Since 1974, Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers' dedicated instructors have edified spa and salon hopefuls in the tricks of the beauty-boosting trade. Under the watchful eye of a seasoned professional, each soon-to-be beautician performs a variety of services on visitors to earn the certification of a license massage therapist or the gilded epaulettes of an aesthetician. At both the Hollywood and Miami Beach locations, clients can help students achieve their goals by simply indulging in rejuvenating facials, stylish cuts and colors, and relaxing rubdowns.
Erika Conde knows it's all in the details. As the owner of The Royal Treatment Nailbar & Spa, she meticulously decorates nails with artwork during services that range from Chanel-inspired pedicures to gel manicures featuring hearts, stripes, and crystals. The details don't end with digits, though. The spa's services also include laser teeth-whitening treatments and airbrush-makeup applications. If clients want to subtly accentuate their eyes, Erika and her staff can tint lashes or brows, or apply mink or silk lash extensions.
Victoria Ruben believes beauty shouldn’t be temporary. After founding her permanent-makeup business 20 years ago in Paris, she decided to further her aesthetic mission by opening a cosmetology and beauty school to share her refined technique with others. Today, Victoria combines her expertise with the latest tattooing equipment to fine-tune faces in her Florida studio. Her precise yet painterly touches of color can simulate all the hallmarks of a professional makeup application, from defining brows to subtly shading lips to drawing distinguished monocles.
Nail services take the spotlight at Aurora Nail Spa where aestheticians wrap hands in warm towels, massage arms and feet, and polish nails with a kaleidoscope of colors. They also outfit digits with artificial acrylic, gel, silk, and minx nails. Eyelash extensions using Xtreme Lashes and massage treatments round out the spa’s indulgent offerings.
The nail technicians at Monaco Nails & Spa keep hands and feet looking vibrant with a range of lavish nail services. Manicures and pedicures include not just a trim and a coat of polish, but a massage, conditioning, and hot towels to pamper the skin as well as the nails. Other services include facials, waxing, and acrylic-nail enhancements.
In her 20 years in the aesthetics field, Virginia Garcia has built quite a multifaceted resume. She has not only worked as a medical aesthetician and permanent-makeup artist, but also as a journalist who has written articles on the topics of nutrition and professional aesthetics. Not surprisingly then, her service menu at LunaSkin is expansive, incorporating everything from lash extensions to body-contouring treatments, including ultrasonic cavitation and herbal wraps.
She performs her longtime specialties, too, of course, with facials that often include such add-ons as radio-frequency treatments, ultrasound therapy, and buckets of glitter, as well as permanent makeup for the brows, eyes, and lips.