It would probably be more efficient to ask Joan Bell Carroll about what she doesn't do. As the founder of Browz Makeup Bar, she is, of course, a makeup artist and aesthetician, but her skill set includes more than just creating a pretty face. She is also a licensed aesthetics instructor, and teaches courses at Browz on basic and advanced makeup artistry, waxing, and even pole and belly dancing. Inside her studio—a chocolate-hued space accented with pops of orange and blue—she hosts a diverse range of events that includes everything from birthday and lingerie parties to photo shoots and dance classes.
But since opening Browz nearly 20 years ago, Joan's specialty has always been brow and makeup services. She and her team can shape brows however clients prefer, whether by waxing, threading, tweezing, or pixellating. They also remove unwanted hair elsewhere with a complete selection of body waxing treatments. They create flawless skin with airbrush makeup applications, and can lengthen lashes with semi-permanent extensions or temporary strip or individual lashes.
The team at Jevon MedSpa takes a compassionate approach with their clients, based on the example set by their experienced and board-certified internal-medicine physician, Muhammad Abbasi, MD. Dr. Abbasi has earned several Patients' Choice awards for the extensive knowledge and comforting demeanor he shares with every patient. He is also a rheumatologist, and has completed comprehensive certification in the administration of Botox and dermal fillers designed to reduce facial wrinkles.
The doctor and his staff utilize advanced laser technology to remove hair, and they employ Syneron's elōs IPL system to treat damage caused by the sun, aging, or glancing at Medusas. For patients seeking to shed excess pounds, the team can design personalized weight-loss plans and target cellulite with LipoDissolve mesotherapy injections.
EOS Medical Spa's physicians partner with certified massage therapists and technicians to rejuvenate patients' faces and bodies. The staff specializes in services for women with darker or ethnic skin tones and administers custom facials and laser treatments to leave all complexions glowing. Techs harness laser light for skin resurfacing, wrinkle reduction, and hair removal, and the light can address spider veins and cellulite when asked politely. The spa’s massage therapists add a healing, human supplement to technology-focused services. Their expert hands can administer modalities ranging from Swedish and sports for soft-tissue injuries to reflexology for aching feet.
Ruby Beauty Center lends Eastern flair to salon and spa services that beautify hands, feet, hair, and skin. Henna imbues manes with rich auburn tones ($25+) or, during mendhi sessions, dapples hands with intricate designs of flowers, leaves, and bar-exam answers ($7+ per hand). Staffers daub away unwelcome whiskers from underarms with powerful wax ($7) or gently twist free visage vines with threading ($20 for full face). A thermo herb facial ($55) undoes the effects of tense muscles and gorgon-staring contests by evacuating pores with warmth and salving skin with botanical ingredients.
Lidia Mosquera, the medical aesthetician behind Med Therapeutic Skin Care Day Spa, believes that her education never stops. Though she's been in the industry for more than 25 years, she still commits herself to staying on top of the latest beauty practices and procedures, even traveling to learn about breakthroughs made outside of the U.S. or in the galley of a Boeing Dreamliner. At her day spa, she and her knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff offer a variety of services that showcase their cutting edge expertise: body wraps, facials, Colombian treatments, medical peels, laser hair removal, post-operation massages, and her microcurrent, endermologie, and cavitation treatments help contour cellulite in problem areas.