Connie spent a good portion of her career focused on looking flawless, working as a model and television actress in New York City. But once she embarked on a cosmetology career, she started dedicating her energy toward making others look flawless, too. Connie managed a number of salons in New York before making the move to Florida, where she opened Illusions Spa & Salon. Connie helps beautify her clients with a number of services, including facials, hair treatments, and Cavi-Lipo treatments.
To permanently spruce up faces, Eylsa Ross blends clinical skill with artistry that's landed her work on celebrity mugs, television, and the pages of Shape, Real Simple, and InStyle magazines. In her experienced hands, which have dusted the faces of Matthew Perry and Christine Baranski, brows become bolder and lips become fuller. Elysa's work isn't limited to faces however; mastectomy patients rely on her for repigmentation.
Elysa also exposes complexions' natural glows with peels, microdermabrasion, and candelabra hats. She applies makeup to prep façades for weddings and events and hosts private parties.In addition to being an official Laura Mercier makeup artist, Elysa is a medical aesthetician in plastic surgery and dermatology offices. She started out by training with Pamela Taylor––who's made up the famous faces of the Rolling Stones and Billy Joel––and apprenticed with Laura Geller herself, whose line of cosmetics bears her name in stores across the nation.
Since 1988, Philip Alastra and his team of skin-savvy aestheticians have been rejuvenating visages with soothing European facials. A thorough cleansing preps faces for a conditioning mask customized to skin's specific ailments, working to diminish signs of acne, fine lines, or late-night pie-eating contests. The treatment works by plunging deep into pores to unclog them of complexion-destroying pollutants before a rich moisturizer infuses parched epidermises with much-needed hydration. The spa treatment helps refresh and enliven dull complexions while relieving tension accrued from working long hours, raising a family, or waging real-estate disputes with local rams.
Fishtail braids, cascading waves, and delicate updos are just a few of the looks that the stylists at JM Hair Design & Co. at Salon 1 Studios have perfected. They cut, color, and style hair, and they smooth away frizz with Brazilian blowouts and keratin treatments. In addition to hairstylists, makeup artists are on hand to ready clients for special events, applying blush for weddings and attaching eyelash extensions for nights out.
Total Image Salon & Spa Oasis’s staff cossets clients’ bodies with a smorgasbord of scrubs, masks, and detox treatments that can help soften skin and prep pores for nutrient absorption. During the mineral salt scrub, beauty mavens rub bodies with a blend of mineral-laden sea salts, seaweed, natural oils, and botanical extracts to cleanse and exfoliate the skin, letting inner youthfulness and the pyramids of long-lost epidermal civilizations shine through. The gentler body-foliation therapy aims to soothe away dead cells, sunspots, and hyperpigmentation with a soft scrub of oatmeal and rice-bran powders. Pro pamperers ensconce clients in a warming wrap of tea-infused natural clays during the sea-mud therapy to help suck out toxins, stimulate circulation, and induce sympathy with golems.
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.
A bilingual skincare specialist who prides herself on providing individualized services for men, women, and teens, Tatiana Russo couples her experience with an armory of high-tech gadgets designed to foster smooth, blemish-free skin. Tools, such as the Beautiful Image micro-current machine, help sagging facial skin regain lost tone without surgery, and the Revitalight LED light-therapy system targets fine lines and wrinkles and helps to boost collagen production. Medical-grade products from lines such as PCA Skin also feature prominently into her treatments, which include facials and peels that sweep away signs of aging, discoloration, and leftover sandwich remnants.