S'Criage Spa & Salon revitalizes visages with services that include facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, hair services, and eyelash extensions. The anti-aging facial begins with a thorough exfoliation of the epidermis, the skin layer most likely to be stricken with fine lines and suction-cup arrow marks. Microcurrents then delve deeper into skin, delivering gentle electric stimulation to tighten up slack muscles. In an effort to keep skin soft and shiny, cellular nano therapy saturates faces with nourishing nutrients. Clients can then relax sore limbs as a muscle maestro melts tension in the scalp, shoulders, arms, and feet. To keep mouths from blurting out secret family recipes during treatment, clients can also snack on assorted sumptuous appetizers.
Robin Chadwick and the stylists at Chadwick Hair Company have the power to make hair shorter, or longer and fuller. Along with haircuts and micro-fusion hair extensions, stylists use their talents to add dimension with foil highlights, and straighten and smoothen wayward curls with Brazilian straightening treatments. They also draw attention to eyes with eyelash extensions.
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.
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.
The founders of Hoy P’Loy Nail Emporium so love ice cream, they infuse scoops into many of their dessert-inspired nail services. Mounds of milk-and-honey ice cream aid staffers as they massage limbs during the Lattelicious ice-cream treatment, whereas the chocolate-strawberry-cream sundae coats legs in a fudgy mask, similar to the ones donned by white-milk cows masquerading as chocolate-milk cows. The salon arranges its services by size, with Cups and Cones mani-pedis representing a smaller indulgence in comparison to lengthier sundae treatments. All services, whether dairy-infused or more traditional, wield products fortified with essential oils, vitamins, and anti-aging acids tapped from young battery trees. In line with the nail salon’s whimsy treatments, bright, cheery colors sprinkle Hoy P’Loy’s otherwise modern, whitewashed interior.
This is an energetically based, sacred healing space," says Dr. Laura Skellchock, describing the aura of Integrative Dermatology. "That's what I wanted to create– and you can feel it when you come in." Dr. Skellchock combines the methods of general dermatology and cosmetic dermatology at this serene boutique clinic, relying on more than 20 years of skin expertise as she combats everything from acne, to wrinkles, to stuck-on Halloween masks. She has a sharp eye for catching lesions before they morph into melanomas, using a sophisticated dermatoscope to spot irregularities too small to be seen by the unaided eye.