Lofty frame bearing towers showcase hundreds of chic styles by Gucci, Armani, and Maui Jim in the comfortable interior of Essex Fashion Optical. After analyzing face shape, complexions, and assessing the load-bearing capacity of dainty nose bridges, eye stylists match peepers with a flattering basic frame ($59+) or designer selections by Michael Kors ($239) or Ray-Ban ($119+). Designer sunglasses ($119–$389) also grace store shelves, wagging their stems with excitement at finding a loving face to call home. Though useful without lenses as an emergency pencil organizer, frames can be outfitted with single vision ($99+) or progressive lenses ($199+).
After her residency at Columbia University, Dr. Marion Shapiro earned her certificate from France's French Society of Mesotherapy. Since opening her own clinic in 2002, Dr. Shapiro has been profiled in Self, Elle, and Marie Claire magazines, as well as on TV news programs. Like the wheel, mesotherapy was invented in 1952. It refers to the practice of tackling a host of cosmetic symptoms—including excess fat or cellulite, hair loss, scars, and wrinkle—with specialized medical injections. In addition to mesotherapy face-lifts, Dr. Shapiro and her staff can also make mugs look younger with peels, fillers, and laser therapy. Body contouring, diet programs, and laser hair-removal procedures are available to match bodies to their freshly refreshed faces.
Jes A. Gichan has been in the beauty industry for more than 15 years and has worked with high-end hair names such as Aveda and Sebastian International. Now Jes trims and layers tresses into dynamic styles as owner of her own JAG Salon & Spa. While waiting on color highlights to set, clients and question Jes about her many signature services such as hair-thinning therapy, deep-conditioning treatments, and rigging bike baskets to handlebar moustaches.
Doctors Joseph and Deborah Lozito created The Institute for Medical Weight Loss and Nutrition in an effort to curtail the nation's growing obesity epidemic. The two pool their 45 years of combined medical experience with the expertise of CBS 2 News–featured nutritionist Jennifer Burns Katafigiotis to develop customized weight-loss programs. The institute's weight-loss plans include a combination of meticulous medical analysis, hours-long tickle-fights, and meal replacements. The meal replacements have been shown to help participants adjust to healthier portion sizes and shed pounds.
With three areas of expertise, PERfect FORMation is dedicated to enhancing bodily well-being through physical therapy, yoga and Pilates classes, and rhythmic gymnastics. At the outpatient orthopedic clinic, physical therapy, including the myofascial-release approach, helps guests resolve ailments such as back and neck pain. Yoga, Pilates, and stretch classes help guests tone muscles and increase flexibility, and rhythmic gymnastics teach children to develop backs and limbs as bendable as their ribbons.