Many people dream of winning an award at the Emmys, but Veronica Brayman has actually done it. Four times, in fact, for her outstanding achievements while working on As The World Turns. In addition to styling soap stars, Veronica also primped daytime talk-show hosts throughout her 17-year career. Today, she puts that authoritative expertise into running ESSA Salon & Spa, where she and her staff of stylists work with hair products including Redken, Cutler, and Kérastase to turn standard salon services, such as haircuts and color work, into opportunities for red-carpet treatment.
Veronica isn’t the only one with plenty of styling experience; many of the other staff members have been plying their trades for more than a decade, too. From senior colorist Rich Delloff’s quarter-century body of work built in New York City, Long Island, and even Las Vegas to designer Arsen Aronov’s background in New York City salons such as John Frieda, the team’s collective résumé is strong. It even includes a massage therapist, Maria Luciana, who has almost 20 years of experience. Drawing on the salon's arsenal of products, including Veronica's ESSA line of hair and makeup products and Yon-Ka Paris skincare concoctions, the stylists design detailed and flattering bridal packages, which make bridesmaids sparkle like champagne, groomsmen shine like new coins, and fire eaters look hot enough to melt Pluto.
Reiki master Gigi Benanti discovered her gift for hands-on healing at an early age. She has since turned that discovery into a lifelong vocation, helping others achieve wellness through the ancient Japanese treatment of Reiki. At her facility, Gigi incorporates other holistic remedies, such as essential oils and sound healing, into her routine. She also offers Reiki workshops, and encourages many clients to include yoga, or meditation, into their own programs to achieve optimal results.
Dolce Vida Medical Spa features skilled injectors, as seen on the Style Network, performing injections with Botox, Juv?derm, Juv?derm Voluma, Radiesse, and more. Highly-trained clinicians perform Venus Freeze body-contouring treatments and a range of facial treatments, including hydrafacials. Dolce Vida also offers IPL photofacials, hair removal services, massages, and an abundance of skincare treatments administered with products from Obagi and ?minence.
At LoveHealing, a massage therapist relaxes bodies and relieves tension with a range of massage modalities that inspire mind-body harmony. These indulgent services are all performed within the cozy confines of her softly lit studio, pleasing clients' eyes as their bodies sink into relaxation.
Just as peanut butter teams up with jelly, traditional Western medicines team up with alternative approaches at iMedCenter, in the pursuit of overall wellness. A dedicated staff of medical physicians, therapists, and chiropractic doctors treats patients afflicted with everything from sports injuries to diabetes. They mitigate these ailments through individualized treatment plans designed to efficiently expedite recovery. Their services include therapeutic massages, physical therapy, nutritional counseling, and acupuncture.
The staff strengthens its program of personalized health plans with an abundant use of technology, which iMedCenter’s website claims garnered them a Healthcare Heroes Award for Innovation in 2011 from the Governor.