The recipe for beautiful skin is simple: combine attentive care with innovative technology. At least that's the view of L'Essentiel's Dr. Vatche Seraderian and Susanna Barmakian. They draw from a well-curated collection of epidermal therapies to create custom regimens for their clients, saving skin from the embarrassment of arriving at parties with identical glows. Six different chemical peels, four injected dermal fillers, and two means to permanent hairlessness form the crux of the spa's smoothing repertoire.
Skintelligent Face & Body Spa pampers bone bags with an array of relaxing and beautifying treatments. Tickle your visage with one of the spa’s facials, such as the Ultimate exfoliating facial ($95), which draws on the powers of glycolic or lactic acid to remove outer layers of dead skin, revealing youthful undercells that glow like a snowman in a bowling alley full of black lights. Carcasses are relaxed into states of blissful torpor with bodycare services, such as the hot-stone back treatment ($85), which exfoliates and detoxifies skin with a mud scrub before a hot-stone application and massage sap out muscle-bound stress. Nail services such as manicures ($17) and pedicures ($38) keep extremities safely coated in chromatic polish, and waxing removes unwanted hair from areas ranging from the upper lip ($8) to entire legs ($80), leaving skin drag-free for office water-polo retreats.
When she graduated at the top of her aesthetics class nearly 20 years ago, Lisa Kahan was certified in both makeup artistry and skincare. She went on to earn several additional certifications, including one in chemical peels, which she performs at Total Skin Care II. The spa's menu is rounded with full-body waxing in addition to traditional facials, because facials from the future haven't been invented yet.
Everything at Amazing Beauty Studio is about relaxation?even the organic facial, which doesn't so much kill impurities as it does lull them into a deep, permanent sleep. The treatment features Eminence Organic Skin Care products, plus fruit-derived AHAs, a treatment mask, and a face, neck, and scalp massage complete with warm stones and essential oils. But this signature treatment isn't the only trick in the spa's book. The gentleman's facial and back facial feature similarly relaxing flourishes. And, since comfort is a priority second only to results, even the makeup and waxing services are conducted gently and with emphasis on the client's experience.
With its array of high-tech beds, Glow Tanning Center strives to give its clients a faster, deeper tan. Guests can step inside the 56-lamp Solar Sphere?one of the strongest stand-up tanning booths in the industry?or bask in the reflected glow of the S-Class's four mirrored facials. Glow Tanning Center also offers UV-free Mystic Tans, as well as a full line of retail products from brands such as Designer Skin and Supre.