Dr. Keith Ly combines the experience of a board-certified physician with the creativity of an inventor—his past projects include a painless hypodermic needle and an anti-headache pillow—at PureLy Skin Clinic. Here, Dr. Ly offers clients a wealth of aesthetic treatments that help them project outward beauty and confidence. Surgical procedures such as Silhouette lifts—which use minimally invasive sutures to lift and tighten faces—help restore forms to their more youthful selves. Non-invasive treatments include skin-smoothing Botox injections and laser hair-removal, which zaps away unwanted fuzz and any barnacles picked up from sitting motionless in a tide pool.
Eyebrow & Lash Art Spa?s beauty pros twist cotton thread over clients? faces to swiftly remove unwanted hair and shape eyebrows. However, the threading session is only the beginning of the pampering services that boost women?s visages. With more than a dozen facials available, clients can find relief from stubborn acne, unsightly fine lines, excess oil, and sun-damaged skin. After facials and threadings properly preps faces, clients can have them dressed with subtle-looking daytime makeup or a more dramatic look befitting a bride on her wedding day. Below the neck, the pros work to decorate limbs with intricate henna art.
As a former model, The New Look For You founder Mimi Lee-Grier knows beauty isn’t as easy as magazines make it look. But she also knows the behind-the-scenes tricks that make it seem so effortless. Permanent cosmetics, eyelash extensions, and eyebrow tinting are three low-maintenance methods she uses to make eyes bigger, lips fuller, and lashes more seductive—effects that won’t smear or fade while swimming, crying, or both. She also reconditions skin with facials, uses her oil-painter’s hand to apply traditional makeup, and swaddles guests in the deep heat of infrared body wraps.
Paradise Salon's staff expertly renders the services necessary to bolster their clients' looks. Hair treatments such as Brazilian blowouts and deep conditioning keep strands smooth and strong enough to twirl around fingers or flip over shoulders. Nail services groom hands and feet—vixen reds light up fingers like glow sticks light up a rave in a cave. The technicians can also use a Japanese solution to keep lashes curled to the ideal level, enabling flirtatious winks for up to six weeks.
Newly renovated in 2011, Mynt Salon's contemporary confines mirror the contemporary looks they bestow upon their clients. The experienced staff, led by owner My-Hanh, consult with their guests as they discuss their different treatment options. The staff includes experts in various color techniques, such as root retouches, full foils, and having clients bob for apples in a tie-dye whirlpool. By staying up-to-date on the latest trends, stylists are able to add services such as feather extensions to their already lengthy repertoire of salon treatments—haircuts, for example, are available for everyone from kids to seniors.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I am an expert in my field. I have been in business for 27 years. I guarantee my work.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I love helping people look their best.
What do you love most about your job?
The results of transforming my clients' looks and the happiness and confidence it brings them.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
My client was so amazed and ecstatic that her lifelong excessive-hair problems had been permanently alleviated [that] she gave me plane tickets to Orlando as a tip.