South Beach Tans and Spa partitions its newly remodeled facility into two separate spaces: a secluded spa area offering skincare and waxing services and a livelier hallway that opens into private UV- and spray-tanning rooms. Clients can purchase single sessions or monthly packages for regular beds as well as VHO beds, which employ 42 lamps to produce a darker tan.
The company’s aestheticians curate complexions in warm, softly lit treatment rooms with noninvasive skin treatments designed to soften the signs of aging. The spa team also specializes in hair-removal using sugaring paste—a compound blended from sugar, lemon juice, and water—that exfoliates skin while yanking follicles out by the root, ensuring less hair breakage than tweezing or blasts from a freeze ray.
Helmed by board-certified gynecologic surgeon Jeffrey J. Smith, MD, Bella Vita Med Spa’s team of beauty techs works to improve health and bolster confidence with a range of aesthetic skincare and cosmetic procedures. The staff aims to safely refurbish faces through a multipronged strategy of skincare treatments, including microdermabrasion, photofacials, and Obagi chemical peels that reveal unmarked surfaces and the undisclosed Donny Osmond impressions beneath. Wielding a variety of lasers, including Cutera and Titan, the staff can also perform laser procedures such as hair removal, skin resurfacing, and spider-vein removal. Injectables and dermal fillers help reduce the signs of aging, and tummy tucks and laser-assisted liposculpture help reduce the signs of adipose tissue.
When it comes to losing weight, the team at The Body Wrap Spalon knows there's no substitute for diet and exercise, but they augment weight-loss efforts with a menu of advanced body wraps. The signature Slim wrap uses a blend of minerals and heat to draw out excess water and toxins, and the Men's Gut Buster shrinks belt sizes by targeting the midsection.
But body wraps are just one of the ways the team gets clients looking and feeling their best. They also deep-clean pores during facials and evaporate tension from the shoulders, neck, and back during custom massages.
When she was 9, Brooke Taylor tried her hand at styling for the first time on her best friend’s hair. For many children, this would have ended in disaster, but not for Brooke. Her grandmother, a trained stylist, had taught the youngster in her own salon, and when Brooke finally wielded the shears, she knew she had found her life’s calling. Today, she owns Capello Salon and manages seven other stylists, a nail technician, and an aesthetician. Their specialties range from the haircuts Brooke mastered as a preteen to coloring and hair extensions. In Capello’s spa branch, the aesthetician performs facials, applies makeup, and uses sugar to remove hair from bodies or add hair to balding gingerbread men.
Dr. Victoria Johnson taps her diverse experience in the medical field—ranging from family-practice medicine to emergency-room work—to perform her medical and aesthetic services at Laser Light Skin Clinic. Dr. Johnson meets with all her clients for complimentary consultations to get to know their individual skin types, beauty needs, and whether freckle constellations might predict what galaxy the aliens will come from. To meet patients' needs, Dr. Johnson can perform noninvasive services, such as laser face-lifts and skincare with SkinMedica products, or more intensive care including cosmetic injections and liposuction.
Beyond a lime-hued door, beautifiers exercise their practiced digits on the hair of guests, who relax in the midst of black-and-white furnishings dotted with bright-green accents. Inside, stylists affix extensions, lop off hair, and cover strands in deep-conditioning serums.