In 1979, Carol Lewis began her business with nothing more than an aesthetician's license. Her client list swelled over time as area dermatologists began referring more and more of their patients to Carol and praising her signature facials, which incorporate everything from hydrating balms to microdermabrasion to create healthier-looking skin. To keep up with the steady influx of new clients, she started hiring people, including aestheticians, massage therapists, nail and waxing technicians, and a support staff to memorize each new visitor's middle name. Today, when she isn't overseeing the spa, Carol shares this story and others with professional women's groups, delivering inspirational keynote speeches on pursuing success and embracing potential.
Avalon Salon and Spa, a full-service Aveda concept establishment, employs expert skin specialists to pamper patrons with environmentally safe Aveda products. Skin specialists commence a one-hour Enbrightenment skin-brightening facial with a consultation and skin analysis, wherein dilapidated epidermises can begin to address painful memories of abrasive washcloths and sleeping-mask dependencies. An aesthetician uses plant-derived products to give skin a thorough cleansing and purge pores of impurities resulting from environmental factors and separation-anxiety-ridden toddlers. Healing hands will also massage the upper body for maximum relaxation. The skin-brightening facial can hydrate Sahara-like body paper and reduce the appearance of uneven skin tone caused by hormones, stress, acne, or exposure to UV rays.
Royal Oak Tea Spa adds extra luxury to the concept of a tea party, pairing complimentary cups of tea with an array of beauty treatments. Their exfoliation treatments, for example, minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores. Facials balance skin’s natural oil content and deeply clean rather than just removing surface dirt with a feather duster. To beautify extremities, nail technicians can paint nails with vibrant lacquers or hydrate hands with conditioning treatments.
While the luxurious spa experience is already tempting on its own, Birmingham Tea Spa augments its pampering services with the pleasantries of tea service. While guests sip tea or kick back with glasses of champagne, skilled technicians pamper hands and feet with scrubs or paraffin dips that soothe and moisturize skin. Elsewhere in the spa, guests indulge in customized facials, and mini-massages that eliminate tension in upper shoulders and really stressed-out action figures.
Exuding an Asian-inspired ambiance, Revitalize Day Spa's 2,000-square-foot facility features slate floors decorated with oriental rugs, plants, and fountains. Framed prints of Asian characters line the clay walls housing eight treatment rooms, where guests enjoy services ranging from massages to facials to manicures and pedicures. Before or after treatments, guests may head to the relaxation room and melt their worries away with a warm cup of tea, refreshing glass of water, or quick nap under the coffee table. Staffers exclusively use Bioelements skincare products and the spa's own line of organic bodycare products, Revitalize Organics, during each treatment.
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