Amy Grossman got her start designing clothing. But when she was battling cystic acne, she realized that solutions for beauty need to be more personal. She's kept that attitude at The Skin and Lash Lady, talking with patrons at length before each eyelash and skin treatment. She also keeps each customer's health in mind while applying the lashes, selecting a length that won't damage the existing lash. The shop's glue also takes only four hours to cure fully, meaning that lashes are ready for anything quickly. During the whole process, Amy draws on experience as a trainer for JB lashes and a member of the Lashology Council of America.
Corrective Skin Care Center rejuvenates dull skin with an arsenal of nutrient-rich products from brands such as SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals and Dermalogica. Transform frowning faces into charming countenances with a custom healing facial designed to be more relaxing than a hammock woven from whale song ($79). The Vitalize, Illuminize, and SkinCeuticals Gel peels ($75–$150) evict dead skin cells to make room for kitten-soft skin, and lash ($30) and brow tinting ($25) gives peepers pizzazz.
At Apex South Florida, Dr. W. Steve Haston and his crew of dedicated estheticians help turn back the clock on aging, using the industry's top technological advancements to restore youthful radiance. The experienced professionals diminish wrinkles with Botox injections and fractionated CO2 resurfacing which revitalizes the skin by stimulating production of face-firming collagen. To unearth fresher, younger looking skin, they rely on peels and microdermabrasion treatments that slough away old cells and accumulated dirt. They also embrace laser technology to zap away unwanted fuzz, vanish spider veins, and remove embarrassing "Dukakis '88" tattoos.
Since 1984, SyllyS of Switzerland has worked together with phyto-chemists to develop a signature line of natural skincare products that are as beneficial on complexions as they are on the environment. Aestheticians put these eco-conscious products into practice at their Fort Lauderdale salon, revitalizing looks with a spread of services that includes nine types of facials, waxing treatments for the entire body, and a comprehensive selection of eyelash treatments.
A visitor to Diamante Day Spa won?t be hurting for options: between the spa?s 20 different massage styles and 18 distinct facials, clients could be forgiven for having a hard time knowing which treatments would benefit them most. That?s why it?s fortunate that holistic practitioner and spa founder Tara Darlene Diamant? Canhos is not only a skilled massage therapist, but also an experienced lifestyle coach and spiritual consultant. Canhos and her staff utilize this experience to help clients devise the perfect array of treatments. Specialty services encompass mainly Eastern holistic healing practices?chakra balancing, yoga nidra meditation, Tibetan reflexology?which is why it?s fitting that the spa is also home to a zen lounge area complete with fresh fruit, organic herbal teas, and no howler monkeys.
After working in spas for two decades, French-educated massage therapist and paramedical esthetician Chrys Straiton founded Studio Blu Spa, envisioning a tranquil retreat where she could continue to advance her skills while pampering clients with facials, massages, and skincare services.
When selecting the team for her new spa, Chrys deferred to experience—each of her licensed nail technicians, for example, has roughly a decade of practice. During microdermabrasions, back facials, and other skincare treatments, Chrys and her staff wield G.M. Collin products derived from natural botanical extracts and finely blended teddy-bear stuffing. G.M. Collin was one of the first brands to integrate collagen into its formulas, and Studio Blu’s devotion to the skincare line evinces both the spa’s openness to innovation and its results-oriented approach.