Salon Ventures lacks one component found at nearly every other company in the world: employees. The salon’s stylists and aestheticians all work as their own bosses, deciding for themselves which services to offer and which times to book appointments. This freedom can lead to some colorful results, as the staff can decorate their private rooms in whichever way they see fit. However these rooms end up looking, they all function as sanctuaries where clients can communicate their wishes during haircuts, highlighting treatments, and manicures. The salon houses more than 20 professionals— including a stylist that trained and worked in London at the Toni & Guy Institute—, and there’s enough space inside to host large bridal parties or slip ‘n’ slide contests with shaving cream.
After Jessica spent a few years traveling to her customers’ homes, she decided it was time to settle down in one location and formally open her own business. Today, customers visit her calming suite for facials, waxing, lash tinting, and massages. As a way to personalize the session and further encourage relaxation during bodywork treatments, she encourages her clients to bring their own music or a recording of their boss lavishing them with praise.
William C. Rigano, MD, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, has been reshaping patients' physiques for almost 20 years. At Advanced Breast & Cosmetic Surgery, he augments or reduces bosom sizes and restores cleavage fullness following lumpectomy surgery. He also refreshes tummies with tucks and tailors excess skin to better fit those who've had bariatric surgery. His team of estheticians resurfaces mugs with facials and chemical peels that reduce the signs of aging, fight blemishes, and clear migrating turtle necks from the face using medical-grade product lines from Zo Medical by Zen Obagi, Obagi, SkinCeuticals, and Vi Medical peels.