Aesthetics Etc. owner Ann Marie Ray strives to transform standard beauty services into relaxing sensory experiences. Her staff incorporates the flame-softened wax of collagen-infused candles into select massages, relies on brand-name gloProfessional products, and encourages clients to slip into cozy slippers and robes. Ann Marie's signature service is permanent-makeup application though, which is useful both for helping chemotherapy patients to aesthetically recover from the loss of their eyebrows or simply shortening a client’s daily face-prepping routine.
Before pursuing a career in makeup and skincare, Ann Marie spent seven years working a standard 9-to-5 job in finance. After years of persuasion and encouragement from her mother, a professional aesthetician, she left the corporate world and became a certified permanent-cosmetics specialist in 2002. Today, mother and daughter operate separate but noncompeting businesses, referring clients to one another for specific treatments or a second opinion on who left the milk out that one time in 1991.
Skin Organic Lipo Laser Clinic's technicians rely on noninvasive LipoLaser treatments to spot treat fat on problem areas, such as the hips, thighs, and abdomen. The laser energy penetrates down to the fat cells and temporarily perforates their membranes. This action causes the fat cells to release their contents into the body and shrink, resulting in lost inches. The body then flushes out the expelled contents via the lymphatic system or burns them for energy. The technicians use a laser system that, in comparison to other brands, exposes larger surface areas to the laser light.
Skin Organic's staffers often enhance the LipoLaser treatments with whole-body-vibration sessions and supplements such as raspberry ketones. They also wield microcurrent devices in order to perform nonsurgical face-lifts.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our staff and service is outstanding.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
My daughter always struggled with hair growth. After watching her struggle through years of laser treatments with little to no results I open the business to do the job right the first time.
No one should have that struggle.
What do you love most about your job?
Making my customers happy.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
A customer once told me that I didn't just treat them, I educated them on hair removal.
After 12 years of business, In Carol’s Care, nationally board-certified colon hydrotherapist Carol Perkoski and her staff cleanse the body of accumulated waste with various detoxifying services. Their colon-hydrotherapy treatments rely on gravity and warm water to flush out systems, and their infrared-sauna sessions use penetrating heat to help the body sweat out stored toxins resulting from poor diets and polluted environments. Specializing in Thai Yoga massage, Carol's three qualified practitioners,use the 2,500-year-old ayurvedic body science to help stretch clients with yoga poses. To further enhance mind-body connections, she offers Reiki and energy healing.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Medi-facial
Brands Used: Osmosis Pur Medical SkinCare & Akhassa Body Products
Q&A with Charlene, Aesthetician
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The Osmosis medi-facials are customized for each clients skin conditions. Steam, warm towels, and a rejuvenating facial massage will help increase circulation and open the pores while replenishing the skin.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Calm music, candles, and a heated massage table make the experience very relaxing.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
I had a client who travels the world, gets facials regularly, and replied that my facial was the best by far, and it's more relaxing then a body massage.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Osmosis reverses aging through formulations that partner with the skin and body to create true transformation. Most skincare lines use acids or ingredients that create a limited, temporary effect but damage the skin in the process. Osmosis uses revolutionary, natural botanicals that empower the skin.
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