The spa, whose name means "my beautiful woman" in Italian, is located inside Aesthetic Surgical Arts and overseen by its medical director, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph C. Camarata. Dr. Camarata's licensed estheticians can rejuvenate facial skin with microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and SkinMedica products. After exfoliating and waxing the epidermis, the staff can fine-tune the details of clients' appearances by performing airbrush tanning and brow and lash tinting. To round out the extensive array of services, makeup artists leverage their expertise to apply beautiful pigments, in addition to giving lessons in how to do it on one's own visage.
The atmosphere in which these services are rendered is elegant and welcoming. Glass tabletops, leather furniture, and curved, earth-toned walls create a spacious lobby, where modern chandeliers illuminate calmly colorful abstract paintings.
A beauty-industry veteran, Ashley Nelson and a team of professional technicians perform expert makeup application to enhance features or disguise freckle formations that look painfully similar to customers' beloved childhood hamsters. They accent new looks with eyebrow waxing and temporary eyelashes, and shares the cosmetic tricks that she has developed during makeup lessons. For faces in need of some stripping down, Nelson and her team also perform facials aimed at addressing common skin issues such as sensitivity or dullness.
Drawing upon her clinical background at a skin-treatment facility, Kenlee’s Skin Shop’s eponymous owner tends to wearied dermises with services that include facials, microdermabrasions, chemical peels, and waxing. Before embarking on facial or body treatments, Kenlee reads freckle horoscopes during a custom skin analysis that accounts for dryness and distinguishes dirt from penciled-on mustaches. Rather than trust other beauty purveyors for cosmetics that complement her many skin treatments, Kenlee stocks her studio’s shelves with her own mad-scientist creations. KSS Mineral Makeup boasts nine signature shades and three universal powders to help create a smooth, even complexion free of acne blemishes and glued-on clown noses.
The physical sensations of being at the beach?the stress-melting warmth, the calm brought on by lapping waves?are what manager Kristen tries to recreate in her jade massage bed studio. Saving her clients a plane ticket to Maui, she introduces them to these mechanized beds that knead the muscles with jade rollers and warm the core with infrared heat. The hands-free sessions are done without oils, so clients can leave the studio without having to shower or feeling compelled to flex their muscles. Like a Day at the Beach also provides noninvasive, ultrasonic cavitation treatments that use sound waves to disrupt fat cells and cause them to release their contents and metabolized them through the body's natural processes. Treatment sensation has been likened to that of a hot-stone massage, and is best for customers with .5 to 3.5 inches of extra fat.
Dr. Gregory Chambon draws on his extensive medical experience—including a stint as the Chief of Family Practice at St. Luke's Hospital—to guide his staff of medical professionals. The team enhances their clients' natural beauty with injectable treatments, Smart Lipo procedures, and medical-grade skincare. With the use of versatile lasers, technicians can reduce unwanted hair, remove tattoos, and shut down varicose veins like a high-school party on Commissioner Gordon's block. Meanwhile, Neograft treatments help restore lost hair without surgery or scarring.
Zen Massage's team of licensed estheticians customize facials to clients' needs, administering add-ons that target eyes, lips, and hands. LED light therapy is also available. Additionally, certified massage therapists take kinks and knots to task with a wide range of massage modalities designed to address all manner of physical and emotional distress. They offer Swedish, sports, and deep-tissue massages, to name a few.