At the Wellness Med Spa & Laser Center, board-certified medical director David Kaner leads a team of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians who perform a suite of treatments for the face and body. Through a blend of traditional and technologically enhanced techniques, they reawaken youth with services customized to specific skin needs. Classic facials hydrate and clean the pores, and microdermabrasion uses mechanical instruments to lift away sun-damaged skin. Therapists deliver a range of massage modalities, and aestheticians enhance the natural outlines of the eyes with traditional makeup application. For more advanced treatments, staff members use laser and light therapies for skin tightening, hair removal, and curing fears of the dark.
DuVall’s School of Cosmetology epitomizes hands-on education. Though students do spend time in the classroom, most of their training is spent in the 11,900-square-foot school’s salon and spa, where they perform a roster of services on real people under the guidance of their instructors. Cosmetology students shampoo and cut hair, add length with extensions, and add hue with highlights. Students partake of elite training from instructors versed in the Sassoon method, a system honed by Vidal Sassoon himself during his more than 50 years as a top stylist. Meanwhile, aspiring aestheticians perform facials with products crafted by Dermalogica, a skincare brand that is produced without such common skin irritants as artificial colors, fragrances, and puns. Those outside of the training program can also take advantage of the school's pedigree by basking in carefully mastered beauty services performed by students at a fraction of standard salon prices.
Dark wood fixtures accentuate each workstation at Dino's Barber Studio, where clients relax in plush barber chairs as Dino clips clean, new looks. It's a classic shop offering all of the traditional treatments of the barbershops of yesteryear, including clipper cuts and lollipops for especially well-behaved gents. Dino and his team also provide mobile services to clients in hospitals, hospices, and other care facilities.
Great Clips harnesses the vast resources of a national salon chain to provide personalized, professional styling services to follicle frolickers near and far. Wild wigs are brought to bear by highly trained hair tamers who also serve as style guides through the often-intimidating tonsorial jungle, answering customers' questions about hair trends and maintenance. A socially responsible company, Great Clips also hosts haircut-a-thons, bake sales, and baked haircut sale-a-thons to benefit charities, including the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Ronald McDonald House.
True to its name, The Yellow Brick Salon announces itself to the outside world with a distinctive yellow facade. But for all its exterior beauty, it's what's inside that really counts. Here, you'll find seasoned stylists Vonda and Sandra giving their clients custom services that include anything from designer haircuts to vibrant highlights and hydrating conditioning treatments. They precede each appointment with a consultation, during which they evaluate the client's facial shape and get a feel for their personal style. That kind of care helps them create looks that leave their clients happy, but not so happy that they mess up their hair in celebration.