Henna artists accent the newly minted skin with ornately crafted floral patterns and designs. With henna cones in hand, they weave images that vary in detail, from simple yet striking dragonflies and Ankh symbols to larger and more elaborate illustrations of elephants, rabbits, and trees. Ceremonial henna tattoos decorate bodies with a reddish brown ink that's believed to bring good luck. Customers can further enhance their features at the hands of threading artists, who brandish strands of thin cotton to meticulously shape eyebrows and remove unwanted facial hair. The process is quicker and gentler than traditional waxing, allowing patrons to stop by whenever they're on lunch or have placed an identically dressed mannequin at their desk.
A spa is never greater than the sum of its parts. It takes a team of aestheticians, massage therapists, and stylists to carry out the services that keep clients beautiful, relaxed, and healthy. At Fuzion Skin & Body, this truth reflects the staff's belief in a holistic, integrated approach?making each service as much about wellness as beauty. The spa?s facials, for example, improve both the health and appearance of skin with custom cleansing, exfoliation, and masks, while sessions of reiki, reflexology, and other body treatments help balance energy and remove toxins. Of course, Fuzion Skin & Body offers purely aesthetic services such as sugaring, too, promoting wellness by helping clients avoid the impulse to cover their bodies with glitter glue.
Working with the notion that the eyebrows define the face, the threading specialists at Beautif-Eye Studios take care to shape brows into alluring arches without irritating the skin. The threading artists use a pair of tightly wound strands to pluck out stray hairs instead of using waxes or security guards to forcefully evict them. For further beautification, classic European facials brighten skin with a customized blend of products, and oxygenating facials refresh and awaken dull skin by stimulating circulation. Massages of Swedish, deep tissue, and aromatherapy modalities relieve stress, while facial peels hydrate and mend damaged skin.
All of European Wax Center's waxing services are performed using the center's exclusive hard wax. This wax, made in Paris from pure, all-natural beeswax, is designed to evict even the toughest brow brush, while caressing skin as gently as a feather tickling a feather. During an eyebrow wax, skin is thoroughly cleaned, a soothing oil is applied, hairs (one-quarter of an inch minimum length) are plucked, and a post-treatment coating of either ingrown-hair serum or body lotion encourages skin revival. This deal also includes a 20% discount on all retail items, and first-time guests receive a free eyebrow, underarm, or bikini-line waxing, with the option of upgrading to a Brazilian bikini wax for $19.50.
Don't mistake Skintegrity for a spa. Sure, it has a casual, relaxed vibe, but the treatments here hew more to the paramedical side of things, and the goal is to produce results that last long after the visit. That's why clients often return every month or "skin cycle" for treatments.
Kim Dyer has been a licensed skin therapist for more than 15 years, and she's carved out a space where licensed skincare workers tap into advanced technology to ameliorate skin imperfections, such as acne and dryness. So whether clients come in for a facial from a licensed skincare specialist, a medical dermo-corrective procedure such as a photofacial, or a microdermabrasion, they'll be privy to monthly treatments designed specifically for their faces. Skintegrity's custom-tailored skincare regimens help guests sustain healthy complexions by staying one step ahead of blemishes, much like a wily raccoon that wakes up at 3 a.m. to get first pluck of your garden's strawberries.
Unless you were secretly cloned by your parents, your face is unique. Thus, proper skin care requires a personalized touch—the kind provided by certified aesthetician Courtney Odom. At the Southwest Institute, she learned to tailor her services to each individual's skin tone and features. These customized treatments—performed in her private studio—vary in intensity, ranging from refreshing facials to microdermabrasions. Clients can also schedule a waxing session to clear away unwanted body hair.