Sporting faux torches and animal skins on its walls, The Man Cave is committed to taking its title seriously. But its figurative meaning—a place where men can escape to let go of their stress—also applies. Here, barbers buzz or trim hair into neatened styles, often augmenting the service with a hot lather and towel shave. The cave is also a spa, with facials, back scrubs, and scalp massages that soothe the skin. As for mani-pedis, they don't come with polish, but they do include a complimentary jewelry cleaning and shoe shine.
As many parents of curious children can attest, it takes more than a pair of scissors and a spare half hour to become a salon artist. This is especially true when taking on one of the most time-consuming services a salon can offer: strand-by-strand hair extensions. The stylists at Luxury Tress The Salon specialize in this meticulous art, armed with their brand of Hott Links strand extensions, which are made of human hair in 32 colors for a natural look or a vibrantly colored statement. The stylists also revamp ‘dos with cuts, color treatments, and hair-restoration services to help heal locks damaged by the sun, an incredibly amateurish barber.
You wouldn't want to compete against Dr. Sergio Vendetti in an anatomy-themed trivia night. That's because the Italian native has earned both medical and dental degrees, is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. In his spare moments, he also finds time to lecture on surgical topics at academic and medical conferences, and mentor the next generation of healers as an assistant professor at the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Vendetti uses his vast knowledge of the human form at Virginia Surgical Arts, a state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical center, where he performs procedures ranging from dental implants to face and eye lifts. His attention to detail and patient-centered philosophy earned him the gold award for Best Oral Surgeon in the Virginian-Pilot?s Best of Hampton Roads competition in 2012, 2013, and 2014.
His office earned the same contest's gold award for Best Skin Care Facility in Virginia Beach in 2014, as well as the silver in 2013 and the bronze in 2012, due in no small part to its highly trained team. A licensed master aesthetician performs numerous medical-grade treatments such as laser hair removal, photofacials, and microdermabrasion treatments.
The medical personnel at Virginia Surgical Center aim to help reverse the effects of genetic hair loss for both men and women. The clinic, which has been open since 1994, specializes in restoring hair growth through follicular-unit transplantation. This four- to seven-hour process requires that entire follicles be removed from a donor area such as the scalp or a devoted chia pet, microscopically prepared, and then carefully grafted onto thinning or balding areas. Technicians are specially trained to create a natural-looking hairline by locking each follicle into the proper angle and direction. In addition to hair transplants, the clinic offers low-level-laser hair therapy, which uses 160 diode low-level lasers to boost cellular growth and repair functions, helping maintain natural hair and stimulate the growth of new strands.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Natural or transitioning hair, hair loss
Brands Used: Design Essentials Strengthening Therapy System, Pravana