If you're looking to get rid of some body hair, Kelly and Emily will soon become two of your closest friends. The licensed aestheticians swiftly remove hair from head to toe at The Wax Pot, their clean and professional studio in Evansville. With services for men and women, they're experienced waxing regions as diverse as the lips, nostrils, bikini area, and arms. And though you might think of waxing as damaging to your skin, their treatments are anything but. The wax removes both the hair and the top layer of skin, exfoliating to create a sleeker, smoother surface.
Clique Waxing Boutique focuses almost exclusively on body waxing. The boutique's aestheticians perform several hundred Brazilian waxes each week—some completed in as little as 15 minutes—with either traditional strip wax or sensitive hard wax. For especially delicate areas, a dollop of Relax & Wax No Scream Cream dulls pain sensors and subdues hairs before they weave themselves into an organized protest. New clients are encouraged to review Clique's waxing etiquette.
On faces, the boutique's crew uproots fringe via traditional Indian threading techniques or the Anastasia brow-shaping system from Los Angeles, which includes a series of measurements that help technicians taper brows to the most face-flattering shapes, such as circles or lightning bolts.
The studio's Bohemian-style décor—with vintage furnishings, framed art, a chandelier, and ornately framed mirrors—carries over into a retail space, where guests can peruse products including paraben-free makeup and lavender-mint Dead Sea–salt scrubs from gloMinerals.
The long strokes of a therapeutic massage. A diamond-tipped wand that sloughs off depleted skin cells. Carefully targeted cosmetic injections that help ease the signs of aging. Often a person seeking all of these services would have to visit a chiropractor, salon, and med spa to achieve their goals, but the team of medical professionals and aestheticians at Splendid Skin Medspa cater to a wide range of needs in one relaxing, spa-like destination. A fleet of high-powered lasers penetrate the skin to rejuvenate faces, ease or eliminate hair growth, and destroy strip-mines hidden beneath the toenails, and massage services and B12 injections help to increase energy and health.
Mark's Hallmark hosts unique gifts and Hallmark greeting cards that creatively accent any holiday or special occasion. In the absence of sufficient stashes of construction paper for homemade coupon books, offspring can bestow a Mommy & Me or Grandma & Me keepsake journal upon hard-working matriarchs, both of which include a recording feature where gifters can personalize a message with their own dulcet tones ($24.99 each). Decorative keepsakes such as the Willow Tree Angel of the Heart figurine gift set bequeath knick-knack lovers with a heavenly mantelpiece accent ($14.99), and a trio of candles from Yankee Candle Company greets Mother's Day with aromas of sun and sand, pineapple and cilantro, and lilac blossom ($19.99). New mothers can outfit fresh progeny in a Mud Pie baby outfit ($27.99+).
Skin Spa by Salzman provides a full realm of cosmetic services in a plush, serene setting. Seasoned aestheticians will push faces to the highest level of exfoliation, slowly and safely peeling away layers of unnecessary skin cells during the microdermabrasion treatment. A deep-pore facial ($85), which is customized for any skin type, probes to the murky depths of skin-ponds for a thorough cleansing, followed by exfoliation, a steam masque, and a rejuvenating facial massage.
Owner and aesthetician Tina Sinopoli combines 10 years of skincare expertise and four years of health-and-wellness coaching into every personalized spa procedure performed at Body Beautique. Appointments begin with a detailed consultation, during which Tina evaluates the patient’s epidermal condition and needs before administering the most appropriate skin or body treatment using Previse skincare products. Such services include 30-minute resurfacing peels, wherein alpha hydroxy acid aims to improve fine lines and scarring; and 30-minute enzyme peels, a fruit-based exfoliation treatment that smoothes skin more effectively than rubbing up against a fruit-bowl still life painted on sandpaper. Waxing sessions also soften skin by ridding bodies of unwanted hair.
Along with enriching skin, Tina draws upon her studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to offer clients health-coaching services. By investigating each client’s relationship with food and exercise, Tina is able to determine the promptest, healthiest way to achieve and maintain their ideal weight. She also attempts to help them understand and reduce their cravings, and incorporate new, healthier foods into their diets.