Second Skin Medspa, helmed by licensed medical aesthetician Rose Cruz, pampers and retouches skin while adhering to stringent safety and sanitation standards. Cruz draws on more than 14 years of experience of practicing medical aesthetics in Vancouver and Toronto to perform chemical peels, banish acne, and care for diabetic feet, a specialty she learned at the North American School of Podology. IPL laser hair removal leaves skin smooth, and fractional skin resurfacing and photofacials help to fade fine lines and restore a youthful appearance without requiring one to eat play-doh. The spa also treats nails with relaxing manicures and pedicures that promote foot health and include a soak in a sanitary pipeless tub.
In the waiting room, a grid of circular mirrors reflects teal and white decor as clients sink into a wide couch with pillows. During pedicures, guests can rest on a plush white couch, stretch an arm over an ebony side table, and inhale gentle aromas from a diffuser in the corner.
Allure Body Bar doesn't have trickling waterfalls, crystal chandeliers, or frilly robes. Instead, the spa has highly trained professionals—self-described as "total clean freaks"—who deliver top-notch beauty treatments in a sanitary, relaxed, and comfortable environment. They specialize in hair-removal services for women, men, and politicians, ousting hair with a cream-based wax that suits even the most sensitive skin. To allay fears or misconceptions about waxing treatments, the hair-removal specialists begin appointments by explaining what's about to happen and how it's going to feel. They also offer up this FAQ page for first-time Brazilian or manzilian clients and answer intimate questions about another treatment they offer, vajazzling. In addition to these services, the beauty pros offer skincare treatments and massage therapy.
Beyond traditional spa options such as massages and mani-pedis, the team at BBS Wellness combines modern and time-tested treatments to help their clients look and feel their best. Under the soft lighting of private treatment rooms, technicians accompany classic beauty rituals with a custom blend of relaxing Decléor all-natural aromatherapy oils. Elsewhere, therapists help clients burn fat, reduce stress, and defrost pocketfuls of chicken wings atop ceramic heating blankets, a prime example of the spa's preference for treatments that go beyond the noninvasive to be positively relaxing.
Maintaining beauty takes a combination of professional-grade products, personalized services, and skill. At Tatiana Esthetics, veteran aestheticians work to meet these criteria as they make over each client that crab walks into their business. They administer everything from standard mani-pedis to oxygen facials, which envelop facades in a cloud of mist that can heal and smooth damaged skin. Turning to the rest of the body, they coat unwanted fuzz in warm wax and remove hair with a touch as soft as a baby cotton swab. They also specialize in services for men, such as a hot-towel treatment that drapes faces in warmth and opens pores.
In addition to specializing in laser hair removal, the med spa features a sprawling array of face and body services recommended for patients during complimentary consultations. Specialists pride themselves on developing tailored treatment plans, combining services such as clinical facials and laser contouring therapies into regimens suited for each individual. Facials include microdermabrasion, peels, infrared tightening, and photofacials. Additionally, the spa's radio-frequency technology reduces sagging all over the body, and body contouring options let clients spot-reduce stubborn parts, like the mule attached to a love handle.
Among walls accented by black-and-white damask prints, Beauty Bar Laser Clinic's technicians use cosmetic lasers to treat a client list that includes models, actors, and 2005's Miss Universe, Natalie Glebova. They specialize in whitening teeth, removing hair and cellulite, and resurfacing complexions. During complimentary consultations, the technicians determine the best treatment plan for each client and ask the newest Miss Universe contestant a series of questions to ensure she is the best candidate to represent Earth in the pageant.