Specializing in noninvasive treatments, Dr. Alireza Falahati and the staff at Lisse Laser and Aesthetics revitalize skin with laser wavelengths and products from SkinCeuticals, GlyMed, ColorScience, and Clarisonic. The facility's chic waiting area greets clients with wooden floors, artwork-clad walls, and black, leather couches that showcase the luxury of hairless arms and legs.
Old meets new at Shorty's Barber Shop, where owner Cristel Contreras and her barbers spend their days doling out services that range from timeless to modern. Traditional hot-lather shaves leave faces and scalps smooth to the touch, whereas fade haircuts may be customized to include designs such as stars, lettering, and grocery-shopping lists. Gentlemen's cuts can also include everything from classic styles to pompadours, all performed as clients sit back, relax, and watch a movie on the shop's TV.
At DermaTech, Carla—an aesthetician with 25 years' experience—leads a team of beauty experts who specialize in treatments ranging from electrolysis and laser hair regrowth to lash tinting. Aestheticians employ Elysée skincare products in five types of facials, all of which include a 3-step cleanse plus a nourishing mask and massage. A permanent makeup artist with two decades of experience performs the center’s permanent makeup sessions, which use a topical anesthetic and specialized tattoo ink to fill in pale lips or redefine eyebrows that have wilted and started to hang off the face.
Having visited clients in hotels and ski resorts for seven years before establishing her own practice, licensed massage therapist Allison and her other therapists has amassed a repertoire of luxurious add-ons to her services. Her wintertime patrons rest atop heated tables, for example, and she swaddles limbs in warm towels upon request. Guests can even choose how they would like their aromatherapy oils to be distributed: directly on the skin, diffused through the air, or delicately combed into their mustache.
Allison still makes house and hotel calls to complement her in-spa treatments, which cover a range of specialty massage techniques. Her signature modality mixes Swedish, Russian, and trigger-point therapy for a medley of surface- and deep-tissue work, whereas a pure relaxation massage relies on Swedish kneads to lull muscles into slack serenity. She and her apprentices have also mastered the use of hot stones, salt scrubs, and paraffin wraps to enhance their appointments. Whether her customers are hoping for pinpointed, intense strokes or a romantic couples massage, they can anticipate calming music and intuitive touch from the team.
Trained technicians at Secret Beach Tanning give epidermises an expertly bronzed finish with UV-free Norvell airbrush tans. Clients first collaborate with the tech to pick out the skin shade that best matches their hair or lucky penny. Next, patrons don disposable garments and a hair cap before skin dons a DHA-based browning solution. Tans usually develop over the course of a few hours, after which outer epidermal layers sport an even, golden tan that typically lasts around seven days. Secret Beach Tanning suggests showering and shaving before the session, as well as not wearing makeup, deodorants, or full jousting armor, as they can prevent skin from absorbing the tanning formula correctly.