Beauty is a family business at Valeria Salon Med Spa Boutique, where co-owner Geri Palillo has been working side by side with her three daughters and a staff of more than 30 handpicked beauty experts for nearly a decade. Born into a family of cosmetic pioneers, Geri's own journey found her graduating from the classrooms of Vidal Sassoon and rubbing elbows with industry big wigs and their wigs at New York's Redken 5th Avenue Exchange. Today, when she's not busy personally selecting the Ray-Ban sunglasses and designer handbags that fill the shelves of Valeria's boutique, she continues to show off her styling finesse in the sunlit, marble-floored salon that constitutes one third of the business, showing her cutting-edge knowledge of the latest hairstyles through cuts, coloring, perms, up-dos, and straightening treatments.
Meanwhile, on the spa side of this three-part beauty haven, guests relax in private, Tommy Bahama-themed rooms as one of Geri's highly trained therapists and aestheticians administers one of six types of massage or body wraps ripe with natural ingredients such as ocean salt, ginger, or white tea. Facials tend to sensitive skin or revitalize dried out visages, and can also address the unique ailments of the male face, such as pores left from make-out sessions with monster trucks. The service menu also includes med spa treatments, such as laser hair removal, skin tightening and spider vein treatments and wrinkle-smoothing injections of Botox and Juvederm, as well as professional teeth whitening that combines the stain lifting powers of peroxide and light.
At Beautiful Image Anti Aging, LLC trained staff who specialize in microcurrent techniques, noninvasively freshen faces and physiques with the microcurrent sessions that have earned the business features in Lake Norman Woman magazine, the Charlotte Observer, and on WCNC's Charlotte Today show. During the procedure, conducting wands relay currents into bodies at key acupuncture points, speeding up the production of collagen and elastin and reeducating muscles to reduce wrinkles, and lift sagging skin. Benefits can include a youthful, pink glow, tighter skin, and a reduction in visible blemishes and under-eye circles.
Under the direction of licensed physician Dr. Briggs Cook Jr.—who is also a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon—Pure Medspa's dedicated staff helps retain clients' youthful appearances with the latest anti-aging technology. Highly trained and licensed aestheticians reduce the appearance of aging with chemical peels, microderm, vibraderm and DermaSweep. They also offer laser treatments such as Thermage to firm skin, and ultrasonic cavitation to easily and safely melt fat from troubled areas.
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Jennifer Militello never gives the same facial twice. The Aveda Institute graduate specializes in custom beauty treatments, from exfoliating microdermabrasion to classic cleansing facials. As she works with products from Skinceutical and Yonka, she teaches clients about what makes their skin unique, explaining conditions from an oily T-zone to dry skin.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer customized massage sessions with hot towels, facials, beauty care, and body wraps.
We provide clients with a safe, clean environment that promotes healing for the body, mind and soul. Our attention to our clients needs
and retail therapy makes us stand out from the competition.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Wanting to educate the public on natural health and healing.
Provide a nurturing oasis.
What do you love most about your job?
Being able to help people that are in pain or experiencing discomfort; Whether it be physical or emotional.
Giving people the freedom to be who they are, and seeing the change in their spirit and bodies is very rewarding.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
A client expressed that they've had many massages, but never one like what we offer.
That they had been praying for a therapist who could meet their needs because they suffered from chronic pain, and we were heaven-sent.