Medical director Dr. Subash Duggirala and president and CEO Jennifer Swalwell drive Serenity Zone MedSpa ever forward, using their expertise to lead a team of physicians, aestheticians, and nailcare technicians. Dr. Duggirala—a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians—has treated patients for more than a quarter century and has taught at prestigious institutions such as Georgetown University School of Medicine. Swalwell, on the other hand, focuses on mind-body transformations as a health coach. She became versed in more than 100 dietary theories and numerous lifestyle-coaching methods at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where her studies included training with renowned health experts Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Since its founding, Serenity Zone MedSpa has remained up to date on the technological front. Two Syneron lasers and a Matrix IR system perform advanced skin treatments, adding youthful vigor to lax skin with a combination of radiofrequency, infrared energy, and motivational speeches. In addition to clinical skin treatments, the crew offers relaxing massages, mani-pedis, and spa packages.
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Melinda Smith started dreaming about feet in high school. Confused by the recurring visions, she asked a teacher for advice and began to study reflexology—the practice of gently massaging pressure points along the feet in order to promote well-being across the entire body. Melinda’s first encounter with the healing bodywork technique cemented her resolve to study massage therapy, and she eventually founded her own studio with numerous modalities on the menu.
The spa includes four private treatment rooms, each of which is designed to channel one of the four elements (earth, fire, air, and water) that Aristotle discovered with his particle accelerator. The rooms’ different energies serve different purposes—with the earth room aimed at relaxing minds and the fire room intended to cultivate inner strength. Outside these rooms, the spa's aestheticians and technicians incorporate botanically derived Aveda products into skincare treatments and paint nails with chip-resistant OPI gel polishes.
Led by an onsite physician, the team of a medical aesthetician, an RN, and a nurse practitioner work to combat signs of aging using advanced laser and radio technology along with traditional cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels and injectables. They can fade age spots with Elós radio-frequency treatments and remove unwanted body bristle with IPL laser hair-removal sessions. Additionally, a technician with the newest high-tech equipment can gussy up faces with permanent makeup application consisting of tattoos designed to save clients from having to put on their faces like extraterrestrial spies do.
Classic Cuts Salon's stylists snip strands and reinvent styles using professional-grade products by Sexy Hair products and other top brands. It&ly 20/20 and OYA Beauty hair color helps heads keep their new hue longer with added UV protection to guard against unflattering hair tan lines. To match newly fashionable manes, the salon also offers facial waxing services to keep skin soft and smooth and Shellac manicures to keep fingers groomed and chip-free.
Contoure's skilled staff performs a variety of salon and spa services from haircuts and hair-coloring to mani-pedis, airbrush tanning, waxing, and massage therapy. Let professional muscle tamers unwrap tightly torqued musculature during a 60-minute volcanic stone massage, as the heat of each hot hunk penetrates the skin, diffusing stress built up from hours of nonstop parallel parking. Add a 15-minute reflexology treatment ($10) or a Caribbean therapy scalp massage ($15) to extend relaxation down through the tips of fingers and up into napping noodle-nests.
Southwest Hair & Day Spa's experienced staff restores lackluster tresses and weary soul sacks to healthy radiance with restorative spa treatments and professional-grade products. The Ultimate pedicure commences with a foot-relaxing whirlpool dip to soak away aches, dryness, and clingy socks. Then, nail technicians examine each foot and keratin toe shield for problems such as weak nails, calluses, and leg tension before indulging lower extremities with personalized products and massage styles, and finishing with solid or french nail polish. For more northerly pampering, three high-performance facial techniques stand by to smooth skin and purge impurities, including the Oxygenation Fresh-Air facial, which imbues suffocated pores with oxygen to soften skin and kill acne-causing bacteria; the five-phase Herbology facial to hydrate and exfoliate with herbal remedies and a paraffin mask; and the Vita Mineral Power facial, which boosts collagen production more effectively than rubbing problem areas with a Flintstone vitamin. Alternately, clients can recline in comfort while weary limbs submit to the nimble fingers of licensed massage therapists, who utilize heated stones to convince tight muscles to relinquish their stores of stress. Lackluster hair can revel in shimmering, professionally applied highlights or a dynamic full-color wash ($49–$113) for an image-changing summer makeover guaranteed to snag the attention of that aloof but sensitive headband.