Nestled in Yorktown Center, floor-to-ceiling windows shed sunlight across the tan leather seating and rustic Italian décor of Healthy Family Physicians' lobby. A friendly staffer waits behind the front desk, helping guide guests through paperwork before sending them on to private treatment rooms. The highly sanitized spaces are where board-certified doctor Ruperto D. Blanco, Jr., and his experienced crew help rejuvenate physiques from the inside out with family-practice services. Dr. Blanco, always on the prowl for advanced aesthetic treatments, also helps rejuvenate waning complexions with products such as Jan Marini, Obagi, and DiamondTome, and skin services from spider-vein removal to Botox injections to paint-by-number face murals.
Though their names may be slightly different, the family of nail salons that is Comstock Nails, Lovely Nails, MI Nails, and Wyoming Nails have almost everything else in common. That includes a friendly staff, pedicure thrones with soothing jet tubs, and specialty nail services such as Shellac manicures. The last of these is a particular highlight—the specially formulated Shellac polish cures under UV light and resists chipping for up to two weeks. All three of the salons carry multiple colors of CND Shellac polish, including seasonal shades such as Sugared Spice and Deep-Fried Turducken.
Whether it was built during a two-week beach vacation or during a two-hour sand race on one of Mercury’s moons, a hard-earned tan will eventually fade. Tiki Tanning helps clients maintain treasured bronze glows year-round with an arsenal of UV beds and booths. Staff can help clients achieve their tanning goals by escorting them into private tanning rooms for a quick one-time session, or help them select a tanning package, which could include unlimited monthly visits. In addition, the salon stocks products by Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Swedish Beauty for clients to purchase or stare at until their eyes begin to water.
Westgate Bowl offers pin-pulverizers 60 well-waxed bowling lanes with automatic scoring. Step up and sidestep the gutters as you and a friend roll reactive resin orbs toward lane’s end, competing for dominance over 10 maple-wood enemies during an hour of bowling. In between turkeys and spares, bowlers can split a 16-inch pizza and wash it down with a pitcher of soda. Bring a crew of keglers and use up to three Groupons per lane—call ahead to reserve extra lanes for groups larger than six.
Midnite Sun & Cruise spritzes golden hues on clients' skin with equipment that includes multi-level UV beds and spray booths by VersaSpa and Mystic Tan. The salon boasts an array of tanning booths with different amenities, including facial lamps and fast-acting, high-pressure beds. The MR International products for sale at Midnite Sun & Cruise work in tandem with the tanning beds and UV rays to yield a deeper, darker tan. In addition to traditional tanning beds, Midnite Sun & Cruise supplies spray tans and red-light skin rejuvenation. The VersaSpa spray-tan solution mingles with the skin's amino acids and proteins, perpetuating a bronzed sheen for five to seven days, and Mystic Tan sprays boast a natural color that evenly fades and diminishes the slight DHA odor. Red-light therapy promotes collagen production for smoother skin, and fights acne harder than a dermatologist with a soap-filled fire hydrant.
Tucked inside the Endurance Fitness Center, Evolve Salon hosts a staff of stylists who help invent brand-new looks or maintain favorite hairstyles by shearing, coloring, and perming locks. They also style coiffures for nights on the town or days spent shadowing the town's comptroller, brighten nails with manicures and pedicures, and help patrons bid adieu to pesky fuzz with waxing services.
Although many spas tout themselves as welcoming, Gentle Touch has a downright familial atmosphere thanks to its owners, Betsy Ludwick and Jill Petter, who also happen to be mother and daughter. Ludwick, a registered nurse and certified medical electrologist, draws from her years in the medical field to treat clients with a variety of aesthetic services, such as electrolysis, skincare treatments, and permanent makeup for high-school reunions that last forever. On the same career path as her mother, Petter taps into her medical background in dermatology and electrolysis to share her expertise with her clients during comfortable, personable sessions.