Tanning beds of both the standup and lie-down variety fill the treatment rooms at Hot Tropics, a salon that offers bronzing and slimming services. In addition to modern UV beds in a selection of five strength levels, the studio imbues bodies with a golden glow during custom airbrush-tanning sessions. Those looking to incinerate a few calories and purge toxins from their systems can make a date with an infrared body wrap.
Medical director and physician Dr. Stephanie Durham leads a team of beauty experts—including a licensed cosmetologist and naturopathic doctor—in enhancing clients' appearances with noninvasive treatments. Pulling from a diverse collection of lasers, including the Cutera and Titan systems, techs clear unwanted hair or wrinkles, and help tighten the skin. Medical aestheticians customize facials and peels to treat specific skin troubles and gently knead muscles to evict stress.
The spa's decor fosters feelings of calm with warm colors, flickering candles, and comfy leather seats. The facial room acts as a quiet sanctuary for guests, where they may spend their time reading, meditating, or silently counting to 10.
Skin Basically's licensed aesthetician, Marina Bratshpis, pampers a clientele that has included both royalty and celebrities. And it's no wonder a reported menagerie of high-profile clients has flocked to her—Marina boasts international training, including time spent as a skincare educator at Le Pli Day Spa in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With experience behind her in both skincare and nursing, she welcomes clients for relaxing and rejuvenating epidermis-focused treatments. Marina performs various facial treatments, drawing upon exotic ingredients such as Avène water from the Cevennes Mountains, flaxseed powder, and flakes of children's drawings.