La Simpatica Salon's owner, stylist, and makeup artist, Courtney Lewis, applies her 10 years of experience beautifying celebrities and hosts for VH1, MTV, movies, and music videos to help noncelebrity clients to achieve red-carpet-worthy looks. Courtney douses patrons' manes with only the finest all-organic products culled from the tears of Mother Earth and dusts visages in mineral foundation, which blends seamlessly with natural skin tones. Before administering her signature hair services or makeup applications, Courtney consults with guests about their expectations. Those looking to pull off a specific look can bring in a photograph of the desired style or simply describe the look through a game of charades.
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.
Sunset Tans provides body bronzers with an oasis of pigment-enhancing options. Feel free to kick back and recount your favorite credit-card numbers in the tanning beds from Sunvision and Sunstar with the 30-day unlimited tanning package ($35), or perfect flamingo poses in the Hex II and Sundome stand-up booths ($7 for single session), each equipped with the best bulbs recommended to help tanners reach their tonal potential. Ray-resistant tanners, meanwhile, can find an alternate colored coat thanks to the Norvell-system airbrush tanning ($25), professionally applied for a streak-free, spot-free epidermal renewal. Skin owners can protect their copper pelt from defecting to the U.S. Mint thanks to a variety of products from brands such as Supre Tan, Australian Gold, and ProTan.
Serenity Junction guides clients toward bodily betterment with the help of an eclectic staff and an arsenal of high-tech equipment. Hop aboard the Whole-Body Advanced Vibration Exercise (WAVE) system and assume an exercise position, such as a sit-up or squat, to provoke up to 3,000 muscular contractions per minute. WAVE places minimal stress on joints, making it suitable for everyone from professional athletes to people recovering from injury to weekend warriors simply training for recreational gladiatorial combat. Throughout the 15-minute workout sessions, the machine's Intuitive Feedback System provides in-session data and aids exercisers in their quest for improved strength, flexibility, and circulation.
A trio of chiropractors, all graduates of New York Chiropractic College, runs the show at Tri-County Chiropractic. In addition to getting the same alumni newsletter, Melissa Kisla, Christine Treacy, and Jessica Kennedy also each achieved board certification in adjunctive therapies, which allows them to more easily work in the multidisciplinary practice they run together. Using a whole-person approach, Doctors of Chiropractic Kisla, Treacy, and Kennedy don’t just perform chiropractic treatments, they promote macro-level healthy habits through a comprehensive regimen that includes corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, massage therapy, and nutritional counseling.
Listed in the Great Doctors of Chiropractic directory, Dr. Niraj Patel helps patients overcome conditions from chronic back pain to sports injuries without resorting to pharmaceuticals or surgery. An experienced practitioner, Dr. Niraj Patel also works with work-related injuries and auto accident issues. Based on initial exams, he identifies what course of therapy would have the most positive impact on clients' health. A fan of integrating healthcare technology, Dr. Patel's office is outfitted with equipment such as computer wellness scanners, cold lasers, and human-sized marionette strings that adjust patients' alignment.