The research staff at 7E—a medical-aesthetic company that prides itself on skincare innovations—designs noninvasive treatments that combat the effects of aging and bolster all-over wellness. Once staff members have perfected a solution, they share the fruits of their labors with clients at 7E Fit Spa. One of these many fruits is the Torc Plus, an FDA-approved body-contouring machine that works to deplete inches and bulk up muscles in bodies through electrical stimulation. The spa’s noninvasive face-lifts tighten visages while evening out skin tone, reducing puffiness, and increasing circulation, and saunas detoxify the body and relax clients with infrared heat shoplifted from the equator.
It’s been more than 33 years since Don Allen cut his first head of hair, but his commitment to giving each client the perfect makeover remains as strong as ever. Along with fellow stylists Alberto Estrada and Emily Castor, Mr. Allen cuts and styles new ’dos with a focus on color, shape, and design. Whatever services his clients choose, Mr. Allen stands behind the salon's work; if the results don't please clients, Mr. Allen and his staff will perform free touchups, refund money, or travel back in time, no questions asked. And when he's not snipping strands, Mr. Allen uses his artistic eye to photograph everything from people to chairs.
Bronzz Spray Tan darkens skin to alluringly summer-kissed tones that last up to seven days. Trained technicians apply custom-blended tans by hand while avoiding the lines and streaks that could otherwise arise from applications by automated spray booths or Jackson Pollock proteges. The staff also waxes unwanted body hair and combats dermal issues with anti-aging and acne-blasting facials.
Flourish's owner and head aesthetician simultaneously emphasizes skin correction, relaxation, and education. The first of these is the easiest to pinpoint; you'll see evidence of it in every customized facial or body scrub that corrects imperfections and promotes radiant skin. Relaxation is another byproduct of these treatments, as clients can simply close their eyes and feel the vitamins and healing serums tingle and nourish their pores. And though it's not as visible to the naked eye, education also plays a huge role here. The aesthetician stays up-to-date with the latest advancements in skin health in order to share helpful tips and techniques with her clients.
Christine Smith's aesthetics training is still fresh in her mind: she graduated from Paul Mitchell The School less than a year ago. Using her adept hands and a range of Redken products, she trims, styles, and conditions her clients' hair to create shapes more varied than the results of a circle-drawing contest. In addition to her signature highlights, she beautifies tresses with single-process color.
Christine tends to her clients inside the calming atmosphere of Salon D'va, where fellow beauty experts perform services ranging from spa mani-pedis to reflexology to aromatherapy massages.
Kate Bilyj, Hygeia Healing Hands’ licensed massage therapist, has served as an official member of the massage-therapy team for the 2006 USA Track and Field National Championships and the 2008 USA Diving Olympic trials. Her vast knowledge of the human form and her experience in injury rehabilitation allow her to provide her clients with massages that nurture the mind and the body. She offers orthopedic massages, Swedish bodywork, sports massage, and active isolated stretching exercises.