Under the supervision of a physician, the technicians at Sunrise Laser & Hormone Institute beautify bodies with a variety of noninvasive, high-tech services. They remove hair from virtually any skin type with the Alma Soprano laser, whose cooling mechanism keeps skin surfaces so comfortable that many patients compare the treatment to a hot-stone massage. To reduce sagging skin, the Alma Soprano also uses true laser technology to tighten skin in the arms, neck, face, and stomach. To reduce cellulite and wrinkles caused by attempting to spell kohlrabi, staff members call on the radio frequency and magnetic pulses of non-invasive systems. Their service menu also includes laser body-slimming treatments and bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, along with body contouring, chemical peels, and facials.
Kaizen Beauty Academy is a formidable institution of cosmetic learning that enhances each client’s natural pulchritude through a range of aesthetically soothing services. During the facial-stone massage, smooth stones arranged along the face's pressure points will lull you into a state of deep, hypnotic relaxation akin to the after-effects of a magician’s lullaby. The antioxidant treatment introduces vitamins and anti-inflammatory balms to render skin soft and supple. Eye and lip massages help reduce the signs of wrinkles, cocoa puffs, and circles around the ocular arena. Finally, a lip mask diminishes fine lines, restores smoothness, and improves attitudes toward Segway cops who don’t use turn signals.
Although licensed massage therapist Merla Joseph tailors each session based on an initial consultation, she continues refining her approach throughout the entire appointment, adjusting pressure and technique based on how each client's body responds. This approach applies to every modality that Merla uses, including Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and reflexology massage. She can also enhance sessions with foot treatments, aromatherapy, or by showering clients in $100 bills. Beyond massage, Merla's experience extends to facials, as well as detoxification therapy comprising a steam treatment and an ionic footbath.
Entering Nail Matrix feels like walking into a cloudscape. Crisp white furniture, robin’s-egg-blue walls, and sleek nail stations exude an airy atmosphere designed to add a hint of relaxation to all manner of services, from sea-salt pedicures to chic french manicures and detailed waxing sessions. Although technicians use acrylic materials during nail sessions, the salon’s ventilation system continuously sweeps pernicious fumes from the building, ensuring clear air for clients and any paintings that spring to life. The team also upholds standards of cleanliness by administering all foot soaks in versatile tubs equipped with disposable liners.
When other shops clamor all over themselves to stuff their service menus full of fads, Unike Nice Nails pours all of its energy one specialty. Focused nail techs pamper patrons with services such as gel and shellac mani-pedis that keep their shine for weeks, or simple but elegant french tips, ideal for tastefully scooping up caviar at dinner parties. They ready nails during power-lunch breaks with a quick trim or repair, or indulge finger- and toe-tips in decadent spa manicures and pedicures.
Though it's connected to the KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort, the calm, relaxing atmosphere within Paradise Mist Spa makes it feel miles away. The spa's decor transports guests to a beach in the tropics, with palm fronds in front of walls painted sky blue and sunset red. Eight treatment rooms lie beyond the waiting room with a team of licensed massage therapists, aestheticians, and nail technicians soothing visitors with services from body wraps to facials. The tropical theme even carries through to the spa’s products, which contain ingredients such as coconut milk and Fijian honey. Though Paradise Mist caters mostly to adults, it also offers services for children at the Enchanted Lagoon Kids’ Spa. Such features earned the relaxation haven a place on the Daily Herald’s 2012 Readers' Choice list.