When thinning out her eyebrows as a young woman, Saima Bukhari discovered something surprising: she was pretty good at this whole beauty thing. Soon, she was helping her friends improve their looks, a passion that would lead her to stints as a Lancôme makeup artist and student at Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy. She opened Glow Medical Spa and Salon with her husband, using her University of Cincinnati education to help share her talents with the public. Together with her staff, she manages wily heads with custom haircuts and styling, including coloring and full and partial highlights for men and women. When not busy culling body hair with waxing and laser hair removal, staffers expand their relaxation services to the whole body during mani-pedis, facials, and five different massage modalities. They also administer dermal fillers and injections to reverse the signs of aging, and tighten skin with the FDA-approved SmartLipo system.
Inside Glow, crystal chandeliers droop down to illuminate rich wooden floors, blending with natural sunlight, a welcoming fireplace, and flickering candles to bathe visitors in soothing rays. A comfy waiting room replete with tea cookies and pastries showcases the salon's products from brands such as Éminence Organic Skin Care and Bumble and bumble. Inspirational messages pepper the decor, with decorative signs reminding visitors to "glow," "dream," and "don't store extra bubblegum in hair."
Sungum Salon's skincare professionals rejuvenate epidermises with treatments culled from time-honored methods and resources such as ancient Indian therapeutic techniques and Ayurvedic herbs. Their face-care services range from microdermabrasion and facial masks to steams and glycolic peels, whose ingredients—naturally extracted sugar cane, sugar beets, and raw grapes—exfoliate skin while diminishing wrinkles and acne scars. For the rest of the body, an exotic fruit or oatmeal-honey scrub exfoliates skin more effectively than lining your trousers with coarse-grain sandpaper. Sungum Salon's full-body treatments also include a seaweed-and-French-clay wrap, which infuses skin with nutrients, and henna sessions that adorn hands, feet, or backs with temporary ornate designs.
Instead of addressing symptoms as they arise, the staff at Yes To Perfect Health focuses on identifying and treating their root causes. Doctor of Chiropractic Victoria Le has dedicated more than 20 years of her life to using nonsurgical chiropractic care to restore spinal alignment and promote healthy neurological function. She relies on these techniques, as well as her neurologic and orthopedic examination skills, at Yes To Perfect Health. Here, she is joined by practitioners who share her passion for naturally treating the underlying imbalances that can cause stress, chronic aches, and other painful health concerns. These comprehensive, holistically focused regimens include massage therapy, nutritional guidance, and low-level laser therapy, which may boost the metabolism, increase circulation, and accelerate healing.
After a decade spent toiling in corporate America, Megan Smith decided to change her fate in the blink of an eye. She abruptly left her corporate job, opting instead to dedicate herself to her lifelong passion for beauty, and soon found herself training under one of the pioneers of the lash-extension industry. In 2009, she opened JMegan Marie International, and since then, the business has grown leaps and bounds, skyrocketing from a one-woman operation to a bustling beauty hub that includes a second location in Atlanta. When not outfitting peepers with longer, thicker blinkers or helping them pop with colored accents, Megan and her staff keep busy by offering training and certification to other lash techs and by offering job-training workshops for newly unemployed mascara wands.:m]]
The staff at MD Secrets recalibrates bodies hassled by age and ailments with customized health and beauty treatments. Their weight-loss plans help clients melt away quick pounds or establish sustained slimming by emphasizing cooking, variety, and eating on the go. Bioidentical hormone-replacement therapies boost energy and mood by supplementing the body’s hormones, whose levels may decline with age; allergy treatments help improve lives beset by dander and pollen. Staffers even take care of bodily façades with aesthetic treatments that help clients feel better about their appearances, or copy and replace their aesthetically pleasing enemies.
21st Century Dental expanded its aesthetic umbrella in 2009 to include 21st Century Med Spa, spreading the office?s goal of enhancing smiles to include other parts of the face and body. Medical director Brandon Charles oversees the clinic and aesthetic nurse Cheryl Gwartney masters specialty services that serve her personal passion for making patients feel confident in their own skin. Laser facial services plump and tighten facial skin to erase irregularities such as age spots, acne, and sun spots. Cheryl also wields syringes full of Radiesse, Dysport, and Restylane formulas that smooth facial wrinkles in order for adults to be able to sneak into G-rated movies.