"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who’s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that’s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
Lori Lewis knows what it's like to struggle with acne, because she wrestled against breakouts when she was an adolescent. Now, as an aesthetician and the owner of Nu Bella Skin Care, she happily comes to the aid of epidermises suffering from acne, hyperpigmentation, and melasma. She also wields products that help amend a face’s wrinkles, lines, and outdated subway maps. Her menu includes facials that boost collagen, cleanse pores, and moisturize dry skin, as well as diamond dermabrasion and chemical peels. For example, Lori renders the pumpkin peel, an exfoliating treatment that can leave faces looking younger. When she isn't beautifying exteriors with her extensive range of facial services, Lori prunes them with brow and Brazilian waxing.
If you call Laser & Skin Care Center of Nevada, a laser nurse will answer the phone, but not just to say hello. With just a description of your skin’s needs, he or she can prescribe the proper skincare treatment, quote a price, and answer any lingering questions you may have. These consultations, which can also be conducted in person, help fulfill the center’s mission that was set when it opened in 2004: to help patients achieve their optimal physical appearance and boost their self-esteem. Their treatments range from laser facelifts to teeth whitening to medical-grade microdermabrasions, and all of the nurses are extensively trained to man each type of laser housed in the office or on their secret moon base.
At Nail Envy, customers sit back in pedicure chairs and soak their feet while aestheticians tend to hands with standard, french, or gel manicures. The staff makes cleanliness a priority—all tools are cleaned with an FDA-approved sterilizer, and the footbaths come with disposable liners to prevent the spread of bacteria and infections. Rounding out the list of services, they adorn digits with artificial nails and offer gentle waxing treatments to remove unwanted hair from face to legs.
Kris Proykov of Exotica Skin Care performs a variety of skincare services ranging from facials to chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments. In addition to offering waxing and body scrubs, Proykov also features Bio Jouvance International products in her store.
The self-proclaimed “waxperts” at Wax Hair Removal Bar eliminate stubble and fuzz with a combination of cream and hard waxes. Though they’re predominantly known for servicing male clients—more than 40 percent of their customers are men—they offer waxing services to all, and remove hairs from nearly every part of the body, from the eyebrows to the toes. They can supplement waxes with Swarovski Crystal tattoos or other aesthetic services, from bikini treatments that prevent ingrown hairs to the ultimate chest treatment, which keeps acne away from six-packs like a chaperone on a middle-school camping trip. The bar also dolls up patrons with brow- and lash-tinting services as well as lip services powered by a blend of shea butter and avocado oil.