Though it may not be an actual gallery, Cosmetic Gallery contains such a wealth of beauty products that it can turn faces into works of art. Top-shelf cosmetics from lines such as Dermalogica, Clarins, and Decl?or infuse skin with natural ingredients that both cleanse and diminish signs of aging. La Prairie products rejuvenate sensitive skin, and Smashbox makeup enhances features with eye shadows, blushes, and lip glosses. The beauty hot spot's soothing services include microdermabrasions, herbal peels, and makeup applications for weddings or TV viewings of weddings.
Owner and multicertified aesthetician Jennifer Woehle helms Beau Ideal House of Beauty's cadre of licensed pulchritude bolsterers, performing spa services that range from dramatic eyelash extensions to facials and body scrubs. A lineup of facials refurbishes weary façades, tailoring treatments to skin types in order to fight such visage blemishers as bacteria, dryness, and meringue-pie projectiles. Additionally, custom eyelash extensions, applied by a team of specially certified professionals, are affixed to eye awnings with medically approved adhesive in a variety of lengths, curls, and thickness. Low-temperature waxing treatments use natural resins to oust unwanted hair and errant tumbleweeds from corporeal plains, whereas myriad massage, scrub, and body-peel options leave musculatures relaxed and rejuvenated.
At Spa Girl Skin and Body Boutique Spa, licensed aestheticians perform treatments that pamper clients from head to toe from an expansive menu of services, including facials and massages. The team greets each visitor with a complimentary glass of cucumber water and then sets to work, luxe Epicuren products in hand. Nine different facials soothe skin with probiotics, enzymes, essential vitamins, and amino acids. Below the neck, massages and body scrubs leave corpuses as smooth and rejuvenated as a bowling ball after a nap. Outside of the beauty realm, the team offers alternatives to over-the-counter medicine via holistic healing and homeopathic treatments. Melanie, the resident life coach, uses her acute intuition to track her clients' energy and prescribe alternative therapies during energy-healing sessions.
For 25 years, aesthetician Sara West has studied skin as dry as a desert and as oily as a car engine. In the process, she’s developed a mental tome of advice for her clients. Yet even as she educates on the role skincare products, exercise, and diet play in the health of one’s complexion, she continues her own education, ensuring that she has the most accurate advice to give. Inside her studio, where smooth black tile floors sprawl beneath modern wooden furniture that entices the eye with soft, curved lines, she tends to customers' faces with a range of holistic and medical treatments. Fruit-infused peels, green-tea and herbal steam, lavender, and chamomile bathe her clients’ faces, whereas plant-based ingredients cleanse their pores and free them of the urge to nap facedown in their gardens.
Uvasun, mentioned on the hit show Entourage, keeps its clients paparazzi-ready with an array of tanning services. Controlled UV rays bronze the skin inside standup and lie-down tanning capsules. Alternatively, spray systems coat skin in color and hydration, using formulas that include Mystic Tan and Uvasun’s exclusive tanning spray, Liquid Sun, which is designed to look natural and more uniform while giving off a pleasant citrus scent that makes it easier to hide in orange groves. Other forms of light benefit the skin and body in different ways, from acne-treating blue light to anti-aging red light to SlimStar body wraps, which draw on the infrared portion of the light spectrum to contour the body.
Nestled inside the Bonaventure Hotel, experienced masseuses maintain 10,000 square feet of pure serenity spread across 11 treatment rooms. Cordoned off into sections for men and women, the facility flaunts amenities such as hydro-jet showers with seven pulsing showerheads and saunas fogged with soothing vapor instead of fog machines stolen from middle-school dances. Bonaventure Club plucks massage techniques from all over the globe, including Thailand where therapists stretch frames with their hands, knees, and feet to amplify the client's flexibility and energy. Pre- or post-treament, clients can unwind in a relaxation lounge stocked with Perrier water, jasmine-rose tea, and snacks, while flipping through magazines or watching a big-screen TV.