Featured at two star-studded award ceremonies in 2011, Balensi's Institute Skin Care & Spa makes everyday clients feel like VIPs with luxurious spa services. Guest pass by a water fountain and tropical plants as they enter a cozy, renovated bungalow that dates back to 1910, the same year that the Great Sphinx had her first microdermabrasion. Led by medical aesthetician Lorena Balensi and certified medical assistant Jean-Michel Balensi, trained technicians perform most treatments—from facials to enzyme peels—with pharmaceutical-grade products. For more than 10 years, Jean-Michel has applied principles of color theory, facial geometry, design/application, skin health and wound healing, anatomy and physiology to all aspects of his craft, servicing more than 3,000 clients. Applied one by one, his ocular artistry of eyelash extensions give eyelids the volume and length to attract compliments or entire butterfly colonies. Garden fountains perform a liquid symphony for patrons who relax at a shaded outdoor patio.