Unless informed that it was the name of history’s coolest dinosaur, most 6-year-olds would have trouble even pronouncing the word “chiropractor”—but after a 6-year-old Devin Luzod received successful chiropractic care for severe allergies, he told anyone who would listen that he wanted to be a chiropractor when he grew up. By 2000 he had received his certifications from NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association), and his Las Vegas practice was booming.
NUCCA, a branch of chiropractic care, focuses on centering the weight of the head over the neck rather than on forceful “cracking” of the spine. Using gentle shifts and adjustments, Dr. Luzod sends healing energy throughout the body to ameliorate ailments such as headaches, limited mobility, and pain induced by repetitive motion or working all day in the same beanbag chair.
Low-fume glossy black glue and individually applied extensions. That’s the secret to Lehua Espinda’s lash expertise. She adheres the semipermanent extensions to each lash one by one, where they remain in place for up to a month. To extend the effect, she invites clients back to Sin City Lash & Body Bar’s studio within three weeks of their initial appointment for a fill.
At Pure Serenity Therapeutic Massage, massage therapist Mindy Veytia unpacks stress and tension using more than a dozen techniques. She can ply muscles with the relaxing kneads of a Swedish or aromatherapy massage, for instance, or dig into deeper tension with trigger-point or deep-tissue techniques. There are also massage packages that incorporate soothing add-on treatments, such as reflexology or scalp massage, and all massages include refreshing hot towels, just in case the customer wants to close their eyes and pretend they're on a plane.
The name says it all at You’re Looking Good, a place where beauty specialists led by a medical director boost beauty from head to toe. LED light replaces knives, scalpels, and cold doctor hands during nonsurgical face-lift procedures designed to boost collagen and lessen fine lines and wrinkles. A topical serum works in conjunction with phototricogenesis therapy to regenerate thinning hair, and three noninvasive weight-loss methods contour bodies: a nonsurgical lipo laser, an infrared body wrap, and a whole-body-vibration system.
Beauty comes full circle at Bella Si Salon & Spa, where a team of stylists, aestheticians, and nail techs refurbish every inch of clients. Stylists address coiffures with smoothing keratin treatments and color, enlivening strands with a new hue or smattering of highlights. On the opposite end of the spectrum, waxing techs remove unwanted strands from eyebrows all the way down to the toes. Aestheticians clarify the skin with botanical facials, even narrowing their scope to tend to the needs of aging or male skin.