Rossie Nail Tech Salon's friendly team of technicians beautifies hair, hands, and feet with well-honed techniques and a specialty line of nail and hair products at a new location. Once nails are filed and freed from scraggly cuticles, daubs of traditional or Shellac polishes coat digits in vibrant, long-lasting color. Natural nails longing for length turn to acrylics, whose sturdy square or rounded edges adorn hands with white french tips, tiny inset jewels, and other embellishments. Each staffer calls on an arsenal of professional-grade tools, which are sterilized using the same autoclave technology used on medical instruments to ensure equipment is spic, span, and up to date on Doogie Howser, M.D. plotlines. On their way out the door, clients can pick up a bottle of Rossie Nail Tech Salon's specialty line of hardening topcoats, which are imbued with ingredients such as garlic oil and collagen, or grab bottles of shampoo and conditioner formulated to nurture hair before and after keratin treatments.
At Solution Medical Esthetic, owner Jackie Valdes and her team of aestheticians perform cosmetic services backed by medical research to enhance the appearances and confidence levels of their clients. They renew fa?ades with treatments ranging from microdermabrasion to anti-aging facials. Moving away from the face, services such as laser hair removal further help clients achieve their aesthetic goals and accept the fact that lasers are real. Promoting lifestyle changes to complement their beauty services, Solution?s staff offers nutritional counseling.
Guided by aesthetic intuition, the technicians at Touch of Life Med Spa use scientifically refined procedures to improve their clients' skin texture and tone. A Candela laser system bombards dermal blemishes with controlled pulses of laser light energy, helping to hide the appearance of stubble, spider veins, or acne scars. Additionally, the center's chemical peels and facials can leave countenances looking as youthful and as hydrated as an ice sculpture of Dorian Gray.
An all-star team of hairstylists, aestheticians, and nail technicians reinvents beauty inside the hip and colorful Exquisite Salon & Spa. Here, red and green walls alternate with touches of sandy taupe, and big, metal storage cabinets double as mirrors. Hairstylists take their positions behind modular, black styling chairs situated right beside the space’s collection of floor-to-ceiling windows, the perfect spot for sunlight to illuminate freshly cut and colored tresses. In the nail corner, clients can sink into cushy, high-backed chairs as technicians work diligently to shape fingers and toes into uniform parabolas, all while sloughing dry skin from the hands and feet. Aestheticians, meanwhile, swathe skin with warm wax in an effort to remove unwanted fuzz or to create the world’s most lifelike wax figure.
To make Glowing Gold Tanning Spa more than just a basic tanning salon, its team of therapists and aestheticians employs an extensive collection of high-powered tanning beds and specialized spa services. Housing three levels of tanning beds and a VersaSpa automated system, the spa offers clients a selection of standup beds, reclined beds, and UV-free spray-tan systems. While some people, such as beach-goers or those playing the pie crust in this year’s pageant, may be content with just a tan, others can enjoy Glowing Gold's other offerings, such as teeth whitening, massage, waxing, and facials.
In her 20 years in the aesthetics field, Virginia Garcia has built quite a multifaceted resume. She has not only worked as a medical aesthetician and permanent-makeup artist, but also as a journalist who has written articles on the topics of nutrition and professional aesthetics. Not surprisingly then, her service menu at LunaSkin is expansive, incorporating everything from lash extensions to body-contouring treatments, including ultrasonic cavitation and herbal wraps.
She performs her longtime specialties, too, of course, with facials that often include such add-ons as radio-frequency treatments, ultrasound therapy, and buckets of glitter, as well as permanent makeup for the brows, eyes, and lips.