Guided by plastic surgeon and owner Dr. Martin Blue, the staff at Mirage Medi Spa cleanses and exfoliates complexions with treatments customized to clients' skin concerns, from hair-removing Brazilian and bikini waxes to medical-grade chemical peels. To ensure the staff meets high standards, each employee is handpicked based on their medical training and then encouraged to further develop their skills with prescription Obagi advanced training and PCA medical skincare line advanced training. At the med-spa, the aestheticians draw on their extensive knowledge during consultations. Understanding that each client's skin is as unique as a snowflake?s thumbprint, the staff scrutinizes skin with a complete analysis. Then, their creativity comes into play. The team uses that information to customize a facial, chemical peel, or microdermabrasion treatment, blending medical-grade ingredients to address concerns ranging from acne to rosacea.
From within their cottage-style studio in downtown Cornelius, licensed aestheticians and makeup artists Casey Nelson and Lauren Knox treat faces to a menu of skin and makeup services. Glamorous purple hues and red accents fill their lounge—inspired by a French boudoir—where they tackle acne and aging with chemical peels and free pores of dirt and whack-a-moles with their 60-minute signature facial. Once faces are clean and fresh, Casey and Lauren gussy up features with a spectrum of makeup applications, from “just the eyes” to a full makeover. They also prune overgrown areas with waxing treatments for the legs, bikini area, and brows.
Housed within an inviting red-brick home, Cassandra?s Family Salon and Day Spa ushers clients into spacious rooms filled with natural light. Hair services commence at sleek white porcelain shampooing stations, and facials and body-sculpting treatments transpire in private treatment rooms dimmed by sturdy curtains. The salon also comprises a toddler-friendly playroom with books, toys, and a racecar activity rug where kids can get an early start on parallel-parking skills.
Armed with shears and hair color, quality skincare products, and a mile-long spectrum of makeup and polish colors, the team at Lavish Salon and Day Spa issues makeovers big and small. Hairstyling and makeup artistry from the Lavish artists can completely change an individual's look?say, for a wedding or prom. Facials, meanwhile, craft a smooth, healthy canvas for cosmetics?or make complexions so glowy they don't need foundation at al. To keep things interesting, Lavish staffers offer seasonal services, like the cherry chocolate rose facial offered for Valentine's Day. And with its creamy color palette and hardwood floors, the spa helps visitors feel as sophisticated as they look.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Shellac manicure
Brands Used: OPI CND
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
Paraffin dips and hot stone massages for legs, feet and hands. I relax and refresh your dry skin or cuticles with a dip in paraffin wax, then wrap them in warm mittens. I also apply hot stones with warm lotion to relax you and stimulate circulation.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
Coffee, tea, water, wine, and magazines.
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).