Aesthetician Julia Hodson knows her away around her clients' skin because of years of training and an intimate understanding of human physiology. In her studio, she performs four distinct facials and one back treatment—which couple with other services, including microdermabrasion and dermaplaning—to leave epidermises glowing. She also helps strip away unwanted hair with waxing services, and fill out areas where hair is desired with eyelash extensions.
The sun shines year-round at Tropical Tans, where a staff strives to give clients natural-looking color. After learning a guest’s envisioned results, the staff pairs them with a tanning bed in one of three levels or prescribes airbrush spray tanning, a UV-free formula that coin collectors often use to make their pennies more appealing and fresh-looking to buyers.
For 27 years, Colorado Tan's certified indoor-tanning crew has guided pale physiques through the bronzing process with five levels of UV beds and Mystic spray tans. Slip skin suits into a UV-less caramelization chamber with two treatments of spray tans, designed to leave the epidermis glowing with a streak-free tan that doesn't bear the dark outline of the sun's constantly scowling face. Spacious booths mist clients with one of four paraben-free solutions, each blended with aloe-vera, green-tea, and acai ingredients to help hydrate and compliment self-conscious complexions.
The skincare professionals at Sugar Spot know you love your skin, so they cover it in curative botanical mud. During the Moor mud wrap, they smother the body in 100% organic peet-bog mud to remove toxins, tighten the skin, and treat back acne. The staff uses ingredients such as mineral salt to smooth rough areas and lactic acid to soften fine lines. They correct sun spots with a brightening agent, and at the end of conditioning treatments, they apply masks to restore moisture and protect skin from irritants and wild cream pies. They also slough away dead skin cells with chemical peels, which leave a clean surface for glo minerals makeup.
Donna Lapetina, owner and head aesthetician at Skin Solutions Medical Spa, has spent the last decade caring for aging skin—including her own. Donna and her team work their age-defying magic under the direction of board-certified dermatologist Dr. Sheila Boyle, whose career includes time as a flight surgeon, a lieutenant commander in the military, and a volunteer speaker on skin cancer. The staff’s specialty services include microdermabrasion, peels, and facials, as well as intensive acne treatments. Dr. Boyle performs all Botox and dermal-filler procedures herself to safely keep crow’s-feet, frown lines, and worry lines at bay. Clients receive their treatments in private, earth-toned rooms that mix the serenity of a spa with the professionalism of a medical office.
Rather than buying leftover potions from local sorcerers, Skin Solutions Medical Spa has developed its own line of products, including cleansers, eye creams, and an exfoliating scrub. The gentle solutions are formulated with ingredients such as green-tea extract, oil of calendula, and cranberry extract.
Colorado Tan’s technicians make sure their clients leave with sun-kissed skin and sparkling smiles. Five levels of tanning beds are equipped with such extras as face and shoulder tanning lamps, and a fan to keep clients cool during darkening sessions. Alternatively, a Mystic Tan booth covers bodies in a UV-free spray tan solution that doesn't leave any streaks or crop circles on the skin. Technicians enhance smiles with the Da Vinci teeth-whitening system, which has a blue light-activated formula that erases stains from wine, tobacco, and coffee.