Protective covers, automobile chargers, and audio aides adorn the walls inside South Florida Communications stores. iPhone surfaces luxuriously resist scratches with a signature leather case ($29.99) and deflect over-the-shoulder-reading suns with an antiglare screen protector ($19.99). A Samsung WEP460 Bluetooth headset ($34.99) frees hands for more important tasks, such as plugging a Motorola phone into a sleek car charger ($19.99). South Florida Communications' staff of more than 65 employees stays abreast of current technologies and trends to ensure customers find the ideal items to fit their handset and intended task, such as traveling or digitally peeling potatoes.
Abby Couture Boutique Salon’s bold, art-lined walls and modern décor entertain eyes while stylists revamp 'dos with a range of treatments. Wielding high-end products from such brands as Davines, stylists first wash away dirt, oil, and confetti from New Year’s Eve 2003 from strands before engaging in a snip session to create fashionable coifs. Clients can then elect to alter their hue with a single-process color using Goldwell products, or add dimension and subtle shimmer to tresses with partial highlights. A blow-dry and style sets locks into shiny formation, readying them for nights on the town or repeated, showstopping entrances at work via a revolving door.
Since 1988, Philip Alastra and his team of tress trimmers have been rejuvenating head covers with a variety of salon services. Patrons sink into salon chairs as savvy stylists move fingers through their locks, scrubbing scalps with shampoo to remove oil, grime, and incriminating party confetti. Then the professional mane tamer infuses tresses with a deep-conditioning treatment before evening out layers and trimming dead ends. A salon style completes the visit, whipping strands into street-ready shape.
Inside of her Kekki Chiropractic clinic, Dr. Tanya Kekki operates a smaller office that specializes solely in laser and skincare treatments. Experienced laser technicians use the filtered beam of the Palomar pulsed-light system to bust up follicles at their roots. Every treatment begins with a free initial consultation that lets techs give an expert opinion as to the effectiveness of the process for you, as well as answer any questions or taffy-wrapper riddles.
In addition to smoothing skin, they happily polish and nurture faces. Using Neova skin care products and chemical peels, they tailor treatments to specific skin complaints. They also harness the Palomar laser's IPL technology which, when applied to faces, décolletage, and arms, can erase sun and age spots, smooth uneven pigmentation, reduce the signs of visible veins, and scan for dormant superpowers.
It looks more like a home than a clinic?travel up the brick walkway and past the hedges and you'll come to a large house decorated and furnished like the living space of a family with a taste for flowers and contemporary furniture. But that domestic air vanishes the second you glimpse the center's high-tech equipment, which ranges from a Beautiful Image microcurrent machine for spot-treating cellulite to a Cynosure Apogee Elite laser for removing hair and vascular lesions. Because these machines, like a shower's hot tap, should only be operated by medical professionals, Dr. David Priscal and a staff of certified technicians run the clinic. These staffers, certified in such medical fields as nursing and electrology, also deliver Dermalogica facials and permanent-makeup procedures for eyes and lips.