessions guided by strict sanitation guidelines. A sophisticated air-filtration system draws unsavory vapors away from the salon floor, and free WiFi keeps customers connected to their fantasy thumb-wrestling rosters.
Dr. Christine S. Cheng honed her expertise in anti-aging during two separate clinical professorship appointments in the University of Texas medical-school system. Now, as head of Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center, she supervises a team of highly trained technicians as they wield microcrystals, lasers, and gentle chemical solutions in the quest to boost beauty. The center partners with glo therapeutics, whose pharmaceutical-grade products power services that can be adapted to treat such common skin problems as lack of hydration and excess coal-mine soot. These kisser polishings take place in sunny yellow treatment rooms, where technicians also target fat cells with the vacuum-assisted radiofrequency of Elite body contouring and attack pesky hair follicles and spider veins with blasts from a laser.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder—but, as Becky Dinino knows, it’s also in the skincare regimen of the beheld. A licensed aesthetician for almost three decades, she uses her talents to brighten complexions at her spa, Wellness Spa Salon, with skin services ranging from microdermabrasion to acne treatments to her grandma’s famous cheek pinch. The spa team also soothes bodies with three styles of massage, as well as body wraps that can slim circumferences. And each treatment is performed with a focus on relaxation according to Becky’s philosophy that when things get stressful, the best thing to do is relax.
Brushed Tanning's skilled skincare specialists bronze skins through custom spray-tanning services. Before the 10–30 minute spray session, a specialist examines the skin and custom mixes a solution based on each individual client's needs and skin tone. Bodies then receive a light misting of an organic brown-sugar-based solution, which works to help minimize the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Approximately 8–10 hours later, soul carriages achieve a sun-kissed hue without the use of permanent markers or harmful UV rays. Newly tanned layers and feelings of superiority over the solar system can last for up to 14 days.