The walls of Park City Tattoo are covered in colorful samples of the artists—everything from elegant floral patterns to cartoon characters and otherworldly beings. It's testament to the diverse repertoire of artists Hector Daniels and Rob Green, who create both color and black-and-white compositions. They can even create lifelike portraits of a beloved family member or ink on next week's grocery list. Before, during, and after the tattoo service, the team takes extra care to make sure each client feels comfortable.
Patients meet with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Harold E. Beam amid the contemporary décor of his office or the tranquil setting of his med spa to plan surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Using brands such as Obagi Medical and Skinceuticals, aestheticians soften surfaces and address imperfections through facials, peels, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion. A collection of injectables reduces signs of aging and augments facial features, helping lips reach their full capacity or eyebrows raise in the least judgmental manner.
Sunny Waitze, M.D. and fellow of the American College of Surgeons, oversees Pomperaug Plastic Surgery, where clients receive a variety of surgical and med-spa treatments for their skin and body. Services range from breast modifications to noninvasive skin rejuvenation intended to increase collagen and tightness.
Yolo Laser Center & Med Spa’s licensed clinicians douse clients in a cornucopia of rejuvenating facial and massage services that quickly distinguished the clinic as Best New Business in 2009, according to the Guilford Chamber of Commerce. During the 60-minute spa package, clients sojourn into a private room where a skilled aesthetician administers a therapeutic massage, coaxing tension out of the neck and shoulders with gliding strokes and tenderly written court subpoenas. Then, after evaluating skin type and condition, the aesthetician tailors a Yolo signature facial that gently sloughs off dead cells, uncorks pores with light extractions, and slathers skin with an anti-aging serum designed to firm falling countenances.
A seven-circuit labyrinth sounds like the setting for a Greek myth, but at Branford River Resort and Spa, it is a concrete place patrons visit to practice meditation. Relaxation is not reserved for the labyrinth, though—it pervades the spa and resort as a whole, helping to earn the establishment one of 2012’s Patch Readers’ Choice awards. Visitors can bask in the healing milieu of its infrared sauna, lounge in the onsite gazebo, or unwind during diverse spa treatments.
The spa’s treatments encompass a vast array of facials, which can combat acne or aging, soothe with warm stones, or draw on the healing power of crystals. Massages range from traditional Swedish effleurage to the Shiradora indian head massage, which incorporates kneading upon the back and herbal oil conditioners, just like a cat clinic held in a soap shop. Body wraps ensconce physiques in materials from Dead Sea mud to mylar foil, and a complementary suite of salon services beautifies visitors with custom haircuts, highlights, and nail services.