Medical director Dr. Subash Duggirala and president and CEO Jennifer Swalwell drive Serenity Zone Med Spa ever forward, using their expertise to lead a team of physicians, aestheticians, and nailcare technicians. Dr. Duggirala—a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians—has treated patients for more than a quarter century and has taught at prestigious institutions such as Georgetown University School of Medicine. Swalwell, on the other hand, focuses on mind-body transformations as a health coach. She became versed in more than 100 dietary theories and numerous lifestyle-coaching methods at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where her studies included training with renowned health experts Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Since its founding, Serenity Zone Med Spa has remained up to date on the technological front. Two Syneron lasers and a Matrix IR system perform advanced skin treatments, adding youthful vigor to lax skin with a combination of radiofrequency, infrared energy, and motivational speeches. In addition to clinical skin treatments, the crew offers relaxing massages, mani-pedis, and spa packages.
Different clients may choose the same treatment from Belledonne Spa’s menu, but the spa’s focus on custom skin and body solutions ensures that no two experiences are quite alike. Though the massage menu includes specialized techniques for athletes and expectant moms, its two anchors are the Swedish and deep-tissue massages, each of which is tailored to clients’ preferred pressures.
The spa’s aestheticians match their nimble-fingered counterparts’ concern for customized care. Before embarking on a facial, they survey the skin’s topography to identify its specific needs. Then they pull from a wide array of therapies that include advanced microdermabrasion treatments, ultrasound technologies, and chemical peels that exfoliate as vigorously as skin will allow. Their therapies aren’t just skin-deep, however: Lumicell Touch body-contouring treatments work to reduce cellulite with a blend of collagen-boosting LED light, skin-smoothing rollers, and vacuums that suck up pennies lodged between back muscles.
Although he had already been a successful stylist for years when it took place, the thing that solidified John Nelson as a top-notch professional was a training stint he spent in Rome, Italy, where he absorbed European techniques that he brought back to his own salon in the United States. Now guests of John Nelson Salon and Spa enjoy the benefit of these and other techniques—such as Global Keratin treatments and color services—within a workspace where lime-green accents punctuate slate-gray walls and floors. Chocolaty hues coat the spa area, where licensed technicians unpack pores with Alleia skincare products and drive away cellulite with herbal detoxifiers and repurposed breakup speeches.
In 2008, board-certified hair-color specialist Adela Franco used her international training and beauty pageant experience to open her very own hair studio. In 2010, Franco added aestheticians, massage therapists, and nail technicians to her team, turning the studio into a full-service salon and spa. Since then, clients have been visiting Adela's Color Salon & Spa for an assortment of services—ranging from foil highlights to deep-tissue massages—done with products by brands including OPI, Image Skincare, and L'Oréal Professionnel. Before each service, guests may wet their whistles with a complimentary glass of wine, a cup of freshly brewed coffee, or a diamond-encrusted chalice filled with exotic tea.
A board-certified nurse, a laser technician, an aesthetician, and a cosmetic-injectable expert comprise the med spa team at Rejuvenation Group that helps clients reach their beauty goals. Blue-light therapy, peels, and microdermabrasion resurface complexions, while skin-clarifying experts strive to permanently banish hair and tattoos with laser treatments.
In addition to aesthetic treatments, Rejuvenation Group also offers purely medical therapies. Melan Smith-Francis, a certified nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner who is currently earning her doctorate, provides services including hormone therapy, family planning, and basic exams.
Hands, lower legs, upper lips?all of them can become sleek, soft, and hair-free with help from aesthetician Jennifer Scheetz. Jennifer is just one of the many beautifying professionals that make up the Brentwood Salon & Day Spa team. Inside the salon, the experts cater to their clients' every pampering need, doling out everything from skin treatments such as ultrasonic and deep pore cleansing facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and sea salt glow body treatments to manicures and deep-tissue massages. The team can even tint brows and lashes for added dramatic effect.