Joseph Olinger, PhD, founder of Biomedic Research Group, has been in the hair-replacement and hair-restoration business for more than four decades. His knowledge of chemistry and nutrition has helped him develop minoxidil-based balms to slow hair loss, as well as preventive health initiatives to keep strands from jumping ship. In the mid-1980s, he started exploring the use of lasers in the battle against balding. These noninvasive devices can be used at home or in a clinical setting, and Dr. Olinger eventually started offering them in his Biomedic clinics.
The experienced aestheticians and massage therapists at GreenLeaf Day Spa perform a spectrum of services to wash away everyday stresses and unpretty frowns. During a massage, a licensed massage therapist employs essential oils and lotions to help release tension in muscles and joints. Alternatively, facials infuse skin surfaces with a combination of organic ingredients from GreenLeaf’s signature product line. Waxing treatments can remove unwanted hair without the hassle of shaving or rolling in a pile of duct tape, and ionic foot detoxification draws out detritus and stale sawdust from the body. Acupuncture, makeup applications, and manicures ensure that clients look and feel their best when going out into the world or singing "You Are My Sunshine" to their boss.
Fantastic Sams' professional stylists revamp lackluster layers into alluring new 'dos with cuts, color treatments, and smoothing services. During their signature shampoo scrub, hairdressers knead at crowns with a three-minute scalp massage, boosting circulation and pinpointing the skull bumps that indicate a developed fashion sense. Drops of nourishing serum then quench thirsty strands before scissors trim them to more manageable lengths. Style-seekers can choose to bolster the strength and shine of their locks with a conditioning treatment, or ornament manes with partial foil highlights for streaks capable of distracting news copter pilots.
The aestheticians at Miracle Eyebrows believe that a perfectly sculpted frame is necessary to show off the windows to our souls. With that in mind, this popular chain of threading salons offerings rapid eyebrow threading, a form of hair removal that's been popular in India for thousands of years. Also offering intricate henna tattoos and waxing services, Miracle Eyebrows is a stylish place to complete your entire look.
Inside Head Quarters, gentlemen sip on complimentary beers and use free Wi-Fi during haircuts and massages. A flat screen television at each hair station plays the latest sports game while stylists drape hot steam towels over men’s mugs, gently knead their scalps, snip off errant strands, and trim hairlines for a clean finish. Licensed massage therapists are also on hand to coax stubborn muscles into a relaxed state using the gliding strokes of a Swedish massage or the more unyielding deep-tissue techniques.
The palm tree-lined campus at Sunstate Academy betrays its function by appearing on the surface to be an upscale salon. Yet, instead of performing the services themselves, the professionals inside are teaching and observing students as they put into practice their knowledge of cosmetology at the school's Salon Solaris. At pristine styling and wash stations, they cut, relax, color, perm, and condition hair. With the diversity of student interest comes diversity of services, and patrons might be pleasantly surprised to find dreadlocks, candy curls, finger waves, and elephant ears on the menu. The apprentices also dabble in nail and spa services, performing mani-pedis, and facials.
Catherine's an Oasis for your Skin offers three types of beautification treatments: whole body, face centric, and hair removal. Services such as wraps and cellulite-targeting sessions are designed to help clients slim down, and an array of facials makes skin look youthful and radiant. Catherine's is the spa portion of Life Laser, a clinic where advanced laser technology is used to zap away fat, help patients quit smoking, and point things out from far away.