Niceville, Florida, goes Hollywood at The Cutting Room Salon & Spa. Beauty specialists work together to make each guest look and feel like a celebrity, performing pampering salon and spa services. Beauty offerings include everything from haircare and nailcare to relaxing massages and facials.
Dr. Steven F. Weiner, a Johns Hopkins–trained, board-certified head, neck, and facial plastic surgeon, established The Aesthetic Clinique as a non-surgical and minimally invasive practice performing cosmetic procedures with the help of four full-time aestheticians and a registered nurse. Patients consult with the doctor, who draws on 17 years of Botox experience and his status as a Platinum Provider of Botox, to target pesky wrinkles in areas such as foreheads, upper necks, brows, lips, and cotton dress shirts. The entire procedure usually takes only 5–10 minutes, but effects do not become apparent for up to five days. Results of the treatment may last three–six months, allowing patients to pose as intrepid teenage sleuths for an unprecedented amount of time.
New Image Laser Clinic’s Dr. Charles Barniv—a family-practice physician—and laser technician Hina Patel remove hair, spider veins, toenail fungus, and facial wrinkles with a Laserscope Lyra i laser. The complex laser treats these beauty woes while a self-cooling device ensures the surrounding skin remains safe, comfortable, and cooler than an ice cube wearing a necklace with the word ice written in diamonds. Dr. Barniv and Patel also ward off signs of aging with Botox and Juvederm dermal-filler injections.
A sense of humor, along with a commitment to fighting exercise boredom, fuels the instructors at Dance Trance Santa Rosa Beach. They know their hand signals may look a bit goofy, but they'd prefer to use these signs rather than interrupt the flow of a song to shout instructions or suggestions for dance-crew names. Dancers burn fat and build lean muscle while bopping around to the studios' original choreography, which ranges from jazz to funk to latin to pop, and undergoes frequent updates to keep workouts from getting stale.
Before moving to Florida to open Spa 98, Gabriela Voiculescu trained in Bucharest, Paris, and New York, and cut her cosmetology teeth as the owner and therapist of three highly rated med spas in Georgia. The savvy skin therapist holds licenses in three states—New York, Georgia, and Florida—and appeared on Good Morning America as a beauty consultant. Her latest pampering project, Spa 98, offers results-oriented skincare treatments that enhance exteriors with Gabriela’s own G Formula line of cleansers, moisturizers, exfoliators, and Father Time repellents. Hair-removal services include LHE hair reduction as well as full-body waxing with a French formula specially designed for sensitive skin.
The SlenderSmiths staff works to unwind clients’ minds as their bodies do the opposite. Nondehydrating body wraps, ranging from premium mineral wraps to electrotherapy, help boost weight-loss efforts with immediate slimming results, as the wraps attack cellulite. Along with body wraps, the staff performs nonsurgical face-lifts more effective than Pee-wee's scotch-tape face regimen. Other spa services include massages, facials, nailcare, and waxing.