Board-certified surgeon Dr. Bruce Marko has a light touch for body sculpting and facial rejuvenation at Enhanced Images Medical, eschewing the "no pain, no gain" beauty philosophy. Dedicated to minimally invasive procedures, he has continually sought out new, gentle technology since he completed his surgical residency at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and saw the wrinkles Linda Hamilton developed while screaming in The Terminator. His specialty in microscopic hair transplantation represents both his technical precision—he painstakingly duplicates the original growth pattern with new follicles—and his interest in creating a natural look with small adjustments. He also takes his time with patients, who develop a safe, effective route toward their ideal look during free 20-minute conferences.
Although Dr. Marko can lift slack cheeks with a few deft incisions, he maintains a collection of five cosmetic injections to smooth facial creases with little more than a pinprick. Erchonia and Cynosure lasers help patients to sidestep weight-loss surgery and skin-rejuvenation techniques that abrade cheeks through exposure to Fran Drescher's laugh, and the lasers can also rout toenail fungus and unwanted hair.
With birdcage-like wire around its dangling crystals, the chandelier at Snips Salon reflects the atmosphere's marriage of urban and opulent aesthetics. Stylists attend to clients between the exposed brick walls of the second-story salon, combing Bed Head and Catwalk products through strands or accenting features with TIGI Cosmetics. Services include haircuts, color treatments, and waxing for men and women. The team also pours complimentary beverages and furnishes a library of fashion magazines—the models of which can have their gorgeous hair brought to 3-D life with clients' newly clipped braids.
Ten By Ten Lashes’ name says it all: here, it’s all about natural looking eyelash extenstions. Experienced technicians adhere Xtreme Lashes-brand extensions to the eye-line, drawing extra attention to the eyes for weddings, special nights out, or for everyday wear. Their services don’t end with the eyes, however; the staff also performs facials for all ages, waxing, peels, and skin tightening.
AWOL The Benefit is a first annual, Spring Music Festival on April 30, 2011 in Charlotte, NC at Symphony park. We are hosting 8 bands, with DJs between sets. The event is unlike any other in that we allow patrons to BYOB. Free shuttle services are also provided so people can enjoy responsibly!
Embracing the principals of prevention, correction, and maintenance in order to safeguard natural beauty, internationally trained owner Parvin Amiri fetes clients with a miscellany of health-conscious treatments in the spa's elegantly comfortable, multihued confines. Ride the fast train to the express treatment facial ($50), or get your visage passport stamped with the European facial, which exfoliates and revitalizes your mug to dizzying heights of continental allure (starting at $60). Waxing services abound for overly stranded lips ($10) and under-arched eyebrows ($20). Don a women's Brazilian bikini ($60) or defuzz underarms ($25), half arms ($25), or full arms ($45) in time for hairless waving competitions. Eyebrow tints enhance facial expressions ($18), and eyelash tints add drama to eye curtains, taking peepers from demure to dazzling and diminishing the need for mascara or ink painstakingly applied with a feather quill ($25).
Tucked inside Charlotte’s Holistic Wellness Center, Lacquer and Wax Beautique uses custom-blended products to personalize its one-on-one services. Guests are welcomed with a cup of tea and a treat provided by a local bakery, before licensed aesthetician and makeup artist Khiana Morton whisks them away for facials that might include herbal steam treatments or crystal tip microdermabrasion. Besides refining skin, Khiana can also add drama to peepers with eyelash extensions or use lash tinting treatments to match lashes to a new hair color or pair of shoes.
Meanwhile, the Beautique’s other pro, Mavis Wilson, concerns herself with nail health. A natural nail care specialist, she's especially good at helping nails recover from past acrylic and gel use.