The licensed aestheticians at Alluna Skin Care customize revitalizing facial and body treatments to the needs of each client, tackling blemishes, fine lines, and stress with quality products from brands such as Pevonia and Jane Iredale. The team personalizes services such as signature facials, microdermabrasions, and enzyme peels to rejuvenate appearances and leave skin as smooth and irresistible as a laminated ice-cream cone. Professional makeup applications and waxing gussy up bodies before special occasions or nights on the town, and therapeutic massages cultivate relaxed musculature under freshly refurbished skin.
In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' expert fruit florists arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, grapes, and juicy Albion strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Staffers can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet chocolate, white chocolate, or their own special peanut-butter-and-chocolate blend. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize gift baskets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.
Courtney and Corey Nappa complement each other’s skill sets well. Courtney has a wealth of business experience and a passion for beauty, and Corey has years under his belt as a personal trainer and fitness-center manager. They realized that they could combine their skills into an ideal health-club experience, and Ten X Club was born.
On the fitness end of the business, instructors hold group Pilates, yoga, and spin classes. Cardio and weight-lifting rooms feature equipment from manufacturers such as Nautilus and Precor. A kids’ playroom keeps tykes entertained while parents shed sweat. On the other end of the spectrum, the sleekly appointed salon features hair services, mani-pedis, and spray-tanning services in a quiet environment, the air perfumed with the scent of hair products. Here, too, members can send their kids to the playroom while they enjoy grownup relaxation time with beautifying services, adult conversation, and the freedom to eat animal crackers any way they choose.
Reflecting a spirit of diversity, Four 40 Beauty Salon congregates a team of coif clippers, aestheticians, and massage therapists under one roof to administer beautifying and relaxing services to a multicultural, all-ages clientele. Locks succumb to a full menu of cuts, colors, and conditioning treatments, and men can get more gussied up with beard and mustache trims. But the studio walls listen to more than just the snipping of scissors and the screams of severed hair falling to the ground. Skilled aestheticians pamper faces with a menu of facials and skilled muscle menders work out kinks and tension with an array of massages, such as Swedish and deep tissue.
Medical Laser Solutions entrusts its clients to the care of medical professionals who each possess at least 15 years of experience in the field. For nearly a decade before transitioning to aesthetic medicine, co-owners Nancy Hamel, MD and Lisa Mitchell, a board-certified physician assistant, worked at Sturdy Memorial Hospital, where they treated patients and maintained a symbiotic relationship with a stethoscope. They are joined by Patti Pierce, a medical assistant and certified laser tech who manages the practice, as well Jeannie Capone, a nurse practitioner who excels in injectables. The group specializes in laser treatments for cosmetic and curative purposes, and takes pride in the clinic's Apogee Elite laser because it effectively removes hair on skin of all pigments. The medical specialists also diminish blemishes and signs of aging with cosmetic treatments including dermal injections and chemical peels.
With extensive experience in aesthetic medicine and laser surgery, Dr. Steven Ross brandishes the latest pharmaceuticals and upscale facilities to safely perform result-oriented, youth-enhancing aesthetic treatments. During the time-rewinding appointment, patients relax in a reclining chair while the steady-handed doctor injects the wrinkle-ravaged area with Botox, lulling hyperactive muscles to sleep with a butulinum-laced lullaby. Results may appear in about three days and can last up to four months, when a prince appears to awaken slumbering facial muscles from a deep doze with a kiss.
Lord's & Lady's Hair Salon's talented and trained staff transform tired tufts into trendy styles. Savvy stylists cut and color strands with full foils, ridding locks of split ends and highlighting them in happier hues (a $150 value). A Brazilian blowout treatment strives to straighten and add sheen to strands in 90-minutes, a full 90-minutes shorter than keratin treatments and most Mel Gibson movies (a $300 value). New clients can opt for a choice of hair services, including a conditioning treatment ($20+), men's haircut ($33), or an elegant updo ($65+) for special occasions or uplifting trips to the dry cleaners.