At Solar Beach Tanning, Hair, and Nails, a quartet of beauty professionals transform heads into stylish works of art, accomplishing everything from bridal updos to elaborate clipper-rendered designs. They also cut kids? hair and apply extensions using Babe hair. As stylists do their thing, a nail tech buffs, polishes, and paints custom designs as massage therapists work out sinewy knots and tanning specialists oversee high- and low-pressure bed- and spray-tanning procedures. The team can also perform waxing treatments and apply contouring infrared body wraps.
Malee Meador makes her clients' skin look luminous at Utopia Salon. In addition to refurbishing faces with custom facials and crystal-free diamond microdermabrasions that slough off dead skin cells, she polishes and massages backs with aromatherapy back facials using natural essential oils. Moroccan smoothing body wraps restore all-over glows to clients' figures with the help of a full-body salt scrub, warm mud, and a soothing moisturizer.
Medical aesthetician Cora Jaques doesn't just want you to look better on the outside––she wants you to feel confident in knowing you're getting the most advanced laser and anti-aging treatments the industry has to offer. Beyond boasting 35 years of experience in the beauty industry, Cora received her advanced laser training firsthand from the inventors of the Elos laser machine, and today, she uses the Elos eLight system to remedy skin imperfections, such as acne, sunspots, and wrinkles that spell out your birthdate. Along with a staff of aestheticians and laser technicians well versed in everything from photofacials to ReFirme skin tightening, Cora also pampers bodies with state-of-the art spa services. Certification in clinical facials allows the staff to custom-tailor a complexion regimen for each face, incorporating microdermabrasion or toning serums as needed, and body wraps call upon the powers of seaweed or volcanic mud to hydrate or firm the skin.
At Drunken Hog BBQ, all sauces are made in house from scratch, including the tomatillo beer sauce of the smoked pork and the honey chipotle that marinates chicken in a smoky-sweet flavor without dipping it in caramel-coated ashes. Meats seared on the barbecue, such as spareribs, pork, and chicken, complement a quartet of sauces, including the original barbecue and cilantro-lime. Kids’ meals sate appetites of age-deficient members of the family by feeding them proportioned amounts of mac ‘n’ cheese or drumsticks.
Weight loss can be a challenge in many people's lives—including that of Dr. Eric Spencer. After shedding 40 of his own unwanted pounds, he founded Monarch Medical Weight Loss with a team of fellow doctors and now serves as chief medical advisor of the nonsurgical clinic system. Many of the practitioners and staffers have triumphed at their own slimming efforts, serving as both inspiration and role models to their patients. The diet programs at Monarch Medical Weight Loss range from quick jump-start plans to full, lifelong memberships, all incorporating healthy, educated eating and sensible behavior modification. Pound-dropping success stories can be found on the website, as told by firefighters, grandmothers, couples, and retired dumbbells.
Between 5 and 8 p.m. on every Wednesday and Friday, clients can show up at Life Minded Physicians for discounts on a variety of rejuvenation shots. Except these shots can make you feel as energetic as a toddler who just found last year's leftover Halloween candy at the back of the closet. That's because the happy hour shots ordered off Life Minded's shot bar menu are vitamin injections chockfull of ingredients that boost energy and metabolism.
The board certified in anti-aging medicine, naturopathic doctor and wellness expert at Life Minded also rejuvenate bodies with natural treatments, everything from hormone-replacement therapy to nutritional-deficiency therapy. They also use natural treatments when combating skin woes, such as microneedling to even out skin tone, sclerotherapy to fade spider veins, and platelet-rich plasma face-lifts to smooth fine lines.