Owner Carol Carey regularly travels to London, Paris, and Milan to snatch up the latest in beauty trends and techniques which she quickly totes back to her salon, a chic beauty haven boasting a lengthy menu of hair, skin, and nail services. Bound by a strong culture of creativity, the dedicated staff of experienced stylists, manicurists, aestheticians, and massage therapists consult with clients to determine their aesthetic needs. They then carefully and skillfully execute the requested service, from anti-aging facials to hydrating manicures.
A reflection of Manhattan-style lofts can be seen in the spacious salon’s exposed-brick walls, high-vaulted ceilings, and suspended hair dryers, each an element that Carey fell in love with while studying hair coloring in New York. The contemporary retreat also boasts a row of European-style shampoo bowls, which give stylists 360 degree access to suds up manes with shampoo and Perrier, while advanced hair dryers blow-out heat from three angles for a faster processing time.
According to Cara Mia's licensed aestheticians, the average woman spends about 15 minutes a day applying makeup. Over the course of a year that totals more than 91 hours—hours that could have been spent on more important activities such as helping the kids with their homework or turning the dishwasher into a clubhouse. Cara Mia's team helps women save that time with its permanent makeup sessions, where pen machines add long-lasting pigments that help create fuller lashes or smudge-proof lip liners.
Cara Mia's other services enrich clients' skin and bodies in equal measure. Massage therapists soothe achy muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques, and waxing gurus remove unwanted hair from the underarms and Brazilian areas. To enliven epidermises, try a deluxe facial, which includes a deep cleaning, exfoliating mask, massage, and moisturizer.
With a specialty in pediatric and prenatal care, Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Minkstein tackles wellness with a holistic philosophy. Bodywork specialist Atzimba Mires and aesthetician Roxanne Bardwell join him at his practice to offer services including reiki, cellulite reduction, and facials. Together, the expert staff looks after minds, bodies, and spirits in order to keep clients balanced and feeling their best.
Certified massage therapist and posturist Robert Macaraeg deals with more than just tense muscles. Though his nimble fingers and firm hands are quite capable of kneading out stubborn kinks, he draws upon his understanding of the human form to help clients walk tall and live free of posture-related pains. To accomplish this, he combines manual muscle work with strategic stretches that squeeze out toxins and retrain the muscles, teaching them to keep the body upright during long periods of sitting or marathon planking matches.
With a resume that includes degrees in chiropractic care, kinesiology, and physical therapy, training in myofascial release and neuromuscular re-education, and stints as a strength and conditioning coach, Dr. Sergio Perry knows how to fine-tune the human body for performance. At Up 2 Speed Sports Performance, Dr. Perry is joined by a dedicated team of corporeal gurus who head-up individual and group training sessions aimed at both competitive players and calorie burners. Athletic training for grade school and college sportsmen can be tailored to any major field of play, with targeted exercises that can refine a touchdown pass, home run, or triple word score. Other services include pain-reducing chiropractic care, sports injury rehabilitation, and nutritional counseling.