"Technique is everything," says Tricia Hetherington, licensed esthetician and owner of The Pretty Kitty, a chain of full-service waxing boutiques specializing in bare-all Brazilians. Tricia, who?s been profiled in Luxury Las Vegas and several additional press outlets, personally trains each staff member in her proprietary 10- to 15-minute hair-removal method, which employs high-quality soft wax that?s formulated for delicate flesh and minimizes pain. Her estheticians never double dip into the wax pot, reaching for a fresh stick with every application of the warm substance and leaving only a thin landing strip or functional tarmac in its wake. The Pretty Kitty's menu of services also includes facial and full-body waxing, and though walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
In each of Elements Therapeutic Massage's private treatment rooms, dim lighting and soft music complement the scents of oils or lotions as licensed massage therapists brandish their body-focused expertise. The professionals ply tension from muscles with a variety of modalities, including Swedish, prenatal, and sports massage, which uses focused pressure and stretching techniques to ease pain stemming from field injuries or from bench-pressing sports writers. To customize therapies to every patient, Elements' unique level system outlines four tiers of massage pressure to help clients to more easily communicate with their therapists about their preference for a light relaxation massage or a firmer, deeper treatment.
Dr. Robbins wants to see smaller numbers on scales, pant labels, and?most importantly?medical studies regarding obesity-related diseases. He shares this mission with the community through broader-scale initiatives aimed at improving school lunches and the readability of nutrition labels, and through personalized plans for clients at his weight-loss centers. There, he and his team of bariatric specialists guide patients through their medical weight-loss programs step by step. They tailor treatments for individual needs, customizing diet plans, administering weekly injections of lipotropic and B12 compounds, and recommending FDA-approved appetite suppressants and medications.
In the midst of the car horns and workaday tasks that often define city living, it's hard to find a minute's peace. Not so at Serenity Wellness Spa, whose front doors block the world's worries from disrupting the center's restful mission. Inside, practitioners bring a sense of calm through the chaos with spa services ranging from massages to facials. Muscles relax thanks to traditional Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork, or access deeper comfort through specialty treatments like Thai massage and energy-balancing reflexology. That same expertise also extends to the surface, where skincare treatments clear up everything from age line and acne to dehydration and dullness.
Maria Rondonuwu has been a licensed medical esthetician for the past 12 years and is equally adept as a makeup artist and a hairstylist. She applies makeup and styles updos for special occasions such as weddings and photo shoots, and she also teaches clients how to expertly apply makeup themselves, including eyeliner, lipstick, and game-day face paint. In addition to her make-up and hair services, Maria offers a variety of spa treatments as well. A variety of facials, including microdermabrasions, microcurrent facials, and chemical peels work to eliminate dead skin and improve skin tone, while waxing services remove unwanted hair.
Exsalonce Hair Studio owner Mara Romero believes in the power of continuing education. She stays at the cutting edge of the hairstyling world by learning the newest techniques and trends and encouraging her team of expert stylists to do the same. Together, they offer a variety of services such as coloring hair in the popular ombre style, applying feather extensions, or taming frizzing hair with Brazilian blowouts.