Jump Jive & Wail Salon owner Diane Bevan has carefully assembled a team of highly trained beauty experts, including a graduate of the Paul Mitchell Academy and certified specialists in Global Keratin's taming system and non-damaging Klix hair extensions. The salon focuses solely on hair and waxing services, excelling in custom color and always going the extra mile to make guests' visits pleasant ones. Its cheery, pink-topped styling chairs make the perfect resting place for customers to enjoy complimentary wine or beer, and stylists take great pride in getting to know each client by their first name and its Klingon equivalent. The positive, customer-service-oriented vibe earned the salon recognition in D Magazine, which named it a top salon in both 2008 and 2009.
Sought after for her extensions, color, and chemical-processing skills, hairstylist Dena Howard practices her craft at Anedena Salon. A personable demeanor has brought the 10-year salon veteran a loyal following. As she works, Dena disperses top-secret hair tips to clients, such as the secret to perfect bangs and combing out knots after noogie tournaments. Like its hairstyling aesthetic, the salon's decor blends modern elegance and timelessness, with floor-length mirrors catching the reflections of bold vintage furnishings.
Rebecca Wiener, a licensed massage therapist, worked as a chiropractic assistant for four years. That's where she mastered techniques ranging from isometric exercises and passive stretches to guessing the number of courses a person took in college based on the backpack impression left in their spine. At Massage District, she integrates those skills with massage-therapy techniques that span from traditional Swedish strokes to gua sha, a lesser-known Eastern modality that uses the palpations of a rounded instrument to stimulate blood flow. She also incorporates aromatherapy and both hot and cold stones to enhance the soothing effects of her treatments.
Weight-loss programs are more than prescriptions and restrictions at Oceanview Med Spa. Instead, Dr. Kenneth Deeb and nurse practitioner Colleen Deeb empower their patients with education, teaching them to apply their personal strengths to fact-based weight-loss regimens. The staff does provide invaluable assistance throughout the four-stage programs, though, and they help patients feel lighter by introducing them to detox strategies, giving dietary guidance, and administering helium injections.
The center's aesthetic treatments adopt a similarly scientific approach to generating dramatic cosmetic changes. Microdermabrasion treatments and chemical peels target blemishes and uneven skin tone, and the med spa's cosmetic laser system and broadband light-based technology noninvasively effect change further beneath the surface.
Whether it’s highlights, lowlights, or all-over color, finding that perfect shade is stylist Janae’s specialty. The 10-year beauty veteran mixes up hues to flatter skin tones, as well as transforms tresses with expert cuts or keratin treatments. All services take place from within Salon Elite, where zebra-print chairs contrast playfully with lime-green accents.