After a visit to the pros at Extravaganza Nails and Spa, you might find your daily beauty routine drastically shortened. The need for mascara disappears after an eyelash specialist applies thick extensions, just as the need to cover up acne vanishes after an exfoliating microdermabrasion treatment. And if you have several skin needs, no worries?a number of facials can be combined during a single appointment.
Doctors and nurses at Physicians Weight Loss Centers guide width-whittling in medically supervised weight-loss programs. The programs give clients a jump-start on healthful eating and fitness habits, putting an end to diets composed solely of deep-fried wedding cakes. Diet counselors help clients reinvent their eating habits with the assistance of multivitamins and mineral tablets, which aim to suppress cravings for sugar while boosting metabolism. Vitamin-B12 and Vitamin Cocktail injections seek to increase energy and possible benefits also include strengthened concentration and a more chipper mood.
Some of the more intensive programs include complete doctor's exams, biometrics analyses, lab work, and EKGs. These programs can focus on the reduction of either carbohydrate or fat consumption.
In 2010, Up Close Beauty tacked ?Max? onto the end of its name to reflect the continued dedication and drive to dole out exceptional beauty services from each stylist, aesthetician, nail technician, and therapist. Owner Michelle Mai?an experienced hair colorist, extension artist, and aesthetician?guides the staff as they beautify exteriors with the latest brands, including Paul Mitchell haircare, Cellex-C skincare, and OPI nail polishes.
As clients relax in the jacuzzi tub or on two massage tables in Up Close's spa room, aestheticians revive lackluster visages in a room of their own, performing facials, microdermabrasions, and chemical peels. Out on the salon floor, stylists beautify manes with snap-on and glue-in hair extensions and hair-straightening services such as the De Fabulous Kerafusion, which irons out strands for up to six months with a protein complex infused with mineral oils, shea butter, and cocoa butter, without including harsh fumes or smoke. Clients can also indulge in a traditional or gel mani-pedi, more than 10 massages, or radial-endodermo-therapy sessions designed to clean out the lymphatic system and help banish cellulite to the body's black hole, located directly behind the spleen.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.
At River Oaks Weight Loss Center, the experienced staff, helmed by owner Dr. Saghy Motamedy, strives to help each patient meet individualized wellness and aesthetic goals. Dr. Motamedy, who practices a philosophy of bringing together traditional medicine and alternative methods for wellness, and her staff perform a wide range of aesthetic and wellness services?from medically supervised weight-loss programs and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to HCG weight-loss, Botox treatments, laser hair removal, and many other cosmetic procedures. She has also completed the Zerona training course and carries the required certification to perform all treatments.
Though its facials and body-sculpting treatments happen to be relaxing, the team at My Spa aims to do more than pamper its guests. Technicians first meet with each client to discuss long- and short-term beauty and health goals. They can then recommend a high-tech treatment such as laser lipo or owner Cathy Davis's celebrity signature facial. The three-hour, 10-step facial combats signs of aging for up to three months. This signature service uses technologies including LED light therapy, radiofrequency and ultrasound skin tightening. An oxygen mask promotes elasticity.
In the salon area, master stylist Ilona Klar maintains the spa's results-oriented approach to beauty. The multilingual blond specialist uses her Vidal Sassoon training and experience teaching color at Harrods in London to transform and lighten locks.