Aesthetician Linda Smith knows how to help skin recover from environmental toxins and sun exposure and look its natural, radiant self. At Monkey Bizness, she tends to skin with facials, LED therapy, and raindrop therapy. Natural sugaring furnishes gentle hair removal, and the VascuTouch system helps reduce the appearance of spider veins and the skin tags that reveal bodies' original prices.
In a tranquil corner of Solutions Salon, Kim's suite employs ambient lighting, soft music, and aromatic oils to create a calming skincare retreat. For Kim, the suite represents liberation from the corporate world in which she toiled for years. It was her own stylist that suggested she study aesthetics––a suggestion that stuck with Kim when she moved to the Tulsa area and began job hunting. It was no surprise that aesthetics was a natural fit. Years earlier, Kim had worked for Mary Kay cosmetics and been awarded a car for her success slinging blushes, lipsticks, and hitchhiking thumbs at passing motorists. Now, Kim channels her years of beauty experience into facials and sugaring procedures with Clinical Care Skin Solutions and Alexandria Professional products.
Skin doesn’t only cover the face; it covers the entire body. That’s why licensed aesthetician Lorna Dillon performs facials and glycolic peels to revitalize the complexion and back facials to treat areas that are often overlooked because they are hidden beneath capes. Along with skincare services, Lorna assuages muscles and stimulates circulation with 20-minute scalp massages, removes unwanted facial hair with waxing services, and highlights facial features with professional makeup applications.
Though the name of her business, Got Lady Stache?, implies an attitude of irreverence, aesthetician Jennifer Horton takes her clients very seriously. In her nook at Sugar and Shears, she removes unwanted hair with sugaring, a process less painful than waxing and more sanitary than using leftover duct tape. As they recline on a black-leather treatment chair, clients can also opt for facial treatments to rejuvenate skin.
Staff Size: One person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Deep-tissue massage
Brands Used: Jojoba oil
Pro Tip: Arrive 10?15 minutes early to fill out a short form. That will allow us to start on time.
South Beach Tans and Spa partitions its newly remodeled facility into two separate spaces: a secluded spa area offering skincare and waxing services and a livelier hallway that opens into private UV- and spray-tanning rooms. Clients can purchase single sessions or monthly packages for regular beds as well as VHO beds, which employ 42 lamps to produce a darker tan.
The company’s aestheticians curate complexions in warm, softly lit treatment rooms with noninvasive skin treatments designed to soften the signs of aging. The spa team also specializes in hair-removal using sugaring paste—a compound blended from sugar, lemon juice, and water—that exfoliates skin while yanking follicles out by the root, ensuring less hair breakage than tweezing or blasts from a freeze ray.