Laser aesthetics might seem like a recent phenomenon, but PHR Centers' staff members have been using lasers to address clients' cosmetic needs since 1981. This gives them experience far beyond what you might expect in their industry. Dr. Amy DeRosa—a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon—oversees the centers' teams of registered nurses, licensed aestheticians, and laser technicians, who work together to treat a wide range of concerns by using the latest equipment and techniques.
By focusing on nonsurgical solutions to common aesthetic issues, PHR Centers can grant clients dramatic effects without the downtime of plastic surgery or the risks of time travel. The experts call on the Palomar Vectus cosmetic laser system to eradicate unwanted hair while cooling the skin for a more comfortable experience, and use Vaser Lipolysis, SmartLipo, and radio-frequency-based Vanquish treatments to contour clients' bodies by targeting stubborn fat deposits. To achieve a more youthful appearance, Deka SmartXide DOT therapy helps improve skin tone and texture by stimulating collagen production, and Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels work to soften wrinkles and rejuvenate the complexion.
Elegance Beauty Day Spa’s beauticians and massage therapists embellish clients' outward beauty and inner harmony with custom cosmetic treatments and therapeutic bodywork. Hair-styling services yield stylish coifs in the confines of the spa, a chic space where stylists administer spray tans and traditional or airbrush makeup. Additionally, the experienced staffers will tote their cosmetics and equipment to weddings and party sites, where brides or groups pose for personalized hair, makeup, and eyelash treatments. The spa’s massage therapists offer multiple bodywork treatments to treat a range of physical and cerebral ailments. Agile hands coax stress from frayed nerves and tight backs during the Swedish massage, sore muscles forfeit their long-held grudges to heated basalt stones, and romantic twosomes can trade telepathic quips about how the dishes can clean themselves during a relaxing couples massage.
Delicate pink walls line the interior of American Beauty Tan, where a skilled team of stylists and technicians bolsters beauty regimens with traditional and UV-free tanning, hair services, manicures, and pedicures. A sunless Mystic Tan booth swathes skin in customized bronzing solutions alongside five levels of horizontal and stand-up tanning beds lined with lamps that emit up to 160 watts of colorizing rays. The hue-imbuing chambers reside in private tanning suites, where tanners can undress without being seen and perform dramatic monologues from Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure without being scouted for its Broadway adaptation. Sleek haircuts, meticulously trimmed nails, and waxing services for faces, legs, and arms are on hand to complement the tanning treatments.
Plymouth Wellness Center & Spa's team of aestheticians and therapists deftly eases sore spots and brightens clients' outlooks with chiropractic and wellness services ranging from massage to detoxification. Spine specialists perform adjustments to treat and prevent pain and disease as skinscape experts defuzz dermises with waxing and combat aging with facials. The center’s prenatal kneadings can relax expectant mothers, and its infrared sauna helps cleanse bodies of harmful toxins, such as mercury, nicotine, sodium, and kryptonite.
As a newly-minted graduate of Virginia Ferrell College of Beauty, Brittany Malins headed off to work as a L’Oreal Professional. In her time as a beauty pro, she has studied beneath prestigious color specialists, honing her mixing technique and sharpening her eye. These days, Brittany helms a chair at Red Head Salon, where she folds her experiences as a hairdresser into sleek cuts and vibrant highlights and hair colors. Like her colleagues at Red Head Salon, Brittany continues to attend classes to stay sharp, keeping her finger on the pulse of the styling world—a pulse that beats thanks to an enormous Jarvis artificial heart filled with Barbicide.
As stylists orbit patrons, their shears purr through hair and the dirty-blond hardwood floors click beneath their heels. Fresh flowers sway, as though nodding to the lilting rhythm as the aesthetes coif locks, using natural and organic products from brands including AG Hair whenever possible. At the salon, prices are set on a tiered system to reflect each employee’s level of training and ability to refrain from singing "Sweet Caroline" into a hairbrush. Clover Salon constantly encourages each stylist to advance to the next level of know-how, and the team also performs waxing, nailcare, and makeup services.