Dr. Michael P. Schmidt and the staff at Core Institute work to thwart waistline expansion with the five-week lipotropic fat-loss program, which may help jettison unwanted pounds with a medley of in-office and at-home treatments. First, a consultation adjoins patients and staff to discuss concerns, disclose previous medical history, and compete in medical-glossary spelling bees. After Dr. Schmidt collects the data, he sends patients home with a five-week supply of syringes and B6 and B12 shots that work to help the body metabolize more effectively. He'll fortify the fat-loss program by holding weekly follow-up evaluations to monitor the patient's progress. The salubrious injections also work to detoxify bodies to boost energy levels and decrease the necessity for hazmat business suits.
To permanently spruce up faces, Eylsa Ross blends clinical skill with artistry that's landed her work on celebrity mugs, television, and the pages of Shape, Real Simple, and InStyle magazines. In her experienced hands, which have dusted the faces of Matthew Perry and Christine Baranski, brows become bolder and lips become fuller. Elysa's work isn't limited to faces however; mastectomy patients rely on her for repigmentation.
Elysa also exposes complexions' natural glows with peels, microdermabrasion, and candelabra hats. She applies makeup to prep façades for weddings and events and hosts private parties.In addition to being an official Laura Mercier makeup artist, Elysa is a medical aesthetician in plastic surgery and dermatology offices. She started out by training with Pamela Taylor––who's made up the famous faces of the Rolling Stones and Billy Joel––and apprenticed with Laura Geller herself, whose line of cosmetics bears her name in stores across the nation.
The barbers and master barbers at Kennedy's believe that gentlemen should be able to walk into an authentic barbershop and feel a sense of belonging. To that end, they work to perfect the art of essential grooming services, while also offering a bit of luxury. The Kennedy's experience begins in the waiting area, where patrons receive a complimentary drink—coffee, beer, water, or soda—to enjoy with a newspaper, magazine, or a harrowing tale from the shop's resident deep-sea fisherman.
After a shampoo and a conditioning scalp massage, the specialists perform signature haircuts that conclude with straight-razor edging, a neck-and-shoulder massage, and a hot towel. Straight-razor shaves employ 30 meticulous steps¬ to ensure that each face is cleansed, shaved, and protected: each begins with preshave oil to help the razor glide across the skin, followed by warm lather applied with a brush, two passes with a straight razor, and a moisturizing aftershave. In-chair upgrades include a gent's wax to remove ear and nose hairs, a gent's mini facial to cleanse and nourish skin, and a MANicure to remove all traces of motor oil from giving the car its 3,000-mile massage.
If the diversity of the spa services in her repertoire is any measure, licensed aesthetician Julia Ostro’s beauty skills are singularly well-rounded. She draws on the power of natural botanicals and carefully calibrated cosmeceuticals to cleanse and perfect skin. Ostro customizes facials and peels using products from brands such as Vivant Pharmaceuticals. Services can be enhanced with add-ons, including galvanic treatments that help facials go the extra mile toward creating firm, scientifically literate skin. Natural nutrients from green clay and seaweed enrich body wraps and nourish skin during relaxing 60- to 90-minute treatments. To care for bodies and calm minds, she also offers private Hatha yoga sessions.
Erhan Sakaoglu and Ali Batibay had two things in common: Turkish heritage and the dream of opening a hair salon. They became fast friends and supported each other as they forged separate career paths in America. Batibay built his client base as a hairstylist while Sakaoglu went to law school and became an attorney, but found his passion for the beauty industry irrepressible. The duo finally made their dream a reality by launching Studio 34.
They assembled a team of European stylists who use a European-inspired, proprietary technique to cut hair and transform looks with color, foils, extensions, and relaxers. A skincare specialist performs nonsurgical facelifts, addressing facial skin loosened by aging or repeated bungee jumping. The crew also offers nailcare, waxing, and makeup services. As noted by Skip Sheffield in the Coastal Star, the salon offered complimentary makeovers in 2009 to wives of military personnel as a way to give back to the community.
After spending two decades perfecting her ability to cultivate physical beauty and well-being, Nancy Reagan opened Bella Reina Spa to share her wealth of knowledge with a growing number of beneficiaries. An experienced aesthetician, makeup artist, nail professional, and nutrition expert, she has yet to find a specialty she cannot master, and her all-around savvy may explain the bourgeoning popularity of her boutique, spa, and retail shop, which is also a Smart For Life Weight Management Center affiliate.
Visitors to the spa pass through a glistening entryway lit by the reflective crystals of square chandeliers hanging above. Beyond the entrance?s high-gloss black floors and velvet-flecked wallpaper, Nancy and her team of professional aestheticians moisturize skin with facials and brush cheeks with an array of cosmetics. Her relaxing massages nullify aches accrued from day-to-day stresses or collisions with the spa?s elegant and smudge-free floor-to-ceiling mirrors.