Body and Spirit helps reshape bodies and reduce the appearance of cellulite with Celluderm treatments. This FDA-approved technology helps break down fat cells and smooth skin using heat and vacuum suction. The device not only reduces the appearance of cellulite and drops inches from the body, but also helps with fatigue and headaches.
On her journey from a student’s chair at the Vidal Sassoon Academy to her new owner’s perch at Salon Ell, hairstylist and owner Kelly Almeida accumulated 10 years of technique and an acute knack for contemporary styling. Haircuts, coloring, and texturizing may be the marquee attractions at the salon, but Rosa, the in-house aesthetician, holds her own with a spate of facials that rectify wrinkles and monocle scars and bring the skin to a youthful glow. Makeup artists and manicurists add finishing touches with cosmetics and classic mani-pedis, and waxing technicians make sure no unwanted hairs peek through bathing suits, tank tops, or fake mustaches.
Medical Director Dr. Irving Restituyo of Avalon Medical Spa oversees a staff of one physician assistant and two registered nurses who draw upon experience in fields ranging from cosmetic surgery to personal training to facilitate their patients' anti-aging and weight-loss goals. Cosmeceutical products by Obagi and Jan Marini fuel traditional facials, and advanced peels and microdermabrasions target signs of age—such as wrinkles and a purse full of hard candies. The majority of Avalon's remaining treatments rely upon injectables or lasers—the latter of which resurfaces skin plagued with excess hair, spider veins, or cellulite. Avalon's staffers carefully smooth wrinkles with Botox or Juvederm, as well as fat deposits with mesotherapy or Lipotherme.
There’s no stopping the aging process, short of becoming a vampire or finding the elusive soda fountain of eternal youth. But at Celia's Face & Body, licensed aesthetician Kelley offsets the physical signs of aging with facials that use ingredients such as warm paraffin masks and organic-fruit acids to improve skin’s texture. A line of Yon-Ka Paris products uses marine extracts, fruit acids, and essential oils to further rejuvenate epidermises. Luxurious facial packages can include aromatherapy back scrubs or neck-and-shoulder massages.
Beyond facials, Kelley pampers clients with bodywork sessions such as the citrus body buff, which exfoliates bods with citrus body masks more effectively than running through a lawn sprinkler filled with salt and OJ. The certified massage therapist also soothes achy muscles with massages that can incorporate deep-tissue and hot-stone massage techniques.
Karizma Salon & Spa's staff leave no body area ungroomed—clients can head to this cozy spot for head-to-toe touchups. Hairstylists take it from the top, scissoring hair into new looks and adding dimension with highlights. Massage therapists relax clients with Swedish and hot-stone massage, and nail technicians add gleaming polish to fingers and toes. Aestheticians refresh visages with facials and lash extensions, and waxing techs round out the salon's services, removing hair from both body and face.
Salon owner and licensed cosmetologist Sue Lafferty draws cosmetic wisdom from nearly a quarter century in the beauty business as she leads her team of certified stylists and service providers. Stylists subject men's and women's manes to cuts and conditioning with high-quality products from lines such as the botanically based Biolage. Light-cured hues from Light Concept Nails color fingertips in a resin designed by German chemists to resist chipping and better grip the steering wheels of racecars. Facials cleanse and refresh skin while eyelash extensions are skillfully applied to further beautify newly radiant faces. In addition to these services, she offers gel nails and lash extensions.