You can call her The Eyebrow Girl, but Ana also claims the title of licensed skin care therapist. Ana and her staff specialize in eyebrow shaping, and they approach the form as an art?they factor in symmetry, proportion, and visual harmony in order to give every eyebrow a shape that gels with the client's features and permanent monocles. To that end Ana offers eyebrow-design sessions with tweezing or waxing services. They also will help beautify the rest of the face, using skincare treatments such as the 60-minute therapy facial, which includes a skin analysis, oxygenation, customized mask, and a reflexology massage, which helps to reduce blemishes and give the complexion a radiant glow.
Those looking for Las Olas Barbershop need only look for the striped Padair barber pole, which has been spinning out front for generations. Made in the year 1948, it’s emblematic of the longevity of the shop, which first opened on Las Olas Boulevard in 1951 and was helmed by the same man—Ben "The Barber" Adamo—for more than 46 years. Though Ben has since passed, the traditions set down by the old-school barber are continued by current owner David Quinn, who takes care to ensure his third-generation customers receive the same quality service as their fathers and grandfathers before them. He's also taken great pains to revamp the aging hub—which he described as "a piece of history on the boulevard," to Go Riverwalk writer Kevin Lane—while respecting its legacy and character.
Today, though the wood floors and paint colors have been updated, guests can still see Ben's familiar photo and prized golf club hanging around. Upgrades have included barber cabinets and chrome-and-porcelain Paidar barber chairs dating back to the 1930s, which add authenticity to the shop's vintage aesthetic and nightly jitterbug marathons. And while the new generation of barbers continues to dole out the shop's signature shave-and-a-haircut service, they now also cater to women and kids and have even added manicures to the menu.
Skilled hands at The Oasis Massage And Spa work to make bodies feel peaceful on the inside and polished on the outside. With expertise in five massage modalities, therapists summon techniques ranging from soothing Swedish strokes to foot reflexology to boost circulation or align energy pathways. Body scrubs, wraps, and baths focus on exteriors with fragrant solutions designed to ward off under-bed monsters by making bodies feel indistinguishable from their satin sheets.
Lorna Baxter is passionate about beauty and skincare and she has the certifications to prove it. A licensed aesthetician for over 15 years, she completed her skincare training at Florida College of Natural Health, but Lorna didn't stop there. She then went on to earn licenses as a massage therapist, cosmetologist, nail technician, and makeup artist, and she completed over 100 hours of study in traditional and advanced Thai medicine. She pulls from her impressive repertoire during traditional pampering treatments such as massages and eyebrow shaping, but she specializes skin treatments that target aging, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring.
Anthony Joseph says that the most important part of his job happens before he even lifts his shears: it's the consultation, where he learns the client's vision and gains inspiration for the look he's going to create. Afterward, the Aveda-trained stylist snips locks, brushes on highlights and color, and nourishes strands with deep-conditioning treatments. Throughout, clients sip on a complimentary glass of wine as soothing music plays in the background of Joseph's private studio.
By focusing on one type of treatment, Flawless Body Waxing Studio?s technicians are able to take extra steps to ensure a clean and comfortable experience. At the start of each appointment, they apply an all-natural pre-cleaner, followed by an almond oil that prevents wax from sticking to the skin. And in an effort to minimize discomfort, they choose between Berodin hard and soft wax, depending on the area, before administering a post-wax application of essential oils to soothe the skin.