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.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa 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.
Kori Franco??a beauty specialist with diplomas from two aesthetic academies and licenses in electrology, tattooing, and other cosmetic treatments??helps clients achieve lasting good looks at Lash Addict, Center for Permanent Makeup and Lash Extensions. During permanent make-up sessions, she embeds natural pigments in customized colors in the skin to amplify eyes, brows, or lips, and can even draw on beauty marks or speech bubbles to accent the mouth. Patrons can also opt for silky eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion sessions, and peels that employ lactic acid, enzymes, and other active ingredients to smooth and resurface skin.
The practitioners at East West Physicians don?t limit themselves to one approach to healthcare. Instead, they merge traditional Eastern medicine with chiropractic, primary care, and anti-aging therapies. The acupuncturists on staff use their hair-thin needles to combat everything from pain and infertility to weight problems, and the spine specialists treat children and adults with drug-free adjustments. Unlike chaperoning a kindergarten field trip to the car horn factory, visiting the center is a good thing to do if you?re feeling tired and stressed; vitamin drips and bio-identical hormones treat fatigue, and massage therapy relaxes muscles and minds.
A lot of the inspiration for Organica Fashion Hair Salon came from the refrigerator. The salon's owners saw that people had changed the way the looked at diet—making the switch to healthy and organic foods—and felt a similar shift was needed in beauty care. At Organica Fashion Hair Salon, stylists sculpt and color hair, and aestheticians administer facials and soothing mani-pedis. Regardless of the chosen service, the beauty experts employ organic products from brands such as DermOrganic.