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.
Salon de vallon owner Sara Mulvaney and her team of stylists—who just celebrated their five-year anniversary—offer services that include luxurious cut and color treatments, mani-pedis, and makeup application and lessons, each using French and upscale styling products.
Bombshell Hair Design's experienced styling artists shape tresses and sculpt nails into contoured objets d'art using enriching products from brands such as AG, Kenra, and Aquage. Scissors snip and clip through dense follicular jungles during the haircut ($30+), leaving behind an impeccably styled head-garden dotted with kite-flying children. An all-over color ($50+) enlivens lackluster hairscapes, while highlights ($70+) illuminate singular strands without the use of interwoven Christmas lights. Otherwise, banish unwanted facial filaments with an array of waxing services ($12+) or soften fuzzy manes with a keratin smoothing treatment (price upon consultation).
The style stalwarts at Supercuts have trimmed, toned, and honed the domes of hair-bearing hominids for decades. The experienced stylists can accommodate cuts ranging from quick, careful mop maintenance to a more buzzworthy beehive for hypnotizing local grizzlies. Each scissors-handed specialist will draw from a vat of experience, leveraging quality hair products from Paul Mitchell and others to infuse your filaments with a winsome glow and creative coiffure. Walk-ins and waltz-ins are always welcome seven days a week.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: OPI gel color manicure
Brands Used: Kenra, Pureology, OPI
Pro Tip: Check our daily specials calendar at www.beautyfirstdm.com.
Most salons stock a limited selection of hair products and maybe one or two additional beauty treatments. Beauty First, on the other hand, supplies patrons with a wide variety of hair, skincare, and makeup products from top brands such as DevaCurl, Clarisonic, Murad, and Mirabella Beauty.
The salon's experts draw on this beauty stockpile during their treatments, applying a Kenra smoothing solution to hair and then flat-ironing it until it's frizz-free, swiping coats of OPI gel polish on nails, and recommending Murad or Dermalogica products for home use after a skin analysis. The salon offers daily discounts on their calendar, helping you look beautiful without paying a high price, unlike Cinderella's greedy mice.
It can be hard to find a massage therapist who knows how to ease all of your unique aches and pains. After all, even recommendations from friends are tempered by the fact that no two bodies are exactly alike. But when a massage therapist is named the best in the Des Moines area by Cityview, you can trust that he's got some skills. Robert Crane is that massage therapist. Robert effectively eases nagging pains and chronic tension through Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massage techniques, along with lessening the stresses of pregnancy with prenatal massage.