Board-certified registered nurse practitioner Sandy Hutnick heads up the team of licensed aestheticians at 180medspa, where specialists pay close attention to every detail of the aesthetic treatments they administer. At locations in Winter Park and Boca Raton, Hutnick and her staff break up fat cells and rejuvenate skin using Lipo-Light therapy, facials, and other services. They specialize in fractional skin resurfacing, using laser technology to diminish scars, wrinkles, and blemishes, leaving smoother skin with an even tone. The team can also use the MedLite C6 laser to erase unfortunate tattoos, sending them back to the vault beneath Walt Disney's mansion where all bad illustrations originate. Laser hair removal, spider-vein therapy, and Botox injections round out the med spa's extensive catalog of beauty enhancement treatments.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
After graduating from the Florida College of Natural Health, licensed massage therapist Shirley Lewis fine-tuned her healing techniques at gyms, chiropractic offices, and by giving massages at local and international health fairs. Now in the comfort of her own private studio, Shirley customizes treatments to each client's individual needs and can promote relaxation with Swedish and hot bamboo therapy, or access lower-layer aches with deep-tissue or trigger-point pressure. Clients may also request the studio's signature Ultimate massage, which blends oils with rolling, kneading, and percussive strokes to ease tension.
The staff of Viva La Shimmer Skin Care focuses on improving the skin of everyone who enters its confines within Studio V Salon. During airbrush-tanning sessions, people stand inside a black egg-shaped tent while a technician paints a bronzed glow across their skin. Aestheticians also perform a variety of facial treatments, including a European facial with exfoliation and a mask, a rejuvenation facial that stimulates collagen production to reduce signs of aging, and a back facial to clear away that temporary tattoo of a dragon.
With more than 20 years of combined experience, Iliana and Victoria Velez work with clients to help them achieve a healthy balance in mind, body, and spirit. Therapeutic massages, including prenatal and neuromuscular modalities, help relieve stress and stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
As co-owners of Trend Studios Orlando, Matthew Bengston and Anthony Cortes have cultivated a business that reflects their own areas of expertise. Matthew brings his skills as a stylist to the hair salon, where he and his team cut men’s and women’s hair, add highlights, and lengthen locks with extensions. For his part, Anthony draws on his talents as a teeth-whitening and airbrush-tanning specialist to oversee those branches of the studio. Both Matthew and Anthony go out of their way to ensure a comfortable experience for clients: Anthony’s airbrush tans, for example, employ an Evolv. Sidekick tanning system that warms up its tanning solution before gently misting skin. For the spa services in which they do not specialize, Matthew and Anthony employ a knowledgeable staff that performs massages, waxing treatments, and a cappella renditions of the spa’s relaxing soundtrack.