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.
Licensed aesthetician Judy Despiris, founder of Aesthetic Images, specializes in corrective skin care, using Image Skincare products with pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Along with her deep cleansing facials, Despiris performs an array of clinical treatments such as microdermabrasion, LED light therapy, and vitamin-C hydrating lifts.
Lesley Aluffi, a skilled aesthetician with more than 10 years of experience, beautifies the bikini region and transforms facial façades within the comfortable confines of Vain Salon. In 30 minutes, Lesley will put away the fur coat for summer by waxing any unwanted bikini-zone whiskers before vajazzling the now-pristine pelvic region with decorative jewels (a $60 value). The vajazzling process uses temporary cosmetic adhesive to add a little sparkle to the most secret spaces, resulting in a private boost of confidence and the power to illuminate even the darkest jeans.
Sure, you can blow-dry your hair at home, but it likely won?t be quite the same as a salon blowout. Find out why with Groupon?s look into the blowout?s sleek mystique.
There?s something like old-time alchemy going on every time someone gets a blowout. Take a couple of elemental ingredients?wind and heat?combine them with a professional?s trained hand and strong wrist, and you end up with something precious: movie-star hair. The actual process is simple: the stylist washes the hair, then blow-dries it in small sections to the client?s specifications, often using a round brush to create smooth volume. The result might be straight, wavy, or purposely tousled, and it can be such a look changer that some women refrain from washing their hair for days afterward to maintain the glamour. Many people find the service so valuable they return to the salon for it between haircuts, sometimes several times a week.
In some ways, this practice is a throwback to the beauty parlors of the past, where women would drop in weekly to have their hair styled and set. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis used to get her hair blown out three times a week in the 1960s and 1970s; today, reportedly, so do celebs such as Kate Middleton and Gwyneth Paltrow. To keep up with demand, blowout-only salons have popped up in the last few years, dedicating all their chairs to the service.
Each Body By Laser clinic pairs cold-laser technology with holistic health practices to help patients lose inches and keep them off. The treatment gets its magic from cold lipolasers, which are designed to gently shrink fat cells by dislodging their contents so that they can be fully discarded through the body's natural metabolic process and series of tiny secondhand stores. Each one-hour treatment series wraps up with a consultation on diet and exercise, along with a quick session atop a whole-body-vibration platform engineered to burn even more calories.
Like art-house films and fish-flavored popsicles, these procedures are not intended for everyone; females who are pregnant or nursing should not undertake the treatment, nor should patients with active forms of cancer. Should any complications be discovered during Body By Laser's initial screening, the company will issue a refund.
A medical aesthetician and certified Minkys eyelash extension trainer, Terri Arucha helms It’s The Perfect Touch, where she treats clients to advanced skincare and beauty techniques. She treats acne-prone, aging, and dull skin with a series of skincare treatments, including customized facials, LED skin therapy, and microdermabrasion. Applied one at a time, Terri’s semipermanent lash extensions give eyes a natural-looking pop, enhanced further by an expert makeup application or brow wax.