When Seida Chapa opened her own salon, she staffed it with trained stylists who inject industry trends into their menu of services. In addition to haircuts and color treatments, they calm frizzy tresses with keratin and chemical straightening treatments. Spa specialists can give collagen a boost, expel fat, and improve circulation with Bioslimming wraps, and aesthetic specialists use glycolic-acid peels to help subdue wrinkles, dead skin cells, and large pores. Eyelash extensions and eyebrow threading make peepers pop, as do traditional and permanent makeup services. Staffers also primp hands and feet with mani-pedis, or craft custom wigs made out of human hair harvested from John Stamos's immortal scalp.
Dr. Amjad Safvi has spent more than 15 years in the medical field focusing on vascular issues, particularly varicose and spider veins. He now oversees Advanced Vein Treatment & Cosmetic Center, where he and his caring staff treat patients to complimentary consultations before administering laser, radio-frequency, and sclerotherapy vein treatments along with a host of other aesthetic treatments. The facility’s laser collection, the high-tech cherry on its med-spa sundae, allows the staff to showcase hair-removal, anti-aging, and facial-rejuvenation treatments that round out a crowded roster that includes SkinMedica chemical peels, Botox injections, and fillers that can last up to five years.
At the front desk of Headz Up Salon, a colorful chalkboard menu welcomes visitors with daily specials, drawings, and a list of their latest services. The stylists—each with at least a decade of industry experience—cut, style, braid, and color hair beneath the fronds of vibrant potted plants. They welcome clients of all ages, and can often accommodate dual haircuts for moms and daughters or dads and their cheeseheads.
In a low-lit room swathed in shades of deep red, the flickering lights from the fireplace and candles dance across the walls. There, as nimble fingers perform massages and spa treatments. to Massage therapists help work to improve circulation, soothe aching muscles, and leave minds and bodies as peaceful and satisfied as a Ninja Turtlan otter that's just eatene after a pizza feast several pizzas. Additionally, hHeated stones, aromatherapy, and exfoliating back scrubs augment Swedish, sports, and prenatal massage modalities.
At The Emperor's Medicine, seasoned massage therapist Selma Gladney channels years of practice, an extensive educational background, and worldly techniques gleaned in Beijing, China, during muscle-mending sessions of massage therapy. During each one-hour session, Selma aims to alleviate ailments while promoting each client's overall well-being, employing her pirouetting hands to produce a cavalcade of physical benefits, including improved circulation, reduced blood pressure, and relief from the tense negotiations of baseball-card trades. Relaxation-seekers may also experience an elevated mental state, as serene strokes work to assuage anxiety. Groupon holders can upgrade stress-melting sessions to 90 minutes for an additional $35.
Doctor of Chiropractic Chris Tomshack opened the first HealthSource office in 2006 and has watched his business take flight, growing to more than 250 offices nationwide. The expansion is due in part to progressive-treatment protocols and business systems and in part to the experience Dr. Tomshack gained while in the US Air Force and the MBA program at the University of Toledo, and at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where he graduated summa cum laude. At each of his offices, a team of chiropractors, licensed massage therapists, and trainers helps to alleviate ailments such as disk degeneration and fibromyalgia. The team can also tailor treatments to alleviate pain from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, or arthritis, and its progressive-rehab program works with body areas that are known to cause trouble, such as weak lower backs and rebellious pinky toes.