For some, a few quick swipes of eyeliner and lipstick are enough to help them face the day. For others, it doesn't even begin to make them feel beautiful, or, at the very least, is just tiresome to deal with day after day. At EverLasting Beauty by CYNDI, Cyndi Gerlach works with clients to create more lasting beauty solutions, whether through the application of permanent makeup or removal of acne scars, stretch marks, and tattoos. She is a certified permanent makeup and paramedical makeup artist, using MRI-safe pigments and FDA-approved equipment to do anything from filling in sparse brows to re-creating full brows lost to alopecia. She can also use her wide range of pigments to reconstruct areolas or fill in areas unpigmented by vitiligo.
The stylists and aestheticians at Botanicals Salon & Spa believe that even with all the high-tech serums, lotions, and hair products that exist in the world, nature is the best for hair and skin. The Aveda concept salon eschews harsh chemicals and uses all-natural Aveda products during hair cuts and colors, facials, waxing services, and mani-pedis. To further support nature and make dolphins high-five each other with joy, clients can bring in their empty Aveda product bottles and have them refilled.
The licensed aestheticians at Blush Skin Care utilize the latest trade secrets to revitalize aging, acne-ridden, and dull skin. Dermaplaning, PCA chemical peels, and diamond-tipped microdermabrasion round off the spa’s more advanced services, but the team offers simple cleansing treatments as well, including custom facials for the face and back. Beyond combating wrinkles and sunspots, the Blush crew goes head-to-head against errant hairs, using warm wax to smooth both face and body.
Hair 2000 Plus has been helping its clients adopt stylish new looks for more than 12 years. Using top-of-the-line products by Joico, Aquage, and Biomega, licensed stylists streak hair with sun-kissed highlights, relax strands permanently, and even style wigs. Here, experienced technicians also pamper toes with spa pedicures, or wax away hair from eyebrows and upper lips so faces look smoother in their driver's license photo.
Convenience comes first at Celebrity Tanning, where a plethora of metro locations, extended hours, and a large lineup of tanning equipment ensure clients can achieve a sun-kissed glow with minimum fuss. Four tiers of UV beds offer escalating amenities that add to the comfort and efficacy of tanning sessions, incorporating extra facial tanners, aromatherapy, MP3 hookups, and inspirational posters of famous suns from other galaxies. For more immediate results, the salon’s automated Mystic Tan booth sends sweeping jets of misted bronzer over bodies to create a streak-free tan that lasts 7–10 days after one 60-second session. The staff of tanning specialists can help customers choose the right type of session for their skin or budget, answering any questions that may come up. Tan-prolonging lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and California Tan are also available to enhance the depth and duration of a tan without equipping clothes with UVA bulbs.
People shouldn’t have to go too far out of their way to look good. It’s an idea that Addicted to Beauty’s Nikki takes quite literally. With her mobile studio, she journeys directly to her diverse clientele, applying makeup and eyelashes onto brides-to-be, models in TV and editorial shoots, and women embarking on a night on the town. Nikki also administers soothing in-home spa treatments, such as European and back facials.