Greenville Laser Clinic's certified laser technicians don't use lasers just to eliminate hair. Although laser hair removal ranks high on their list of skills, and can eradicate stubble long-term in just four or six treatments, it's just one of their light-centric services. For instance, laser acne treatments enlist a similar type of light technology, but to decimate bacteria that triggers acne, the second most common cause right after falling asleep face-down in a pizza. In this case, the power comes in the form of intense pulsed light?the same used for photo facials, which combat wrinkles and other blemishes.
At A Heavenly Body Massage, licensed massage therapist Cherie Rhodes Robinson and her team pamper patrons with massage and other whole-body therapies designed to leave them feeling healthy, strong, and stress-free. Massage-therapy services include everything from deep-tissue and prenatal styles to a hydro-face-toning massage that employs steamy hot towels to clean the skin and a face massage to reverse stress caused by daily challenges to a duel. Herbal body wraps boast a wide range of benefits for clients in search of cellulite reduction, pain relief, or general relaxation, and all treatments can get added doses of relaxation through service add-ons such as aromatherapy or soothing foot soaks.
Though its expansive size and its maze of copper-colored vents betray its status of an updated warehouse, Salon Bellezza hardly feels industrial. Clients sip complimentary wine, soda, or water as they consult with stylists at jet-black stations crowned with vases of bright flowers. After the consultation, stylists change the appearance of coiffures by applying color products from Wella and Redken or by handing everyone else in the state a pair of tinted sunglasses.
Apothecaries predate modern chemistry and pharmacology by hundreds of years, tracing their tradition of fashioning medicinal compounds from natural ingredients to Baghdad in the 8th century and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. These skilled practitioners developed proven techniques to heal weary patients with organic balms and soothe hoards of barbarian Gauls with aromatic oils. Located near Lake Ray Hubbard, Affinity Salon & Spa mines these ancient techniques in its own apothecary, custom-making products and reinforcing their mission to guarantee each client "quality services with a personal touch." Winners of a 2010 Talk of the Town award, the staffers dote on every guest with spa and salon services that integrate oils, herbs, and teas to foster a relaxing, organic experience.
Rockwall Aesthetic Center's owner, Jan Blaha, pulls off a paradox at her clinic. While she and her staff work to keep their laser and beauty technologies up to date, at the same time they maintain the tranquil atmosphere of a traditional spa. This peaceful ambiance can be attributed, in part, to the way each of the trained medical aestheticians use a soft hand and subtle touch to beautify their clients. They also personalize each treatment using information from a complimentary pre-service consultation. Dermaplaning, chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and hydrofacials all help to restore youthful glows, while lasers are used for anything from removing hair and reducing fine lines to cutting away uncomfortable, shrunken sweaters.
At first glance, Niemann Perry Salon looks edgy, its carpet daubed with a graffiti-like black-and-white print and its staffers roaming about styled in neon hair dye and tattoos. But this edgy style simply adds personality and flair to the professional med-spa and salon linked by a partnership to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Martin. Guided by the doctor, the staff performs an extensive list of aesthetic services, including facial peels, laser hair removal, Botox, and other injections. Not to be outdone, hair stylists stock their stations with Keune, L'anza, and Kevin Murphy products, and nail artists slick talons with OPI lacquers and trim cuticles using only their boot spurs.