Kerstin of Creme de la Creme Face and Body Care runs her spa solo, but, as a certified aesthetician and massage therapist, she has all of the skills that her clients need. She analyzes each customer?s skin to select the proper skincare products from an arsenal that includes Phytobiodermie, Sanitas, and Image Skin Care, all of which are completely natural. Aside from facials, her specialties include mineral make-up applications, soothing eye treatments, and massages in styles such as deep-tissue, Swedish, hot-stone, and Thai.
Greek-born master aesthetician Marianna Ali draws upon 50 years of experience to lead her amiable staff in basting bodies with a slew of soothing medi-spa services. Reward respectful mugs with the Express LED Light Therapy facial ($75 value), which peppers pelts with beams of photons in specific wavelengths, designed to help alleviate acne and the effects of aging such as sun damage, pigmentation problems, and collagen depletion. Mottled countenances also glean the Skin Scan, a UV light that illuminates problem areas and crime scene Kool-Aid spills ($25 value).
The loyal staffers at Finishing Touch Spa & Salon?many of whom have been at the salon-spa since its inception 30 years ago?beautify bodies in a soothing, tropical-theme atmosphere. On the salon floor, a consultation kicks off hair appointments before nationally certified Redken stylists shampoo strands, lop off locks, and then style them with a blow dryer or a ride in a convertible. In the spa's private treatment rooms, Finishing Touch?s Caribbean flair helps guests to leave the concrete world outside and escape to an oasis of soothing hues and tropical-island wall hangings as they prep for anti-aging facial treatments, mud wraps, body waxing, or massage-therapy services. Before treatments, guests are encouraged to sip complimentary beverages while guessing which of the spa?s ubiquitous plants have recently been shampooed.
At The Beauty Spot, clients bask in a sprawling array of spa and salon services. Tinsel and feathers embellish tresses, smile gems ornament teeth, permanent makeup adds everlasting style, and extensions make lash lines lush. While administering microdermabrasion and facial-peel treatments, a technician relegates dullness to textbooks about 18th-century quill models, and rids follicles of undesired fuzz with waxing services. She also demonstrates her passion for creating a ubiquitously pleasant customer experience by taking her time with each guest, distinguishing The Beauty Spot?s staff from shopping-mall Santas.
Registered nurse, certified midwife, and certified laser specialist Michelle Hartman helms You Living Younger—but for all her mainstream credentials, she embraces alternative treatments. Rather than relying on pharmaceuticals, Hartman’s wellness center focuses on remedies that range from natural supplements to body-balancing technology, in an attempt to create of community of individuals who want to change the status quo in healthcare and take control of their own health and well being. Regardless of whether she’s overseeing detoxifying infrared sauna sessions or ionic footbaths, Hartman focuses on prevention and custom care, a style far preferable to just prescribing either crutches or Band-Aids to everyone.
Glo Laser and Skin Rejuvenation Clinic brings advanced weaponry to the fight against aging: fractional CO2 lasers. Using high-fidelity scanning, the lasers zap webs of microscopic dots on the skin's surface, stimulating the body's natural healing processes. Rushing to repair the tiny punctures, cells ramp up production of skin-firming elastin and collagen, smoothing away wrinkles and restoring firmness to sagging areas. The fine spacing of the lasered dots also speeds the healing process, resulting in a minimum of downtime after each procedure so that patrons can quickly return to their desk at the office or their blanket fort in their home-office.