Fernanda Rivarola takes care of clients from head to toe at Lanex Day Spa. She tends to skin's needs with a variety of facial services services, including chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and facials. The spa also provides a back treatment, which treats ingrown hairs and acne-prone skin below the neck. And Fernanda's waxing services remove unwanted fuzz from the forehead to the toes and just about everywhere in between.
Ever since small business stopped advertising on fingernails, people have been searching for a way to keep them looking spiffy. That's where Diva owner Evelyn Calderon comes in. She and her staff of expert technicians meticulously decorate finger and toe billboards with a wide array of nail techniques. Salon guests may also request an invigorating facial or banish unwanted hair from eyebrows with a specialty waxing session.
Myself Spa is a family-run company that specializes in beauty and wellness. The staff is made up of licensed therapists trained in various techniques of massage as well as aestheticians who can administer facials and other skincare treatments. Other therapies focus on weight loss and cellulite reduction, including several that rely on state-of-the-art technology.
Sweat pours from foreheads, hearts race, and blood courses. Though these effects are commonly caused by exercising, they are also caused by the detoxifying body wraps offered at Aphrodite. This boutique spa draped in a color scheme of teals and tans employs technicians that foster the toxin-purging process by shining infrared light over fully clothed clients in specialized wraps. Light energy is then able to reach the dermal layer of the skin, where it disrupts fat cells. Along with shrinking waistlines, each 50-minute session aims to relieve aches and pains caused by arthritis, fibromyalgia, stress, and attempting to play water polo with a bowling ball.
Lying on her side, her body supported by pillows, the expectant mother begins to relax. Her massage therapist goes to work, kneading the back, legs, and other areas pregnancy tends to put stress on. With benefits ranging from better sleep to increased blood flow, the pregnancy massage at Essence Day Spa is proof that spa treatments can be about more than just escaping from stress or wearing slippers in public; they can be integral to your health.
This isn’t news to Dr. I. Anthony Cardella, the MD who founded and operates the spa. The OB/GYN and former University of Miami professor created Essence Day Spa to be a place where licensed pros could apply their highly technical skills. That’s why, in addition to staples such as European facials and Swedish massages, his center performs services that require training with special equipment, including laser hair removal, bamboo massage, and microdermabrasion.
Spray-tan formulas with organic sugar cane take bodies from pallid to bronzed in 20 minutes at The Tanning Paradise. In addition to tans, the staff aids patrons in head-to-toe transformations. They brighten nails during mani-pedis, scrub away dirt with facials, and wax off unwanted facial hair. Professional makeup artists add length to manes with hair extensions and prep clients for big nights with makeup applications.
Fritz's talented staff of stylists perform haircuttery that pulls out all the stops, including the one imprisoning a dangerous djinn. Fritz's haircut ($34) prefaces its precision scissor-snipping with a luxurious, meditative shampooing, a hot-towel treatment, and a scalp massage. All the young dudes carrying the news can freshen their follicles with a highlighting ($40+), while distinguished gents can either defy the passing of time with a custom color ($60+) or gray coverage ($35), or rock the salt-and-pepper with a gray blending ($30). Beyond the head, you can sample Fritz's spa-grade services such as a 45-minute customized facial ($45), a 60-minute massage in the style of your choice ($75), a manly and respect-inducing men's manicure ($25), and more.