As a woman, Jennifer Mignano understands the popular desire to have nice skin, but as a former educator at the International Dermal Institute, she knows that it doesn’t come easily. That’s why all of her spa’s facials include the most up-to-date techniques, as well as mini skincare lessons to help clients maintain their glowing complexions between appointments.
Using Skin Fitness Therapy and PCA products, Jennifer and her staff can buff tired skin with exfoliating facials or reverse the signs of aging with collagen peels infused with natural fruit acids. To complement these medical-grade treatments, Jennifer and her staff are also trained and certified in wielding IPL lasers to reinvigorate complexions or remove unwanted hair from bodies and the family dog’s favorite chair.
A flock of macaws soars across a bright blue sky, a leopard dips his toes in a serene pool, and jungle vines wind their way through the canopy overhead. This may sound like a hot vacation spot, but it's actually the décor where you're more likely to prep for your next vacation: Boca Tanning Club. Founded in 2002, Boca Tanning Club's tropical-inspired design permeates all of its locations and so does its commitment to customer satisfaction. Its salons feature top-of-the-line equipment and the convenience of 24-hour service, allowing clients to make the sun jealous by tanning in the dead of night. The warming rays of a stand-up booths and Ergoline high-pressure beds impart skin with a deep, long-lasting tan. For UV-free color, Boca Tanning Club also offers spray tanning from Norvell and VersaSpa.
At Elite Aesthetics—the aesthetics division of Astar Medical Group—physicians use the cutting-edge Vectra 3-D imaging system to capture pictures of potential cosmetic-surgery candidates. The system then creates a visual prediction of what faces and bodies will look like after surgery and what those renovated parts would look while doing the Macarena. The six staff aestheticians further the office's anti-aging efforts by providing skincare services such as chemical peels and laser treatments that resurface skin, foil spider veins, or remove hair.
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.
After earning her business degree, Shanna Sautman enrolled in The Academy of Glam. There, she studied under expert makeup artists, practicing the cosmetic techniques that would become the basis of Haute Looks Studio. While she mastered the complexities of contouring and practiced with both airbrushes and traditional makeup, Shanna began to develop her signature style. Today, she employs that style as a licensed aesthetician.
Shanna's services glamorize every kind of complexion with personalized packages. Her Haute Look makeover, for example, encompasses a full-face application of products from foundation to mascara. The Camera Ready package creates flattering looks for video and print by emphasizing coverage and complementary colors, instead of painting your face to fade into the jungle print backdrop of the photo shoot. She can also fashion new hairdos with a curling wand or flat iron to prepare clients for any kind of event from a formal wedding to a casual girls night out.
Drs. Michelle Barnes, a board-certified internist, and J. Castillo-Plaza, a gynecologic and laser surgeon, love focusing on the aesthetic aspect of medicine. Making clients beautiful, they find, is such a welcoming break from traditional medicine, which just doesn't give patients the same boost of confidence and youthfulness that can follow a facial-filler injection or cellulite treatment. That's why all of their services, from a basic facial peel to SmartLipo laser-assisted liposuction to Botox injections for underarm sweating can help to make patients feel beautiful. That's also why instead of a clinical med-spa setting, the office is a place of tranquility, where patients can inhale lavender-scented aromatherapy or sip complimentary tea, coffee, or water while taking in the Asian decor of bamboo, Buddha statues, and sushi rolls glued to the walls.