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.
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.
Nationally certified massage therapist Susy Iber has traveled around the world in her quest to help her loved ones heal faster. After training in massage in the United States, she flew to Mexico to learn acupuncture and to China to learn the ancient Eastern medicine known as qigong. Susy's extensive knowledge shines through in each of her personal appointments, during which clients can discover some of her diverse treatment options. All of these treatments tend to be oriented toward detoxification. Susy’s massages, for example, can help improve circulation, stimulate lymph drainage, and banish inner demons.
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.
For 15 years, Mariuska Garcia sharpened her hairstyling skills in professional salons beneath the warm Miami and Los Angeles sun. Then, in 2004, she opened Uska's Salon & Spa and began sharing her knowledge of salon and spa services⎯including massage, waxing, peels, and mani-pedis⎯and filling shelves with products by DevaCurl, OPI, Oxygen Botanicals, and Wella. While her stylists work, white tree-branch silhouettes stretch across two onyx walls and attempt to braid clients' velvety locks.