Inside Advanced Skin & Body Care Day Spa & Hair Studio, a full body-care team of aestheticians, stylists, and nail technicians wields their trade tools to help clients look their best and feel relaxed. With scissors and bowls of custom-mixed hair dye, stylists snip and sculpt, giving hair the kind of therapy its therapist could never give. Aestheticians apply warm wax to remove unwanted hair on faces and legs, or perform facials with the help of glycolic acid or a microdermabrasion wand. During massages, a therapist may fill a treatment room with aromatherapy scents before placing warm stones on backs that help release tension. No matter which of the spa’s services clients choose, the staff aims to provide a nurturing environment in which visitors can unwind and leave looking and feeling renewed.
Although aesthetician Julie MacMillan graduated among the top five students in her aesthetics program, she keeps her homey beauty outfit, Skin Care By Jewls, free of pretensions. Jewls is MacMillan's nickname and preferred moniker, and the tag reflects her friendly, easygoing attitude. During spa services she plays dreamy, tranquil music to compliment the low, cozy lighting.
Jewls became a board-certified permanent-makeup artist in 2008, building on the training she received in Arizona, where she exceeded 800 hours of education—well beyond Florida's requirements of 260 hours and a papier-mâché mockup of a pore. She reaches for products from Rhonda Allison and lavender wax imported from Italy to create radiant, smooth skin.
Dr. Melinda Lacerna realized she had an interest in plastic surgery on volunteer mission trips, where she was able to see how plastic surgeons could help those less fortunate. When she’s not traveling to places like the Philippines and Ghana to treat children with cleft lip or skin burns, she works at LA Plastic Surgery and provides the same skillful, compassionate care. Her treatments include plastic surgery of the face and body as well as less invasive beauty treatments, such as chemical peels, European facials, and permanent make-up.
Inside BeWell Salon, guests find a massive menu of aesthetic services backed by the expertise of a multitalented staff specializing in everything from chip-free manicures to permanent makeup. Stylists revamp locks with precision haircuts, Schwarzkopf color, and non-resin-bonded I-Tip hair extensions, and trained aestheticians utilize the BioGenesis system to revitalize dull complexions with gentle, crystal-free microdermabrasion treatments. They also wield azulene cream wax to quickly strip away unwanted fuzz without agitating sensitive skin and perform seven different Yon-Ka facials, each designed to target specific skin concerns ranging from acne to clown makeup that won't wash off.
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The stylists at Green Ginger Hair Design consult with each client before snipping strands with precision. Tapping into a vast styling knowledge maintained by continuous education in techniques, styles, haircare products, and combo codes, stylists will cut locks into fresh styles or rejuvenate current coiffures. After the cuts, the hair kahunas will employ Redken products to tease or tame even the most Medusa-esque hair snarls into stylish coiffures that no longer turn passersby into stone. Customers in need of hair maintenance can settle in on one of the bright-yellow salon chairs, surrounded by vivid red walls and zebra-print accents, and customers in need of no maintenance can simply hang around the lobby enjoying the lush views from Green Ginger's large windows.