As their spa’s name implies, the licensed technicians at Forever Young Bodyworks tap into the fountain of youth with detoxifying body wraps and nourishing facials that soften, hydrate, and set skin aglow. They supplement these skincare treatments with beautifying spray tans, eyelash tinting, and all-over waxing services. Permanent-makeup applications cut time out of the morning routine; similarly, ink-removal sessions save time that would otherwise be wasted explaining tattoos of string-theory equations to nosy strangers on the bus.
RRC Vascular Specialists’ highly trained staff targets veiny legs with sclerotherapy, a minimally invasive treatment designed to reduce the appearance of spider veins. Trained technician determine whether the subdermal arachnid interstates are treatable with sclerotherapy before taking up an ultra-thin needle to inject the specialized sclerosing solution into the offending areas. The injected elixir irritates unsightly veins, causing them to collapse and, much like the ever-illusive second sock, quietly disappear. The procedure takes around 15 minutes per treatment, and patients can treat any area on one or both of their legs. Doctors recommend adorning lower limbs with support hosiery or leg-hugging koalas for at least 24 hours after the treatment, and patients may note up to an 80% vascular reduction within three to six weeks. Treatments should be spaced two–six weeks apart, and more than one treatment is suggested for optimal results.
At the age of 11, Peggy Newlan began sculpting her mother's hair into beehives and french twists. She practiced on friends and family members, her fingers becoming more and more adept as she styled manes and picked locks. Despite her innate talent for hairstyling, Newlan pursued a career in accounting and banking. Eventually, she returned to her true calling, joined ooh la la Salon, and purchased the company in 2003.
Newlan now leads a team of stylists, as well as a massage therapist and a skincare expert who is an educator at Florida Academy. The beauty specialists perform a variety of services, from cuts, highlights, and ionic hair straightening to nailcare and spa services such as facials, massages, waxes, and spray tans.
Le Bijou Salon & Spa helps clients find inner tranquility while enhancing their exteriors. The salon’s stylists shear tresses into new ‘dos and alter colors in front of gold-framed mirrors. Aestheticians perform facial treatments with seaweed and essential oils, customizing products to banish crow’s feet or renew cheeks worn out from communing with puffer fish. They also lavish hands and feet with spa treatments and wax away unwanted fuzz from any area—even ears. Meanwhile, the spa’s massage therapists invite aching bodies into private treatment rooms, where they knead muscles in modalities that range from prenatal to craniosacral.
The entire staff at Zen Wellness Studio is focused on overall wellness, uniting mind and body in a search from peace. Lead massage therapist, Dr. Amy Emme, smoothes tension from muscles with a variety of massage modalities, including Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, and medical massage. Massages are designed to soothe aching muscles, as well as promote restful sleep, reduce stress-inducing cortisol, and decrease pain. Also at the center are certified hypnotists, reiki masters, and a health coach who advises clients on attaining healthy lifestyles and which color M&M has the least calories.
The team at Havana Hair Salon beautifies all aspects of the body, from the tresses to the toenails. But it all starts with the long list of hairstyling services, including everything from precision cuts to deep-conditioning treatments. They can craft fetching new looks for women as well as men and children, tailoring each service to match the client's individual style. For those times when a haircut alone is not enough, the salon's nail technicians glamorize hands and toes with nail art and soothing manicures.