More than a decade ago, Dawn M. Sears, LME, opened medical skincare and aesthetic laser center Skinsation, where a licensed physician oversees nonsurgical beauty procedures. In the hands of technicians, GentleMax and Vbeam Candela laser systems remove pesky stubble and unflattering vascular lesions. Alternatively, permanent makeup can simplify morning routines, rendering beauty basics such as eyeliner, lip liner, eyebrow filler, and war paint obsolete by imbuing the skin’s dermal layer with natural pigments. Five injectables, such as Botox and Restylane, smooth client’s brows with minimal downtime, and trained technicians coat physiques in sunless Airtan liquid, whose bronzing effects last 7–10 days. Clients can refer to the website for a complete list of services.
True to their studio's name, the staff of Hot Yoga House strive to immerse guests in a comfortable, homey atmosphere. The instructors host classes for all experience levels that bathe bodies in 95- to 100-degree heat, and they complement the warm temperatures with compassionate teachings. Each instructor brings their own character to the sessions, which follow the Barkan method of yoga mixed with elements of Vinyasa and meditation. They blend these styles to help students cultivate strength, flexibility, and personal growth, a feat normally only accomplished by doing handstands on top of a hardcover copy of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Modern Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding.
You won't hear percussive snaps and pops coming out of the treatment rooms at Vitality: A Creating Wellness Center. That's because Doctor of Chiropractic Jeff Mitchell doesn't crack spines; he specializes in gentle adjustments that use vibration to release locked-up vertebrae. The computerized Pro-Adjuster system knows precisely how much vibration to dole out and for how long. Dr. Mitchell uses these treatments to ease his clients' chronic headaches and help them lead pain-free lives.
Auto Care and Recovery's crew of nomadic mechanics ventures to homes to varnish vehicles with washing, detailing, and repair services. The wash and semi-detailing begins with a hand wash and dry of the exterior, during which road grime and bugs are decisively shooed away. Each wheel is scrubbed to a centrifugal shine before the entire exterior is coated in wax. On the interior front, all surfaces are pressure vacuumed, whisking away food crumbs and warrens of fanged dust bunnies. The technicians then wipe down the dashboard, inside and outside windows, and doorjambs before spot cleaning any stained mats.
The color connoisseurs at Don West Painting boast more than 35 years of experience transforming dull walls into dynamic canvases. Armed with their own brigade of supplies, the tint aficionados deftly apply coats of Porter or Sherwin-Williams paint furnished by the homeowners to a room measuring up to 12'x12', with ceilings no more than 10 feet high. Add some pizzazz to the den with hue reminiscent of your favorite jellybean, or give the home office a more dignified look with a chromatic covering that perfectly complements your Spider-Man briefcase. Don West's friendly fresco-ers can also paint trim, doors, windows, and ceilings for an additional fee, and two Groupons may be combined toward the painting of a larger room, if desired.
Although Main Street Strength & Conditioning recently moved to more spacious digs—its new location boasts 7,500 square feet, an upgrade from its previous 1,200-square-foot facility—it hasn't left behind its tried-and-true exercise methods. Kettlebells, battling ropes, tires, and sandbags help exercisers plow through calories in group training classes, personal training sessions, or on-location boot camps. The classes mix strength and cardio work for intense sessions designed to rapidly replace fat with muscle and weak abs with Lego abs.