The experts at Fountain of Youth MD know that looking youthful also means feeling energized. In this spirit, their facials combat signs of aging, while also incorporating luxurious extras, from blackhead extractions to the eyebrow cleanup that prevents brows from growing into a sweatband. Their microdermabrasion also brightens complexions, buffing away the outer layer of dead skin with a diamond-tipped Viora Pristine apparatus. However, the face is not their exclusive focus—the team also fosters full-body wellness with acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments, and custom diet plans.
Renata Nall's 19-year journey through the world of aesthetics saw her working alongside plastic surgeons and dermatologists before she split off 4 years ago to open her own Anti-Aging Skin Studio. Since then, Renata has honed a repertoire of treatments to remedy the internal and external effects of aging. Her techniques smooth the skin, extract bodily toxins, and melt down AARP cards into youthful friendship bracelets. Reflective of Renata's medical background, products from PCA Skin dab epidermises with elixirs created under the guidance of physicians.
The specialists at Organic Wax & Skin Care use an organic wax crafted from beeswax, oils, and emollients. This special blend pulls triple duty exfoliating and moisturizing skin while removing unwanted hair on the body. The staff also employs diamond-tip microdermabrasion wands and custom chemical-peel blends to keep faces in tip-top shape.
Creative director Ozlem Yilmaz and her team of stylists and aestheticians pamper their guests with little perks, such as complimentary beverages and free WiFi. And every visit to the Redken-certified salon and spa kicks off with a consultation. Discussing highlights, keratin hair-straightening treatments, and extensions, guests and stylists work together to create a look that suits each person's lifestyle. Waxing, threading, and mani-pedis round out Ozlem's offerings.
Though her pampering skills once enriched the lives of students at Redken School in New York, these days, master cosmetologist Pat Alessi uses her more than 30 years of experience to upgrade looks at Salon 1580. Along with specialty services in creative coloring, Global Keratin treatments, and rejuvenating organic facials, Pat counts communication as one of her greatest styling assets, taking the time to carefully listen to each of her client's wants and concerns before expertly shaping locks with Redken, L'Oréal, and Rusk products. To keep abreast of the latest trends in European styling and croissant making, she also frequently attends seminars led by industry leaders, melding modern techniques with her own creative flair to create looks that are completely fresh.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.