"[I like] giving my clients beautiful, healthy, stylish hair they can be proud of," says Angela Tuck, when asked about her favorite part of her job. One of seven talented stylists at The Villa Day Spa & Salon, she specializes in complicated chemical treatments, such as the Keratin Complex hair-smoothing service. Over the course of two to two-and-a-half hours, she deliberately banishes frizz and removes kinks from hair, leaving it glossy and manageable for up to five months.
Though the treatment takes some time, the soothing decor at The Villa Day Spa & Salon makes the wait more bearable. Warmly lit hallways lead away from the sunny salon to specialized rooms, such as the hydrotherapy soak room where a jacuzzi-like pool sits nestled between walls painted with seaside murals. The establishment even contains an old-fashioned steam sauna with fragrant wood paneling, giving patrons a private space where they can relax and cook vegetables simultaneously.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment
Brands Used: Keratin Complex. Minardi
The Potter’s Hand offers a choice of three relaxing massage modalities in sessions tailored to each client's dorsal needs. Biotone lotion and oil are used during Swedish massages, and deeper, thoughtful steps are taken during deep-tissue sessions that focus on client comfort. Pregnant women who are past their first trimester can enjoy the benefits of the prenatal massage, which may include relief of backaches, reduced swelling, or a bonus baby. After sessions, freshly massaged physiques enjoy a respite from aches and pains, improved posture, and boosted lymphatic flow.
Captained by owner and board-certified family nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife Amy T. Cole, the team of board-certified nurses and friendly hand puppets ascertain the core cause of patients' ailments with holistic treatment plans emphasizing overall wellness. A full-service center, Cole Family Practice covers everything from general family care, gynecology, and pediatric care to alternative medicine. With extensive knowledge and strategies, the practice's team helps patients lose weight, customize a hormone-treatment plan, eradicate spider veins, and nurse practitioners Annie Cole-Bradley and Panayiota Smeathers administer injections.
Step into the soothing oasis of Hair & Body Spa and allow an expert massage therapist to untie knotted muscles and knead stress to a smooth loaf, ready to replace any worn-out couch cushion. Before your custom massage commences, a heavenly hydrotherapy bath marinates muscles in a water tub, which can be beneficial for arthritis or improving joint flexibility. Then choose from Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, trigger-point, hot-stone, or pre-natal techniques for your personalized massage. A classic Swedish uses long, connective strokes to improve blood flow and muscular relaxation while relieving tension, whereas reflexology applies pressure to specific points on the hands and feet, each with an exclusive connection to a body part and its function. The pre-natal massage alleviates pelvic and spinal pain while reducing swelling, tricking your baby into thinking he or she is bungee jumping from a waterfall during birth.
Registered nurse Lisa Grissim opened Profiles Laser & Medical Aesthetics to improve the health and look of the body’s largest and most visible organ: the skin. She recruited Dr. Thomas Miller to supervise the staff, which includes fellow registered nurses and licensed aestheticians. The crew’s intense focus on skin treatments—which range from anti-aging laser treatments to Botox injections—grants them a degree of expertise they use to help customers understand their skincare options. Staffers unpack technical terms and lend personalized advice to steer clients toward ideal treatments. Lisa explains, “We want to form lasting relationships with clients and rejoice with them as they experience the changes they desire.”
Though it has the staff, state-of-the-art laser equipment, and immortality serums of an advanced med-spa, the office sets itself apart with an upscale, salon-like atmosphere. Sun floods the lobby, where bunches of flowers and potted plants add an organic element to the modern décor. Shelves line up some of the world’s premiere skincare lines, including Obagi, Avène, and SkinCeuticals.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Jones and his medical aesthetician, Christy, nip, tuck, and tighten bodies with surgical and blade-free procedures at Lakevue Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. They augment and reconstruct breasts, lift faces, and fine-tune noses, or sculpt new physiques with liposuction and Kemper tools. They also shoot down unwanted hairs or tighten slack skin with noninvasive lasers. To further enhance patient comfort, the clinic boasts a special, dimly lit private waiting area for cosmetic clients who may be feeling sensitive after a procedure, as well as a "lidocaine lounge" where patients practice magazine origami while waiting for their numbing solution to take effect.