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.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa licensed professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.
Armed with Nairobi, Chi, and Paul Mitchell products, the friendly staff at Moreland's Hair café manages the manes of men, women, and kids. As patrons sip on complimentary coffee and tea, the crew customizes haircuts, brightens strands with highlights, and affixes extensions to hair. They also delve into specialty treatments such as natural braiding and chemical relaxers, and treat faces to quick beard and moustache trims, as well as to mini facials or eyebrow arching.
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.
Whether inside the spa or on location, Spa Deals On Wheels pampers clients with massages, facials, and mani-pedis. Licensed massage therapist Sierra Tate uses her education in a broad range of modalities, including deep-tissue, sports, reflexology, and hot-stone massage, to tackle slight discomfort and severe aches alike. She also takes her services on the road, helping clients relax at home, in the office, or at events, such as bridal showers and graduation parties.
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.
Located inside Alchemy Day Spa, SOS Nails is the spot to beautify nails and relax, all the way up to its baby-blue ceiling covered with fluffy clouds. The nail technicians there provide manicures and pedicures, and all pedicures include a soothing foot and leg massage with hot stones. After unwinding with nailcare services, guests can retreat to Alchemy Day Spa, where the staff offers haircare, facials, and massages.