Vixen Aesthetics arose from a passion for healing people and caring for skin. Medical director Dr. Jerry Greib developed an interest in aesthetics while treating patients in the emergency room. Leann Griffin, a registered nurse and the CEO of Vixen, fueled her passion for skin rejuvenation after caring for patients in the critical-care and burn-intensive-care units. Together, these two helm a staff that beautifies clients with medical and nonmedical aesthetic procedures. Wrinkles relax after injections of Botox or Dysport, and facial fillers such as Artefill, Restylane, and Juvéderm work to restore fullness. The staff rejuvenates complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasions as well as more advanced treatments, such as carboxytherapy—the practice of injecting small amounts of carbon dioxide into the skin to improve the appearance of stretch marks, scars, and lingering marker mustaches. With the assistance of versatile laser systems, they can also remove hair, resurface skin, remove tattoos, and eradicate nail fungus.
Dena Marie’s Salon & Spa’s hairstylists specialize in formal updos. Augmented by Lox extensions—crafted from 100% human hair—or held in place by hair balms from Bed Head and Matrix, the formal looks prepare patrons for glitzy events from proms to the salon’s second specialty—weddings.
Their team, which also consists of manicurists, regularly attends continuing-education courses to keep their services up-to-date with the latest beauty trends. Fresh out of the workshops, they turn their shears and dyes toward shaping and coloring manes, and drape frazzled locks with shine during keratin smoothing treatments. They also provide spa treatments that include waxing and paraffin dips that remove dry skin from bodies more effectively than attempting to drive them out by playing annoying music over loudspeakers throughout the night.
At each of Tricho Salon and Spa’s four locations, trained stylists stand ready to refresh outdated hairstyles with products by Schwarzkopf, Bumble and bumble, Keratin Complex, and Moroccanoil. Dr. Sonya Friedman, an accomplished author, CNN talk-show host, and radio psychologist, teams up with dermatologist Dr. Scott Friedman to helm the spa side of the business, where clients can find eight types of facials, nine styles of massage, noninvasive micro treatments, and advice for mending a hairdryer’s broken heart. Fingertips and toes in need of some TLC can also be pampered inside this full-service beauty haven, as nail techs doll-up digits with OPI and Essie polishes as well as Shellac, acrylic, and fiberglass tips.
Celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves, who has snipped the strands of such stars as Jessica Simpson and Eva Longoria, operates a stylish tress-treating salon to keep clients catwalk-ready. Each talented stylist was trained under Paves and brings an individual knowledge and technique to help clients achieve a look suited to their personal tastes and style. Opt for a haircut and a trained trimmer will snip your tresses with the ease of a swan dancing Swan Lake, transforming stressed manes into trendy looks for women ($60+) and men ($25+). Add little rays of sunlight to manes with highlights (partial $55+; full $75+) and get a polished finish with a professional blowout ($30).
Dr. Elizabeth Brieden wants potential patients to know that chiropractic medicine doesn’t just tend to back and neck pains. A licensed chiropractor for 23 years, as well as a certified therapeutic lifestyle coach and volunteer with the Foundation of Wellness Professionals, Dr. Brieden has used her skills to treat soft- and hard-tissue problems, fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches, and other ailments. From HealthWorks Chiropractic’s ultra-modern facility, she and her team perform such healing modalities as chiropractic adjustments, intersegmental traction, and cooling cryotherapy, which numbs the body to reduce muscle spasms in quadriceps that get too excited when they see a pair of running shoes. The clinic’s staff also includes a licensed massage therapist, who can augment the effects of Dr. Brieden's treatments with chiropractic-inspired massage.