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.
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.
Stepping through the door of 1160 Hair is like tiptoeing into another dimension. Pink cherry blossoms hang from the ceiling in defiance of the physics of the real world, and a big-eyed girl and the Mad Hatter peer from swirling paintings on the wall.
Owner Wendy Kahn envisioned her salon as a fairytale-like experience, a whimsical place where aesthetic fantasies become reality with hair care, facials, and mani-pedis. Today, she presides over a salon that indeed looks plucked straight from Alice in Wonderland or a Tim Burton film. Depending on what room guests are in, they'll experience a different aesthetic. In the manicure area, pink velvet seats slide up to black-and-gold tables. In the shampoo room, with artificial-turf floors, a plastic trophy moose head watches from the wall above chairs that are the bright red of a fire truck discovering a “kick me” note on its back. In the salon area, clients sit in white leather chairs in front of gilded antique mirrors, donning leather-print smocks to protect their clothing from errant hairs.
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 care, relying on ultramodern technology—such as laser-hair removal, skin tightening, and more—to restore and enhance more than just smiles. Radiant and relaxed grins spread across the faces of guests who enjoy spa services ranging from facials and massages to Botox and other dermal fillers. 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.
Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer and licensed aesthetician Angela Kogan, Bay Harbor Perfection helps clients restore youthful vitality with med-spa services. Like a rain stick operated by an android, their spa treatments blend relaxation with scientific precision. The staff boost collagen with vitamin C, exfoliate skin with microdermabrasion, and beam away unwanted follicles with self-cooling Candela lasers. Gentlemen's renewal facials target the specific skincare needs of men, and a spread of paraffin treatments and body wraps tone areas below the neck.