Everyone deserves beautiful skin in the eyes of Efectiv Skin Care Salon owner Paulette Banoza, who has made it her mission to infuse complexions and bodies with the telltale glow of healthiness. Her services range from gentle exfoliating facials to intensive, vitamin-based treatments designed to erase evidence of sun damage, wrinkles, and puffiness. Banoza’s commitment to healthy skin is evident in her willingness to seek out and sell products specifically tailored to a wide range of skin types and scale colors. She applies these products to clients’ bodies as they recline atop a plush bed in a treatment room awash with soft light.
Familiar with the nuanced personalities of all types of hair, the trained barbers at The Blade Barbershop groom guests with a full repertoire of techniques and tools. Equipped with scissors, straight razors, and trimmers, they can orchestrate an array of hairstyles, including fades, perms, and braids. Plush barber chairs enable guests to spin around to test the centrifugal motion of their bangs or view the shop's leather couches and cherry-oak floors.
Just as the hairstylists of AQUA Salon & Spa?tucked inside the Powerhouse Gym Sports Complex?aim to create luscious locks and the aestheticians foster flawless skin, Jill Adams focuses her energy on accomplishing one beauty goal: contouring her clients' bodies. To do this, Jill relies on Formostar Encore infrared body wraps, designed to increase metabolisms while simultaneously firming the skin and smoothing the appearance of cellulite.
As the only service she provides, Jill expertly walks clients through the body-wrap process, which includes bandaging the torso and each limb with treatment pads that target specific areas of fat, such as the outer thighs and the neon-green floaties that have formed around the upper arms. An infrared light is then emitted through the pads, which helps to ease body aches and rev up collagen factories. To enhance the experience, Jill encourages guests to enjoy a book, listen to an iPod, or read a tablet during the treatment, and offers to fill the private room with optional aromatherapy scents from d?TERRA essential oils.
Alan Darush MD sat down at his computer, and rather than seeing a flurry of Facebook updates, tweets, and piles of junk email, he saw opportunity. Realizing that the internet could be used to bring dermatologist-created skincare products and guides to the home, he founded NewLaserSkinCenter.com. In conjunction with the website, the brick-and-mortar NewSkin Laser Center keeps client?s skin young and healthy with skin treatments including Juvaderm, Restylane, and Radiesse. The center?s services include technologically advanced treatments, such as acne treatments that target blemish with a blue light that activates a sensitizing agent and photofacials that repair damaged skin with light energy, as well as Venus Freeze, IPL facials, and laser hair removal. For the time between treatments, clients can visit the products page to stock up on products from Skinmedica and Neova to tend to skin needs at home.
Since opening in 2000, New Valley Day Spa has become a well-loved spot for massage, facials, and body treatments?it?s even been featured in Allure and Vogue. Inside, therapists break through tension with three types of massage?Swedish, deep-tissue, and shiatsu?and draw out impurities with detoxifying body wraps made with marine mud. Sessions at the two-story day spa unfold in separate treatment rooms for men, women, and puppets, all with heated floors and relaxing music throughout. Plus, most services include free access to the spa?s relaxation facilities, which include a whirlpool, steam room, and sauna.
In a private treatment room adorned with black-and-white wallpaper and accessories, Beautiful Xtreme Lashes’ staff artists Kelly and Kenia dedicate themselves to prettying blinks with eyelash perms, three types of extensions, and other aesthetic services. In addition to applying regular makeup for weddings and formal events, Kelly provides an alternative with permanent makeup on brows, lids, and lips. The hair on 12 body areas is no match for their waxing services, and they also coat nails with gel polish, which provides chip-free color for up to three weeks.