Makeup artist and aesthetician Mandi O’Dell devises Bella Vita Studio & Spa's repertoire of luxurious spa services, which seek to boost the skin's natural radiance and leave bodies soft and smooth. For faces and lifelike marble busts, she cleanses pores and sloughs away dead cells with facials, chemical peels, and manual microdermabrasion treatments. Waxing services for women and men mingle with herb- and sugar-infused body treatments to cut down on wind resistance when catching a speeding pedicab, and winks find alluring magnification with luxurious eyelash extensions and lash and eyebrow tints.
The old saying goes something like this?if you give a man a fish, he?ll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he?ll eat for a lifetime. It?s that line of thinking that drives the spa technicians at Jubils Salon & Day Spa. As they perform aesthetic services that range from haircuts to facials and massage, they strive to enlighten their clients with tips on how to better care for their skin, hair, and nails. Armed with these techniques, clients can then improve their at-home skincare regimens, which previously consisted of sleeping in tubs of oatmeal and never leaving the house.
The team at Ageless Reflection Medspa and Wellness Center, which includes a board-certified doctor and licensed aesthetician, enhances its clients' beauty with a retinue of cosmetic treatments. Botox and Juvederm fillers restore the skin's smooth, youthful appearance, while IPL skin rejuvenation, medical microdermabrasions, and chemical peels call upon state-of-the-art technologies and NeoStrata skincare products to chase away various imperfections. Staff members harnesses the power of the FDA-approved eMax laser system to usher away unwanted body hair, and they help clients shed pounds by providing nutritional counseling, customized weight-loss plans, and purèed cauliflower disguised as ice cream.
Skin experts at Esthetics Center rely on noninvasive scientific advancements to cultivate smooth, youthful complexions but draw on an ancient Indian art to redesign unruly eyebrows. Skin analyses can lead to custom facials with Shahnaz Husain herbal creams, enzyme therapy gentle enough for those with rosacea, or the outing of secret identities with better skin. Advanced exfoliation procedures involving microcrystal sprays and chemical serums reveal fresh, healthy skin as well as the depth of the aestheticians' knowledge. Body and facial waxing is an exclusive privilege of women at Esthetics Center, but the team extends their skills in eyebrow threading—an age-old technique that uses thread to nab hair but not skin—to both sexes.
Each Spa Catalina laser hair removal package includes eight treatments that blast away hair with the high-tech precision of a protractor-guided cruise missile. A high-energy laser, with a cool tip that provides extra epidermal protection, emits a gentle beam of light that harmlessly passes through the skin and directly targets follicles. This Groupon is perfectly sized for the full neck and beard ($655), or the bikini and underarms package ($675). Upgrade to a partial Brazilian for an additional $195, or a full Brazilian for an additional $295. Combine smaller packages for areas such as the sideburns ($300) and bikini ($400), or apply the value to a larger package such as the full face (lip, chin, and neck; $955) and pay the remaining balance.
The Swanson Center??helmed by Dr. Eric Swanson, a certified plastic surgeon??is home to advanced technology, products from coveted brands, and, perhaps most importantly, trained and experienced staff members. Here, Aesthetician Nicki helps her clients take advantage of the clinic's resources by brightening faces with services such as MegaPeel microdermabrasions treatments and laser skin resurfacing, which Dr. Swanson incorporates into his facelift surgeries. In addition to tummy tucks and breast lifts, the staff offers less-invasive services, including Botox injections and laser hair removal. But Dr. Swanson doesn?t just help the patients who enter his office. With an eye toward benevolence, he has also participated in reconstructive surgeries to help children.