Formerly known for her work with Dr. Nisenbaun at Island Dermatology, licensed aesthetician and cosmetologist JoAnn Gersh Francis now dispenses her expertise from the comfort of her own practice. Joined by medical director Dr. Robin Sykes of Jupiter Plastic Surgery and injectables and laser expert Carol Ann Johnsen, JoAnn repairs troubled skin using the latest generation of laser technologies. Her Palomar Icon machine delivers over 350 joules of IPL energy to multiple layers of skin, easing everything from superficial lines and wrinkles to vascular lesions and acne scars. In addition to laser technologies, a full assortment of injectables and fillers such as Botox, Restylane, and Juvéderm restore skin's youthful plumpness. As a licensed micropigmentation expert, JoAnn can also enhance newly renovated features with permanent makeup applications. Whether she's adding eternal eyeliner or camouflaging inconvenient scars, JoAnn approaches each case with an expertise that earned her accolades from local media outlets including WPTV and the Palm Beach Daily News.
Since 1974, Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers' dedicated instructors have edified spa and salon hopefuls in the tricks of the beauty-boosting trade. Under the watchful eye of a seasoned professional, each soon-to-be beautician performs a variety of services on visitors to earn the certification of a license massage therapist or the gilded epaulettes of an aesthetician. At both the Hollywood and Miami Beach locations, clients can help students achieve their goals by simply indulging in rejuvenating facials, stylish cuts and colors, and relaxing rubdowns.
Alite Laser Hair Removal & Skin Rejuvenation’s three locations act as upscale sanctuaries where clients can go to lose spider veins and unwanted fat, but their specialty is hair removal. A trio of hair-removal procedures—waxing, laser removal, and electrolysis—fight follicles more effectively than scaring hair away like it’s a case of the hiccups. When they aren’t performing laser hair-removal procedures, technicians harness the power of light to brighten skin during facials.
Boca Tanning Club salons bronze clients with the help of super tanning beds and booths, as well as UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. Clients walk past the painted vines, rocks, and rainforest-themed decor before stepping into the spray-tanning booths, which gild limbs in 60 seconds, or into a super bed, which caramelizes skin in less time than a traditional bed. In private rooms, technicians wielding airbrush systems custom shade and contour muscles while de-emphasizing vestigial tails.
Fluctuations in stress levels and health often go often hand in hand, and addressing one without the other can mask but not eliminate problems. Knowing this, the staff of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Absolute Wellness Spa works to cultivate a tranquil environment in which relaxing treatments address both bodily and mental health at the same time. Those treatments, which include massages, healing acupuncture, and mud wraps, draw on Western medical practices and Eastern philosophy to better approach wellness issues from a variety of angles. In the studio, quiet music plays to relax patrons, and fountains burble softly like a scuba diver trying to tell a secret.
The aestheticians at Diana Spa Room primp and pamper their guests with waxing and facial services. On the hair-removal side, they use hard wax to perform hygienic Brazilian, brow, back, and other waxes. During facials, they target acne or signs of aging and render diamond microdermabrasion.
To permanently spruce up faces, Eylsa Ross blends clinical skill with artistry that's landed her work on celebrity mugs, television, and the pages of Shape, Real Simple, and InStyle magazines. In her experienced hands, which have dusted the faces of Matthew Perry and Christine Baranski, brows become bolder and lips become fuller. Elysa's work isn't limited to faces however; mastectomy patients rely on her for repigmentation.
Elysa also exposes complexions' natural glows with peels, microdermabrasion, and candelabra hats. She applies makeup to prep façades for weddings and events and hosts private parties.In addition to being an official Laura Mercier makeup artist, Elysa is a medical aesthetician in plastic surgery and dermatology offices. She started out by training with Pamela Taylor––who's made up the famous faces of the Rolling Stones and Billy Joel––and apprenticed with Laura Geller herself, whose line of cosmetics bears her name in stores across the nation.