Although creative cuts and color headline the menu at Peanut's Hair Attraction, Peanut and her team offer a number of additional salon services. The resident nail techs, for instance, beautify hands and feet with glittery french pedicures and acrylic tips that can add much-needed length to fingernails or store-bought reaching canes. Likewise, the waxing specialists whisk unwanted hair from nearly any area of the anatomy while other staff members soothe stressed muscles and minds with gentle massage.
A tan often indicates a recent visit to an exotic locale, but with Beach Babe Tan, clients can darken their skin tone without leaving their homes. The mobile tanning company carts its organic airbrush-tanning equipment to locations around the area, instantly bronzing bodies to prepare clients for trips to the beach, weddings, or other events.
At Neo Laser Medical Spa, two physicians, a registered nurse, and a licensed aesthetician use the latest technology to beautify skin. Their multiple laser systems form a cosmic tag-team that can rejuvenate bodies from head to toe. A fractional CO2 laser dramatically reduces pigmentation problems and other signs of aging, a Fraxel laser reduces wrinkles with minimal downtime, and a CoolTouch laser gently diminishes acne and acne scarring. The team also employs lasers to eradicate spider veins and unwanted hair and performs laser-assisted SmartLipo procedures that are less invasive than traditional liposuction.
But lasers aren't the only tools in Neo Laser's anti-aging kit. Clinical staffers combat wrinkles with Botox and dermal fillers, and customize facials or medical peels with petrochemical- and paraben-free Image Skincare products. The medical spa's complimentary consultations include a skin analysis with a detailed written report and photos, as well as 30 minutes with an aesthetician to discuss the best way to remove a mole or a mustache drawn on in permanent marker.
Skilled aesthetician Gayle Short draws on years of experience as a professional makeup artist and cosmetics salesperson to apply permanent pigment to patrons' façades at Permanently Pretty. During a two-hour session, Short utilizes a tattoo-like process to embolden eyebrows or trace around upper and lower eyelids. The epidermal embellishments aim to enhance natural facial features and, much like poems engraved into rubber, are designed to withstand water and smudges. A one-hour follow-up appointment ensures that new color sets properly. Vibrant magenta walls greet guests at Permanently Pretty's lobby area, where a cushy, floral-print sofa cradles awaiting visitors.
Dr. Christopher Meyer deals in two worlds—the cosmetic and the medical—and he draws from both when treating problem veins. He used to become frustrated when he heard that people with varicose and spider veins were having difficulty finding treatment, as many caregivers deemed the problem a purely aesthetic one. So he took up work at Florida Vein Care Specialists, where he now administers treatments such as VenaCure EVLT, a laser-based procedure, to eradicate veins in the interest of his clients' health and confidence. The noninvasive treatment sends laser energy through a small fiber that heats and seals off the vein. Each session takes about 30 minutes, and requires no downtime for the patient, who can walk around immediately after the appointment.
Natural light floods through the salon's floor-to-ceiling front windows, reflecting off of hardwood floors, elegant silver mirrors, and soothing taupe walls. Amid these cozy accents, skilled hair stylists do everything from snip away split ends to engineer flattering color highlights. Guests may also slide into a comfortable leather chair for a facial wax, or retreat to a private room for a one of the specialty anti-aging facial treatments.