Master aesthetician Maria Conde rarely encounters a pair of legs that she can't make as smooth as silk, or a pair of eyebrows that she can't shape into elegant arches. The hair-removal expert specializes in swift waxing and sugaring treatments for women as well as for men. But that's not all she offers at Maria Body Image Studio. Conde also cleanses pores with exfoliating facials and promotes detoxification with mineral body wraps. Her eyelash extensions add length and volume for weeks on end, staying in place until they fall out naturally or are plucked for an emergency wish.
People often mention "quality of life" when discussing health, but for Dr. Tom Masterson, the phrase applies to beauty, too. Along with nurse practitioner and Posh Med Spa owner Diane Burns, the doc pampers clients' faces and bodies with everything from gold-standard aesthetic lasers to pharmaceutical-grade supplements. Modern therapies such as injectables and peels tend to take center stage, but there's a solid place for time-tested techniques among the service menu. Foot reflexology, for instance, joins nearly a dozen other massage modalities, all of which strive to eliminate the stress caused by daily life and yearly fights to the death.
When Maureen Schantz founded Alternative Health Associates more than two decades ago, she did so with a simple concept in mind: bring together professionals who can tend to customers’ every aesthetic need. She and her staff do just that with a wide range of cosmetic services, ranging from Maureen’s specialty, electrolysis, to Botox and waxing. But their services also extend into aspects of health. Swedish and deep-tissue massages disperse aches, and a protein-oriented weight-loss program builds muscle and gets rid of fat faster than a firm handshake from a really muscular cousin.
During the treatments, Izalia's staff of trained follicular assassins will unleash microscopic moonrakers on the hair-havens of the skin in an effort to efficiently epilate. The lasers heat up melanin deposits deep below the skin's surface, sending follicles into a non-growth hairbenation. Skin-fringe production is reduced, and clients can finally feel free to wear a bathing suit around the office without fear of harassment from anti-cilia co-workers.
Del Ray Nails & Spa’s white arched entryway, framed by tiled columns, leads to a row of plush pedicure recliners and private treatment rooms. These relaxing environs perfectly compliment the roster of indulgent services, from spa mani-pedis with OPI and Essie polishes to sea-salt scrubs and hot-stone massages. But the spa embraces high-tech treatments, too, including micro-current facials and laser treatments that combat unwanted hair, acne, and spider veins.
Sue, the owner of Sunrise Hair Studio, brings 18 years of experience as an aesthetician to the treatment table. Along with a team of stylists and aestheticians, Sue delivers image-transforming services for every inch of skin and hair. In the salon, stylists whip up custom cuts and colors and employ the follicle-smoothing powers of Global Keratin?s formaldehyde-free hair-straightening treatment. Aestheticians use skin-friendly sugar and traditional waxes and nail techs pamper hands during chair-side manicures. Relaxing clients indulge in the beauty haven's charming garden area, a tranquil retreat where guests can enjoy refreshments while catching up on the latest celebrity gossip with the area's resident gnomes and traveling pack of pink flamingos.