Kori Franco––a beauty specialist with diplomas from two aesthetic academies and licenses in electrology, tattooing, and other cosmetic treatments––helps clients achieve lasting good looks at Wink! Permanent Makeup and Lash Boutique. During permanent make-up sessions, she embeds natural pigments in customized colors in the skin to amplify eyes, brows, or lips, and can even draw on beauty marks or speech bubbles to accent the mouth. Patrons can also opt for silky eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion sessions, and peels that employ lactic acid, enzymes, and other active ingredients to smooth and resurface skin.
At the age of 18, Skin N Beyond owner and licensed aesthetician Suzanne Turi traded her pageant gowns for a makeup brush, moving to Hollywood to attend the Joe Blasco makeup school. After graduation, she found herself smack in the middle of major happenings, beautifying faces at events such as the Rose Bowl, the Oscars, and Morgan Freeman's fantasy baseball draft. Armed with know-how gleaned from The Dermal Institute in Manhattan and the Galen Institute School of Massage Therapy in Connecticut, she recruited a team of staffers versed and certified in multiple cosmetic disciplines to help her establish Skin N Beyond. That multifaceted expertise shows through today; as clients sip wine and listen to pop hits in the spa's trendy boutique-like lounge, team members execute beautification rituals ranging from manicures and seaweed gel masks to eyelash extensions, microdermabrasion, and medical-grade facial peels.
Adhering to the motto "eat, sleep, tan," the dedicated staff at Body Heat Tanning keeps clients sun-kissed with hand-applied wisps of Norvell tanning solution and a range of traditional tanning beds. Certified Norvell technicians mist bodies with Norvell’s sunless skin darkener, which leaves skin glowing bronze rather than Oompa Loompa orange. The staff imitates the sun's natural distribution of light as they linger on parts that typically receive greater exposure and whisks past those that typically receive less. Spray tans take 20–30 minutes to apply and typically last five to seven days, gradually fading as outer skin layers slough off.
While most tanning places only stay open during the daylight hours, clients at Boca Tanning Club can now enhance their summery glow during the night. The Coral Springs location stays open until midnight, which helps diminish wait times and allows clients to better fit in sessions inside the salon’s UV and spray tanning booths. The official tanning salon of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, the salon features three styles of beds, including UV options in the classic laydown bed or the 360-degrees of lights in the vertical stand-up booth. For clients eschewing UV rays, the shop also features a VersaSpa automated bed with a custom no-smell solution unique to Boca Tanning Club, which sends out jets oft tanning sprays to quickly give clients a seamless summer tan.
Rejuvenate Your Skin's licensed facial specialist Mindi Birkenholz is like a detective when it comes to skin. The first case she ever cracked was her own. As a teenager, Ms. Birkenholz suffered from cystic acne, and she found no relief from over-the-counter treatments. For six years, she scoured medical journals and ultimately found the right combo of Vitamin A therapies, which cured her condition.
Today, with decades of experience and a graduation from aesthetics school under her belt, Ms. Birkenholz helps others find solutions to their skin issues. She examines a client's issue—whether it be acne, dry skin, or wrinkles—and comes up with the right plan of medical grade skin care, almost always kicking things off with an in-depth consultation. Then, factoring in price range and time, she might recommend chemical peels to remove blemishes, oxygen facials to restore skin, or various anti-aging treatments, such as microdermabrasion. The licensed medical staff can also administer cosmetic injectables, including Botox and fillers.
At Heena's Threading and Skincare, clients can have excess hair removed from both their face and body, commissioning everything from brow shaping to full Brazilian waxes. And though waxing takes top billing, those averse to that service can opt for threading instead.