At the age of 18, Skin N Beyond owner and licensed aesthetician Suzanne Turi traded her pageant gowns for a makeup brush, moving to Hollywood to attend the Joe Blasco makeup school. After graduation, she found herself smack in the middle of major happenings, beautifying faces at events such as the Rose Bowl, the Oscars, and Morgan Freeman's fantasy baseball draft. Armed with know-how gleaned from The Dermal Institute in Manhattan and the Galen Institute School of Massage Therapy in Connecticut, she recruited a team of staffers versed and certified in multiple cosmetic disciplines to help her establish Skin N Beyond. That multifaceted expertise shows through today; as clients sip wine and listen to pop hits in the spa's trendy boutique-like lounge, team members execute beautification rituals ranging from manicures and seaweed gel masks to eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, and medical-grade facial peels.
Boca Tanning Club salons bronze clients with the help of super tanning beds and booths, as well as UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. Clients walk past the painted vines, rocks, and rainforest-themed decor before stepping into the spray-tanning booths, which gild limbs in 60 seconds, or into a super bed, which caramelizes skin in less time than a traditional bed. In private rooms, technicians wielding airbrush systems custom shade and contour muscles while de-emphasizing vestigial tails.
Essential Clinical Aesthetics' expert technicians melt away subcutaneous body fat with a barrage of Zerona body-sculpting treatments. Each 40-minute noninvasive procedure employs laser light to break down the walls of fat cells in much the same way as lighthouses use lasers to break down invading warships. This liposuction alternative targets specific body areas such as the love handles, stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or chin. Zerona treatments result in very little pain, unlike other common cellulite treatments, such as lying in the path of a steamroller.
Distinction Salon owners Shawn Durant and Kelly Larkin pride themselves on providing their staff with plentiful educational opportunities to enable them to enhance locks with the best precision cuts and multi-tonal color. A specialist in razor cuts, Durant's own styling touch can toggle between subtle and edgy with a simple flick of his artistic wrist, and his modern, yet classic approach makes him popular among clients who received a bad cut elsewhere. Using products from Aquage and Wella, his styling team adds dimensional color to update dull locks and can smooth frizzy, unruly manes with Brazilian keratin treatments that leave hair as silky as Bing Crosby's pajamas for up to four months.
While waiting to add length and volume with natural-looking hair extensions by Euro-So.Cap and Aqua Hair Extensions or pops of bright color with feathers, clients may sink into the plush couch guarding Distinction Salon's waiting area, where they may also enjoy the light, sweet aroma of fresh cut flowers and vases filled with fragrant shampoo.
At Natural Beauty Clinique, trained technicians contour the body and tighten the skin with noninvasive radio-frequency technology. The oscillating waves heat tissue beneath the skin to coax the fluids and lunch money out of fat cells. The technology is also used for anti-aging procedures, such as face and neck lifts, thanks to its galvanizing effect on collagen production.