Earth tones, wood fixtures, and vintage furniture. Shear Impressions is more like a quaint home than a typical salon and spa. That's due to the aesthetic decisions of Veronica Vallejo, who opened the doors to the cozy getaway in 1999. A licensed cosmetologist, her 27 years of experience in skincare allow her to understand what clients want out of a visit: pampering, personal attention, and up-to-date fashion expertise. She leads her team of stylists and aestheticians by regularly attending workshops, which keep her abreast of current styles, techniques, and products. Sharing her knowledge, she and her team style hair using products such as Kenra and Paul Mitchell and keep skin youthful and radiant by employing facials and peels. They also enhance natural beauty with waxing, makeup application, and mani-pedis.
Founded by the mother-daughter team of Charlene Viscardi, RN, and Dr. Marjorie Viscardi and named by Dr. Viscardi's brother Chris, Medi-Bella Aesthetic and Wellness Center distinguishes itself from other centers with its familial approach to health. The center’s office in a well-kept bungalow brims with homey comfort while imbuing its clients with cosmetic and medical treatments. Services such as laser hair removal and weight-loss treatments instill more confidence in clients, and handpicked skincare products by Obagi and Alyria enhance treatments with high-quality ingredients that reduce wrinkles caused by sun damage, age, or spending too much time in the bathtub.
The staff at Vitalogy Skincare tends to skin's health and appearance across eight dermatology locations. Medical-dermatology services cover conditions such as acne, rosacea, and hair loss; cosmetic dermatology focuses on looks with Botox and Juvéderm injections, as well as laser removal of spider veins and hair. Lasers also resurface skin or guide complexions through photorejuvenation, which diminishes the appearance of sun damage to restore younger, more vibrant looking skin. Vitalogy also tackles skin cancer with Mohs surgery—in which founding doctor Eric Adelman, DO, is a fellowship-trained physician—a precise method that quashes the cancer by carefully removing tissue layer by layer.
At Dermatology Laser Center, Dr. Ana L. Rodriguez and her capable staff stay up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques to provide a variety of cosmetic and medical procedures. Each microdermabrasion treatment utilizes a Diamond Tome wand, made with actual diamond chips, to scrape and vacuum away outermost layers of skin, leaving behind less of the gritty, sandy debris caused by many microdermabrasion procedures and all sandbox-filled dinner jackets. Visages can emerge from the procedure with more evenly toned skin and fewer sunspots and blemishes.
Body Biotics Health & Wellness does what few gyms can—it tones muscles while clients lie down in a softly lit room and snooze or read a book. And it's all possible thanks to Ria and Robey Taute's FDA-approved Electro-Slim treatments, technology designed to stimulate the muscles with mild currents delivered via strategically placed electrodes. The currents quickly contract the muscles, which results in the tightening and toning of particularly troublesome areas, such as the abdomen and love handles.
In addition to helping people spot-treat fat, the Electro-Slim currents boost blood circulation for clients with diabetes and help strengthen muscles for athletes who need rehabilitation after an injury. Body Biotics Health & Wellness also uses supplements such as Body Biotics, pH Perfect, and Aloe Pure aim to rid bodies of toxins and other impurities. These are especially when combined with the nutritional counseling of the onsite diet specialists and National Broccoli Association representatives.
In cosmetology school, MieleDolce founder Luis Iturralde let his fellow students wax him for a class demonstration. His allergic reaction to the chemical wax made it a demonstration of more than proper waxing technique; his brief modeling gig also showed the importance of beauty treatments that avoid irritating skin. Iturralde carried this lesson to his spa, MieleDolce, where the staff sidestep chemical waxes in favor of threading or electrolysis.
The center’s specialty, however, consists of extending hair: its semipermanent silk and mink lash extensions come in a variety of lengths and curvatures, and technicians ensure a natural look by attaching them hair by hair. Additional services range from slimming body wraps infused with aloe vera and herbs to micro skin needling, an anti-aging treatment that can combat wrinkles, scarring, and signs of playing rugby in a crawlspace.