Peter Vergos spent 12 years honing his hairstyling skills before he took the reins at Vergo Salon Spa, a salon his mother owned for 25 years before him. With his mother’s continued guidance and his own fresh ideas, he beautifies clients with the latest services, including keratin hair-smoothing treatments and Lox Extensions, which add length and volume to shorter hairstyles or the tresses of prized Barbies.
A laser spa may conjure up images of a stark medical environment, but those would be images in the mind of someone who's never been to Azizta Laser Spa. The interior, which resembles a cozy living room, brims with vintage furniture that hosts exfoliating loofahs and handmade goat's milk soaps. Here, laser services and facial treatments pamper clients looking to rid themselves of unwanted hair or fine lines caused by aging or napping on a sewer grate.
At Institute Of Skin And Body, a knowledgeable team sets ultra-modern treatments such as chemical peels to the task of recapturing a sense of youthfulness without reenrolling in middle school. They curate the clinic's high-tech service menu with an eye toward quick, painless procedures supplemented by traditional massage and waxing.
Amid the thriving Indian marketplace on Devon Avenue sits Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayuerveda Center, a satellite location of a renowned healing center in India. A mash-up of the Sanskrit words ayur (meaning life and longevity) and veda (science), Ayurveda originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is still widely practiced today as a side-effect free alternative to modern medicine.
On Devon, patients can find ancient treatments used for both preventive and curative purposes. An herbal steam treatment known as Swedana helps the body release impurities through perspiration. In another treatment, Shirodhara, the practitioner pours a steady stream of warm aromatic oils over the forehead to calm the mind and soothe the nervous system. Though the primary goal of Ayurveda is to restore internal balance, the center offers a variety of holistic and aesthetic treatments as well, including anti-aging packages and hair treatments that reduces hairs' tendencies to turn grey or into a nest of snakes.
At Bodhi Acupuncture and Wellness, John Emanoil leads a team of licensed acupuncturists and asian-bodywork experts who draw on years of professional training to build holistic-wellness plans for their clients. During acupuncture sessions, practitioners insert anywhere from 4 to 20 hair-thin needles at specific points along the body to free the flow of energy and help alleviate ailments such as insomnia, chronic pain, and gastrointestinal discomfort. Those seeking additional pain management can commission one of eight types of massage and muscular therapy, which include custom one-on-one yoga sessions and myofascial release.
Row upon row of nail-polish bottles beckon from the wall at Edgebrook Nail Spa and Massage. Here, nail technicians beautify fingers and toes with pops of polish during spa mani-pedis, which also include acrylic and gel options. After arriving, guests can relax on a brightly colored couch before getting comfortable in a spa chair for their service and post-service nap. Along with nailcare, the staff provides clients with facials and body waxes.