One wasn't enough for Radiant Complexions Dermatology Clinics—its team of doctors and nurse practitioners have established 11 offices across Iowa and Arizona in the past decade. At each location, dermatology specialists preserve the health and unique character of all skin types with medical and cosmetic treatments. They can resolve all types of skin problems, and tend to strictly aesthetic concerns from the outside in with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers. Offices are equipped with advanced StarLux fractional lasers, which firm the skin by stimulating collagen production at the dermal layer, and VelaShape machines that use radio and light energies to reduce the appearance of cellulite and sagging skin. A scientifically formulated line of skincare products allow for at-home care with glycolic acid, retinol, and Vitamin C.
Soothing Bioelements serums and medical-grade SkinBorn products are always within an arm's reach of Skin Spa's aesthetician Jinah, who pampers face and body with indulgent spa services. The team swathes clients from head to toe in detoxifying body wraps and sloughs off dead skin cells with Mandarin scrubs. They cleanse skin and unclog pores with one-hour facials, complemented by light chemical peels that gently buff away imperfections such as fine lines, acne, and wayward sock lint. Aestheticians also dispense swift waxing treatments, stripping away stubble from underarms, legs, and bikini areas.
You can't help but be charmed when walking into salon de vallon. Styled after a Parisian boudoir, the salon's high ceilings, twinkling chandeliers, and full-length, ornately framed mirrors inspire clients as stylists work their magic. Owner Sara Mulvaney and her team of stylists—who just celebrated their five-year anniversary—offer services that include luxurious cut and color treatments, mani-pedis, and makeup application and lessons, each using French and upscale styling products to add a dash of elegance without braiding in pieces of white gloves.
A visit to Massage Heights is a holiday from the workaday worries of overbearing supervisors, unhelpful Pilates partners, and distant, indifferent babies. Abandon yourself in a 60-minute or 90-minute massage (up to a $119.98 value). A skilled massage therapist will use hot stones to expertly remove knots from your muscles like a master sailor with surprisingly kempt hands. The heated stones warm muscles and encourage circulation, coaxing tension out from under its desk to frolic outside during your body's relaxing recess. Pick your pressure preference with Swedish or Deep Tissue massage variations. In addition to this stress reliever, you'll receive the benefits of lavender, peppermint, or eucalyptus aromatherapy, which massages the nasal passages with a mix of specially blended oils that transforms the dull, boring atmosphere into a cloud of inhalable bliss.
Bombshell Hair Design's experienced styling artists shape tresses and sculpt nails into contoured objets d'art using enriching products from brands such as AG, Kenra, and Aquage. Scissors snip and clip through dense follicular jungles during the haircut ($30+), leaving behind an impeccably styled head-garden dotted with kite-flying children. An all-over color ($50+) enlivens lackluster hairscapes, while highlights ($70+) illuminate singular strands without the use of interwoven Christmas lights. Otherwise, banish unwanted facial filaments with an array of waxing services ($12+) or soften fuzzy manes with a keratin smoothing treatment (price upon consultation).
Tan World Des Moines offers a range of bronzing options designed to get customers' glows noticed year-round. Defy winter's dullness with treatments designed to deliver natural-looking even tans. Customers preparing to dog-sit sun spots or soothe solar flares can opt for the 15-minute escape tanning session, sure to build a base solid enough for prolonged contact with the sun's beams. The premiere tanning session offers a 12-minute soak in the artificial rays, and the elite bed gets busy sun-seekers in and out in 12–16 minutes. For fans of waterfall mist, humidifiers, and the light kiss of hairspray, a one-minute spray tan creates a beautiful glow for any body.