Upon arrival at Facial Spa and Body, stress immediately begins to melt away when a cup of tea or coffee is placed in your hands and you gaze at the robin's-egg-blue walls while waiting for facials, body wraps, and cellulite treatments. The aesthetician then leads you into a private room stocked with products from top skincare brands such as SkinCeuticals, Obagi, and La Roche-Posay. In addition to these brands, Facial Spa and Body also sells Colombian Fajas Salome shaping girdles, which contour waistlines, improve posture, and protect midsections from sucker punches.
Aida M. Lopez Dental Spa presents clients with more opportunities to experience a beautiful smile than the typical dental practice. Though the staff completes routine checkups, they focus on comprehensive cosmetic dental care, relying on ultramodern technology—such as Invisalign clear-plastic braces and teeth whitening—to restore and enhance smiles. Additionally, radiant and relaxed grins spread across the faces of guests who enjoy spa services ranging from facials and massages to Botox and hair removal. All of the treatments serve the clinic's greater mission to impart clients with more confidence than a fairy-tale prince after he successfully scales the castle tower but before he realizes it's just the pigeon coop.
Skin Institute's AHA/Kojic peel utilizes alpha hydroxy acids, or AHAs, and kojic acid to piece together a peel with properties to pulverize blemishes, blotches, and bad skin. The AHA, common in many skincare products, exfoliates the epidermis, casting out dead skin cells like autumn leaves from the closet. AHA is also reported to iron out wrinkles and ax acne. Kojic acid, a natural by-product of a Japanese mushroom, helps to lighten spots of skin darkened by increased melanin deposits. Put in peel form, this clinical concoction cocoons facial skin, allowing a beautiful hummingbird of smooth skeletal sheathing to emerge after 45 minutes.
You might think that standing up while you tan would cause an unnaturally darkened scalp, but this never happens at Hollywood Tans. That's because their arsenal of signature stand-up tanning booths create an always even, natural-looking glow in as little as eight minutes. With more than 140 locations nationwide, the chain’s salons—each a veritable bronze mine for pale bodies—can also bronze physiques Mystic Tan’s Instant Tan, a sunless formula that does not contain dangerous UV-rays or infectious California boy-band harmonies. The tone-savvy staff can also help customers choose the Instant Tan formula best suited to them, matching the bronzing serums to the each person's skin tone, type, and ideal look.
Waxing seems like a simple beauty treatment—but at Wax Spa, there's more to it than meets the eye. First off, aestheticians must be licensed to ensure safe, effective treatments, and the wax is imported from Europe. Then, there's the strict policy against recycling wax and spatulas, which ensures a germ-free salon.
The team complements their waxes with an array of body contouring treatments, which rely on technology ranging from ultrasound waves to radio frequencies, which is a cosmetic treatment designed to tighten skin without the need for an incision or recovery time. The treatment uses radio frequencies to uniformly heat the dermis, or inner layer of skin, to tighten and help initiate the production of new collagen. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure may take anywhere from 15 minutes for a facial to upwards of an hour for a full body treatment. The salon also brightens complexions with diamond microdermabrasion, which sloughs away dead surface skin to reveal the bright, youthful-looking skin beneath it. And no matter the treatment, each team member takes a customer-centered approach to their services, and helps to cultivate a warm atmosphere that puts clients at ease.
Surrounded by creamy, golden walls, aestheticians at Epidermis lavish visitors with glow-inducing microdermabrasion treatments and deep-cleaning facials. Crystals spangle a handheld microdermabrasion wand, deploying a tasteful amount of party glitter to gently remove dead skin and help increase the rate of cellular turnover. Fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars diminish under the instrument's bristling rotation, which also aims to promote circulation. Once skin is liberated from superfluous layers of dead cells, a deep-clean facial preps pores to shed debris that can lead to blemishes and foster unwanted dandelion growth.
Curvy furniture and structural accents add dimension to the salon's all-white interior, where stylists, aestheticians, and nail techs pamper guests in heated massage chairs with an array of services. Using products by Wella, Soma, and Keratin Complex, hair pros cut, color, and apply deep-conditioning treatments. When reclining in a pedicure chair or prepping fingers for elegant thumb-wrestling bouts, guests are lavished in Shellac and OPI polishes. Facials are completed with the help of Dermalogica serums and microcurrent and microdermabrasion technology.