After spending a handful of years crunching numbers for her family's car business, Doran Poma decided to pursue a passion for skincare that she developed as a teenager. Since completing beauty school in 2006 and becoming a licensed aesthetician in 2007, Doran has used her expertise to clear the complexions of numerous clients, including a woman in her 50s who'd been dealing with acne since her teens. This April, Doran began running her skincare operation out of a gut-rehabbed salon, where she uses phytomer and Jan Marini products to pamper clients with specialized facials designed to treat conditions ranging from acne and discoloration to wrinkles in the time-space continuum.
Owner and licensed aesthetician Luciana Mueller trained in Brazil and uses natural waxes imported from Brazil to gently extricate unwelcome tendrils and smoothen sensitive areas for up to five weeks. Lip waxing ($15) encourages silken smooches, and eyebrow shaping ($15) enables newly beautified faces to express the gamut of human emotion—from happiness to unbridled happiness—in utmost style. Defuzz underams ($20) and lower arms ($35) or prep for the beach with a Brazilian bikini wax ($65). Waxing provides longer-lasting hairlessness than shaving, and when the hair does come back after a few weeks, it's meek, soft, and easily scared back into the follicle with banging pans or the threat of another round of wax.
Glow Salon has everything it takes to make a body beach-ready. Staffers perform body-wide waxing services and partner clients up with the tanning equipment that will provide them with the bronzed look they desire. To enhance the effects of a UV- or airbrush-tanning session, they also stock a slew of tanning products.
The FDA and AMA both classify only one hair-removal treatment as permanent, according to the licensed staff at Axis Mundi, and that treatment is electrolysis. Treatments may be slower-going than laser hair removal or ripping off a bandage really quickly, but that's because this method is meticulous. One by one, a sterile probe pokes into each hair follicle, zapping its growth centers with a low-level current. The treatment is effective on virtually all skin and hair types, and can be customized for optimal comfort and speed.
At The Beauty Lounge Salon and Day Spa, each technician undergoes meticulous training and ongoing education seminars to ensure luxuriously therapeutic facials, skin-smoothing waxes, and effective strategies for fighting hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. The spa occupies the space of a charming luxury townhome, with plump, purple couches and soft-light chandeliers conjuring the atmosphere of a grandmother’s parlor, and wall-to-wall accents of luxurious mahogany-hued hardwood evoking the image of an aristocratic lumberjack’s summer home.
The staff at Nova Medical Spa & Laser Center wants clients to be able to show off their natural beauty the second they walk out the door. That’s why the spa and laser center specializes in skincare that requires little to no downtime. Depending on client needs, laser treatments offer a variety of applications, whether to permanently reduce hair, tighten skin, or feel empathy for a barcode.The center also offers other weight-loss services. Aside from skincare, the center provides soothing massages from a fourth-generation massage therapist who eases pain and improves range of motion through hot-stone massage, prenatal bodywork, and customized techniques.