At Jaegerhaus, just about everything is imported from Germany: the age-old family recipes, the curtains, and perhaps most importantly, the man who cooks the food. Chef Sebastian Heyer and his family moved to the United States in 2009 to fulfill their dream of opening a German restaurant.
The Heyers soon transformed a local Naples establishment into an old-time Southern German café, and established a business that has earned multiple Naples Daily News Readers' Choice awards in the categories of "Best German Food" and "Dishes Most Fun to Pronounce Incorrectly." Inside, dirndl-clad servers deliver authentic German eats, such as wiener schnitzel, or schweinehaxe—a skinless roasted-pork shank. Visitors can get cozy amid the intimate dining room's curio decor, or slide up next to the trellis-lined, exposed-brick bar while sipping on domestic and imported beers.
Bright sunlight filters through floor-to-ceiling arched windows in Ana’s Secret Salon, illuminating décor fit for France's Sun King. Gold molding crowns the salon, where gold-framed mirrors and delicate gold sconces hang above a row of rounded bureaus carved in dark wood. There, stylists reach for shears or liquid chroma after design conversations with clients, and nail technicians unfurl appliquéd towels for hands to perch on.
Licensed massage therapists command six styles of bodywork, incorporating aromatherapy, Thai stretching, and lymphatic drainage techniques, to remove residual tension faster than the silly-string fight following Waterloo. Nufree finipil antibacterial hair remover whisks hair from men's and women's bodies, and Heliabrine and Excel Skin Care products join mechanical exfoliators and medical-grade tonics to reveal smooth, healthy skin.
Soft lighting and the sound of a burbling fountain welcome clients to the newly-remodeled Derma Clinic of Naples, where a licensed aesthetician and permanent-makeup specialist refreshes countenances by performing permanent-makeup applications, electrolysis, and skincare services. The technician, also a certified medical electrologist, leverages her training to permanently reduce hair by applying a small amount of electricity to the follicle. Additionally, she renders permanent-makeup services that add definition to lips, eyebrows, and eyeliner, or camouflage scars from accidents or aggressive cheek pinches. Her skincare service roster includes microdermabrasion, facials, and peels that work to reduce signs of aging, eradicate sun damage, and shrink pores.
The serenity of the Atlantic waters doesn’t end at the beachfront. A few blocks away stands Dermal~Care Esthetics & Wellness Centre, which parallels the soothing waves lapping against the shore with a holistic, tranquil environment. Headed by owner and licensed medical aesthetician Deborah McGarry, the aestheticians and massage therapists welcome clients with personalized and undivided attention, offering a chance to relax with a cup of organic herbal tea or gourmet coffee prior to treatment. The staff—which variously boasts education at the Florida Health Academy and authority as an oncology-certified aesthetician—administers each treatment at a leisurely pace, and ensures that it is as personalized as someone with a birthmark in the shape of their own logo.
From within Cher's Hair Spa, aesthetician Maryanne Corbelletta or Maryanne of New York nurtures skin with intensive, pharmaceutical-grade serums and clinical treatments. Enriched with vitamin C, glycolic acid, retinol, and collagen boosters, her products replenish stressed skin while easing dryness and helping oily skin while tackling fine lines, and sun spots. Manual skin-resurfacing treatments, such as dermaplaning sessions, which use a scalpel to remove dead skin cells and unwanted hair hair, help address issues that products alone can?t solve. Before administering any of her custom treatments, Maryanne treats clients to an in-depth skin analysis to determine their treatment needs and offer symbolic interpretations of their birthmarks.
Salon owner and educator Monique Perez-Marini has spent 25 years developing her vision, technique, and training in New York and Florida. She has worked alongside hair luminaries such as Nick Arrojo from What Not to Wear and Hollywood stylist Jos? Eber. She and her team offer fashionable cuts, ginger-infused Paul Mitchell conditioning treatments, and Pravana keratin applications with less than 0.01% formaldehyde. Monique?s specialty is color services, and she uses Matrix formulas that are free of ammonia and, like the best sleeping bags, enriched with softening oils. The salon will use any requested professional color line.