Prior to coddling skin as a practicing aesthetician, Kimberly Spa?s eponymous owner broke into the beauty industry as a professional makeup artist in 1980. Several years spent working with high-end cosmetic lines, including Christian Dior, Lanc?me, and Chanel, inspired her to further hone her skills through training at the Capitol School, where she graduated at the top of her class. That same work ethic and devotion to making the world more beautiful drives her today as she recommends services that only use products that she has researched and tested in a comfortable, private atmosphere that includes a "Ladies' Lounge." Together with her professional staff, she rejuvenates skin with airbrush tanning, waxing, and indulgent, results-oriented facial services, including a 24-karat-gold facial, which was featured on the Channel 6 news for its popularity among time-traveling 49ers. Her team also sells mineral-based cosmetics, tends to weary bodies with massage-therapy services, and offers a full treatment menu designed specifically for men.
The Grove Salon The Grove Salon’s bold black chairs and striking wood accents envelop clients in the same unabashedly modern aesthetic that stylists shear into their coifs, a je ne sais quoi the salon’s eponymous owner, Angela Grove, calls attitude—the proud ownership of your individual style and personality. Guests who arrive at the salon for their haircut, color, or styling appointments are met by hanging lamps that highlight the salon's clean architectural lines, muted orange walls, and an arched entryway flanked by columns paying homage to the first man to style his hair, Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. Angela takes up scissors alongside her staff, using her impeccable aesthetic eye to craft cuts that complement each client’s looks and style, from her local regulars to contestants on American Idol. The talented team of stylists also augments haircuts with a repertoire of other haircare services including the Bio Ionic system, a thermal straightening treatment that purges locks of tangles and static frizzing, a trick many strands use to score a temporary vacation from the scalp.
Like Batman and Batwoman, Dr. Dave Mlnarik and Dr. Paige Miller have an arch nemesis. Their Joker, however, is dental disease, which they combat through their shared practice, Shadow Ridge Dental. Thorough exams, their first line of defense, screen for oral cancer and gum disease, evaluate tooth decay, and assess existing dental work. The exams also complement regular cleanings, digital x-rays, and sealant, keeping patients? teeth healthy more effectively than braces made of spinach.
Should disease strike, the dentists nip it in the bud with treatments ranging from root canals to tooth-colored fillings that blend seamlessly into smiles. They can also resolve more superficial issues, whitening teeth in-office and covering chips with veneers. A steady stream of continuing-education seminars lends each treatment a modern touch without forcing the doctor to administer dental work in the trunk of a hybrid.
With flat-screen televisions, leather chairs and couches, and gentle light that pours in from large windows and dimmed studio fixtures, creature comforts prevail at Premier Dental. Dr. Amy Dietrich uses modern technology to perform treatments in both cosmetic and general dentistry, such as recontouring uneven gum tissue, detecting cavities with lasers, and figuring out which tooth killed Colonel Mustard in the conservatory. Dr. Dietrich's experience spans CEREC and laser dentistry, earning her a collection of awards for excellence in her field. Together with her team, she restores tooth health and whitens grins with care.
At SmileLabs, the staff is focused on one thing: whitening teeth. To lift stains and discolorations caused by drinking coffee, sipping colas, and chewing crayons, they fill custom silicone mouth trays with a peroxide-based whitening gel, which is water-based to prevent tooth sensitivity. Once teeth have been coated in the gel, they aim their Millennium SL LED lamp at the teeth to accelerate the whitening process. Each treatment takes about 15 minutes, and clients can double up treatments during a single visit.
Led by the talents of Dr. Braasch and crew, Braasch Dentistry provides a full array of dental services to keep teeth in fine health, all in a chic, modern office environment. When enamel wears away and teeth fall prey to the staining agents of caffeine, tobacco, and vintage jerky, a BOOST teeth-whitening treatment can coat chompers with several new layers of chemically activated whiteness. The treatment, which lasts about 90 minutes, consists of a consultation with Dr. Braasch and a session with a highly trained staff member versed in BOOST's enamel-strengthening efficacy. Newly whitened mouth-bones can retain their unadulterated coloration for years, although every customer will experience different long-lasting results, much like everyone has their own interpretation of Harry Potter's final monologue about the importance of buying American-made power tools.