Upon arrival at Facial Spa and Body, stress immediately begins to melt away when a cup of tea or coffee is placed in your hands and you gaze at the robin's-egg-blue walls while waiting for facials, body wraps, and cellulite treatments. The aesthetician then leads you into a private room stocked with products from top skincare brands such as SkinCeuticals, Obagi, and La Roche-Posay. In addition to these brands, Facial Spa and Body also sells Colombian Fajas Salome shaping girdles, which contour waistlines, improve posture, and protect midsections from sucker punches.
Michelle Sternberg has spent nearly 35 years perfecting her technique as a licensed electrolysis technician, and over the years she's built a loyal fan base that's quick to speak to her prowess. At Laser by Michelle she performs electrolysis as well as laser hair removal. During laser treatments she uses pulsed-light Palomar technology, effective on the majority of complexions and nearly any body part. For most people, it takes between 6 and 12 sessions to see desired results, but for a sloth it would probably take longer.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking garage; free
Before hitting a beach at the nearby Atlantic Ocean, consider stopping in at New Me Spa for a wax. The aestheticians here rely on strip-less hard wax, never double-dipping, to remove stubborn hairs from bikini areas, as well as arms, backs, chests, and legs. According to New Me Spa's owner, using this type of wax, which is allowed to harden before it is pulled off the body, can be less painful than using traditional strip wax or hugging a sap-covered tree and quickly pulling away.
In addition to waxing, New Me Spa's aestheticians treat patrons to everything from facials and peels to tanning and lash and brow tinting. They also beautify bodies with med-spa technologies, including red-light therapy and whole-body-vibration therapy.
Noticing a trend, the professionals at Monica Hair Studio departed from the industry standard and created a salon based on openness and hospitality. The studio's clients are the direct beneficiaries of this policy, as each personalized treatment leaves them relaxed, refreshed, and confident in their appearance—unlike a penguin with peacock feathers. Each visit starts with a complimentary consultation with an expert stylist, and clients are treated to services such as haircuts, keratin treatments, mani-pedis, and deep-cleansing facials. Products from Keratherapy, Dióra, and DermaSwiss prove the professional quality of the treatments, and an on-site massage therapist can ease the tension brought on by worrying about whether or not to get bangs.
La Bodeguita Meat Market encourages budding oenophiles to entertain and refine their palates during weekly wine-tasting events. Sommeliers in training can swirl, sniff, and savor unlimited samples of five preselected varietals, noting their unique flavors, aromas, and hair-dying capabilities. A maximum of 50 customers per tasting cultivates a small-group atmosphere and ensures grapes don't feel overwhelmed by the scrutiny. Although not included with this Groupon, snacks are available for purchase during the event. Call ahead to make a reservation.