Within Simbiotica Salon, Skin Connection owner and experienced medical aesthetician Karen Dafesh-Galpin designs custom skincare regimens for men, women, and teens. Patrons can opt for treatments such as smoothing microdermabrasion sessions, Revitalight photofacials that trigger skin's collagen production, or waxing services to remove unwanted fuzz. A retail section stocked with skincare products by brands such as Dermalogica and Epicuren Glymed gives visitors access to the same products used in spa treatments.
West Coast Cuts and Colors provides hair services for men, women, and children. Men's buzz and clipper cuts and fades abound, and women's manes are pampered, whether they are coming in for highlights, weaves, or roller sets. West Coast Cuts and Colors' patrons leave looking good and feeling good, too?the salon works with Locks of Love, which makes custom wigs from haircuts' orphaned tresses.
Dr. Goldring at MDS Medical Spa & Laser Center aims to restore youthful vigor to veneers with medical injections, including Botox, Juv?derm, and Restylane treatments, as well as medical peels and IPL photofacials. The photofacials stimulate visages with laser light energy and aim to banish such pigmented blemishes as acne scars, sun damage, and rosacea. Treatments can take 30?45 minutes, with each laser pulse creating the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin while a sci-fi foley artist provides sound effects. During each Botox session, targeted areas receive an injection of purified protein, which relaxes muscles and smoothes skin that has become furrowed from age or frequent super-soaker duels. Alternatively, Restylane injections achieve similar results with a hyaluronic-acid elixir, and Juv?derm injections fill wrinkled areas around the mouth and nose. Prior to treatment, patients meander past lush outdoor greenery as they pass through the spa's thick wooden doors and into the waiting room, where a sleek reception desk and supple leather chairs keep waiting patrons comfortable. On the walls, bottled body serums add splashes of color to brushed-metal shelves as gleaming frames display feature articles about the spa and lovelorn dating columns written by recently abandoned wrinkles.
Nearly three decades of experience in the beauty industry has only increased the passion of licensed electrologist Frida Ben-Hanan. "I love my work because I get to make people look beautiful, and, more importantly, feel comfortable within their own skin," she says. Her aesthetic studies have led her to Brazil and Israel, and her passion for electrolysis hair removal eventually expanded to permanent makeup. Keeping clients safe with a bloodborne-pathogens certification, Frida is adept at blending several colors into one natural-looking color for flawless looks on lips, eyes, and eyebrows. She uses digital machinery to fill in the faces of women and men who are allergic to makeup, are constantly on the go, or have lost their hair from alopecia, chemotherapy, or other ailments. She augments her specialties of electrolysis and cosmetic tattooing with waxing, facial treatments, and peels, all performed in welcoming treatment rooms festooned with bright colors, billowing curtains, and animal prints inspired by nature's intricate tattoo work on the cheetah and zebra.
Aesthetician and Brazilian native Andrea aims to improve the arduous waxing process by implementing a special blend of 100% pure organic honey and hypoallergenic Brazilian honey wax. Client testimonials attest to Andrea’s easygoing nature and her wax’s ability to mitigate the discomfort and irritation associated with traditional waxing while leaving skin soft and smooth following each session. For any given session, Andrea also promotes cleanliness by using individually sanitized glass bowls and encouraging clients to wash their hands before and after mud-wrestling matches.
Launa Stone draws on more than 20 years of nursing and skincare experience to safely counteract the effects of age, stress, and environment with a wide variety of revitalizing treatments. A traditional European facial ($140 for 90 minutes) refurbishes sad-faced flesh-emoticons with a steam cleaning, gentle extractions, and your choice of a hand and foot treatment or an additional mask. Sirs in search of serenity can lie in flying position for a Superman facial ($100 for 60 minutes), specifically designed to prevent ingrown hairs, razor burn, and glowing green kryptonite pimples. For a more creative countenance cleansing, the hot-fudge antioxidant facial ($150 for 50 minutes) neutralizes agitated skin cells with natural antioxidants that are normally squandered on overstressed banana splits. Groupon customers will also receive 30% off any laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing or cosmetic injectable at Launa Stone Med-Spa.