Determined to make each client?s visit ?feel like a sunlit holiday,? Sunset MedSpa?s friendly staff?led by Dr. Thomas D. Gilberts, MD?aims to make the space a tranquil staycation retreat. Armed with Obagi, Epionce, and Jane Iredale cosmetics, experienced aestheticians give complimentary consultations, help construct daily skincare regimens, and administer custom facials that leave skin glowing bright. Physicians administer all dermal-filler injections, and trained hair-removal techs wield laser systems to remove unwanted sprouts, much like a crime-fighting robot reprogrammed to do the weeding.
For Regina Ibrahim, body pampering has been in her life since she can remember. As someone who has enjoyed a wide range of spa treatments, she wanted to share her relaxing experiences in a more intimate fashion than shouting them through a bullhorn in public parks. She opened The Wax Skin Spa to give aestheticians an opportunity to run their own spa business, and to give her male and female clientele a place to soothe their minds and bodies. Using products from the Sothys French skincare line, the spa rejuvenates skin with a collection of facials and body treatments that target signs of aging, acne, dehydration, and dullness
Operating out of EsthiBar, Anna Huang's specializes in threading, a procedure in which individual hairs are quickly pulled up from their roots by a cotton thread. This method allows for a precision unavailable with other hair removal techniques, making it ideal for eyebrows and facial hair. When Ana?s not nixing unflattering fuzz, she enjoys crocheting, laughing, and pulling the moustache out of her Mr. Potato Head.
Even though Advanced Face, Body & Day Spa shuns surgery as a cosmetic technique, preferring instead such noninvasive services as ultrasonic facelifts, the staff still uses hygienic practices worthy of a surgical ward. To ensure against the transmission of bacteria, they wipe down rooms with hospital-grade disinfectant before performing permanent-makeup applications and laser hair removal. As with shadow-puppet productions of Waiting for Godot, light is an important resource; light-wave therapy treats wrinkles and sun damage, and blue-light therapy removes acne.
For Kimberly Love Ray, the human face has always been the original canvas. A 10-year industry veteran who attended art school to study portraiture, she creates masterpieces with makeup applications, skincare treatments, and aesthetic services at her posh studio, Klover?prepping clients for weddings, special nights out, or high-fashion editorial shoots. She also imparts her wisdom during group classes, and helps clients play up their best feature or most intimidating glare with one-on-one tutorials.
LunchBOX (A Waxing Salon) can have you swimsuit ready in only 15 minutes. That's all it takes for the salon's expert "waxologists" to perform a full Brazilian wax, a service that commonly takes twice as long. Using a three-step process known as "speed waxing," the LunchBOX team swiftly de-fuzzes clients from brows to bottom?and everywhere in-between?leaving skin softer and smoother far longer than other hair removal methods such as shaving or vacuuming.