The expert aestheticians at Renaissance Salon and Spa provide a wide range of services in the elegant 4,500-square-foot space. They use the state-of-the-art facility to perform luxurious treatments such as a 24-karat Magic “Gold” facial.
Ani Miryala started learning ancient-Indian skincare techniques at an age when most people think "acne" is the misspelling of a Road-Runner plot. Surrounded by uncles who were practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine, Miryala immersed herself in the noninvasive organic methods taught at the family beauty school, eventually opening a spa with her three sisters. As Kate Hamilton of Skin Inc. magazine reported in 2008, Miryala now owns one of the largest female-operated companies in southern India and has brought time-honored Indian traditions to the United States at Anoo's Herbal Day Spa and a dozen other locations worldwide.
The aesthetician and published author has amassed a team of licensed specialists that rejuvenates minds and bodies with chemical-free treatments. Hair-removal technicians refine 80–120 eyebrows per day with signature threading services, leaving behind more clearly defined arches than a freshly poured sidewalk. Pesticide-free fruits and vegetables nourish skin during Indian facials, and natural peels and herbal-microdermabrasion techniques leave faces smooth and glowing. To combat stress, the crew massages muscles with an ancient herbal-wheat-dough method that turns muscles into soft, buttery loaves of relaxation.
Students of cosmetology, eager to hone their skills as hairstylists and registered skincare professionals, roam the studio at MCI, taking in tricks of the trade from their professional instructors. Under the watchful eye of their teachers, pupils practice their newfound skills on willing clients, who in return receive services such as haircuts, highlights, and keratin treatments at prices lower than traditional salons. In the spa, aestheticians-in-training use PCA Skin products to cleanse and exfoliate skin during European facials and three types of peels: marine enzyme, cranberry, and detox gel. They also wave microdermabrasion wands across complexions for resurfacing or minimizing wrinkles, and they customize treatments to combat everything from acne to dry, aging skin.
Clients who wish to naturally exfoliate their skin may opt for an enzyme peel, which promotes cell renewal while visibly diminishing appearances of scars, stretch marks, age spots, sun damage, and skin discoloration. Enzymes penetrate the upper layers of the tissue, cleansing pores and improving skin texture, tone, elasticity and tautness.
Boca Med Spa was created upon the founder's diverse talents and experience as a licensed aesthetician, medical electrologist, and laser technician, meaning that each of the services offered at the med-spa are meant not only to relax the body, but actually get to the root of aging and other aesthetic issues through medical means. The certified and licensed staff focuses on custom treatments using medical-grade products, performing services that include body sculpting, permanent makeup, and lymphatic drainage to medical micro needling, a new technique for stimulating collagen in the face. For exfoliation, the aesthetician resurfaces the skin with diamond-tip microdermabrasions, facial peels, or dermaplaning, which softens fine lines by removing the top layer of skin and fine hair. They also work with elōs technology, which blends gentle radio frequencies with lasers to rejuvenate and tighten skin, remove body hair and spider veins, and cure hiccups.
Hairstylist Haggai Kapach’s 20-year career has taken him from the classrooms of Aveda to beauty institutes in South Africa and Israel, enabling him to translate trends to suit almost any lifestyle. Along the way, he picked up specialties in precision color, curly haircuts, and keratin treatments, and used his spare time to hone his skills in massage and reflexology. Today he shows off his worldly styling skills at Salon 26, alongside a styling team that works tirelessly to rejuvenate bodies with globe-spanning services that range from Brazilian waxes to French manicures, as well as laser skin-toning treatments inspired by the future.
Dr. Armando Pineda-Velez, the medical spa's captain, uses his 30-plus years of experience to help men and women combat Father Time with an assortment of anti-aging and weight-loss services. Dr. Pineda-Velez has trotted across the globe, learning and practicing numerous types of medicine including nuclear, internal, cosmetic, oncological, and naturopathic. Dr. Pineda-Velez's certified medical staff can speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese, which helps them better explain the benefits of Changing Time Medical Spa's brand-name products and why the sky is blue.