Within the walls of Salon Suites on Main, Dustin Klausing works as an independent massage therapist, bringing relief to clients by utilizing an arsenal of bodywork techniques. He has dedicated more than six years to mastering relaxation-inducing modalities, deep-tissue pressure, prenatal modalities, stretching techniques, and hot-stone massages. This varied experience allows Dustin to design custom massage treatments based around his clients’ needs and expectations. During these personalized sessions, he can incorporate multiple modalities intended to leave visitors feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Dr. Todd Besnoff, who has performed an extensive array of cosmetic and life-saving surgeries, brings his unique artistic and scientific expertise to his current post as the medspa's medical director. There, he oversees injections and laser cosmetic treatments.
The clinic's laser procedures help fade unwanted tattoos or can be used to eliminate unwanted hair and unsightly veins. A Dual Fraxel laser and specialized lamps are used to refine complexions by helping even out skin tone amid issues such as rosacea, age spots, and freckles. The staff also performs teeth whitening treatments and specializes in weight loss solutions.
Leopard-spotted nails. Hair dyed an electric pink. Exfoliating facial masks. The service list at Glamorous Kitty Hair & Nail Salon extends beyond the standard cut and color. Owner Jaye Martinez whole-heartedly believes that there's glamour in everyone, which is why her team has the diverse skill set needed to handle everything from waxing to hair coloring and nailcare.
The licensed massage therapists at Clearwater Massage put bodies at ease with customized muscle-coddling services. The Swedish massage applies firm, but relaxing pressure to tired musculature, and a deep-tissue kneading employs concentrated pressure and deliberate strokes to work out specific pain and injuries. Moms-to-be can repose comfortably on their sides during a prenatal massage, which eases parenting pain before kids can be permanently shipped to summer camp. With each customized manipulation, guests can vocalize the level of pressure they prefer or opt for an upper-body-only massage during the full hour.
Most people believe beauty requires pain. But at Timeless Surgical Center, a team of experienced technicians strives to make sure its advanced aesthetic services deliver serious results with very minimal discomfort. Board-certified technicians carry out this mission using their experience as laser specialists. Timeless Surgical Center is also a Syneron instructing center, skilled at training facial surgeons and technicians in the ins and outs of administering and performing advanced aesthetic treatments using FotoFacial RF, Refirmé, and Matrix IR systems—systems the doctor employs in her work at Timeless Surgical Center. Patients can smooth cellulite with VelaShape treatments, which also shape the body's contours noninvasively. Many of the spa's treatments can work together toward a single beauty goal; VelaShape can be used in conjunction with Vaser liposuction to heighten the smoothing, slimming effect. The beauty haven is also outfitted with Obagi skincare products, which are used during customized facials and exfoliating peels.
What would make the owner of a successful tanning salon consider selling his business to a 20-year-old upstart? Robert Paolini may have been young, but he’d earned his bronze-colored stripes; since he was 16 years old, he’d worked long hours at the salon, and his friendly manner put customers at ease. When the sale fell through, Robert put together his own business plan, gathered investors—some of whom were former tanning clients—and opened his own salon, The Hot Spot Tanning Co.
The salon has since weathered a boom in the tanning business, and Robert attributes the company’s survival to an amicable staff, who have created an atmosphere he compares to the show Cheers. “People who tan visit the salon three to four times a week, more often than they go to the grocery store,” says Robert. “They want to go where they feel comfortable.” So in each private room, tanners can stow their gear safely on sturdy shelves, hang clothing on hooks, and refresh after sessions with deodorant, makeup remover, and hand wipes.
Warm-skinned patrons slip from high-pressure tanning booths, which coax out melanin with lights designed to avert burns and lend credence to claims that one is a model in a water-wings catalog. Against the hushed hiss of a Mystic Tan booth, Robert presides over a selection of supplements, sports drinks, and shakes, and draws on a certification in sports nutrition while guiding clients through health and weight-loss programs.