At Bellara Salon & Spa, stylists and aestheticians demonstrate their passion for helping their clients feel younger, fresher, and healthier. Facials and medical-grade microdermabrasion treatments lift away layers of dead skin cells, and deep-tissue massages melt away the demands of work, the stresses of family life, and the muscle soreness from uphill-both-ways school commutes.
Color and corrective hair treatments transform locks with infusions of silky keratin or striking highlights. Facial and body waxing services quickly remove unwanted hair for weeks.
No acne, wrinkle, or enlarged pore gets by aesthetician Katy. That’s because she has a slate of treatments to combat unruly skin. Her balancing facials include a custom treatment mask, and her peels resurface faces. She also uses a diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wand to clear out dead skin cells or to ward off evil spirits from the island Porecloggia.
Doctor of Chiropractic Tony Baratta believes that well-being stems from proper nutrition, a healthy lifestyle, physical fitness, and necessary chiropractic care. Alongside his team of holistic-healthcare experts, he supplements his thorough exams and corrective spinal adjustments with nutritional counseling, lifestyle advice, and massage therapy. His commitment to keeping people well-educated in regards to their health extends to the public realm, where he gives regular lectures, and his collection of online articles, which dole out advice on exercise, healthy-eating habits, and how to contort your way through subway turnstiles.
Clinical aesthetician and visual artist Sherry approaches each client's skin as if it were a canvas, painstakingly attending to it until it flourishes with a glowing beauty. Inside ZÁD Salon & Spa, her full-service, ultramodern salon—reminiscent of an art gallery with white walls interrupted by bright flounces of color—she uses her 20 years of international experience and the Dermalogica skincare line to design and customize facials, body wraps, and hair-removal treatments. She’s joined by master hair stylists, a nail technician, and massage therapist, who create masterpieces similar to the artwork adorning the walls or the one-act plays put on by the cleaning crew at night.
Drawing on her 25 years spent studying human health and 8 years as an aesthetician, Madelyn offers a multitude of treatments to make faces look youthful and bright. A robust menu of services ranges from pumpkin enzyme peel facials to infusion ultrasound treatments that work to rebuild tissue and deliver products to deeper layers of skin. PCA Skin products is her clinical product line of choice, whether she's fighting acne or deep-cleansing pores. Madelyn—who's fond of saying "Put your best face forward"—also performs microdermabrasion, ultrasound, waxing, sugaring, and lash tinting, among other beautifying treatments.
Nestled inside Salons Within's Carmichael studio, expert aesthetician Patsy Farrar employs techniques perfected over more than 22 years as she coddles skin and brows. Customized facials alleviate epidermal woes with cleansers and other professional-grade products, microdermabrasions banish dead skin cells to cleanse and brighten complexions, and photorejuvenations refresh faces with compliments shouted by a nearby paparazzo. Patsy also shapes brows with precisely placed layers of wax and highlights favorite strands and eyelashes with alluring tints.
GS Hair owner Greg Saumure is so particular about who he hires that he created The Cut Test, a trial by scissors that challenges prospective stylists to execute five different haircut styles as well as demonstrate mastery in coloring tresses. The result is a staff of Paul Mitchell– and Vidal Sassoon–educated stylists with such extensive knowledge that they can cut a trendy bob while blindfolded with a writhing koala. These stylists work their mane magic across a 3,000-square-foot space complete with 20 hair stations, ergonomically designed shampoo bowls, and even a mani-pedi lounge.