With sweeping views of a tree-studded, 18-acre lake, Silver Lake Wellness Center's picturesque location reflects the beautifying procedures that go on within its walls. Inside, Dr. Richard Silver calls on more than three decades of experience in anti-aging medicine and teams up with a naturopathic doctor and a licensed dietician to help patients achieve better health inside and out. With each patient, the experts discuss procedures ranging from Botox injections and Smoothbeam laser facial treatments to biodentical hormone-replacement therapy, which can help to reinvigorate the body by keeping its chemistry in balance. Beyond individual treatments, the medical specialists strive to boost each patient's whole-body health by prescribing regular exercise, proper diet, and restful sleep.
Culinary students gather around their teacher, knowing she is recovering from a serious illness and inquiring gently as to how her health has made such a comeback. It was in this moment that the career of Modern Life Center's founder, Eva Clay, took a sharp turn. The former cooking teacher had refused steroid therapy, believing that it would only treat the symptoms of her illness, and not the root causes of her poor health. So Eva researched what she calls "old-fashioned" methods of detoxification as well as holistic therapies, and slowly worked to heal herself. When her culinary students began seeking advice for themselves and their loved ones, she heard it as a call to become a health and lifestyle coach, which she answered readily.
Though counseling can focus on how past experiences shape the present, Eva believes that life coaching examines how positive traits and experiences in the present can give clients practical tools to help them step into their future. The Modern Life Center's life coaches aid clients in taking control of their professional and personal struggles, and dating and health coaches guide patients in navigating treacherous love lives and lifestyle changes. A crew of massage therapists, a face-refreshing aesthetician, and a chiropractor bustle past potted orchids and high-backed armchairs, working to erase the tensions that accumulate during ordinary life and to leave each patron with the relaxed countenance of a model in a hammock catalog.
At La Look Skincare & Makeup Boutique, aestheticians specialize in applying makeup and refreshing faces with everything from peels and specialized facials to ultrasound waves and stem-cell therapy. Staff can efficiently wax away hair or apply lash extensions that make eyes more expressive and less likely to be mistaken for bald marbles. The boutique offers anti-aging treatments, spray-tanning services, and more than 20 massage options, which include Swedish and deep tissue. Staff can also give nutrition and fitness consultations to those who want to start their makeovers from within. In keeping with their stated philosophy of "Be your own kind of beautiful," La Look aims to help women increase their inner strength and self-esteem while fostering a healthy outlook on life. In addition to a full service menu, La Look offers products from a variety of brands, including Becca, the Balm, Kevyn Aucoin, Billion Dollar Brows, Japonesque, Dr. Dennis Gross, Vagheggi, Principessa, LaLicious, Verso, Rouge Bunny Rouge, Feeling Smitten. and Beauty For Real.
From her outpost inside House of Beauty 2.0, hairstylist Tara Bell transforms her clients' looks with chic hair services. In addition to cutting hair, Tara can add length and volume to tresses by meticulously sewing in hair extensions. She applies that same careful touch to all of her services, which include relaxers, highlights, updos, braids, and twists.
Inside Rejuvenate Salon & Spa, the combination of sea-foam-green walls and accents with dark wood creates a calming, welcoming atmosphere. Then, the method of relaxation is left up to the guest, who might choose a hot-tub mineral bath, infrared sauna, or hot-stone massage, to name a few. Along with spa treatments, the beauty specialists here pamper guests with hair and nail services.
As its name implies, Salon 180 isn’t known for playing by the book. From its funky decor—a mélange of vintage accents and asymmetrical shapes—to a staff that prides itself on relentlessly pursuing continuing education, the full-service salon finds plenty of ways to subvert and exceed first-time customers’ expectations.
Though they have years of experience cutting and styling hair, the salon’s team of stylists claims particular expertise in chemical treatments such as corrective color procedures and highlights. In private treatment rooms, massage therapists ease tension with full-body Swedish techniques or targeted sessions that narrow their focus to sore pitching arms or stiff vestigial tails. Just as the stylists and therapists draw on professional products to enhance their treatments, the spa’s skin and body specialists use advanced toners and technologies such as radio frequency and light energy to stimulate collagen production and clear skin of blemishes.