The highly trained staff at HLC Med harnesses futuristic technology and its own line of products for services that heal, rejuvenate, and beautify. In the guffawing face of father time, technicians roll up their sleeves and unholster their lasers, blasting away acne scarring, rosacea, or hyperpigmentation with the Radiancy SpectraClear system. A chilled-tip laser uproots party-crashing hair from any skin type, and a Q-switched KTP YAG laser sends sun spots packing. Custom chemical peels stimulate cell renewal and collagen production to fill out fine lines, and radio-frequency devices firm up skin and smooth out cellulite. The center also offers services for men, including laser treatments for razor bumps, back-hair removal, and a gentleman's facial that moisturizes faces more effectively than head-butting Poseidon.
The specialists at American Skin Care focus on eliminating skin issues with advanced technology and products from Pevonia, PCA Skin, GlyMed, and Catherine Hinds. A trained esthetician commences each treatment with a thorough skin analysis, which helps to pinpoint areas of concern. Estheticians then craft a customized beauty plan, which can incorporate facials, body treatments, or staring contests against Snow White’s mirror. Of the many services offered, the American Skin Care technicians boast four body treatments that can further nourish the skin, such as the exfoliating sea-salt glo treatment that’s infused with essential oils and performed in a steam room.
Any client that commissions the services of Group Beauté places their aesthetic goals in the hands of four very capable women. Over her 20 years of international experience, makeup artist Alicia Zefta's work has appeared in a who’s who of high fashion that includes the pages of Vogue and runway shows for Yves Saint Laurent. But bridal makeup is where she really excels, as she possesses a unique knack for interpreting her clients' desires and carefully studies their natural beauty to design personal styles. Aesthetician Elvira McCloskey also carries more than two decades of experience and specializes in treating skin plagued with acne, signs of age, or sun damage. Shikora Hill, a graduate of the Paris Fashion Institute, and Tomirys Calderon, who spent years working fashion events, also call on years of training to bring out their patrons' features with the art of cosmetics.
Beyond their prowess for bringing out each face's innate elegance, the beauty quartet polishes up other features with services such as personal cosmetics shopper, spa parties, spray tanning and hairstyling. Clients looking for more long-lasting fixes can invest in permanent makeup, lash extensions, or makeup workshops, where the Group Beauté team shares the techniques they’ve learned over the years, such as how to create looks appropriate for work, evening, and Blue Man Group auditions.
The hot-stone massages that accompany the signature manicures and pedicures at Nail Studio are just one example of how the staff blends their treatments to transcend expectations. Surrounded by dandelion-colored walls and privacy curtains, clients can indulge in these treatments along with a host of similarly relaxing services designed by the spa’s nail and waxing specialists. Nails take center stage during Diva Treatment pedicures that soothe skin with warm paraffin wax and decorate nail beds with options that include acrylic powder or liquid gel. Waxing services remove unwanted strands quickly, and aestheticians customize their facial treatments to remove dead skin cells or war paint leftover from the previous day’s conquest.
The goal of each hair-extension service at Armando Cassano Hair Studio is to have clients leave looking like they don’t have extensions at all. Of course, hair will look fuller and longer, but it will also look natural thanks to So.Cap. Original products. These carefully selected, natural-hair extensions are pieced together so that strands fall facing the same direction and look like real hair. In fact, all of the services at Armando Cassano are this meticulous, thanks to detail-oriented staffers who apply makeup, cut hair, brush on new hair colors, and straighten strands with Brazilian keratin treatments. The staff also offers bridal-beauty packages, which, along with pampering on the big day, include makeup and hair tests and root touch-ups.
Medical Laser Solutions entrusts its clients to the care of medical professionals who each possess at least 15 years of experience in the field. For nearly a decade before transitioning to aesthetic medicine, co-owners Nancy Hamel, MD and Lisa Mitchell, a board-certified physician assistant, worked at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, where they treated patients and maintained a symbiotic relationship with a stethoscope. They are joined by Patti Pierce, a medical assistant and certified laser tech who manages the practice, as well Jeannie Capone, a nurse practitioner who excels in injectables. The group specializes in laser treatments for cosmetic and curative purposes, and takes pride in the clinic's Apogee Elite laser because it effectively removes hair on skin of all pigments. The medical specialists also diminish blemishes and signs of aging with cosmetic treatments including dermal injections and chemical peels.