North Lake Massage & Skin Care taps the talents of Kristen Cocca Pepin, a former certified athletic trainer, and Bethany Lambrecht, a licensed aesthetician, to create an oasis for relaxation and rejuvenation. Kristen, Michelle, and Corina offer a variety of massage modalities, which range from Swedish and deep tissue to ashiatsu oriental bar therapy—an ancient Eastern Asian treatment that utilizes bars, creams, and oils that target inflammation and initiate pain relief. Bethany, Roxy, and Kris offer Bioelements facials that are customized to each client’s skin needs and include a retinue of cleansing and rejuvenating applications. Other services at North Lake Massage & Skin Care include airbrush tanning, infrared sauna, and waxing.
The skin savants at Allure Medspa harness DermaQuest products and a diamond-tipped baton to beautify façades with face-restoring treatments. The roughly half-hour procedure begins with a facial cleansing to clear away pore-clogging dirt, oil, and footprints from loitering butterflies. After scrubbing skin, the visage wizards wave a handheld wand over epidermises to magically remove worn-out skin cells and unruly wrinkles with a gentle stream of particles. An affable aesthetician then applies a cooling mask to chill skin and maximize comfort before infusing mugs with a vitamin-rich cream that welcomes wide-eyed skin cells to their new home. After visages shed the blemish-ridden upper layer, pure lower layers emerge, revealing newly tightened and toned skin. Slight redness may occur, and downtime generally lasts for several hours or as long as it takes a fairy godmother to answer her pager.
Within a bright, comfortable salon, the beauticians at Agave Nails primp and sheen fingers and toes with expert manicure and pedicure services. Specializing in gel-based polishes, technicians affix nails with everything from natural-looking acrylics to glimmering coats of color, leaving them shiny enough to cast the sun's rays into laser light shows set to Pink Floyd's The Wall.
Relaxation is the readily apparent aim of every service and surface at Dolce Salon and Day Spa, from its indulgent menu of facials and body treatments to its earth-tone decor. Hair, nail, and waxing services keep clients outwardly vibrant, whereas massage techniques such as deep tissue, hot stone, and reiki soothe inner stress. Before appointments, the lounge area offers comfort through plush sofas and one complimentary gulp from the waterfall wall.
Under the expert guidance of Dr. Glass, the staff at Esteem Medical Spa and Salon harnesses the power of FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak its way out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water slides. The noninvasive treatment requires minimal recovery time.
At Dolce Vita Wellness Spa, guests are pampered with the kind of spa treatments normally only found at faraway destination spa. Among their wide variety of spa services, massage therapists ply clients with Swedish, hot-stone, deep-tissue, and bamboo massage. In addition to traditional facials, aestheticians perform oxygen lift facials that rejuvenate skin by infusing it with oxygen and enzymatic botanicals. These can be enhanced by luxurious add-ons such as foot scrubs, mud masks, scalp massages, or gently whispered story time. Aestheticians further indulge guests with a fleet of seasonal body treatments that change monthly.
Kim Engelke came onto the beauty scene in 2008 as an independent makeup artist. Since then, she’s devoted herself to enhancing more than skin with wellness services: she picked up a certification in medical massage and is on her way to becoming a classical Pilates instructor. Now stationed in a private and tranquil room at Mind Body & Pilates, Kim gifts clients with all facets of her expertise. She relieves pain with multiple massage modalities, removes unwanted hair, and applies makeup to enhance beauty for fancy parties or police lineups.