A former staff sergeant in the Air Force. An airplane mechanic who repaired oxygen masks. A master massage therapist, registered medical assistant, and certified laser technician. Tina Long is all of these things and more. As the owner of Parker Med Spa, she combines her unique background with innovative technology to offer clients the latest anti-aging and beauty solutions.
Long helps her clients to deal with the frustration of weight loss with body-contouring treatments such as the Zerona and Yolo laser systems, having herself lost pounds, inches, and degrees of insulation with the fat-emulsifying devices. The historical ambiance, array of facial and body treatments, and advanced technology earned her spa recognition on ABC 7 and CityVoter's 2011 A-List; it was named a finalist in the Best Day Spa category and nominated in the Best Medical Spa category.
The practice is located within the charming yellow Hoskins House, a century-old Victorian landmark surrounded by cottonwood trees, complete with a porch swing. Inside, massage therapists and aestheticians perform relaxing massages, hot-stone pedicures, and skin-rejuvenating chemical peels in 15 private rooms. Technicians use seven different lasers to perform procedures ranging from vein and hair removal to nonsurgical face-lifts.
Aestheticians at Center For Advanced Skin Care go beyond temporarily alleviating superficial skin concerns, analyzing each client's skin type and lifestyle to actually help heal and reverse damage caused to complexions by stress, environmental damage, and aging. Before each facial, staff members study the skin to determine the most effective blend of medical-grade skincare products. Products and skilled aestheticians work together to remove barriers to even, untroubled complexions in partnership with the body?s natural hormone cycles, rhythms, and funkadelic bass lines. The Center also treats underlying conditions including stress, diet, and lifestyle that exacerbate skin issues, allowing complexions to come into their own.
Kelly, owner and head stylist of Visions Salon, presides over a team intent on transforming lackluster strands into trendy coiffures. Armed with a brigade of high-end products, a stylist slathers strands with a deep-conditioning treatment designed to lock in moisture more efficiently than Poseidon's panic room. A scissor-wielding specialist then snips off split ends and sculpts desired layers as clients sip complimentary tea, coffee, and wine. The professional aesthete then sends newly magnificent locks on their way styled in soft waves, ironed flat, or molded into a self-portrait.
Licensed paramedical aesthetician and certified laser specialist Paula Brady, the founder of Spa Medica, first became interested in helping individuals highlight their best features as a judge for beauty pageants throughout the United States. A former Mrs. Texas herself, she applies the beauty secrets she's learned over the years in her practice, as she and her staff perform personalized skin consultations and craft custom skin solutions for each.
Board-certified surgeon Dr. Andre Reed and his staff of licensed medical aestheticians rejuvenate skinscapes with lasers, beauty injections, and facials powered by medical-grade skincare products. BioAesthetics' aestheticians wield lasers to eradicate spider veins, unwanted body fuzz, toenail fungus, and teeth stains. Most treatments yield minimal discomfort and no downtime, allowing patients to easily schedule appointments before important business lunches or after regrettable pie-eating contests.