To make Glowing Gold Tanning Spa more than just a basic tanning salon, its team of therapists and aestheticians employs an extensive collection of high-powered tanning beds and specialized spa services. Housing three levels of tanning beds and a VersaSpa automated system, the spa offers clients a selection of standup beds, reclined beds, and UV-free spray-tan systems. While some people, such as beach-goers or those playing the pie crust in this year’s pageant, may be content with just a tan, others can enjoy Glowing Gold's other offerings, such as teeth whitening, massage, waxing, and facials.
Tranquility and beauty are the two goals of RC Spa. To that end, it’s transformed a simple office space into a relaxing spa, and its technicians have mastered the use of advanced cosmetic technology such as bipolar radiofrequency and ultrasound cavitation. The staff can eliminate cellulite and sagging jowls, and performs spa facials that utilize deep cleansers and exfoliating techniques to leave faces looking younger and smoother without relying on a strict diet of mashed peas.
We spoke with Jack Macaluso?Regional Social Media and Web Coordinator at Beauty Schools of America?about how the academies prepare students for careers in the real world and why it's important for the schools to give back to their communities.
On the schools' mission
Above all else, Jack says that the schools "try to focus and harness the students' creativity," while giving them all of the experience and practical skills they need not simply to be prepared to enter the work force, but to succeed and thrive. The relatively lengthy training programs ensure that aspiring stylists, cosmetologists, makeup artists, barbers, and massage therapists fully understand the intricacies of their chosen specialty, as well as what they need to do to continue advancing their future career according to Jack.
On the role of the instructors
With a roster of instructors that includes industry professionals with international spa and salon experience, Beauty Schools of America strives to give attendees a broad view of the numerous options open to them. Jack is also clear that the teachers' guidance isn't limited to classroom environments. When the advanced-level students are allowed hone their talents by performing treatments for actual clients, "an instructor or two will always be there to assist and answer questions," he says.
On the products that the students use during treatments
Students use brand name products like Moroccanoil, Sojourn, Nioxin, and others. Working alongside their instructors at modern service stations, these stylists use these products to craft en vogue cuts, color, styling and therapeutic practices.
On the schools' charitable involvement
Beauty Schools of America embraces opportunities to give back to its communities while providing real-world experience for students at the same time. Jack goes on to describe events where the schools' aspiring barbers and cosmetologists performed complimentary services for underprivileged residents, and he mentions one specific occasion when massage students provided free treatments for community members who participated in a bike ride dedicated to raising awareness about multiple sclerosis.
Juventus Cosmetic Center’s team of certified plastic surgeons fine-tunes natural features and accentuates silhouettes through surgical and nonsurgical means. The surgeons devote themselves to instilling confidence in their clientele by resurfacing skin marked by acne, scars, or sun damage, and restructuring areas such as the nose and ears. Opting for the least invasive treatment first, the team lifts sagging skin with noninvasive cold-laser therapy, which is designed to firm wrinkles and accelerate the post-operative healing process.
Spread across three Miami-area offices, Vanidades Cosmetic Surgery boasts a medical staff that includes nine MDs, whose wealth of knowledge guides staff members in both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. In many treatments, doctors use lasers to perform everything from liposuction to hair removal to skin rejuvenation. To choose the right procedure, which may also include injectables such as fat grafting, the staff equips clients with an online animations library that displays the benefits of surgeries performed on all of Hollywood's most popular cartoons.
At Amazing Cosmetic Surgery, surgeons, aestheticians, and laser technicians come together to turn clients' beauty goals into reality. In the surgery realm, board-certified plastic surgeons enhance features with trained techniques, while a spa branch pampers with waxing, facials, and massage services. In between, various technologies come together to help guests achieve the bodies and complexions they covet. Lasers and radiofrequency machines smooth cellulite, dissolve extra inches, and remove hair. Microdermabrasion machines remove the outer layer of skin for a refreshed complexion, while Botox injections relax wrinkle-causing muscles by reading them Chicken Soup for the Glabella's Soul.