An orchestra of humming blow dryers welcomes guests into FlyDry Blowdry Bar, where expertly trained staffers enhance hairs via a menu of blowouts, mini manicures, custom makeup applications, and relaxing neck massages. FlyDry’s signature Flight Plan blowouts start with a scalp massage and shampoo, and include the Runway blowout, which produces sleek, pin-straight locks and the Round Trip blowout that results in bouncy, defined curls that rival the cute little tails of Shirley Temple’s pet piglets.
Dr. Michael P. Schmidt and the staff at Core Institute work to thwart waistline expansion with the five-week lipotropic fat-loss program, which may help jettison unwanted pounds with a medley of in-office and at-home treatments. First, a consultation adjoins patients and staff to discuss concerns, disclose previous medical history, and compete in medical-glossary spelling bees. After Dr. Schmidt collects the data, he sends patients home with a five-week supply of syringes and B6 and B12 shots that work to help the body metabolize more effectively. He'll fortify the fat-loss program by holding weekly follow-up evaluations to monitor the patient's progress. The salubrious injections also work to detoxify bodies to boost energy levels and decrease the necessity for hazmat business suits.
Erhan Sakaoglu and Ali Batibay had two things in common: Turkish heritage and the dream of opening a hair salon. They became fast friends and supported each other as they forged separate career paths in America. Batibay built his client base as a hairstylist while Sakaoglu went to law school and became an attorney, but found his passion for the beauty industry irrepressible. The duo finally made their dream a reality by launching Studio 34.
They assembled a team of European stylists who use a European-inspired, proprietary technique to cut hair and transform looks with color, foils, extensions, and relaxers. A skincare specialist performs nonsurgical facelifts, addressing facial skin loosened by aging or repeated bungee jumping. The crew also offers nailcare, waxing, and makeup services. As noted by Skip Sheffield in the Coastal Star, the salon offered complimentary makeovers in 2009 to wives of military personnel as a way to give back to the community.
B-tan Tanning Salons have a sleek, modern look that starts immediately in the reception area. There, modern chairs, a streamlined reception desk, and a flat-screen television foreshadow the 15 pieces of advanced tanning equipment waiting out of sight. These stainless-steel booths wrap around clients to evenly bronze with nonacrylic bulbs that, like the most ineffective beach umbrellas, let as much light as possible hit the skin. The beds and booths also keep UVB rays to a minimum, reducing the chances of burns. Yet clients can forgo UV altogether with spray tans from the Mystic Tan booth, which lets clients customize their shade and reap a beach-worthy glow in just 60 seconds.
To permanently spruce up faces, Eylsa Ross blends clinical skill with artistry that's landed her work on celebrity mugs, television, and the pages of Shape, Real Simple, and InStyle magazines. In her experienced hands, which have dusted the faces of Matthew Perry and Christine Baranski, brows become bolder and lips become fuller. Elysa's work isn't limited to faces however; mastectomy patients rely on her for repigmentation.
Elysa also exposes complexions' natural glows with peels, microdermabrasion, and candelabra hats. She applies makeup to prep façades for weddings and events and hosts private parties.In addition to being an official Laura Mercier makeup artist, Elysa is a medical aesthetician in plastic surgery and dermatology offices. She started out by training with Pamela Taylor––who's made up the famous faces of the Rolling Stones and Billy Joel––and apprenticed with Laura Geller herself, whose line of cosmetics bears her name in stores across the nation.
The hair, closet, and home all benefit from a trip to Hair 2 Day Shop 4 Tomorrow. This salon, spa, and consignment boutique brings beauty and fashion together under one roof, making for a quirky, yet natural convergence of beauty treatments and hand-picked accessories. The salon is overseen by owner Ava Mellon. In her 20-plus years as a hairstylist Ava has studied with Vidal Sassoon and worked overseas, and has even lent her services to photo shoots and celebrity weddings. Under her direction, a staff of experienced stylists turns overgrown or outdated strands into tastefully cut, colored, and styled hairdos. Spa technicians do their part as well with facials and massages, and can also wax away unwanted hair or make mascara wands obsolete with lash tinting.
A visit wouldn't be complete without a stop in the consignment boutique, though. Here, furniture, fashion accessories, and artwork help clients upgrade their living spaces and wardrobes. The selection is always changing, but customers can expect to find a colorful selection or purses and shoes, retro china, and antique mirrors, which are just like modern mirrors without Wi-Fi.