Helmed by Ellen Lillian, a master barber with more than three decades of experience, The Old Fashioned Barber Shop strives to return community and camaraderie to haircuts through traditional barbering. After moving the shop from its original outpost in New York, Lillian and her team of barbers and stylists swiftly went to work bestowing their specialization of flat tops, shaves, and beard trims on the Sunshine State, though their service menu also features cuts and colors for women. The traditional red, white, and blue pole spins outside, while inside, the space beams with the gloss of bulky leather barber chairs and the smiles of patrons enjoying complimentary beverages and lessons on how to use left-handed scissors.
Inside Tan Lines of Jupiter's bright salon, cool blue walls, tropical plants, and paintings of the ocean set a beachy backdrop for sunless tanning in private rooms. Powerful tanning beds include a standup machine, which promotes an even bronzing without tan lines. Traditional beds mimic the relaxing indulgence of a nap on the beach, with comfortable surfaces, a warm glow, and optional in-room seagulls. Customizable airbrush tans eschew UV rays in favor of Norvell spray tanner—made with mineral-salt bronzers—which imparts a natural glow by matching product to skin tone. Armed with lotions from Australian Gold, Swedish Beauty, and Designer Skin, experienced staffers recommend the best beds based on skin type and desired final shade.
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 and discoloration.
The folks behind Tropicalaser view laser hair removal as a necessity, not an indulgence. That's why, like a doctor's office, they try to accommodate as many clients as they can. To swiftly and safely shed unwanted hair, they use lasers from reputable companies such as Lumenis, Candela, and Cynosure. On-staff medical directors and laser technicians implement strict protocol to maintain responsible use. Laser-hair removal is available for both men and women, and the equipment Tropicalaser uses can accommodate all skin types. Other services offered include tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.
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.