When owner Giovanni Finocchiaro picked up the phone at Face It Spa, he heard one of his clients sobbing. She had been preparing for a presentation at work, and in the process, her skin had broken out so badly that Finocchiaro recalls her lamenting, "I just can't do it. I have to see you." Finocchiaro, who once dreamed of being a counselor, told her to come in immediately. "When you help people look better on the outside, it really does make them feel better inward, too," he says. When his distraught client arrived, he tailored a peel for her sensitive skin that helped kill bacteria and calm inflammation. Within a few days, he says, "she couldn't believe … how [her complexion] was already turning around."
Inside his recently remodeled boutique, Finocchiaro caters to each of his clients in the same way. He offers them complimentary water or tea before leading them across dark hardwood floors to a candlelit treatment room. After cleansing their face, he uses a lighted magnifier to analyze their skin type, then employs PCA products and a wide arsenal of customizable facial treatments to help them reach specific beauty goals or the center of the Earth.
The team at Rejuvit Medi Spa & Boutique burnish bodies to a smooth, new glow using advanced med-spa treatments, but that's just one way they get clients to feel renewed. Apart from laser lipo treatments that sculpt figures and microdermabrasion facials that slough off dead skin cells, the team also promotes deep relaxation and mental clarity during reiki energy massage and guided imagery sessions. This holistic vibe is supported by the team's commitment to using only organic products in each of their facials and body treatments.
At Eyelashes, Brows, & More, specialists accent eyes with brow and lash tints and elongating eyelash extensions. The ?More? aspect of the business includes 60-minute hot-stone massages, exfoliating chemical peels, and cleansing facials. In addition, threadings and waxes ensure faces, bodies, and shadows are free of unwanted fuzz.
At Luminous Skin, Gina Gruber draws upon nearly two decades of experience in the skin care business, plus an arsenal of high-quality products to bring out her client's natural radiance. During facials, she employs Glo Therapeutics to soften and cleanse the skin, and when applying makeup for special occasions, she uses Glo Minerals cosmetics to highlight cheekbones without clogging pores. During spray tans, Gina also swaps harmful UV rays for a Liquid Sun organic solution, helping clients stay healthy while they ready themselves for an upcoming vacation or a stint as an Academy Award.
The team of technicians at Cosmetic Laser Institute helps heal damaged skin and beautify complexions with more than 20 laser-powered procedures overseen by University of Cincinnati–trained dermatologist Anthony Mamari, MD. Focused on client comfort, Dr. Mamari and his staff work to banish blemishes and age spots.
Each appointment at CXC Salon & Spa is like a mini makeover. Stylists use Redken, Big Sexy, and Joico products to help them transform clients? hair into fresh new dos. Technicians paint nails with bold hues in a special OPI gel polish that helps prevent chipping. Other visage-enhancing services include airbrush tans and permanent-makeup applications. Swedish and hot-stone massages work to relieve guests of stress and tight muscles.