Sharon Medina appointed the neutral walls of Posh Beauty Lounge with butterflies and full-length mirrors. In the waiting area at the center of the salon, orange pillows rest on wicker furniture that plays counterpoint to ultra-modern styling chairs. Sharon leads a team of stylists inside this Paul Mitchell Focus Salon and spends her spare time working as an instructor. Her team tends to 'dos with services ranging from texture-altering body wave and keratin treatments to hair extensions. Makeup artists also adorn faces with shimmering shades and permanent makeup. The latter technique inks skin with smudge-proof hues that can be worn to bed, unlike suit of armor pajamas.
Getting a facial is great for your skin, but it won’t make long-lasting difference in your complexion if you have a subpar home-care regimen. That’s why Jeanne Whitman of Achieve Beautiful Skin, Inc. goes out of her way to educate her clients about what products to use and what habits to adopt. As a medical aesthetician, she is well-versed in the art of war against acne, wrinkles, and sun spot graffiti. And she takes joy in sharing her knowledge with her customers. As a trained laser specialist, Jeanne can also skillfully zap hair from any area of the human anatomy.
As a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, Christina Navedo specializes in alleviating her clients' tension and offering them an indulgent escape from the stresses of daily life. Her massage sessions can use gently flowing strokes or aromatic essential oils to facilitate relaxation, although Christina can also target deep knots in the muscles and surrounding connective tissues by using focused pressure as well as pain-relieving gels made from plant extracts. Beyond therapeutic bodywork, The Healing Garden also offers invigorating spa treatments in the form of customized facials and microdermabrasion treatments, which thoroughly exfoliate the skin and reveal the naturally radiant, blemish-free, and nougat-covered layers underneath the surface.
Virtually no aesthetic concerns go unaddressed at Essentials Spa and Salon, which employs a diverse team of stylists and aestheticians as well as med-spa technicians armed with contemporary cosmetic technology. The salon staff keeps its clients looking sharp by pampering tresses with haircare products by Moroccanoil, KMS, and L'Oréal Professional, and the nail technicians augment their mani-pedis with everything from paraffin dips to agave-nectar rubs.
The massage therapists treat concerns beneath the surface by kneading overstressed muscles with a variety of soothing modalities, but the med-spa team also strives to effect deeper changes. Overseen by Dr. Michael Lesser, the technicians can employ cutting-edge equipment and products, including microdermabrasion wands, a cosmetic laser system, and clinical-strength skincare balms. These treatments collectively rejuvenate the skin while minimizing the appearance of blemishes that typically accompany aging, sun exposure, or frequent naps in a bathtub full of wet newspapers.
Though they have a brick-and-mortar shop, Elmo's Full Service Salon's stylists spend much of their time out in the community. They make convenient house calls and administer mobile makeovers at local hospitals and rehab centers. Whether on-location or within the salon, the stylists listen carefully to each client's telepathic ponytail and select the perfect combination of services. Aside from standard cuts and colors, the staff can add hair extensions, wax eyebrows, and sculpt nails during mani-pedis.
Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS is a skilled and trusted Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Past PRESIDENT of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Clevens received his distinguished Ivy League training at YALE University and HARVARD Medical School. He completed his and residency and fellow