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As the name suggests, Anytime Fitness is open all day and all night, seven days a week, 487 days a year. But just because it's open at all hours doesn't mean it surrenders its locker rooms to the dark forces of the night: security is active there around the clock. Besides creating a safe gym atmosphere that fits your life's schedule rather than vice versa, Anytime's hours cuts down on crowds and long lines to use each club's array of cardio equipment, circuit equipment, and free weights.
When Martha Millan says, "Beauty shouldn't hurt," she's not peddling a slogan—her first job in the beauty industry literally caused her pain. Working at an upscale salon, her exposure to common hair and makeup products triggered hives and headaches. While searching for more natural goods for personal use, her research revealed unsettling truths about many industry product lines that often use irritating perfumes to mask the underlying odors of harsh chemicals. Feeling that everyone should have the opportunity to look beautiful without fear of harming health, she bought a salon and transformed it into Salon O Day Spa.
Amid Salon O Day's industrial decor, Millan and her team of stylists, aestheticians, and a massage therapist use products so natural that some are even edible, though Millan imagines the taste would leave something to be desired: barbecue sauce. Among the array of certified-organic, not-tested-on-animals, gluten- and chemical-free products, Millan's favorites include Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare, developed by an American physician who advocates against overexfoliation. For hair, stylists use products from lines including Surface Hair and Organic Color Systems, and during nail services, technicians use natural products from SpaRitual in tandem with scrubs made in-house from ingredients bought at a local co-op.
With the slogan "let your beauty shine," the team at Body Brite helps reverse the signs of aging and sun damage to reveal more radiant complexions. They harness the power of intense pulsed light to help boost collagen production for firmer skin and remove patches of unwanted hair.
Altering someone's appearance requires an intuitive, artistic understanding of the human figure as well as an extensive amount of medical training. At Personique, Drs. Robert Ersek, Randy Buckspan, and James Sheridan?board-certified plastic surgeons who have collectively treated more than 50,000 patients?embrace both aspects of their chosen calling. Their procedures combine equal parts art and science as they use advanced surgical techniques to contour waistlines, reshape features, reconstruct damaged areas, and help give patients the new look that they desire. As opposed to other medical centers, Personique exclusively uses local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, which provides a more comfortable experience without the potential complications of general anesthesia.
Personique's staff of medical professionals, technicians, and aestheticians also offer nonsurgical alternatives that still strive to create more dramatic results than typical spa treatments. These procedures incorporate cutting-edge technologies as well as clinical-strength skincare products, such as those by Vivit? and Epionce. Cosmetic laser systems help remove unwanted stubble or improve skin tone, IPL technology can minimize the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation, and noninvasive liposuction alternatives help patients banish stubborn areas of fatty tissues. Additionally, the staff members perform a variety of specialized chemical peels that can accomplish a range of goals, from unclogging pores and treating acne breakouts to leaving the skin looking as youthfully radiant as a car's first pair of turn signals.
Most popular service: Airbrush tanning
Brands Used: Norvelle
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Please visit our website for pre-tanning tips.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I've been a sun worshipper my entire life, but started to see the [sun's] damaging effects. I discovered spray tanning and fell in love with the instant bronze color and the natural look. It was an easy transition from painting to airbrush tanning.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a client?
"I LOVE IT." and " I'm telling all my friends."
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The difference between my business and other salons is that you can shower and exfoliate here, so you can do a same-day tan. I also offfer a relaxing "Bee's Knees" cocktail before or after your tan.