Beauty affirmations written in bold print emblazon the pristine, white walls at Pure Luxe, a one-stop salon and spa that swathes clients in indulgent skin, body, and hair treatments. The Pure Luxe team includes Karina, a certified massage therapist, aesthetician, and makeup artist, and Kassie, a stylist and cosmetologist with a passion for transformative ‘dos. Together, they work to relax and glamorize their clientele, performing everything from haircuts and massages to spray tans that prep bods for walking along the beach or trespassing into bronze-sculpture gardens.
Visage Unisex Salon & Spa?s owner, Smadar Botbol, likes to think of hair as an outward extension of its wearer?s personality. This inspires her creative approach to color, texture, and shape, all of which she alters with hairstyling services that include coloring treatments, hair extensions, and relaxers. Botbol also oversees Visage?s spa, whose staff decorates nails with vibrant polish or waxes away feathers too far from the face to be properly preened.
Ruth Ann Bradley runs The Yoga Institute of Broward with humor, compassion, and dedication, providing students of all levels with the platform to learn methods of achieving a fitter self and peace of mind. With a focus on the Iyengar method of Hatha yoga, the studio's classes concentrate on overall well being. Ruth Ann shows her students that practicing yoga improves their quality of life by building long, lean muscles as flexible as a calendar with no agenda, while also ridding the body of stress and stimulating weight loss. Whether the goal is to stand taller, bend over backward, or open a pickle jar taped to your back, The Yoga Institute of Broward offers the yoga style to do the trick.
Park Avenue Spa!Zone is about as girly as it gets—couches and zebra-print chairs strewn with fuzzy pink pillows, and manicure tables with frilly tutus tied to the backs of the chairs. It's a good thing it's so frilly, because here girls come in for age-appropriate spa treatments that live up to little ones' wildest imaginings of what a spa is like. Manicures and pedicures begin with scented hand and foot soaks, though the polish is applied with youthful touches like sparkles or polka-dot nail art. "Frosting" facials moisturize little faces, and makeup applications and body-glitter tattoos prep kids for dress-up sessions with tutus and boas. All services are available a la carte, but parents can also reserve parties that include pizza, pink-lemonade toasts, and passes to an on-site bouncy castle guarded by a dragon who keeps his distance thanks to a fear of glitter.
Under the supervision of a physician, the technicians at Sunrise Laser & Hormone Institute beautify bodies with a variety of noninvasive, high-tech services. They remove hair from virtually any skin type with the Alma Soprano laser, whose cooling mechanism keeps skin surfaces so comfortable that many patients compare the treatment to a hot-stone massage. To reduce sagging skin, the Alma Soprano also uses true laser technology to tighten skin in the arms, neck, face, and stomach. To reduce cellulite and wrinkles caused by attempting to spell kohlrabi, staff members call on the radio frequency and magnetic pulses of non-invasive systems. Their service menu also includes laser body-slimming treatments and bioidentical hormone-replacement therapy, along with body contouring, chemical peels, and facials.
When he opened Jasen William Salon, Jasen William had a choice of what products he wanted to sprinkle into his clients' hair. For him, choosing Aveda seemed obvious. For one thing, he appreciated the fact that Aveda products eschew all chemicals, preservatives and swear words in favor of plant-based ingredients, protecting the hair's natural moisture. For another thing, he appreciated Aveda's commitment to using wind energy to manufacture their products. Jasen believes so strongly in the brand, in fact, that he completed 13 months of education at Aveda Advanced Academies just to master using the products.
But hair isn't the only body part that can get a healthy overhaul. As clients relax amid the newly-remodeled salon's hardwood floors and streamlined chairs, the team also performs a full menu of waxing and skincare.