Angela Henson is not one to rest on her laurels. Over the course of her decade-long career, she’s been constantly seeking out the latest ways to make her clients look and feel beautiful. To this end, she has supplemented her natural talents for haircuts, waxing, and Redken coloring with a fistful of specialized certifications: one for Keratin complex smoothing means she can flatten frizzy locks to optimize manageability, and an endorsement from Cinderella hair extensions proves she can install the company’s line of 100% human locks without the need for super glue or a Boy Scout badge in overhand knot tying. Angela can also renew skin surfaces with advanced chemical peels from PCA Skin and microdermabrasions from Genesis BioSystems.:m]]
As a member of the national Allergan Black Diamond Partnership Program, Des Moines Plastic Surgery is recognized for demonstrating excellence in cosmetic procedures. Dr. David Robbins carries a double board certification—by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He specializes exclusively in cosmetic surgical procedures for the face, breasts, and body, performing them in a fully accredited onsite operating room. His welcoming and homelike facility is equipped with advanced laser systems for hair or tattoo removal and a noninvasive Zeltiq CoolSculpting device that freezes targeted fat cells and instantly chills cans of cola. At The Healthy Skin Center, Dr. Robbins and his medical team also offer a variety of aesthetic treatments, including dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, and permanent makeup.
One wasn't enough for Radiant Complexions Dermatology Clinics—its team of doctors and nurse practitioners have established 11 offices across Iowa and Arizona in the past decade. At each location, dermatology specialists preserve the health and unique character of all skin types with medical and cosmetic treatments. They can resolve all types of skin problems, and tend to strictly aesthetic concerns from the outside in with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers. Offices are equipped with advanced StarLux fractional lasers, which firm the skin by stimulating collagen production at the dermal layer, and VelaShape machines that use radio and light energies to reduce the appearance of cellulite and sagging skin. A scientifically formulated line of skincare products allow for at-home care with glycolic acid, retinol, and Vitamin C.
Soothing Bioelements serums and medical-grade SkinBorn products are always within an arm's reach of Skin Spa's aesthetician Jinah, who pampers face and body with indulgent spa services. The team swathes clients from head to toe in detoxifying body wraps and sloughs off dead skin cells with Mandarin scrubs. They cleanse skin and unclog pores with one-hour facials, complemented by light chemical peels that gently buff away imperfections such as fine lines, acne, and wayward sock lint. Aestheticians also dispense swift waxing treatments, stripping away stubble from underarms, legs, and bikini areas.
At locations across the country, the technicians of Lipo Laser Centers of America rely on advanced technology to produce the beautyifying results of surgery, only without the scalpels. Using a combination of suction, laser energy, and cooling techniques, their FDA-approved Cynosure TriActive machines can eliminate cellulite on the thighs and buttocks, while also massaging and soothing muscles. When paired with 15- to 20-minute vibration plate sessions, their low-level lipo-laser devices can help bodies shed fat and inches. In fact, after only two lipo-laser sessions, patients may observe up to two-inch reductions from their waistlines and a newfound ability to squeeze themselves through skeleton keyholes.
Long before it became trendy to "go green," Aveda formulated its products with pure botanical ingredients. The company's mission—to care for the world we live in—shines through its products as well as its professionals. At five classrooms and 126 styling stations, Aveda Institute Des Moines mints brand-new environmental leaders. The institute's rigorous seven-phase program immerses students in all aspects of beauty, from the fundamentals of styling hair to the nuances of applying makeup for an editorial photo-shoot. During the final phase of the program, students spend the entire day on the clinic floor. Here, students cut hair, wax brows, and pamper real clients under the supervision of certified professionals and Edward Scissorhands.