Romana Valji and Salima Nazir have been friends for a decade now, and Sanam's Boutique & Salon —named after Nazir's daughter—represents the blossoming of their bond since they emigrated from Pakistan in 2007. The dream began in their homes, where they designed elegant, richly embroidered shirtdresses and gowns. After a family friend announced she was having a baby and needed someone to help manage her fledgling salon, Nazir and Valji fused both businesses into the beauty haven that it is today.
In the bright front room—where lights resembling movie-set lamps spotlight mod black leather chairs—stylists use Goldwell products to create lush, long layers and glamorous blowouts. A semicircular cutout in the far wall reveals a shelf of OPI polish in the nailcare nook, where a cushy pedicure throne presides over a white table with UV lamps for curing Shellac manicures. One room in back reveals racks of Nazir and Valji's flowing, jewel-toned robes, which they encrust with floral-patterned kora and dabka according to their own taste or alter the shape, material, and color to suit their clients' wishes for elegant gowns or bespoke burlap sacks. The other chamber hides a comfortable table for massages and a diamond-microdermabrasion machine used by the staff's aesthetician in tandem with products from the Parisian skincare line Yon-Ka.
"I now use many of the noninvasive medical services I offer at my clinics to fight the aging process. I have personally never felt or looked better and I am now in my forties," says Eleanor Welsh, founder of Skin Vitality Medical Clinic. Using Elos laser and radio frequency technology, her team of registered nurses and registered practical nurses is able to reshape bodies, erase body hair, and tighten skin with the push of a button. Their skill with beauty injectables comes from extensive training from Allergan and other pharmaceutical companies, giving them the deft ability to leave clients' faces more youthful than a rosebud in a sippy cup. For more dramatic results, Dr. Conor B. Turley performs cosmetic surgeries such as tucks, augmentations, and lifts.
Antech Hair & Skin Clinics’ ensemble of highly trained staff members have been revamping hair and skin via a combination of effective technology and natural biostimulants for more than 25 years. Private, personalized treatments bolster appearances through microdermabrasion with the DermaPod system, instant teeth-whitening sessions, and IPL hair-removal treatments that smooth bodies for faster swims to work. Meanwhile, the center's signature five-step hair-loss therapy merges scientific serums and herbal remedies to cleanse follicles of growth-inhibiting debris and help heads grow glossy crops of hair.
At Rejuvederme, clients can make fresh starts with noninvasive cosmetic procedures and the guidance of a cosmetic physician and a nurse. The physician meets with clients for complimentary consultations to determine skincare needs and possible treatments. After consultations, the staff recommends services to tone, de-fuzz, or clarify skin with noninvasive lasers and Obagi Skincare products.
The clinic has the modern, spacious feel of a hotel lobby: A frosted glass wall divides the front desk from the waiting area, which then opens to private treatment rooms. Brightening the palette of white and mint, vases brim with birds of paradise, palm fronds, and spider mums.
At Escape Studio Hair & Spa, stylists and aestheticians aim to create an unforgettable experience for every client. They believe that a trip to the spa should be enjoyed and therefore recommend that clients budget enough time to kick back, relax, and learn a whale song or two. The studio's stylists offer a full menu of hair services, complete with colouring treatments and cuts for women, men, and children. In the spa, aestheticians wax body hair and pamper nails, backs, and skin. Laser treatments round out the spa's offerings—aestheticians use the highly concentrated light to reduce hair and diminish the appearance of sun spots, hyperpigmentation, and vessels.
To the professional staff members of LaserPro MedSpa, educating their clients on their FDA-approved lasers and advanced skin services is as pivotal to their treatment as the products and procedures employed. Knowledgeable technicians speak with clients over the phone or through email before booking any appointments to answer lingering questions about microdermabrasion or body contouring, or to swap opinions on celebrity hairstyles. When discussing treatment results, technicians ensure clients envision an obtainable outcome that enhances their natural beauty, not a lofty goal that may be impossible to reach.