Dr. Ellen Turner and her staff of aestheticians, physician's assistants, and medical assistants are passionate about what they do. In a mini-documentary about their practice, they all chime in about unearthing their clients' inner beauty and enhancing their self-confidence. Through their treatments, which range from facials to treatments for acne and rosacea, they focus on making a difference in their patients' lives. A lot of times this means bringing about change that makes patients happy to look in mirrors and unwilling to hide their faces beneath brown paper bags.
The National Laser Private MedSpa offices in Scottsdale and Dallas are led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. John J. Corey and Dr. Jeff Angobaldo, respectively. At each address, a seasoned staff of technicians revamps bodies and faces with services such as eMatrix skin-rejuvenation and fractional wrinkle-reduction treatments?the latest fad popular among shar-peis. You can see some of the treatments in action on NLI's press page.
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy by Coppola. Humidity is a huge problem in Texas and [the therapy] eliminates 95%–100% of frizz. The best time to do it is after any color service. After washing hair, it's blow dried and the product is applied to the whole head. Once it sits for a short time, your hair is once again blow dried then flat ironed. A common misconception is that you lose your volume—not true! We even offer free test strands.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
We offer beverages and wine, a variety of reading material, and flexible appointments. We also have a fun atmosphere with friendly and one-of-a-kind service!
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I started doing my friends' hair for homecoming and prom in high school, so I had the passion even before I became licensed. The feeling you have when you leave with a new look you love is unlike any other. The fact that I can can give women that boost of confidence every day is why I'm excited to go to work.
Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are a full-service salon covering all areas in hair, skin, and nails. We offer what the bigger city salons offer but without the drive and increased costs!
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Keratin smoothing treatment and cut/color
Brands Used: Framesi, Redkin, Schwartzcauf, and It's a 10
Pura Vida Day Spa and Salon—whose name comes from the Costa Rican saying—is made up of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians that offer a variety of beautifying and pampering services. The staffers tend to hands and feet with manicures and pedicures or augmenting heads of hair with stylish cuts and color treatments. Other services include laser hair removal, facial treatments, and massages and body treatments.