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.
Salon Escape & Spa's professional staff offers haircare, nail-care, facial, waxing, and massage services. The massage therapists assuage muscles according to each client's therapeutic needs with a variety of modalities such as deep-tissue, sports, and relaxation massage. For pool and beach adventures, the spa's airbrush artists use Norvell sunless-tanning solution to blanket bodies in natural-looking, UV-free tans.
The Ibrow Studio’s owner and senior aesthetician, Nicole Willis, has been honing her techniques since 1999, and has grown so proficient that she shares them in workshops at the studio and on KSBI’s All About You. Willis’s specialty lies in the artful clearing and shaping of body hair using the NuFree soy hair-removal system. Although the substance resembles wax, it remains at a comfortable 98.6 degrees and fights bacteria as Willis smoothes it on to shape elegant eyebrows or tidy the bikini line. Her nimble hands further enhance eyes with Reese Robert eyelash extensions, and her expertise with makeup contouring and seamlessly integrating tiny gargoyles into evening looks reflect her interest in enhancing facial architecture overall. A skin analysis helps the team tailor facials to each skin type, and complimentary aromatherapy turns body scrubs and wraps into multisensory indulgence.
Spa director and licensed aesthetician Mary Paydar brings two decades of European skincare experience to her spa, which resembles something of a tropical paradise replete with muted walls, potted plants, and sprawling vines. Her technicians refresh patrons with individual or packaged facials, massages, and makeup treatments and cultivate a relaxing environment by taking their time with services rather than hastily launching makeup towards faces with a trebuchet.
Sabrena Wicker had a light-bulb moment as she received her first massage: her career calling was to become a massage therapist. Wicker enrolled in massage school, earned a degree, and opened Tinker Massage and Day Spa Studio. Within the spa's softly lit treatment rooms, massage therapists practice several modalities and perform spa treatments for singles or doubles. To enhance bodywork sessions, the therapists incorporate elements of nature—heated stones infuse heat into muscles, essential oils perfume the air, and a charm of hummingbirds creates a relaxing breeze.