At Giggles Kids Salon, pint-sized clients ease into barber's chairs shaped like airplanes, trains, and cars. Nearby, other kids sit on bright orange couches and footstools that resemble building blocks, waiting to be summoned by their stylists. The kindergarten-like milieu was designed by owners John Tsapakas, a roofer, and his wife, Stefanie, a teacher, to be a welcoming, stress-free setting for both boys and girls.
Walk-in customers select from a menu of services as comprehensive as an adult spa salon’s. The kindly stylists can perform daring feats of hairstyling (often it's a first haircut), spangle appendages with mani-pedis, or pierce ears before distributing candy, stickers, and balloons. Also like adult spas, Giggles also offers themed-party packages that pair celebration with beauty pampering.
Hairstylist Haggai Kapach’s 20-year career has taken him from the classrooms of Aveda to beauty institutes in South Africa and Israel, enabling him to translate trends to suit almost any lifestyle. Along the way, he picked up specialties in precision color, curly haircuts, and keratin treatments, and used his spare time to hone his skills in massage and reflexology. Today he shows off his worldly styling skills at Salon 26, alongside a styling team that works tirelessly to rejuvenate bodies with globe-spanning services that range from Brazilian waxes to French manicures, as well as laser skin-toning treatments inspired by the future.
The folks behind Tropicalaser view laser hair removal as a necessity, not an indulgence. That's why, like a doctor's office, they try to accommodate as many clients as they can. To swiftly and safely shed unwanted hair, they use lasers from reputable companies such as Lumenis, Candela, and Cynosure. On-staff medical directors and laser technicians implement strict protocol to maintain responsible use. Laser-hair removal is available for both men and women, and the equipment Tropicalaser uses can accommodate all skin types. Other services offered include tattoo removal and skin rejuvenation treatments.
It can be difficult ricocheting between salons that specialize only in certain things. That's why Falco Beauty pampers patrons from hair top to toe tip with a wide array of beautification services. In one visit, patrons can seek a flattering haircut, a body wax, and a cleansing facial. The salon also offers private makeup consultations to transform a boring bowling ball into a classy dinner date.
Dr. Ira M. Fine, ReGen Anti-Aging's board-certified internal medicine practicioner and body-rejuvenating guru, takes an uncommon approach to medicine as he fully advocates personal medical care. Casting a personalized spin on the patient-doctor relationship, he treats each patient with respect and patience--a practice he learned from his father, a venerable and caring family doctor. Under Dr. Fine's watchful eye, a knowledgeable staff protects bodies from chronic aggressors through treatments that range from dermal fillers and teeth whitening to vitamin injections and collagen-stimulating radio-frequency sculpting. During consultations, the experienced Dr. Fine helps to create personalized aesthetic plans that address the body as a whole instead of as merely the left shin of an uber-powerful Voltron.
The Europa Medi Spa's staff includes a medical doctor who performs aesthetic services and employs the 100% vegan line Nayked Botanicals to render a more effective natural treatment than rubbing clients' faces in organic lettuce. Nail technicians pamper fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures and soften skin with paraffin dips, and massage therapists relieve stress and release muscle knots with hot lava stones and aromatherapy. The menu of services also presents anti-aging treatments, such as the signature 24-karat-gold facial, which covers faces in wrinkle-fighting gold-infused masks inspired by recently uncovered photos of King Midas pinching his own cheeks.