Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cory Lawler and the experienced staff at Lawler Centre Cosmetic Surgery revitalize visages with passion and advanced products from the likes of SkinCeuticals and Physician's Choice. During a preliminary consultation, dermal-care experts analyze skinscapes to formulate customized cleansing and home-treatment regimens. Express facials speedily delve into clogged pores to uproot grime, sweep away dull cells, and slather surfaces in custom-blended masks before sending them back to the front lines of human communication. Alternately, deep cleansing sets off the organic facial, after which a purifying steam bath and potent exfoliation promote healthy complexions. Gentle aesthetician hands massage foreheads and cheeks, encouraging the circulation of oxygen-rich blood to delicate tissues and gold doubloons to rich oxygen molecules.
Mirrors line the walls of La Coupe Hair Salon’s sleek, modern styling room. At a long row of minimalist stations, stylists create classic and trendy hairstyles to complement clients’ unique faces. A flat-screen television presides over the snipping and curling action from above, which is also the direction most likely to harbor a glob of hair gel drooping from the ceiling.
Stigma Tattoo Bar compiles a trifecta of signifiers of lighthearted vice in its combination tattoo and piercing parlor, bar, and pole-dancing studio. Red vinyl couches line brick walls, and poles reach from floor to ceiling for classes scheduled along with lap-dance and burlesque lessons. Flat-screen TVs entertain customers as they're inked or studded, and a dramatic metal cage in the center of the room contributes to an edgy club atmosphere where you never know if a lion might appear from behind the bar.
Under the steady guidance of medical director Dr. John van Wert, Cascades MedSpa carves a path toward beauty with the sharpest, most advanced techniques, earning it a feature in Central Florida Lifestyle magazine. Dr. van Wert and his team chisel bodies and smooth complexions with more than a dozen treatments designed to restore confidence to patients so that they can show off their swimsuit at the beach or the next board meeting. The med spa's services range from noninvasive microdermabrasion and massage therapy to LipoSelection treatments, which break up and remove excess fat from the love handles and thighs.
Co-founders Spooks "Spooky" Joya and Legion Avegno preside over a chorus of humming needles at Fallen Sparrow Tattoos, where a team of talented, professional artists customizes bodies with unique tattoos and piercings. After serving in apprenticeships under some of New York City’s most renowned inkers and pulling his first tattoo needle from an immovable stone, Spooky continues to decorate skin with pristine line work and elegant scripts. Co-artist Legion sits beside Spooky in the hygienic studio as he converts clients’ half-formed ideas into colorful sleeves or black-ink tuxedo jackets. Piercers Billy and Tyler work alongside their tattooing counterparts, busily bedecking bodies with custom surface and deep-tissue piercings.
Board certified in family practice and anti-aging medicine, Dr. Don Colbert has been dedicated to the physical and spiritual health of central Floridians for 25 years. Along with certified chiropractor and laser practitioner Dr. Jennifer Vaughn, Dr. Colbert strives to offer his patients alternative methods to antibiotics, synthetic pain medications, mood-altering drugs, and hypnosis induced by relatives at family parties. Services include nutrition counseling and homeopathy as well as technology-driven solutions such as laser hair restoration and nonsurgical spinal decompression. Guests can also pick up Divine Health Nutritional Products developed by Dr. Colbert himself.
Dr. Colbert is the author of more than 40 books on nutrition, exercise, wellness, and faith, including The New York Times bestseller The Seven Pillars of Health: The Natural Way to Better Health for Life, and has been featured in numerous publications, including Prevention magazine.