As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health-and-wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
As a medical aesthetician and owner of Studio Skin Deep, Yasmin Beeck understands the role one's skin condition plays in the grand scheme of their overall health. She takes skincare seriously, as she believes that a troubled complexion can signal underlying internal imbalances in need of professional treatment. To combat these effects, Yasmin rejuvenates skin with customized facials, peels, and microdermabrasion sessions. She also strips away unwanted hair with waxing, and pumps up lashes with eyelash extensions, which make twinkling noises any time you flutter them at a prospective beau. Throughout all her treatments, she emphasizes educating her clients, keeping them informed on the best way to maintain their beauty inside and out.
Under the medical direction of board-certified physicians Dr. Carson Bauder and Dr. Loakhnauth Ramkishun, the team at Wymore Laser & Anti-Aging Medicine combines cutting-edge equipment with a holistic approach to beauty. Anthony Filardo, DC, follows in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who were natural-healing practitioners in Calabria, Italy. In addition to completing advanced training in anti-aging nutriceuticals and preventive medicine, Dr. Filardo is certified in medical acupuncture and is a fellow on the Acupuncture Society of America, Inc.
While Dr. Filardo employs ancient techniques to promote wellness, he and his staff also specialize in the latest nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. With a license in facial aesthetics, he expertly wields Palomar lasers to target wrinkles with resurfacing sessions and spider veins with intense pulsed light. Dr. Filardo also sculpts bodies with weight-loss programs and VelaShape cellulite-reduction treatments that leave skin as smooth as a valentine written in syrup.
Corpus Waxing Center's owner, Dea Prieto, hails from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and calls upon her beachy experiences there to perform the center's specialty—Brazilian bikini waxes. Prieto has been perfecting her technique since 1998 and continues to train in the latest hair-removal methods, eschewing old-fashioned strategies such as reciting the works of Edgar Allan Poe until hair sulks away naturally. Swift gloved hands remove wax-bound hair from any area of the body using medically sterilized equipment and fresh batches of a hard, green wax for each treatment. Vajazzling services are also available, employing authentic Swarovski crystals to make skin glint like a freshly polished light bulb.
Sun Cheaters Tanning & Waxing is owned and operated by a licensed aesthetician and medical assistant, who ensures that the studio’s beauty services also promote overall skin health. The staff offers in-studio and mobile airbrush tanning services for all skin types, using eco-certified organic DHA solutions infused with hyaluronic acid, green and white tea, lavender oil, aloe vera, and vanilla extract to moisturize and rejuvenate the skin. For hair removal, waxing specialists rid the face and body of unwanted hair with Satin Smooth cream wax, which works is more effective than hard wax, but doesn’t taste as nice as Oreo cream.
Impressionist paintings line the walls of Alkemy Skincare, adding to the quiet, serene spa environment that surrounds owner Teresa Gomez and her staff as they cleanse complexions and sleeken curves. Teresa calls on her degree in Natural Health and Paramedical Skincare to refine visages through facials that use organic Dr. Hauschka products, reduce cellulite with subdermal heating and ultrasound, and remove hair from bodies and sweltering fur coats with laser technology.