Upon entering Abaco Tan & Nails, customers choose from a selection of six standup and lie-down tanning beds. They may customize their sessions with a variety of stencils and lotions designed to do everything from fight acne to cool skin. One of the beds even fights the aesthetic signs of aging, including wrinkles, blemishes, and Angela Lansbury–tattoos, with doses of red-light therapy. The salon's spray-tanning technician also coats bodies with UV-free color in a much more precise and personalized fashion than booths.
The licensed nail techs at Koi Nail Spa work hard to pamper clients in a thoroughly sanitary and stress-free environment. Begin a 30-minute pedicure with the embrace of a gloriously pleasant hot towel and a sweetly soothing chocolate or peppermint mud-mask application. An exfoliating foot scrub repairs dried-out leg endings and prepares them for an extensive double-length massage, which softens soles from heel to toe. After the finishing touches have been applied, patrons leave Koi energized and invigorated, ready to run a marathon, complete a walk-a-thon, or watch a telethon without falling asleep face-first in a bowl of popcorn.
Diane at The Beauty Gallery stamps out frizz and adds volume-boosting extensions. She also uses her scissors to create trendy layers and make paper snowflakes for clients to take home. Paul Mitchell and Matrix products help her in her quest to color and highlight strands. During other services, she decorates nails in colorful polish and makes bodies glow with spray tans.
Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Jorge Gonzalez, MD, Elase Medical Spas' team rejuvenates clients with medical-grade laser procedures, skin treatments, and cosmetic injectables. As an academy for laser technicians, Elase unleashes an arsenal of advanced laser equipment upon a host of epidermal conditions. Sagging visages spring back to a more youthful state after laser skin tightening with a Candela ND:YAG laser, which helps rebuild the collagen and elastin scaffolding that keeps skin supple and plump, and supports the body's crew of construction guys. Laser hair removal eradicates unwanted strands, VelaShape helps firm up physiques with radio-frequency energy, and vein therapy reduces the appearance of veins on the face and legs.
Elase also offers treatments that tackle problem areas without a light show, such as cosmetic injectables—including Botox, Radiesse, and Restylane—which relax or plump up wrinkled areas. Alternatively, medical facials swathe skin in clinical-grade salves selected according to each skin's type and astrological sign.