Kori Franco??a beauty specialist with diplomas from two aesthetic academies and licenses in electrology, tattooing, and other cosmetic treatments??helps clients achieve lasting good looks at Lash Addict, Center for Permanent Makeup and Lash Extensions. During permanent make-up sessions, she embeds natural pigments in customized colors in the skin to amplify eyes, brows, or lips, and can even draw on beauty marks or speech bubbles to accent the mouth. Patrons can also opt for silky eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion sessions, and peels that employ lactic acid, enzymes, and other active ingredients to smooth and resurface skin.
At the age of 18, Skin N Beyond owner and licensed aesthetician Suzanne Turi traded her pageant gowns for a makeup brush, moving to Hollywood to attend the Joe Blasco makeup school. After graduation, she found herself smack in the middle of major happenings, beautifying faces at events such as the Rose Bowl, the Oscars, and Morgan Freeman's fantasy baseball draft. Armed with know-how gleaned from The Dermal Institute in Manhattan and the Galen Institute School of Massage Therapy in Connecticut, she recruited a team of staffers versed and certified in multiple cosmetic disciplines to help her establish Skin N Beyond. That multifaceted expertise shows through today; as clients sip wine and listen to pop hits in the spa's trendy boutique-like lounge, team members execute beautification rituals ranging from manicures and seaweed gel masks to eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, and medical-grade facial peels.
A waterfall babbles over stones and splashes plants outside. Inside the themed private rooms set the scene for massage and holistic therapies. Touch of Class Day Spa's serene decor and skilled technicians have caught the eyes of many. Even former Coral Springs mayor Scott Brook praises the place, echoing the state emperor in saying, "I love coming to Touch of Class. I love everything about the place from the moment I walk in: The fragrance is wonderful, the service is excellent."
The spa specializes in couples massage, though it also offers custom and clinical facials, body wraps and scrubs, and waxing. Duos can settle down for a side-by-side massage in the garden-themed couples room or step into the second floor's Moroccan couples room, where swaths of vivid fabric billow out from the ceiling. Indian, Hawaiian, Japanese, and Thai treatment rooms also swaddle clients in exotic patterns and ambiances.
Robin Chadwick and the stylists at Chadwick Hair Company have the power to make hair shorter, or longer and fuller. Along with haircuts and micro-fusion hair extensions, stylists use their talents to add dimension with foil highlights, and straighten and smoothen wayward curls with Brazilian straightening treatments. They also draw attention to eyes with eyelash extensions.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? Kerri has her own technique for applying eyelash extensions that results in simply the most superior work. The technique is seamless, precise, and methodical. This results in an overall finish where it is impossible to identify where the lash starts and the extension begins. [Kerri] trained with Xtreme and Nova Lash.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Kerri Has over 28 years of experience making people beautiful. Her passion for beauty started as a teenager in cosmetology school where she discovered she had an eye for aesthetics and a natural talent for application. Always on the cutting edge of beauty trends, [Kerri has] a wide range certifications and a desire to learn.
What do you love most about your job? I love making people feel happy, healthy, and beautiful.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? "The lady at the bank taking my deposit complimented me on my lashes. You can't get a better compliment then that\ I love my lashes! Thank you Kerri."
If it involves the eyes, Iy Kandii Lash Boutique can do it. The spa’s licensed extension specialists enhance natural lashes with professional adhesives and semipermanent extensions in a range of colors. They custom cut each application to create the desired amount of length and volume—whether clients want a natural look or the ability to sail a boat by blinking. Once extensions are in place, they can wax or thread eyebrows into perfectly symmetrical arches or make eyes pop with professionally applied makeup. Aside from dressing up the eyes, they also dole out cleansing and exfoliating facials and travel to parties and special events across town for in-house services.