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.
Long Island Laser Hair Therapy, a member of the HairLoss.com Association, stimulates hair regrowth for men and women with laser therapy alongside DHT-blocking supplements that sustain post-treatment growth. After a digital microscopic scalp analysis, clients recline in a cozy chair as a European-developed cosmetic laser rejuvenates flagging follicles. As the laser bolsters blood flow around the scalp, hair loss ceases in 93 percent of clients. The treatment can pump up hair volume by 25 percent and foster thicker, fuller hair for hair transplant clients and shedding Koosh balls.
Satori Laser Hair Removal's technology arsenal is a treasure trove of FDA-approved beauty treatments. There are the Candela lasers—the GentleYag, GentleLase, and GentleLase Pro—that harness a variety of wavelengths and power levels to erase unwanted hair from nearly any skin type. There's also the VelaShape II, designed to zap fat and contour the body, and the eTwo infrared and radio-frequency system and DiamondTome microdermabrasion machine that help stave off the signs of aging. The spa's specialists call on expert training and viewings of lots of science-fiction movies to wield these devices in a range of noninvasive regimens.
When they’re not bettering clients with laser-based services, the staff at Satori Laser Hair Removal is improving the world at large. The spa donates 15% of its profits to charities such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee, which helps people rebuild their lives after humanitarian crises.
After 15 years, Unique Salon & Spa's dedicated staffers carry on with a large slate of services under their new collective moniker. A thorough spa menu is divided among categories of "beauty," "body," "soul," and "amphibians." The "beauty" menu offers haircuts, color services, and makeup applications, prepping faces and hair for swanky appearances. "Body" services tend to fingers and toes, painting delicate colors over newly buffed nails or removing unwanted body hair with waxes. Meanwhile, "soul" offers up therapeutic massages and facials, refreshing and rejuvenating muscles and skin.
Tucked inside a converted frame house on a residential block, Impressions Salon welcomes entire families for classic and celebrity-inspired hairstyles assisted by Redken, Rusk, and Unite products. Ombre highlights and the latest cuts and styles reflect stylists' sense of fun and enthusiasm for tackling new trends. Beyond the mane, nail artisans paint digits in Essie and Creative Nail Design polish, and defuzzing experts uproot unwanted strands with traditional waxing and electrolysis practiced by a licensed technician with nearly three decades of experience, or enough time to denude the combined heads of Mount Rushmore 18 times over.
At Hollywood Glamour Organic Day Resort, a certified aesthetician works with accomplished hair stylists and makeup artists to revamp their clients' look and confidence levels. The team uses luxurious product lines such as Moroccanoil haircare and Dermalogica skincare, as well as naturally based lines such as Éminence Organic and Saian that brim with gentle, sometimes herbal ingredients. Their roster of services also includes laser hair removal, eyelash extensions, and facials that target acne and wrinkles.
The staff maintains a tranquil space where clients can release the stresses of the day in a healthy manner, stocking the relaxation area with complimentary finger foods, teas, lemon water, and punching bags that can be customized to look like any boss.