The muted glow from a stained-glass lamp shines in a private treatment room at Boho Vanité, where dark-blue walls and bronze wall medallions complete a bohemian look. In fact, the spa's mission is to provide clients with treatments in the bohemian way. Its eclectic service includes treatments that improve the skin or enhance clients' natural beauty. For example, its skin-rejuvenation treatment tackles wrinkles, cellulite, stretch marks, and sagging skin in a single session.
Chic, bohemian touches give The Massage Suite at Boho Vanite an air of both comfort and elegance. Tiny votive candles set the mood, while flowers and bronze artwork add color and texture. Guests relax on a table as therapists administer customized massages to ease away tension, discomfort, and a long-held fear of strangers' fingers.
Featured at two star-studded award ceremonies in 2011, Balensi's Institute Skin Care & Spa makes everyday clients feel like VIPs with luxurious spa services. Guest pass by a water fountain and tropical plants as they enter a cozy, renovated bungalow that dates back to 1910, the same year that the Great Sphinx had her first microdermabrasion. Medical aesthetician Lorena Balensi performs most treatments?from facials to enzyme peels?with pharmaceutical-grade products. For more than 10 years, certified medical assistant Jean-Michel Balensi has applied principles of color theory, facial geometry, design/application, skin health and wound healing, anatomy and physiology to all aspects of his craft, servicing more than 3,000 clients. Applied one by one, his ocular artistry of eyelash extensions give eyelids the volume and length to attract compliments or entire butterfly colonies. Massage therapies include relaxing and healing modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, stone, pre-natel, and sports massage. Garden fountains perform a liquid symphony for patrons who relax at a shaded outdoor patio.
At Spirit Lift, plastic and reconstructive surgeons perform surgical and nonsurgical body-contouring services in a med spa that resembles a meditation retreat. A garden of bamboo plants sprouts up under the reed ceilings of the lobby, surrounding patrons waiting to walk into warmly decorated treatment rooms. Using the latest technology and the most effective wizard staffs, the doctors perform services such as breast augmentation, face-lifts, laser resurfacing, and liposuction.
The technicians at iLash Studio beautify clients with Xtreme Lashes faux mink extensions, which they attach one by one to natural lashes. After a one- to two-hour appointment, clients walk out with fuller, more glamorous lashes. The semipermanent lashes last approximately two to three weeks and stay attached even while swimming or showering.