Asian principles of holistic beauty and wellness inspire the aestheticians at Bliss Spa, who use contemporary technology to achieve a beautiful new look. They often adopt modern techniques such as sending breakup texts to acne and using ultrasonic technology to treat cellulite. Focusing on faces, technicians can apply permanent makeup to give eyes a smoky look, implant mink eyelash extensions, or employ a boost of oxygen, vitamins, and ultrasound therapy to tone skin during facials.
Klein Massage & Day Spa’s service menu is relatively succinct, but what the center does, it does well—it was nominated for Best of Citysearch in 2010 for tanning and in 2009 for couples massage. Aside from massage, Klein’s body treatments include stretch therapy, designed to help athletes prevent injury and boost performance. But the services are mostly about looking your best. Aestheticians clear skin with facials and microdermabrasion, and other staff members perform beauty treatments such as sunless tanning and lash tinting so that clients will look even more striking than if they covered two-thirds of their bodies in lipstick.
Jennifer "Hollywood" Bragg transforms the manes at Za Za Zu armed with products from noted brands such as Davines, whose A New Color line of non-ammoniated dyes adds eye-catching color to 'dos of all styles. In addition to full-color treatments, Jennifer can layer in eye-catching highlights, add length with Hairlocs extensions, or eliminate split ends with the business end of a pair of scissors. When she's not specializing in haircare treatments, she also spends time as a master nail technician, using her know-how to craft custom nail designs or deliver sturdy Shellac and Vinylux manicures. While Jennifer works, guests can relax and gaze out over the salon's bronze-colored floor, searching for their reflections and imagining how their faces would look etched upon a third-place medal.
After receiving degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, Dr. Samson Lee teamed up with Dr. Alice Kuntz, a Stanford University and University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco graduate listed by Seattle magazine as one of the top doctors of 2011. Together with licensed aesthetician Bethany Capodanno, these board-certified surgeons operate a pair of offices where they perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries with a focus on facial and neck rejuvenation.
Parlor Elan ensures its aestheticians are more than qualified by putting each of its employees through three months of rigorous training. By the time they hit the floor, Parlor Elan’s team knows how to use cutting-edge technology to spruce up appearances. They apply permanent makeup, embellish eyes with lash extensions, and darken hues with spray tans.
The most striking thing about Effleurage Skin Care’s skin treatments is their variety. Acne facials and collagen-infusion treatments add moisture to faces, whereas ultrasonic facials use a specific frequency to smooth out fine lines and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Like the illusion that all parents understand advanced algebra, skincare must be maintained in the home, which is why the studio also sells clinical-strength creams and cleansers including USA-manufactured Image Skincare and all-natural Dermalogica products.