Nail tailors at the posh Off Center Salon & Spa console neglected feet with luxurious pedicures and transform hands into mobile fashion accessories with long-lasting polish. Hybrid CND Shellac polish cures under UV light, creating 10 chip-resistant shields that rebuff palms' attempts to absorb fingers for up to two weeks. T-spa pedicures begin with a fragrant lavender salt soak, which softens soles for exfoliation through a three-step green-tea mask. After scrubbing away calluses by holding them against an even rougher foot, gentle hands dispel lingering tension with an aromatherapy hot-stone massage and deftly paint digits in Chanel hues.
After years spent working as an aesthetician who occasionally offered tanning services to her clients, Basia Kraul decided to fully dedicate herself to the tanning industry and founded Endless Summer Tan & Beauty Studio in August 1999. After more than a decade in business, the quaint studio offers visitors a variety of customizable UV beds, as well as spray tanning and collagen-boosting Rejuvenessence red-light therapy. A lineup of Basia skincare products keeps visages and physiques fresh, and a handful of hair and makeup services prime heads for special events or a night out on the town book clubbing.
Rihanna rocked the L Space 2013 Stardust Fringe one-piece; Halle Berry hit the streets in a maxi dress by Vitamin A Gold; Emily VanCamp graced the cover of Women's Health in the L Space 2013 Red Diva bikini bottom. This is just a snapshot of the designer beachwear that South Beach Swimsuits delivers to the masses. Shoppers can peruse a wardrobe of star-worthy suits from designers such as L*Space, Vitamin A, and Gottex, or peruse swimwear tailored to specific body types. Because South Beach stocks everything from skimpy bikinis to one-pieces that flatter curves and hide vestigial fanny packs, it's nearly impossible to leave the online store with an empty cart.
Dr. Lori L. Greenwald—who is board certified in both vascular surgery and phlebology (venous disorders) and whose skills were featured on Better Connecticut’s Project Makeover segment—has devoted her career to caring for patients with venous problems. Alongside a staff of vein specialists, including advanced nurse practitioners, surgical technologists, and technicians, Dr. Greenwald banishes spider veins with sclerotherapy and laser therapy, and treats varicose veins with 15- to 20-minute Closure or radiofrequency-ablation treatments. She often uses ultrasound technology to diagnose vascular problems and annoy neighborhood dogs, and she can seal off varicose veins in just a few minutes with her lunch-hour leg lift.
Unlike most medical clinics, which often give off a sterile vibe, Vanishing Veins is decked out in leafy plants, colorful flowers, vases of reeds, and Zen gardens for an atmosphere of tranquility. Vanishing Veins supports a variety of charities, including The Easter Seals, American Cancer Society, and Gifts of Love (families helping families).
At Nuance Hair Design & Day Spa, stylists draw upon top-tier products by OPI, American Crew, and Sothys to revitalize façades amid earth-toned confines. Hair services stretch beyond basic cuts and color treatments to include Bionic straightening and spiraling, and nine facials battle afflictions as diverse as acne, fine lines, and stuck clown noses.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
International Institute of Cosmetology founder Carmelo Gugliotti began his career as a professional hairdresser when he was 16. He gradually built his passion into a successful business, entering international competitions and earning leadership positions within multiple cosmetology groups. Now supported by his beauty-minded family—including his wife and three sons—Gugliotti trains stylists and aestheticians in rigorous, accredited courses.
As part of their training, students offer a full menu of hair, nail, and spa services that incorporates Wella coloring and Dermalogica skincare products. Instructors supervise each treatment to ensure pupils don’t disregard protocol or use their untutored genius to make clients too beautiful for this world.