As a young woman, Tracy Teclaw cared for her ailing parents, who passed away before her freshman year in college. The experience left Tracy dissatisfied with Western medicine, so she earned certifications in holistic healthcare and founded Energy Wellness Center.Today, she practices alternative medicine in the company of an acupuncturist, massage therapist, holistic nutrition guru, podiatrist and QRA practitioner, and biofeedback technician. With homeopathic treatments, nutritional counseling, and capsules of chicken noodle soup, the wellness professionals try to help bodies heal themselves.
At Sanctuary Salon & Day Spa, owner Pareen Merchant leads a team of beauty experts that polishes clients' looks from head to toe. Hair designers create custom cuts and restore damaged hair with conditioning treatments. To remove body hair or prune overgrown Chia pets, the staff employs laser technology and the Middle Eastern art of threading, a signature service that caught the attention of Melissa Mayntz of LoveToKnow.com. Merchant learned the technique from friends and cousins before honing her speed and brow-arching skills at a cosmetology program in India.
Massage therapists soothe weary muscles with a variety of modalities, and aestheticians brighten complexions with clinical skincare treatments, including medical microdermabrasion and Revitalight LED sessions. The salon's nail services earned a spot as a finalist in the Best Manicure and Pedicure category of CityVoter's 2007 and 2008 awards.
The stylists at Alba Spa & Salon talk clients through every step of the haircare process, from an initial consultation to the cut itself to tips for successful at-home styling. This devotion to clients extends throughout the whole staff at the salon and spa. Aside from traditional services such as color treatments, waxing, and massages, the staff members will also consult with clients on services that, like Wagner’s Ring Cycle to a prom DJ, aren’t included in their standard lineup. These services could range from offbeat color choices and application techniques to unusual event hairstyling, limited only by the client and stylist's collective imagination.
The stylists at Hair Dynamics West specialize in delivering vibrant, safe, and glossy hair color, but the team is just as adept at cutting, styling, and treating strands as it is in dressing them with an all-over glow or vibrant highlights. Since 1991, women, men, and children have taken a seat for classic and couture cuts. The stylists can customize each appointment by pulling hair products targeted by hair type and condition from the salon's large display of beauty products. Aside from color and haircuts, the staff can also smooth hair for up to twelve weeks with a surface-smoothing bath that reins in frizzy locks and curls that have given themselves motion sickness from twisting and turning.
Helmed by a triumvirate of dedicated doctors, the experienced staff at Bella Vita Medi Spa & Salon tends to guests inside its more than 5,000-square-foot med spa with a diverse menu of cosmetic, spa, and salon services. Ornate mirrors and artwork line the warm-hued walls, surrounding aestheticians as they revitalize faces and bodies in private treatment rooms or style coifs with products in the salon area. Their laser services do battle with fine lines and cellulite, and a range of cosmetic injections helps to undo the effects of aging or playing Sudoku in the dark.