After working in spas for two decades, French-educated massage therapist and paramedical esthetician Chrys Straiton founded Studio Blu Spa, envisioning a tranquil retreat where she could continue to advance her skills while pampering clients with facials, massages, and skincare services.
When selecting the team for her new spa, Chrys deferred to experience—each of her licensed nail technicians, for example, has roughly a decade of practice. During microdermabrasions, back facials, and other skincare treatments, Chrys and her staff wield G.M. Collin products derived from natural botanical extracts and finely blended teddy-bear stuffing. G.M. Collin was one of the first brands to integrate collagen into its formulas, and Studio Blu’s devotion to the skincare line evinces both the spa’s openness to innovation and its results-oriented approach.
In addition to treating common foot maladies such as broken bones and ingrown nails, Dr. Gary Wallach also conducts elective procedures. He combats the burning soles often associated with wearing high heels with injections of Sculptra, a solution typically used to ward off facial furrows. Other beauty injections fight in-shoe perspiration, and his Solecare regimen softens heels' tough candy shells. Pedicures at Coral Ridge Podiatry combine both a medical and spa experience, focusing equally on foot health and nail handsomeness during sessions performed with hospital-grade hygiene standards.
From cuticle damage to thumbnail wrinkles, Zendora's Natural Nails combats the ravages of time that take their toll on hands and feet. Treatments cater to the thin skin on hands and attempt to alleviate the daily damage hands are exposed to such as water, temperature changes, sun damage, and chemicals. Clients can stop in for an indulgent manicure, which helps repair skin and gussies up fingers with colorful lacquer. Likewise, pedicures treat feet and legs to some pampering and cap things off with a choice of polish.
From inside iStudio Salons, Mory calls upon her extensive experience to beautify clients. Since leaving her law career thirteen years ago, Mory has participated in beauty shows across the globe, including in Venezuela, Italy, France, Hong Kong, China, and Japan, and on that wind-blown cloud from old-timey globes. Now, backed by her experience as both a model and a salon manager, Mory is highly qualified to perform services that include waxes, mani-pedis, air-brush makeup, and haircare.
Echo Salon's skilled stylists and skincare specialists employ high-quality products, but their experience is the most valuable tool in their kits. Each staffer has worked in the industry for at least a decade, and draws upon that knowledge to pamper clients from head to toe. The salon menu goes beyond cuts and styles with treatments such as Great Lengths extensions, keratin treatments, permanent weaves, and relaxers.
Signature Service: Cut and color, relaxers, hair extensions
Brands Used: Straight Request, Affirm, Pravana
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes