As a woman, Jennifer Mignano understands the popular desire to have nice skin, but as a former educator at the International Dermal Institute, she knows that it doesn’t come easily. That’s why all of her spa’s facials include the most up-to-date techniques, as well as mini skincare lessons to help clients maintain their glowing complexions between appointments.
Using Skin Fitness Therapy and PCA products, Jennifer and her staff can buff tired skin with exfoliating facials or reverse the signs of aging with collagen peels infused with natural fruit acids. To complement these medical-grade treatments, Jennifer and her staff are also trained and certified in wielding IPL lasers to reinvigorate complexions or remove unwanted hair from bodies and the family dog’s favorite chair.
As a welcoming gesture, Daymara Navarrete and her staff of licensed aestheticians press a cup of wine, tea, or coffee into the hands of arriving guests. The team fosters a familial bond with clients during services ranging from therapeutic wraps and massages to cuts, styles, and hair texturing. Each staff member offers experience in a particular area and hones his or her skills through continual training on new products, such as Gelish polish, or through wagers that they can get a bespectacled mannequin asked to prom. As they execute their pampering services, most of which call upon OPI products, staff members navigate between rows of pedicure chairs and black leather-backed salon chairs. Their busy hands release a symphony of soft sounds that reverberates off dark wood accents and sea-green walls as floral arrangements nod their colorful heads in time.
Magic Suntan welcomes tan seekers with a variety of standup, bed, and airbrush tanning options. The facility’s beds offer customers options such as adjustable internal air, with varying session lengths to choose from, and standup tanning booths bronze bodies with eight-minute maximums. Technicians manually apply bronzing airbrush tans, and other services include hairstyling, manicures and pedicures, and massages.
After earning her business degree, Shanna Sautman enrolled in The Academy of Glam. There, she studied under expert makeup artists, practicing the cosmetic techniques that would become the basis of Haute Looks Studio. While she mastered the complexities of contouring and practiced with both airbrushes and traditional makeup, Shanna began to develop her signature style. Today, she employs that style as a licensed aesthetician.
Shanna's services glamorize every kind of complexion with personalized packages. Her Haute Look makeover, for example, encompasses a full-face application of products from foundation to mascara. The Camera Ready package creates flattering looks for video and print by emphasizing coverage and complementary colors, instead of painting your face to fade into the jungle print backdrop of the photo shoot. She can also fashion new hairdos with a curling wand or flat iron to prepare clients for any kind of event from a formal wedding to a casual girls night out.
At Elite Aesthetics—the aesthetics division of Astar Medical Group—physicians use the cutting-edge Vectra 3-D imaging system to capture pictures of potential cosmetic-surgery candidates. The system then creates a visual prediction of what faces and bodies will look like after surgery and what those renovated parts would look while doing the Macarena. The six staff aestheticians further the office's anti-aging efforts by providing skincare services such as chemical peels and laser treatments that resurface skin, foil spider veins, or remove hair.
Kaizen Beauty Academy is a formidable institution of cosmetic learning that enhances each client’s natural pulchritude through a range of aesthetically soothing services. During the facial-stone massage, smooth stones arranged along the face's pressure points will lull you into a state of deep, hypnotic relaxation akin to the after-effects of a magician’s lullaby. The antioxidant treatment introduces vitamins and anti-inflammatory balms to render skin soft and supple. Eye and lip massages help reduce the signs of wrinkles, cocoa puffs, and circles around the ocular arena. Finally, a lip mask diminishes fine lines, restores smoothness, and improves attitudes toward Segway cops who don’t use turn signals.