Kimberly Murphy is a licensed aesthetician and PCA-certified skincare specialist with a industry-proven background that stretches back to 1994. During that time she's worked cosmetics for Lord and Taylor, represented European lines like Guerlain and Orlane, and volunteered for nonprofits such as Teen Explosion. Her goal at Kimberly's Glam Spa and Boutique is to share her knowledge to help clients in order to give them a fresh start at healthy skin and beautiful features.
After a glass of champagne or cup of tea in the cafe, clients settle in for one of Kimberly's signature treatments. The menu of services features facials for men, women, teens, and those looking to overcome signs of aging?take, for instance, the 24-carat gold facial, which reduces wrinkles and harness the healing properties of gold to reduce impurities in the skin. There's also a slate of body wraps like the chocolate-covered strawberry wrap, as well as PCA peels for more advanced skin issues. After a treatment and beverage, clients are free to peruse the boutique's jewelry and accessories.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5- to 15-minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
Natural light pours through the salon's large front windows onto walls painted the deep blue-green of a tropical island. Amidst this relaxing ambiance, skilled stylists snip sharp scissor cuts and bedeck tresses with flattering highlights. Formaldehyde-free conditioning treatments are also available to reduce frizz for an easier morning routine. Guests may also request a gel manicure or receive a sun-kissed look without the UV rays via a spray-tan session.
The formidable skincare boutique at B-True Organics has a lot in common with the produce section of a grocery store. Products are crafted with botanicals such as fennel, grapefruit, and mango?and they're almost pure enough to eat. The pH-balanced shampoos, body lotions, and eye shadows contain no harsh chemicals and have never been tested on animals or particularly hairy coconuts. In addition to their in-house line of products, B-True Organics carries brands such as Dr. Bronner's, ilike, and SpaRitual. B-True's respectable menu of spa services lets customers put its products to the test in private treatment rooms as they receive organic facials or massages that employ Hawaiian and Balinese techniques.
Drawing from the boutique's selection of natural, chemical-free skincare products, the aestheticians on staff provide skincare services that address a number of complexion maladies. Skin experts also work closely with clients who are battling acne, offering a six-week program that incorporates products and visits to the boutique to manage problem skin and keep blemishes at bay.
The team at Forever Trim Body Sculpting Center performs their new signature noninvasive Coolsculpting and face-lift procedures under the guidance of Dr. Michael Rodriguez. Drawing on a wealth of technology and leadership from Rodriguez, a fellow in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the center?s technicians reshape the body and tighten the skin. With a Zerona LipoLaser system, they emulsify stubborn fat on the waist, hips, and thighs, making it easier to wear skinny jeans or slip into a toaster while playing hide-and-seek. The Ulthera machine, on the other hand, performs a nonsurgical face-lift without significant pain or downtime.
A tablespoon of honey, chopped and pressed vegetables, and a pinch of salt: it?s not the recipe for a summer salad, but for Luna Skin Care and Spa?s customized organic body treatments. Within the confines of their small and personable salon, the treatments mix raw, organic ingredients while the client waits, ensuring maximum freshness and a blend that caters to favorite fragrances and personal skincare needs. The spa?s owner Marianela Arauco, a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician for over 15 years, specializes in a variety of massages, including shiatsu, Japanese acupressure, and reflexology. Her hands sweep over skin, helping to treat issues such as chronic anxiety, muscle tension, or the inability to remove cruel signs taped onto one?s back by guidance counselors.