Skinsations Health & Wellness Medical Spa owner and licensed aesthetician Michelle Merrix-Gowens has assembled a team of experts to provide advanced anti-aging and wellness services. She performs organic microdermabrasions and seven types of facials with a botanical skincare line whose ingredients nourish skin and enhance the face's ability to yodel. Physicians administer wrinkle-diminishing Botox injections, a massage therapist performs hot-stone treatments or reflexology sessions, and certified thermographer and two-time breast-cancer survivor Jeanne Wilson aims to detect early signs of disease with a digital infrared thermal imaging technique.
Radiant Mist Spray Tan helps even the fairest-skinned contenders go for the gold with their UV-free, hand-applied organic solutions. Glow-getters first consult an airbrush expert to dispel fears resulting from past spray-tanning experiences involving a paintball gun and a vat of molasses, and to have a personalized hue concocted from three available shades. All airbrushing takes place in private chambers; ladies disrobe according to comfort level and tan-line concerns, and gents don swim trunks or shorts. The artists of artiface efficiently envelop envelopes in a gentle sugarcane-based solution, creating a tone equivalent to six sessions in a tanning bed or an hour on the grocery-store rotisserie, sending sun-smooched bodies out the door after only 15 minutes.
The staff at Shannon Michael Salon, a Paul Mitchell Focus Salon, are not ones to learn through trial and error. Rather, they go through purposeful monthly training to stay apace of the latest trends and techniques. Haircuts and coloring from pro- and master-level stylists testify to the success of their mission, with results both elegant and cutting edge. The staff also deliver elaborate nail services, such as hot-stone manicures and peppermint foot masks with warm towels and hand and foot massages.