In cosmetology school, MieleDolce founder Luis Iturralde let his fellow students wax him for a class demonstration. His allergic reaction to the chemical wax made it a demonstration of more than proper waxing technique; his brief modeling gig also showed the importance of beauty treatments that avoid irritating skin. Iturralde carried this lesson to his spa, MieleDolce, where the staff sidestep chemical waxes in favor of threading or electrolysis.
The center’s specialty, however, consists of extending hair: its semipermanent silk and mink lash extensions come in a variety of lengths and curvatures, and technicians ensure a natural look by attaching them hair by hair. Additional services range from slimming body wraps infused with aloe vera and herbs to micro skin needling, an anti-aging treatment that can combat wrinkles, scarring, and signs of playing rugby in a crawlspace.
Supervised by Jeffrey Adelglass, M.D. and Director of Aesthetics Barbara Adelglass, L.E., the staff of SKINTASTIC expertly blends art and science to achieve optimal skin rejuvenation and image correction, utilizing the latest most effective medical and surgical procedures, facial fillers and pharmaceutical-strength products
Advanced Skin Fitness’s Laser 360 treatment caught the attention of CBS 11’s Health Watch crew, which covered it during a 2011 segment. The trio of laser-based treatments—fractional laser, IPL photofacial, and radiofrequency—is scheduled over a 60-day period to reduce what the clinic considers to be the top three signs of aging: texture, tone, and cravings for prunes. “These treatments provide a noninvasive way of keeping up that youthful appearance,” said patient Amy Brubaker, who underwent all three procedures as news cameras shadowed her.
All of Advanced Skin Fitness’s treatments use this high-quality technology to reverse epidermal imperfections, such as unwanted hair, age spots, veins, and overzealous curves. The 2,700-square-foot spa houses six treatment rooms and a private consultation room where patients and skilled staffers work together to decide which treatment will be most effective.
The Ruby James Salon is owned and run by licensed stylist Ruby McBride whose passion for transforming the way her clients look is clear—she's been cutting hair for more than 25 years. Ruby's salon, which is housed inside a former bank, specializes in rich color. Clients sit down with Ruby to have hair streaked with sun-kissed highlights or updated with a new and flattering all-over hue. They can also refresh skin with microdermabrasion or facial toning, both of which help faces fight signs of aging.
Though Posh Aesthetics is a relatively new business, owner Jennifer Jehl and her staff bring over 30 years of combined aesthetic experience and 50 years of medical experience to the med spa. Since opening day in January 2012, Posh’s nurses, aestheticians, and laser technicians have beautified clients with spa treatments ranging from dermal fillers and microdermabrasion to Beyond WhiteSpa teeth whitening. The team deploys Neocutis and ColorScience products during skincare treatments, and uses an arsenal of lasers such as the Apogee Elite and Mixto CO2 fractional resurfacer. The RevLite laser targets unfortunate tattoos by shattering ink deposits into micro-particles or new mosaic armbands that are then naturally absorbed by the body.
Elite Emage's technicians employ diverse hair replacement and restoration techniques to keep clients' scalps blanketed in luxuriant hair. Custom-built wigs fill in sparse spots left from alopecia, chemotherapy, and jump-starting a hot air balloon burner. Extensions of many varieties add glamorous length to natural locks. Low-level-laser treatments and topical solutions try to stop existing strands from jumping ship to other people's heads at the same time that they promote the growth of new follicles. Stylists proffer salon services, such as cuts, coloring, and up-dos, to keep heads properly preened and coiffed.