With seven years of experience as a massage therapist and three as a chiropractor, Doctor of Chiropractic Max Lippman knows the ins and outs of musculature. Dr. Lippman and his team of massage therapists apply their skilled hands to therapeutic massages and adjustments that help their clients heal from everyday aches or painful sports or auto injuries. The doctor takes his time to listen to each patient who comes in, and learns about their situations while helping them develop a treatment plan customized to their wellness goals. Dr. Lippman keeps communication lines open during treatments, too, staying well away from pain thresholds while skirting the healthful discomfort often associated with receiving deep-tissue massages or acupuncture with pencils.
While Dr. Lippman looks out for patients’ health, Plaza Chiropractic and Massage Therapy takes care of the environment. The ultramodern office eschews the use of paper by booking appointments online and running systems on organically-grown iPads and touchscreens.
Before Dr. Michelle Place—a specialist in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery—began helping clients discover new looks for themselves, she went on a journey of self-discovery herself, receiving her credentials through her own version of the Great American Road Trip. Born in South Africa, Dr. Place studied biology in California, attained her medical degree in Texas, and completed a surgical internship in Virginia before moving back to the Golden State to complete general surgery and plastic surgery residencies. At her private practice, the board-certified plastic surgeon and her team enhance clients’ faces and bodies with procedures ranging from breast augmentation and liposuction to face-lifts, laser hair removal, and eyelid surgery to make the eyes appear younger in lieu of covering them with funky dorm-wall tapestries.
Inside the creative and upbeat atmosphere of Adora Bella Salon, independent nail technician and eyelash extensionist Rubie Feliciano maintains a loyal clientele due to her skilled hands, personal attention, and vast array of beautifying services. During nail treatments, Rubie pampers nails with precision shaping before decorating tips with acrylic Rockstar nails, whose glitter finish transforms toes into excellent catfish noodling lures. Durable shellac coats enhance glove-filling surfaces with a glossy, durable shine that can last for up to two weeks. Rubie also offers traditional spa mani-pedis, performs polish changes, does French nails, and offers an array of gel and acrylic options
Shellie David has been sculpting hairdos for nearly 20 years, and she still loves every minute of it. Though she appreciates the technical side of things, her real passion for styling comes from the feeling she gets from making her clients feel pampered and beautiful. To that end, she constantly trains with Vidal Sassoon, Redken, and Goldwell in order to make sure that she's always treating her clients to the best and latest products. Shellie is proud of her uncommonly personal approach—she won't let you leave until you're satisfied that your haircut flatters the shape of your face. She can even show you how to create a salon-worthy look at home without having to straighten your hair in the toaster.
All of the independent stylists at Jerol Salon and Spa have years of experience and a range of certifications. They're also working under owner Dana Wilson, who has gone to New York to attend Bumble and bumble courses for more than 10 years. The crew at the salon uses products from Bumble and bumble, as well as brands including SkinCeuticals, Gerda Spillman, Redken, and Image. Since they have such diverse backgrounds, they're able to do everything from haircuts and color to body piercing, waxing, and pedicures to help patrons achieve their aesthetic goals.
Jennifer, a skilled stylist who tends to manes within the cozy confines of Salon 77 West, keeps her tool-chest well-stocked. In addition to the shears, combs, brushes, and blow-dryers used by most of the people in her profession, Jennifer adds luster and eases frizz from locks with Bumble and bumble products and transforms the hue of hair with color products, including roots touch-ups.