Mack’s facials are literally a dream come true. This is the first time I’ve fallen asleep during a facial—I’m usually acutely aware someone is touching my face—but Mack’s gentle massage techniques (on my face as well as my hands, feet and shoulders) leave me snoring. The fact that my face is now clear, glowing and supersoft further proves she is one of Lakeview’s best aestheticians.
I’m not alone in thanking the gods that Mack quit her corporate job to pursue a career in skin care four years ago (she studied at the Aveda Institute, then worked at the former Georgette Klinger spa): Judging by Mack’s full schedule—her next available Saturday slot isn’t until April—she’s one of the worst-kept secrets in the ’hood. Fortunately, she keeps a waiting list, so if there’s a last-minute cancellation, you may snag an appointment sooner (it also helps to e-mail Mack at [email protected]). This kind of personal touch, plus the e-mail Mack sends a day or two after your service to check on your skin and ask for feedback on your experience, prove this facialist goes the extra mile. The thought of waiting a few months sounds tedious but, trust me, Mack is well worth the delay. 60-minute facial $85.