Chiropractic physician Dr. Julie Kotiw puts her doctorate from the Palmer College of Chiropractic to work at Sage Chiropractic, Massage and Yoga Center, helping her patients deal with pain. Her extensive knowledge of the musculoskeletal system combined with her compassion and skilled hands help break down tensions and ease the nervous system. Dr. Kotiw performs chiropractic services to treat migraines, slipped discs, and pain associated with auto accidents and carpal tunnel. Her acupuncture services aim to control pain and balance the body by releasing the flow of natural energy. She also works with four licensed massage therapists. With modalities such as myofascial release, deep tissue, and Swedish, they improve range of motion so that clients can hang over a TV to adjust cables like a towel on a clothesline.
At Creative Nails Too, courteous nail technicians add a little dazzle to hands and feet. Once all 20 fingers and toes have been trimmed and filed, technicians can emboss them in glossy no-chip polishes or carefully paint on intricate designs such as snowflakes or tiny portraits of your favorite Baldwin brother. Once toes and fingers have been freshened up, eyebrow and lip waxes also can be booked to help ensure clients leave with a fresh face to match.
When it comes to beauty, Joanna of Joanna's Hair & Lash Extensions not only knows the latest trends, she knows how to achieve them. The stylist and lash technician stays on top of the latest styles, smoothing out coarse and frizz-prone hair with the Brazilian blowout system and adding length to short cuts with natural-looking hair extensions. She also flexes her hair-coloring muscles during ombre color and highlighting sessions, imparting locks with everything from subtle, sun-kissed hues to fun, candy-colored streaks. Showing off her expertise in all things hair, Joanna adheres lash extensions to existing lashes, emphasizing the eyes without applying mascara to them or drawing a third eye between them.
Though masters of aesthetics, the staff members at Aleyra MediSpa care first about skin’s underlying health. Medical director and practicing physician Shahwar Syed not only oversees the beauty-based operations, but also provides skin-cancer screenings to Aleyra’s patients, analyzing layers of skin beyond the surface with the Clarity Pro Assessment system. To enhance appearances, the team treats such conditions as age spots, rosacea, aging skin, unwanted hair growth, uneven skin texture, and hyperpigmentation. They also can tailor maintenance regimens so that clients can uphold their looks at home or on multi-thousand-year voyages to Jupiter.
Since the first Fantastic Sams salon opened its doors 35 years ago, stylists at each locally owned and operated franchise have stayed up to date on the latest industry trends. Before each haircut, a stylist shampoos the scalp for three minutes to relieve tension and cleanse the mane of any gels or Gak. In addition to coiffing or coloring tresses, stylists trim beards and mustaches and wax lips and eyebrows. An exclusive line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling products nourish hair with pro-vitamins, soy protein, and silicone.
Licensed aesthetician Jennifer specializes in speed waxing, but that's not to say she sacrifices care for quickness. Having attended numerous classes in Brazilian waxing, she uses a hard wax and takes care to customize her treatments to each client's needs. Still, her sheer quickness is impressive. In 15 minutes or fewer, Jennifer is able to perform a Brazilian wax that removes hair safely and precisely. The Wax Studio also offers waxing options for men, including a Manzilian treatment.