To J. Michael and Mia Chreky, there's no better business partner than your life partner, and no better philosophy than a simple one. That's why the two decided to co-own J. Michael The Salon, where they operate with a crystal-clear goal in mind: "Great hair. Always." Together, they helm a team of stylists, aestheticians, and makeup artists who provide services ranging from haircuts and highlights to mani-pedis and makeup work. In addition, complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries are available, with the helpful staff on hand to remind you not to get crumbs in your manicure.
Total Recon Auto Salon has been tapped by auto dealerships, wholesalers, and rental car fleets for their restorative powers. These powers include auto detailing, auto body services, and dent removal. The detailing packages address exteriors and interiors with hand washes and carnauba waxing. The technicians in the collision center perform bumper repairs, paint jobs, and complete auto-body repair with the use of OEM parts and Lesonal eco-friendly waterborne paints. And for small dents and dings, technicians smooth out car exteriors with a paintless process that preserves the car's original finish.
Clients can visit BlueInGreen for an EKG or vaccination, or even to treat a common cold. Dr. Poochikian, an internal-medicine specialist, oversees the health clinic, but he also puts his scientific knowledge to work with a slew of aesthetic services.
Dr. Poochikian's team of certified aestheticians operates an arsenal of advanced technology, including an Image Pro II, used for comprehensive skin analysis, and a laser system, used for everything from hair removal to spider-vein treatments. The crew also performs conventional facials and anti-aging treatments and crafts custom weight-management programs. BlueInGreen also combines its pursuits of heath and beauty via Yin yoga classes, which use slow poses to build body awareness and empathy for statues.
Precision is key at Lumina Skin Care Center. Not only does its aesthetic technology require laser accuracy to zero in on specific treatment areas, but its aestheticians also reference a 14-zone facial map to ensure their services are appropriately customized. Each licensed aesthetician relies on steady hands and a shrewd mind to use cutting-edge technologies such as LED (light-emitting diode) and IPL (intense pulsed light) to clarify and restore youth to complexions. For more traditional facials, aestheticians use Obagi products with ingredients—antioxidants, hydroquinone, Retin-A, and tretinoin—that yield specific benefits.
Though it’s still enjoying the fresh feeling of being a new business, Lan Foot Spa offers the thousands-year-old practices of acupressure and reflexology. Founded on principles described in a document written between 2697 BC and 2596 BC, acupressure applies targeted pressure to specific points on the body. A similar treatment, reflexology taps into specific points on the feet. Each point on the feet corresponds to specific organs in the body; tips of the toes reflect the head, the balls of the feet reflect the heart, and the arches of the feet reflect the liver, the pancreas, and all tickle spots.
Kindle & Boom's staff of savvy style savants provides a full range of salon services in a professional, contemporary atmosphere. Split up with split ends by escaping to a women's haircut and blow-dry ($60+) appointment, or tame rebellious goggle bushes with an eyebrow wax ($15). A base color ($60+) with partial highlights ($85+) brightens dim-witted locks, and after long road trips, nothing cleans dirty mindshields better than the European facial ($80). If you're looking for the coiffure equivalent of orthodontia, opt for a Japanese straightening treatment ($100+/hour). Brazilian waxing ($40) brings sunny skies to the central region, and even more southerly services such as full-leg waxes ($60) and pedicures ($40) impress short adults and tall babies.