The thought of snow-free winters drew Dr. Sandeep V. Patel back to Daytona Beach from New York City, where he earned his doctorate in dental surgery from New York University. At his practice, My Daytona Dental, he performs a full slate of dental services that he honed while working on the Upper West Side. His specialties range from preventive exams and teeth whitening to veneers, implants and cavity fillings.
Armed with the knowledge that every person’s skin is different, the staff at The Hot Spot Tanning offers clients access to a range of UV-and sunless-tanning methods that suit many skin types. The salon features five tiers of Level 1–5 UV, the latter of which build upon the basics of Level 1 beds by adding in amenities such as cooling fans and pressurized bulbs for faster, burn-reducing results. Staff members also accommodate the needs of clients who prefer UV-free methods with automated VersaSpa spray-tan booths, which dispense a pigmented mist to create a head-to-toe tan in 48 seconds.
Dr. Bonnie Rae specializes in injectables, smoothing wrinkles with artfully placed injections of Radiesse, Restylane, and other dermal fillers?but her work extends far beyond that. She also provides teeth whitening and treats TMJ pain with hi-tech, digitally made bite appliances and provides relief with trigger point injections, and she rounds out her eclectic array of expertise with skincare treatments. She's an independent consultant for Rodan + Fields Dermatologists, the creators behind a bevy of skin products.
Licensed aesthetician and makeup artist Vilma Lamica trained and worked in Boston and New York before heading south to sunny Daytona Beach. As the owner of Salon 31, she helps create classic, edgy, and trendy looks with her team of three other beauty professionals. Together, they snip away split ends and add color and texture to strands. They also reduce frizz with Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger keratin treatments and sweep hair into stunning updos.
From head to toes, the staff at Second Impressions Salon and Spa works hard to fine-tune the exteriors of all the clients who walk through the doors. Eye-popping colors coat fingers and toes after a technician delicately shapes and buffs nails during each mani-pedi. The staff also readies clients for weddings, photo shoots, and hot-dog-eating contests with professionally applied makeup and waxing services.