Melissa Ponce, owner of Face 2 Face Skin Care, is a licensed skin therapist and makeup artist. She augments her skill set with shelves of organic skincare products from Dermalogica, Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, and Neal’s Yard Remedies, which are made from plants that have never touched a drop of manmade fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, or moonshine. Armed with these naturally occurring tools, she beautifies visitors during makeup services, waxing sessions, and facial treatments.
With an arsenal of traditional beds and sunless-tanning technology from Norvell, the solar skin soothers at Tropics Tanning Salon help build buttery brown skin tones. Choose from one of five different tanning-bed models, such as the Platinum X7 tanning bed ($33 for a three-session pack), featuring facial lamps, CountorPlus surfaces, and an mp3 hookup with surround sound to motivate your skin cells’ sizzling workout. Sun-stain seekers can also take advantage of the Norvell sunless-tanning-spray system ($25 for a single session), providing coppery skin coverage without the risk of UV rays and sandworms.
Licensed aesthetician Lyn Imperi treats her clients to nourishing, soothing services that bring out the youthful, vibrant beauty lying dormant in everyone. Customized facials rejuvenate skin with firming masks, gentle exfoliation treatments, and hydrating under-eye moisturizers, while microdermabrasions build collagen production and reduce fine lines with a crystal wand. To further smooth skin, the staff banishes unwanted follicles from bodies with speedy waxing procedures, a more effective procedure than just waiting for it all to fall out. Backs and muscles get their turn with peaceful aromatherapy massages and back exfoliations.
At Sunraes Tanning Salon, it can be difficult to decide just how to get that golden bronze glow. The root of this happy problem is the salon’s arsenal of six different tanning bed types, which range from basic level one tanning beds to unparalleled level five beds equipped with a cooling water mist, face and shoulder tanners, and 52 low pressure bulbs. Sunraes also offers UV-free color, misting away paleness with customized, hand-applied airbrush spray tanning.
Donna Lussier got into the skincare business 21 years ago to help busy women like herself attain and maintain healthy, radiant complexions. The owner and licensed aesthetician of Belle Images Skincare is especially adamant about countering the physical signs of aging caused by stress, poor diet, sickness, or excessive time travel. She goes above and beyond one-time facials or microdermabrasion treatments to help clients maintain their results by implementing manageable and effective skincare regimens using botanical products enriched with vitamins, essential oils, and hydroxy acids. Donna is also experienced in oncology aesthetics, which address the specific needs of cancer patients.
With over 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, owner Lisa Zibella runs Bella Rouge with a perfumed fist, knocking out customer confusion and proudly proffering products in a shabby-chic storefront. Lisa, along with her fellow staffers, assists guests in selecting suitable cosmetic and skincare products from upscale brands including Mario Badescu, Caudalie, Kinerase, Paula Dorf and more. Moisturizers ($22–$150), facial cleansers ($15–$34), mascaras ($19–$24), eye shadows ($18–$24), and foundations ($38–$60) are all available for demonstration and purchase. For ladies who have trouble remembering their truest shade, the boutique keeps a record of previous customer purchases, and, for ladies on the go, the shop offers convenient curbside service.
Like the skilled artisan who hand mints every single US coin, the team at Platinum Skin Clinic focuses all its effort on making different faces look shiny and new. With medical-grade products, they render seven core treatments, including oxygen infusions, blue and red LED-light therapy, and scar revision. During diamond peel microdermabrasion treatments, the aestheticians remove the top layers of skin to reduce fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne, and scarring all in the name of making skin both healthy and beautiful.