If the diversity of the spa services in her repertoire is any measure, licensed aesthetician Julia Ostro’s beauty skills are singularly well-rounded. She draws on the power of natural botanicals and carefully calibrated cosmeceuticals to cleanse and perfect skin. Ostro customizes facials and peels using products from brands such as Vivant Pharmaceuticals. Services can be enhanced with add-ons, including galvanic treatments that help facials go the extra mile toward creating firm, scientifically literate skin. Natural nutrients from green clay and seaweed enrich body wraps and nourish skin during relaxing 60- to 90-minute treatments. To care for bodies and calm minds, she also offers private Hatha yoga sessions.
Helmed by Dr. William Murtagh?a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience?the medically-trained aestheticians at Le Bella Spa beautifies clients with a varied array of cosmetic surgeries and spa services. Dr. Murtagh performs surgeries that include face-lifts, breast augmentation, and liposuction. The rest of the staff, meanwhile, performs anti-aging facials using the latest technologies, such as the Intraceutical Oxygen facial, which is ideally used post-microdermabrasion or chemical peel.
At Performance Fitness & Nutrition, cycling and laser beams go hand in hand. Its spinning classes take place amid colorful laser lights in a stadium-style studio whose gradated layout allows everyone a clear view of the instructor. To keep cyclists in high gear, the studio's 7,000-watt sound system blasts up-tempo tracks. Stationary biking isn't the only way to tone up on the premises?other classes run the gamut from yoga to circuit training, and the experts also offer weight-loss counseling and B12 injections.
At In The Grove Hair Studio, master stylist and color specialist Annette Filippini uses only organic color products, whether framing faces with highlights or massaging conditioner into scalps. Logging over 20 years of experience in the industry, she combines those environmentally friendly products with their own artistic eye, creating modern styles for men, women, and unkempt Treasure Trolls.
At ilash n Dash, treatments extend beyond basic beauty needs, literally. The staff adheres hair and eyelash extensions that add length and fullness. They use silk and mink synthetic lashes that are attached with pharmaceutical-grade adhesive. The spa staffers also smooth frizz with keratin treatments, and remove dead skin cells with micro peels and microdermabrasion treatments.