Adriana works with sugar every day, but she’s not a baker. She’s in the business of removing hair, using an all-natural paste created from sugar, water, and lemon juice. She plies her trade at the self-titled private studio, Adriana’s Professional Body Sugaring, where she treats clients to her sweet, simple services in both English and Spanish. She reports that, due to the simple ingredients and cool temperature of the mixture, most find sugaring less unpleasant than waxing. Her formula contains no allergens to irritate the skin, only adheres to dead skin cells and hair, and tastes pretty great on toast.
In this friendly office, a team of nurse practitioners, medical aestheticians, and certified medical assistants specializes in medically designed weight-loss programs, which augment wholesome diets and exercise with medicinal aids, such as vitamin injections and prescription appetite suppressants. Staffers also train in nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, such as Botox, Juv?derm, and clown-nose application.
The experts at Perfect Brow enhance natural beauty with a slate of specialty services that have long been popular in India. Threading, for instance, uses thin cotton filaments to remove hair by the follicle with surgical precision, sculpting fine lines, reshaping arches, and banishing unibrows. The aestheticians also accent the skin with henna, creating artful, often florid, designs that last up to 10 days, allowing patrons to decorate their body without the permanence of a tattoo or the inconvenience of gluing wallpaper to their face.
Dr. B. Tasleyma Sattar is an osteopathic doctor and researcher who's devoted her practice to holistic family medicine. Drawing on her experience as the chief resident at Palmetto General Hospital and owner of Oakmont Wellness Center, Dr. Sattar conducts diagnostic tests and therapies to address everyday issues. At her office she specializes not only in family medicine but also in travel medicine, administering immunizations, offering one-on-one counseling, and supplying patients with airport-friendly, metal-free stethoscopes.
Airbrush units sibilantly hiss and UV lights hum gently. Patrons, including several former pageant winners, wander among a range of beds, which dispatch bronzing beams to standing or horizontal guests. The electrically hued units have names like ETS Velocity and Sportarredo Extasy, all of them resembling something from a science-fiction film or a supercomputer?s yearbook. Xotic provides protective eyewear, and a range of beds in different levels allows patrons to customize their coloration. Specialists consult in private rooms, helping select the correct shade of spray-tan solution, which dries instantly and is almost completely odorless.