Bright sunlight filters through floor-to-ceiling arched windows in Ana’s Secret Salon, illuminating décor fit for France's Sun King. Gold molding crowns the salon, where gold-framed mirrors and delicate gold sconces hang above a row of rounded bureaus carved in dark wood. There, stylists reach for shears or liquid chroma after design conversations with clients, and nail technicians unfurl appliquéd towels for hands to perch on.
Licensed massage therapists command six styles of bodywork, incorporating aromatherapy, Thai stretching, and lymphatic drainage techniques, to remove residual tension faster than the silly-string fight following Waterloo. Nufree finipil antibacterial hair remover whisks hair from men's and women's bodies, and Heliabrine and Excel Skin Care products join mechanical exfoliators and medical-grade tonics to reveal smooth, healthy skin.
Soft lighting and the sound of a burbling fountain welcome clients to the newly-remodeled Derma Clinic of Naples, where a licensed aesthetician and permanent-makeup specialist refreshes countenances by performing permanent-makeup applications, electrolysis, and skincare services. The technician, also a certified medical electrologist, leverages her training to permanently reduce hair by applying a small amount of electricity to the follicle. Additionally, she renders permanent-makeup services that add definition to lips, eyebrows, and eyeliner, or camouflage scars from accidents or aggressive cheek pinches. Her skincare service roster includes microdermabrasion, facials, and peels that work to reduce signs of aging, eradicate sun damage, and shrink pores.
The serenity of the Atlantic waters doesn’t end at the beachfront. A few blocks away stands Dermal~Care Esthetics & Wellness Centre, which parallels the soothing waves lapping against the shore with a holistic, tranquil environment. Headed by owner and licensed medical aesthetician Deborah McGarry, the aestheticians and massage therapists welcome clients with personalized and undivided attention, offering a chance to relax with a cup of organic herbal tea or gourmet coffee prior to treatment. The staff—which variously boasts education at the Florida Health Academy and authority as an oncology-certified aesthetician—administers each treatment at a leisurely pace, and ensures that it is as personalized as someone with a birthmark in the shape of their own logo.
From within Cher's Hair Spa, aesthetician Maryanne Corbelletta or Maryanne of New York nurtures skin with intensive, pharmaceutical-grade serums and clinical treatments. Enriched with vitamin C, glycolic acid, retinol, and collagen boosters, her products replenish stressed skin while easing dryness and helping oily skin while tackling fine lines, and sun spots. Manual skin-resurfacing treatments, such as dermaplaning sessions, which use a scalpel to remove dead skin cells and unwanted hair hair, help address issues that products alone can’t solve. Before administering any of her custom treatments, Maryanne treats clients to an in-depth skin analysis to determine their treatment needs and offer symbolic interpretations of their birthmarks.
Aestheticians at U-topia Spa look after health and beauty with organic and natural spa treatments and makeup services. Massages eradicate stress to still the mind, and clients seeking direction in their quest for better health can use the spa concierge to assist in navigating the expansive service menu to find the ideal treatment for individual needs.
At Cypress Beauty & Co., trained technicians wield files, clippers, and brushes in the pursuit of polished nails and peace of mind. During the 60- to 90-minute experience, a nail guru takes guardianship of hands and feet at a super-sanitized station, clipping and filing nails into perfect crescents and curtailing cuticles to expand keratin canvases. A coat of OPI polish in the desired color leaves nails as strong and sparkling as 10 diamond-encrusted box turtles. Both locations usher prettifiers in with sunny hues and glitzy displays of the 50 brands of beauty products they stock. Patrons can upgrade to french polish ($5 for mani; $10 for pedi) and add a sea extract marine-cooling mask ($10) or a complimentary round of applause.