Encore Medspa probably doesn?t receive many noise complaints from its downstairs neighbor, Tiffany & Co. Channeling its inner spa, the second-story office remains quiet and contemplative, allowing guests to lounge on couches in the waiting room, study decorative mirrors on the walls, and use a stove heater in the massage room to grill hot dogs. In this serene setting, medical director Dr. Julia Ankinding and registered nurses Adrianne Gonzalez and Cindy Grounds help restore youth to faces through Botox injections and facials. The medspa also offers advanced services such as Fraxel laser treatments as well as more advanced med spa services such as Fraxel laser treatments and micro laser peels.
A cast of independent stylists and aestheticians work amid the vibrant purple walls and red accents at pHyxx Salon. Some man their own styling stations, where they ribbon locks with luminous highlights, snip split ends, and combat frizz and curl with the Keratin smoothing treatment. Others, like Ashley, invite clients into serene and private spa rooms. There, the skin specialists cleanse and exfoliate guests during relaxing facials—fit for men, women, and clay busts—or strip away unwanted hair using nothing but warm wax and muslin strips.
From within its warm and cozy setting, Mika’s metamorphoses manes into Monarch butterflies of fluttering fashionality with a custom hairstyling, and also streamlines one's skepticism indicators with a brow and lip waxing. Boasting more than 20 years of experience, founder Kalin Finsand and her supporting cast of highly trained, international hair-design specialists will hone your hairscape into a dazzling bouffant or downplay your resemblance to the Swedish Chef by evicting loitering fuzz from your lips and bearded brow.
How does one start a skincare business with no equipment, products, or money? Kim Evans found herself in that predicament when she started her business immediately after passing the state boards. With nothing but faith and a strong work ethic, she began tending to her clients' skin needs inside a rented room of a small spa. She worked 80 hours per week and became a licensed massage therapist to expand her business into what it is today: a wellness spa that enhances the beauty and health of skin and body through spa services and massage. Inside 2Gorjis Integrated Health & Wellness, three private treatment rooms house clients as two skin therapists cleanse surfaces during custom facials, or wrap bodies in aromatherapy herbal linens. The staff members bolster natural features with eyelash extensions, meticulous body waxing, and makeup artistry that includes exclamation points drawn next to eyebrows.
A trio of aestheticians helms The Regimen, where they personally pamper clients with an array of treatments while sharing a philosophy of consistency, education, and visible results. The cosmetically savvy triumvirate wields equipment such as DermaSweep, a vacuum pump that gently exfoliates skin, to enhance youthful appearances. Similarly, Endermologie delivers a deep-tissue massage to increase blood flow and boost movement and synchronized dance routines in the lymphatic system. After viewing before-and-after digital photos snapped by the accommodating staff, clients come away from treatments with proof of the effects.
Whenever new clients enter Renew Face & Body Wellness, owner Penny Christie greets them with a smile and then just listens. It's only after she fully understands their goals that the aesthetician and massage therapist starts to work on a custom plan for treatment, which might incorporate facials or massage modalities. A certified prenatal therapist and mother of five, Christie also designs facials and massages for expectant mothers, which address many of the changes in the skin and body that can accompany pregnancy. During the A Star Is Born prenatal massage, her signature treatment, she kneads sore muscles as clients lie face-down on a special table that supports the baby and all of his or her prenatal furniture.