An airbrush artist hand sprays an organic solution that leaves skin tan for up to 10 days. Nearby, standup and lie-down tanning booths shine at five different levels, making it possible for clients of all skin types and tones to achieve the hue they desire. The activity at Casa Del Sol Tanning Spa fulfills the vision of owners Joshua and Jacki, avid tanners whose high-end equipment and lotions befit a boutique-like space complete with satin drapery and no parrots screeching lewd jokes.
Since opening in 2003, Laser Hair Concepts has zapped away unwanted body hair and skin spots using noninvasive light-based technology. Under the guidance of Dr. Andrew E. Slatkow, a multilingual medical professional who honed his bedside manner over three decades as a chiropractic physician, technicians ease cosmetic maladies with skin-safe lasers, intense-pulsed-light treatments, and the sparkle of pore-sized disco balls.
At Masterpiece Barbershop & Hair Salon, personal grooming comes with a side of personal attention. As patrons settle into a chair, a stylist might offer a beer, a glass of wine, or a snack. Easy banter fills the room as Lenny, the head barber, or Jason, another barber, begin sculpting your ‘do into a fade, faux hawk, or classic cut. For those with longer hair or those who have spawned strands of mythological snakes, onsite stylists can wash, cut, and color longer locks. Masterpiece Barbershop & Hair Salon offers cuts and hair treatments for men and women; men can get a cut and a hot towel shave, while women can indulge in highlights or flat ironing treatments.
Masterpiece Barbershop & Hair Salon also doubles as an art gallery, with over 75 pieces of art from local artists. Pieces range from oil pantings to sculptures to much more.
The skilled staff at Slatkow Chiropractic pull from a menu of health practices old and new to nudge patients down the path toward increased health. Classic treatments, such as chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and massage, employ techniques used by health-care professionals for many years, while others call on advances in technology to achieve results. One such complimentary service, Posture Pro Analysis, uses digital images of the patient’s stance and a sophisticated software program to check for imbalances, helping staffers diagnose scoliosis or prescribe therapeutic exercises that can be performed at home. Technology also comes into play in Slatkow's laser hair-removal treatments, which remove patches of unwanted laser hairs.
Upon arriving at Body & Soul Retreat's tranquil location, clients cocoon themselves in the Meditation Room, a candle-dotted space that swirls with the aromas of incense and essential oils and readies them for their upcoming spa session. Participants have their pick of a plethora of services, from specialty manicures and waxing services to deep-tissue massages and fruit-laced facials doled out by licensed and trained therapists. Retreat packages that stretch across several hours steep customers in deep relaxation, and private spa parties fete groups with a custom menu of modalities and the permission to blast whale songs until the neighbors call to complain.