South Beach Tans and Spa partitions its newly remodeled facility into two separate spaces: a secluded spa area offering skincare and waxing services and a livelier hallway that opens into private UV- and spray-tanning rooms. Clients can purchase single sessions or monthly packages for regular beds as well as VHO beds, which employ 42 lamps to produce a darker tan.
The company’s aestheticians curate complexions in warm, softly lit treatment rooms with noninvasive skin treatments designed to soften the signs of aging. The spa team also specializes in hair-removal using sugaring paste—a compound blended from sugar, lemon juice, and water—that exfoliates skin while yanking follicles out by the root, ensuring less hair breakage than tweezing or blasts from a freeze ray.
Helmed by board-certified gynecologic surgeon Jeffrey J. Smith, MD, Bella Vita Med Spa’s team of beauty techs works to improve health and bolster confidence with a range of aesthetic skincare and cosmetic procedures. The staff aims to safely refurbish faces through a multipronged strategy of skincare treatments, including microdermabrasion, photofacials, and Obagi chemical peels that reveal unmarked surfaces and the undisclosed Donny Osmond impressions beneath. Wielding a variety of lasers, including Cutera and Titan, the staff can also perform laser procedures such as hair removal, skin resurfacing, and spider-vein removal. Injectables and dermal fillers help reduce the signs of aging, and tummy tucks and laser-assisted liposculpture help reduce the signs of adipose tissue.
Nestled in the sunlit, arch-ceilinged airiness of a 1947 retrofitted home, Cameo Salon and Spa lavishes façades with renewing services and Éminence skincare products. During the 30-minute body scrub, the gentle nuzzling of a dry brush prods the release of dead skin cells before an aesthetician massages the body with a 100% organic coconut sugar scrub, complete with coconut oils that hydrate sallow skin like a lawn sprinkler at full blast. Next, hot towels or a warm shower refresh the body, and skin emerges renewed and ready for coatings of moisturizer to reanimate faded shells.
The licensed cosmetologists at 'N Style Salon & Spa cleanse complexions with SkinCeuticals products to create a youthful glow. Their massaging motions cheer up faces during the facial's deep cleanse and exfoliation, which banishes crotchety cells so that younger skin can shine through. Moisturizers drench the face in nourishing lipids, imbuing visages with radiance and health. Gliding effleurage strokes warm up muscles during the 60-minute Swedish massage, which follows with firm petrissage strokes that target muscle knots so that shoulders can shrug, shimmy, and juggle eggs without impediment. The massage stimulates circulation and detoxification and makes backs less prone to injury. The package serves as a treat to wipe away holiday stress, as a late gift for a busy loved one, or as a way to proclaim one's love for a stiff-looking mannequin.
Though the name of her business, Got Lady Stache?, implies an attitude of irreverence, aesthetician Jennifer Horton takes her clients very seriously. In her nook at Sugar and Shears, she removes unwanted hair with sugaring, a process less painful than waxing and more sanitary than using leftover duct tape. As they recline on a black-leather treatment chair, clients can also opt for facial treatments to rejuvenate skin.