Amore Day Spa?s owner Kelly Kim spent years honing her craft by working as a licensed aesthetician and product specialist before opening her own day spa in 2011. Born and raised in South Korea, she spent the first eight years of her career traveling between her home country and Seattle, making her particularly well-suited to address the needs of other busy women who often forget to make time for themselves. Together with her staff, Kelly doles out relaxation in the form of everything from tailored hot-stone massages to whole-body steam treatments that leave skin feeling soft and polished with help from salt or sugar scrubs. She can also cut down morning makeup routines with permanent eyeliner or employ full-body waxing services to trim seconds off long commutes by playground slide.
After a family trip to Hawaii inspired Spa Escape's signature Marine Mud detoxifying mask, the spa's owners worked to build a menu of services that similarly combined relaxation with a results-driven approach. Their trained staff of therapists and aestheticians helped a great deal in this mission, calling upon years of experience to develop a range of treatments to beautify and relax the body. Though the Marine Mud mask still serves as an ever-popular anchor, the spa's menu now encompasses exfoliating facials, waxing treatments, and massage therapy. Should stresses prove insusceptible to the therapists' targeted strokes and whispered rumors that your shoulders are haunted, the spa's packages grant up to a half-day of relaxation with multiple treatments.
Fluorescent lights linger overhead like pats of butter, casting a glow on sunflower-yellow cabinetry and charcoal-black wood floors. Amid these modern accents, highly trained stylists engineer face-flattering layers and wrangle curls with Japanese and Brazilian straightening treatments. Clients may also solicit the salon for an aromatherapy mani-pedi, bold color highlights, or swift hair removal with a signature waxing or threading session.
Beauty surfaces every day at Temecula Med Spa without its technicians or aestheticians ever picking up a scalpel. Instead, their noninvasive treatments harness the power of lasers, intense pulsed light, or cosmetic injectables to erase blemishes, wrinkles, and unwanted hair. Temecula Med Spa also offers facials and peels, which rely upon Image skincare products to cleanse, tone, and beautify complexions.
Along a hiking trail, it is not unusual to find a cairn, which means "path" in Gaelic. These stacks of stones, designed to help mark the trail, also serve as the inspiration for Kairin Clinic, a medical practice created to guide patients to better health. Two sisters, Dr. Aimee Warren and Rebecca Warren, FNP, set out to create the kind of practice they'd choose for themselves, combining traditional medical care with the relaxing experience of visiting a spa, yoga class, or scented-candle aisle. Family and aesthetic medical care top the list of services, though nutritional counseling, weight management, women's fitness, yoga, and guided meditation classes are also offered. Patients waiting for their appointments can sip herbal tea in a relaxing, tranquil space.
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About two decades ago, Kymberly Blawn began her skincare career as a beauty advisor for Lancôme. She then moved on to work for Shiseido, Prescriptives, and Chanel but soon realized that she couldn't help people with acne, rosacea, and other challenging skin types the way she wanted to. To do this, she had to go back to school, where she got her aesthetician’s license while working alongside a med-spa physician.
Today, she cares for skin with services including body sugaring and custom facials with paraben- and preservative-free Sanítas Skincare and organic Skin Fitness products. Her specialty, though, is chemical peels, which range from gentler alpha and beta peels to more potent modified Jessner's and TCA/salicylic-acid chemical peels. These take off several layers of skin to reveal the smoother skin or robot skeleton underneath.