With more than 17 of years of experience performing cosmetic and medically corrective permanent-makeup services, Ashley Swain effortlessly marries a keen aesthetic sensibility with technical proficiency. When she isn't training professionals or leading seminars on permanent makeup for such organizations as the Dermatological Society and the Parkinson's Foundation, she performs each procedure personally. Her palette includes an extensive array of pigments, which allows her to create natural-looking eyebrows, distinguished beauty marks, and fully defined liplines. In addition to virtually eliminating the need for daily makeup applications, her treatments can also help hide the appearance of surgical scars or pockmarks left by ill-advised molten-lava facials.
Instead of remaining in one location, Ashley lends her services to three of the area's permanent-makeup facilities, each of which boasts a full staff as well as an arsenal of medical-grade digital technology.
A flock of macaws soars across a bright blue sky, a leopard dips his toes in a serene pool, and jungle vines wind their way through the canopy overhead. This may sound like a hot vacation spot, but it's actually the décor where you're more likely to prep for your next vacation: Boca Tanning Club. Founded in 2002, Boca Tanning Club's tropical-inspired design permeates all of its locations and so does its commitment to customer satisfaction. Its salons feature top-of-the-line equipment and the convenience of 24-hour service, allowing clients to make the sun jealous by tanning in the dead of night. The warming rays of a stand-up booths and Ergoline high-pressure beds impart skin with a deep, long-lasting tan. For UV-free color, Boca Tanning Club also offers spray tanning from Norvell and VersaSpa.
• For $99, you get six treatments for one small area—upper lip, chin, ears, fingers, toes, center brow, abdomen line, or areolae (up to a $600 value). • For $299, you get six treatments for the bikini line and underarms (a $1,150 value). • For $449, you get six treatments for a large area—shoulders, upper back, or lower back (up to an $899 value).
Since 1970, master stylist Alejandro Carbajales Sr. and his staff of experienced stylists, including son Alejandro Carbajales Jr., have managed manes and helped clients keep skin and bodies looking their best. Alejandro Carbajales Sr. applies wisdom learned from his training at L'Oreal in Paris and his years of experience styling the noggins of television and film personalities to each new nest of strands he encounters.
His fellow stylists listen carefully to hair owners and employ the latest salon techniques to create striking new manes that look at home on the heads of office workers, artists, or stay-at-home chemists. Their salon's spa services include waxing-based hair banishment, facials, body wraps, and nail treatments.
Salon owner Ilanit has worked in New York, Europe, and Israel, during which she has refined a range of classic and contemporary styling techniques. She and her staff prioritize creativity at Scissors Creations Salon & Spa, viewing each client's hair as a collaborative work of art. Cuts, color treatments, and keratin-infused serums help craft new looks, and extensions lengthen strands more seamlessly than self-adhesive ramen noodles.
In addition to hair services, the team administers spa treatments such as mani-pedis and facials. Threading and waxing services clear away unwanted hair, while henna tattoos?available in red or black?decorate hands in spiraling designs.
With affordable and safe medical alternatives in mind, founders Dr. Otto Jimenez and licensed aesthetician Marcela Rivera combine their experience to provide cosmetic-enhancement procedures such as liposculpture, buttocks augmentation, noninvasive body contouring, and Botox facial rejuvenation. Their liposculpture sessions take place in-office, rather than in a surgery center, and allow patients to reposition throughout the procedure for accurate fat reduction in all areas of the body, including the neck, flanks, and inner thighs. To polish up faces, they treat conditions such as acne and age spots with facials, and restore youthful glows with skin tightening using radiofrequency energy.