Beauty of Wax has banished unwanted body hair with waxing services in a clean and relaxed environment for 17 years. During that time, the salon has developed a specialty for the meticulous task of sculpting eyebrows. Using natural beeswax, the staff remove stray hairs to frame the eyes and stop constant comparisons to Groucho Marx. They retain the same attention to detail when waxing any portion of the body or applying Swarovski-cut crystals to the bikini zone. Using techniques such as cavitation, vacuum therapy, passive gymnastics, radio-frequency therapy, and body wrapping, in addition to an array of facials and relaxing massage services, won the spot the Hollywood Gazette's 2010 award for Best Place to Be Pampered.
Signature Service: VI Peel
Brands Used: VI Derm Medical Skin Care, Skin Fitness, Dr. Jeff skin care
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Pro Tip: It is a very private, comfortable setting. It feels like their own personal spa.
The folks behind Tropicalaser view laser hair removal as a necessity, not an indulgence. That's why, like a doctor's office, they try to accommodate as many clients as they can. To swiftly and safely shed unwanted hair, they use lasers from reputable companies such as Lumenis, Candela, and Cynosure. On-staff medical directors and laser technicians implement strict protocol to maintain responsible use. Laser-hair removal is available for both men and women, and the equipment Tropicalaser uses can accommodate all skin types. Other services offered include tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a private studio where we service each customer on a one to one basis. Never wait in long lines like many salons do. We take pride in giving our client exclusive attention on each of their appointments. We care for quality we make sure each client is giving the proper time they pay for.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wanted to offer clients a different environment then a salon. With over a decade of experience in the beauty field we saw how many salon lack the proper attention they gave their clients. Opening a private studio seem like the best to offer to our customers.
What do you love most about your job?
Making our clients feel at home and look their best. A place where they can come and relax and have all the time dedicated to making them feel and look their best is what we strive for. Along with great work and technique not offered and many salons.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Hearing from my clients that they are happy to have found someone that recommends the proper technique and best products for what they are looking to achieve. Along with making the look years younger makes
us feel like we accomplish what it is all about in the beauty industry.
Alcira Eimil—a certified medical electrologist and the owner of ANJ Permanent Hair Removal & Aesthetics—draws upon more than two decades of experience in the depilation business as she wrangles unsightly strands. The studio's LightSheer Duet laser terminates unwanted hair quickly using tough yet gentle photons that harmlessly pass through the skin and directly impact hair follicles. The treatment targets hair of any shade other than white, gray, or blond. Gents shouldn't feel left out—they can boost their suaveness by exiling errant hairs from the back, ears, and sideburns that frame their pinky toenails. For small areas and those rascally light-hued hairs, Eimil also offers electrolysis treatments that zap individual follicles with a small dose of electrical current.
Waxing seems like a simple beauty treatment—but at Wax Spa, there's more to it than meets the eye. First off, aestheticians must be licensed to ensure safe, effective treatments, and the wax is imported from Europe. Then, there's the strict policy against recycling wax and spatulas, which ensures a germ-free salon. With their lash services, artists apply silk strands that add length, volume, and curl to natural lashlines, providing optional fills to be used within three weeks of service. Their extensions come in pre-curled short, medium, or long synthetic lashes that are resistant to wear and last up to several months with touchups.
The team complements their waxes and lash services with an array of body contouring treatments, which rely on technology ranging from ultrasound waves to radio frequencies, which is a cosmetic treatment designed to tighten skin without the need for an incision or recovery time. The treatment uses radio frequencies to uniformly heat the dermis, or inner layer of skin, to tighten and help initiate the production of new collagen. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure may take anywhere from 15 minutes for a facial to upwards of an hour for a full body treatment. The salon also brightens complexions with diamond microdermabrasion, which sloughs away dead surface skin to reveal the bright, youthful-looking skin beneath it. And no matter the treatment, each team member takes a customer-centered approach to their services, and helps to cultivate a warm atmosphere that puts clients at ease.