For nearly a quarter century, Laurie Black has lent her expertise to the aesthetics industry, whether managing weight-loss centers or working side-by-side with physicians and cosmetic surgeons. Today, she operates You Only Better, a wellness center with aesthetic treatments for men, women, and beauty-conscious houseplants. Internal therapies such as B12 injections and colonics energize and purify bodies, and FDA-approved Endermologie cellulite treatments and microdermabrasion enhance exteriors. More than 3,000 clients have enrolled in their weight-loss programs, which combine HCG therapy, low-calorie diets, and weekly weigh-ins to boost metabolism while helping to shed up to one pound a day.
Le Cachet Lounge's experienced aestheticians beautify both faces and bodies with eyelash extensions and microdermabrasion facials as well as airbrush tanning, full-body waxing, and makeup services. They use top products such as Xtreme Lashes, which can add curve, length, and thickness to eyelashes before modeling gigs or visits to a Jumbotron-operator convention. Knowledge from Glo-Mineral Makeup certifications shines during makeup applications, and elixirs infused with vitamin C, salicylic acids, or moisturizers give strength to facial treatments.
Danalee Settle and Katie Coffman bring their styling acumen to their respective chairs at Jagged Edge Salon. Danalee is a Matrix color specialist, and Katie has been doling out dazzling cuts and colors for seven years. The two of them breathe new life into their client’s personal style with on-trend haircuts and youthful highlights that accentuate each person’s most flattering features and most articulate thought bubbles. Inside their vibrant studio, with Tiffany box blue walls and bright pink accents, the staff also offers men’s and women’s haircuts, mani-pedis, and tanning services.
Licensed massage therapists render a panoply of massage modalities geared toward fulfilling their professional mission of vanquishing pain. The team observes that pain encroaches into bodies from many sources, such as stress from work, overexertion from playing sports, or stiffness from traveling cross-country in an overhead bin. To combat these many causes and iterations of pain, each massage therapist culls their experiences to choreograph their own interpretations of massage modalities, each tailored specifically to fit the needs of the client.
The number one hair enemy is chewing gum. Number two is aesthetician Anna Mansaw, a graduate of The Marinello Schools of Beauty, who effortlessly banishes unflattering fuzz from your body and face. Her skills with an eyeliner pencil are equally impressive. All it takes is time, patience, and a little inspiration and Anna can create a discrete eyelid fade or go all out with a bold leopard-print design.
At Salon of RR’s, new coats of color deck out strands and hands alike with highlighting and mani-pedi services. Texturizing treatments and cuts grace hair with new silhouettes; for example, Brazilian Blowout treatments leave hair straight for several months. The treatment also makes styling hair more manageable by smoothing the hair cuticle and eliminating frizz, much like coating hair in floor varnish.