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.
Andrea Ignacio-Alves first began working in the beauty industry as a teenager?she even helped her mother open a spa in Brazil. Now with more than 20 years of professional experience, she continues to help clients by overseeing a team of stylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at Serena Day Spa. Traditional facials can cleanse and hydrate the skin, smoothing away blemishes and stimulating collagen production.
Although a quick pedicure can leave toes neatly trimmed and polished, the addition of orange aromatherapy oils or a peppermint foot bath can turn the treatment into an indulgent experience. Similarly, the massage therapists provide a brief escape by using therapeutic or relaxation-inducing modalities to alleviate the aches and pains caused by the everyday stresses. Serena Day Spa also hosts stylists, who can perform a basic trim and style or create a more dramatic look with highlights.
Signature Service: Massage, body treatments, and parties
Brands Used: Elixir of Life, Exel, and Slim Spa
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Be on time for your appointment, wear comfortable clothes, and drink water.
The trained and attentive staff at Glow Wellness Spa rejuvenates visitors six days a week. Backed by an arsenal of services, they zero in on needs from head to toe, including 10 different types of massages and hair treatments for both women and men. For shared refreshment and camaraderie amongst friends, the spa opens its doors for birthdays, bachelorette parties, and other special events, and its couples massage allows sweethearts to relax together even when their fingers are stuck in the same Chinese finger trap. The spacious, laid-back nature of the spa complements the pleasant effects of its services, especially in the Zen Relaxation Room and three private massage rooms.
The licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Lady Bella Med Spa strike a balance between medical professionalism and spa relaxation. The med-spa technicians' white lab coats echo their emphasis on cleanliness during treatments such as electrolysis, lipo cavitation, and mechanical cellulite reduction. The med spa’s soothing interior offsets its clinical sterility with the soft light of candles and floral-themed treatment rooms where facials, massages, and acupuncture take place. The staff maintains tranquility by requiring clients to turn off their cell phones, beepers, and ability to transform into vehicles.
After studying Thai massage for four years in the United States, Sandy Rabolli moved to Thailand to truly master the techniques. That dedication has led to more than 25 years of international clinical experience and a repertoire of modalities such as Swedish, craniosacral, and neuromuscular massage, with which Rabolli?s skilled hands can ease everything from neck, shoulder, and wallet pain to headaches, digestive problems, and sciatica. To this day, Rabolli continues to further her education, studying such subjects as myoskeletal techniques.