A close-knit team eager to master new aesthetic techniques has led Sebastian's Hair-Em & Day Spa to thrive for more than 37 years. Six of the women on staff have been with the salon for at least two decades, watching it grow from a five-chair operation built by a mother for her three daughters. Today's team of 20 includes stylists, aestheticians, nail techs, and a specialist in orthopedic massage, each of whom takes four classes annually as part of a thorough continuing education program. Classes through Paul Mitchell helped build a salon menu that ranges from complex corrective color to keratin straightening. Skin therapists are not only trained in the use of Repêchage's marine-enriched products but also share the brand's philosophy that their client's skin cannot simply be defined by "type" and Socratic interrogation. The professionals contribute their work in the community by appearing at schools on career day and donating their cosmetology skills and icy Anna Wintour impersonations to charity fashion shows. The salon manager, Cheryl, leads the way in this regard, earning a state Sunshine Award from the national Look Good...Feel Better program for her volunteer commitment to oncology patients.
Contemporary Plastic Surgery, helmed by Dr. Robert A. Herbstman, balances the aesthetic needs of clients with a mix of traditional cosmetic surgery, non-invasive procedures, and top-notch skincare programs. An experienced on-staff aesthetician evaluates each client's skincare needs before designing an individualized and customized regimen. Certified staffers transform bodies through both surgical procedures and noninvasive med-spa services, such as microdermabrasion, which employs a diamond-studded wand to exfoliate layers and stimulate cellular growth.
Founded in 2000 by Dr. Donald Macdonald, ClearSight Vision Center, LLC imparts perfect or near-perfect vision to down and out eyeballs with painless, quick procedures. Five board-certified ophthalmologists, including Dr. Edward Hedaya, Dr. Barinder Athwal, Dr. Jason Steinfeld, and Dr. Marc VonRoemer keep the operation running and as of this very millisecond have performed thousands of successful surgeries. They attribute part of that success to Clearsight?s sophisticated WaveLight Eye-Q laser, whose eye-tracking systems zero in on eyes with literal laser precision, and 400 Hz pulse frequencies complete procedures much faster than traditional Lasik.
At Spa Jolie, aestheticians, massage therapists, and laser technicians cull techniques from a variety of cultures to beautify their clients. Reflexology, a 4,000-year-old Chinese method of applying pressure to specific points in the hands and feet, joins traditional Swedish and deep-tissue modalities to soothe weary physiques. Fresh, European seaweed makes up one of the layers in the four-layer facial to help tone and tighten the skin. When performing the ancient Indian technique of threading, technicians capture unwanted facial hair between twists of cotton fibers. These culturally diverse practices appear alongside a roster of lasers, made from all-natural, locally harvested machine parts, which help reduce cellulite and even whiten teeth.
Signature Service: Minimally invasive vein treatments
Brands Used: Electrocoagulation (VeinGogh) that close blood vessels
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
According to Vein Medic, an estimated one in four people suffer from some form of leg-vein disorder during their lives. These varicose and spider veins can be painful, and even if they aren't, they can make people feel uncomfortable with their appearance. So Vein Medic's physicians, including board-certified Dr. Michael Kassouf, who has been eradicating unwanted veins for more than 25 years, fight them with a variety of treatments.
Two of the most popular treatments include sclerotherapy and endovenus laser therapy. During sclerotherapy treatments, doctors inject the unwanted veins with an FDA-approved sclerosing solution, which causes the veins to collapse, die, and eventually fade from view. Endovenus laser treatments also collapse veins, though they require a laser fiber to be inserted into the vein. Both minimally invasive treatments can help patients feel more confident walking around in public in shorts, dresses, and figure-skating costumes in a few weeks.