Located just off Clematis Street in lively West Palm Beach, One XI Salon & Beauty Bar fits right in among the neighborhood’s boutiques, nightclubs, and restaurants. The salon’s high-spirited stylists clips to the rhythms of trendy music, putting down their shears every so often to offer their guests complimentary glasses of beer and wine. Owner Cathi oversees the team of stylists she handpicked for their friendly demeanor and wealth of haircare and styling certifications. Before leaving, guests can take home specialty products from L'Oreal Professional and Moroccanoil to help maintain salon-like hair and silky mutton chops at home.
A coffee bar covered in mosaic tile doles out doses of espresso to customers in the waiting area of Prado Spa & Salon. Bolstered by caffeine boosts, they can proceed to salon stations or private rooms for services such as facials with YonKa and Éminence products and manicures with polishes from OPI and Essie. Staffers also specialize in various advanced beauty treatments: Aesthetician Shanelle applies individual synthetic eyelash extensions, and licensed massage therapist Dianne supplements traditional bodywork with holistic reiki and crystal-therapy treatments.
Palm trees reflect in the windows of the new A.Studio Spa, a sister location to the original facility opened in the Hamptons. The interiors were clearly designed with tranquility in mind—flickering candles, fresh-cut flowers, and a soundtrack of snoring doves fill the reception area and private rooms. Before their appointments, clients can sip complimentary chilled water or warm tea. Massage therapists and skincare specialists perform a range of restorative services that include Swedish massages, anti-aging facial peels, waxing, and manicures.
The exfoliating benefits of microdermabrasion and the acne-fighting power of light therapy join forces in Sapphire 3 photo abrasion, one of Spa Cara's most popular services. In lieu of a diamonds, the exfoliating tool uses bits of sapphire and gentle vibration to polish skin and prime it for red light, which conveys vitamin serums to the pores. Then blue LED light decimates bacteria and infuses oxygen deep within the skin. The treatment is just one of Spa Cara's many skincare, massage-therapy, and other beautifying treatments.
Patients rarely expect a medical office where they can meet with their primary-care physician, get a chiropractic adjustment, and round out their visit with a cutting-edge laser or aesthetic treatment. Dr. Angela Vecellio, Dr. Sal Pilato, and Dr. Kimberly Stein made that myth-like destination a reality at Palm Beach Medical, wisely choosing to do so above sea level after the mistakes of Atlantean small-business owners. Dr. Vecellio leads the friendly and multidisciplinary team from her own advanced training in nutrition, pediatrics, and weight loss, addressing physical ailments with chiropractic care and a variety of innovative therapies. Dr. Stein oversees medical treatments, administering flu shots and performing physicals.
In the cosmetic realm, staffers use Neova's DNA Total Repair formula to combat sun damage during facials. They remove hair from any skin type with Palomar's StarLux 500 platform and strive to banish cellulite with the same Alma Accent XL laser that has been featured on The Doctors and as an understudy in Goldfinger.
Recently featured in Palm Beach Illustrated, Beauté Therapies revives complexions and eases muscle tension with a relaxing menu of anti-age skin treatments and calming massages. After waiting cozily in cushioned banquettes with autumnally hued pillows, guests can saunter past the spa’s modish hanging lights to a private massage room, where tense backs and knotted extremities are soothed with a Swedish massage. The 50-minute session uses long, flowing arm strokes to promote circulation before a dermo body glow employs eos products to exfoliate and moisturize dehydrated skin with an anti-aging peel wrap. The 30-minute treatment cultivates smoothness while lifting dead epidermal cells and forgotten slices of pizza seamlessly from skin, resulting in a fresh, revitalized glow.
At Spa Organix, personal attention is more than just a tag line. From the single private treatment room to the aestheticians’ insistence on customizing each of their skin and body services, everything at the spa suggests the exact opposite of a cookie-cutter experience. Among the treatments that best exemplify this philosophy are exfoliating facials, which account for individual skin types before revivifying complexions with Éminence products.
The spa’s massage therapists go to the same lengths as their aesthetician counterparts, devoting their attention to areas below the neckline with a retinue of bodywork treatments. Aside from the flagship facials and massages, the staff offers waxing treatments, NovaLash extensions, and Circadia peels that work to wipe away blemishes and monocle indentations.