Mystic spray-tan booths and three types of UV tanning beds imbue skins with radiant glows inside Flawless Tanning Spa. Groups of four or more can bronze themselves en masse during a spray-tanning party, which tints each partygoer with a custom hue. Alternatively, a Sudatonic body-wrap system cocoons bodies in carefully calibrated amounts of infrared energy in order to burn up to 1,400 calories and zero tuna casseroles during each session.
Before Lisa Tolossa took over the reins of her beauty center and renamed it Doo It Up Salon, she was an employee for the previous owner. In the five years before she purchased the business, she perfected her skills as a hairstylist by learning Redken and Schwarzkopf coloring methods, studying Framesi cutting techniques, and earning certifications from Brazilian Blowout, Cadiveu, Keratin Complex, and Joico.
Today, Tolossa captains a roster of stylists who primp clients at the salon’s nine hair stations, one nail station, and two private rooms. Amidst deep-purple accents, corrugated-metal walls, and Craftsman tool chests filled with beauty supplies, the multitalented staff - including nail technician and mani-pedi expert Lynne Ho - crafts new looks with an array of services for nails, hair, and skin. They also sell products by Eufora, Moroccanoil, Brazilian Blowout, and American Crew, which can be used to style coiffures or lubricate a squeaky robotic arm.
Every element of Tranquility at Doral contributes to its status as a great place to relax. The 2,000-square-foot facility looks every bit the part of a harmonious sanctuary: it’s filled with feng shui–inspired decor, elegant plants, and Buddha statues, and even includes a lotus garden and a patio for special events. Flickering candles illuminate the center's 10 treatment rooms, where aestheticians brighten and firm dry, oily, and aging skin with a handful of facial treatments and body wraps infused with chocolate, sea algae, and black pearl. The spa also offers advanced ultrasound therapy and electrical stimulation for the skin, as well as tanning sessions in a standup SunDash 252 Radius booth. To relax before or after their treatments, clients can sip a glass of house wine as a technician sings a really slow version of "Bohemian Rhapsody."
When Dr. Shahed S. Rahman helps someone to lose weight, he’s not just looking at a number. The licensed physician and surgeon knows that slimming down isn’t just about fitting into a pair of skinny jeans, it’s about overall health. Obesity can lead to back pain, diabetes, and heart disease, so Dr. Rahman keeps Skinny Me Weight Loss and Aesthetics Center stocked with latest in medical-weight-loss services. Assisted by registered nurse practitioner Karen O'Hara and registered nurse Jennifer Seguancia, he eviscerates unwanted flab with techniques including hormone balancing and prescription medications. In conjunction with nutrition plans and exercise, vitamin-B12 injections can boost metabolism and energy levels. He also offers the aesthetic augmentation with Latisse eyelashes, chemical peels, and Botox and Juvéderm injections.
The magic number is 9,600 for Focus Body Spa owner and registered nurse Suguna Jaikumar, who has assisted and consulted on that many surgeries over the last decade. Since then, Suguna has transitioned from intensive care and surgical units to the more serene atmosphere of her med spa, where she and her team consult with women and men regarding their aesthetic treatment options. The spa's options range from chemical peels and permanent makeup to colon hydrotherapy and henna design. Focus Body Spa is outfitted with advanced equipment, including lasers to remove unsightly veins, medical injections to plump wrinkles, and photofacials to erase sun spots that keep spelling out your birth year on your forehead.