Inside any of Hairdoctors Specialty Salons' five full-service locations, skilled aestheticians treat hair and nails with a range of pharmaceutical and natural services. They trim and style hair, perform keratin treatments, and color strands using crayons or ammonia-free dyes and cellophanes. The staff’s work extends beyond hair services via manicures and pedicures. Aestheticians also add to clients' existing hair with extensions—strands made from Remy or virgin Indian human hair and attached to scalps via weaving, taping, fusion, or gluing. Hairdoctors Specialty Salons also posts informative hair-extension FAQs on its website.
Since first putting ink to skin in 2000, Fat Buddah Tattoo & Piercing outgrew two locations before finally taking residence in a 3,900-square-foot space. There, the experienced staff adorns clients with piercings and permanent artwork ranging from custom lettering to portraits. The shop’s portfolio boasts a large selection of designs, though they welcome clients to bring in their own ideas via sketches, photos, or vivid recollections of dreams.
It's only 10 a.m., but it's teatime at Massage Eden. That's because a client has scheduled a green-tea stone massage, which involves relaxing muscles with heated stones that have been soaked in the rich liquid. The idea is that absorbing the tea will stimulate the body in the same way that drinking it can, leading the accompanying massage strokes to have a greater healing effect.
It seems the center will try all kinds of ingredients to lend its services oomph. Another massage uses bamboo sticks to promote circulation and relieve pain, and each skin treatment relies on a different cream or mask, from the sugar glow's honey-and-oil blend to the anti-wrinkle treatment's collagen extracts and horsetail (which is actually a plant and not what it sounds like: a story about a man who likes oats so much people call him "Horse").
The trained technicians at Ana Camargo Skin & Day Spa enhance arm aesthetics with skin-tightening treatments. Wielding TriPollar equipment, which delivers radio-frequency energy deep into the hypodermis, the aestheticians target superficial and deep fat layers to shrink cellulite and increase collagen regeneration for arms that look younger and tighter while waving or opening pickle jars. The TriPollar units heat up the body’s accumulated fat deposits, accelerating metabolism and forcing the cells to release fatty acids for disposal by the circulatory and lymphatic systems. The unit's three electrodes, which limit the fat-blasting force to the treatment area alone, allow for a noninvasive and nearly painless treatment, unlike earlier slimming treatments, which caused the current supermodel-overpopulation crisis. Although results may differ, many may see tighter arms in as little as one treatment.
There isn't much point in relaxing at a spa if the drive home is going to make you tense again. That's why South Florida Home Spa is completely mobile—their team journeys all over Fort Lauderdale to dole out soothing spa services and savory feasts. Massage therapists may travel to offices and administer 10-minute chair massages, or set up a massage table in a living room to perform customized, full-body therapy. They can even transform a couple's home into a romantic getaway, serving fresh fruit and champagne to pair with a soothing bubble bath before massaging couples side-by-side amid soft candlelight.
South Florida Home Spa also specializes in another form of therapy: food. Personal chefs step into home kitchens to cook multi-course feasts of such dishes as blackened salmon drizzled in a pineapple and cranberry alfredo. They'll even teach diners how to make the food for themselves so they don't have to subsist on pictures from the night as nourishment.
Spa BLVD Parties' founder Karina Cartagena built a business model around making girls feel the warm glow of friendship and self-esteem, treating her young clients to personalized spa parties with lustrous nail polish and snazzy new hairdos. Her young clients leave the stresses of grade school and their secret office job at the door, settle into a comfy robe, and munch on cupcakes and treats, while moms and dads relax with a soothing cup of coffee. Nestled in a lounge bordered by hot pink walls and filled with fluffy white sofas, kids socialize over soft drinks as they receive makeovers and pose for glamour portraits during fashion shows. A wide range of parties and packages entertain future rock stars and style mavens, such as three-week spa camps or mommy-daughter bonding spa days.