Board certified in family practice and anti-aging medicine, Dr. Don Colbert has been dedicated to the physical and spiritual health of central Floridians for 25 years. Along with certified chiropractor and laser practitioner Dr. Jennifer Vaughn, Dr. Colbert strives to offer his patients alternative methods to antibiotics, synthetic pain medications, mood-altering drugs, and hypnosis induced by relatives at family parties. Services include nutrition counseling and homeopathy as well as technology-driven solutions such as laser hair restoration and nonsurgical spinal decompression. Guests can also pick up Divine Health Nutritional Products developed by Dr. Colbert himself.
Dr. Colbert is the author of more than 40 books on nutrition, exercise, wellness, and faith, including The New York Times bestseller The Seven Pillars of Health: The Natural Way to Better Health for Life, and has been featured in numerous publications, including Prevention magazine.
The neon hues decking each of Orlando Tan Company's private treatment rooms evoke a beachy feel, allowing guests to simulate the experience of sunbathing while getting a jumpstart on a sultry summer glow. Each room houses one of four levels of UV bed, which bolster the classic tanning experience with high-pressure bulbs, air-conditioning systems, and angled neck and shoulder tanners that even out the awkward color gained during outdoor handstands. Meanwhile, UV-free Mystic spray-tanning booths ensconce bodies in a spacious standup compartment that coats skin in alternating jets of pigmented mist and cool air to leave a weeklong golden sheen in fewer than 60 seconds. Behind the counter, the salon showcases a selection of tan-enhancing lotions, each of which works to prolong tawny hues by moisturizing skin, adding a touch of bronzer, and convincing skin cells that they're made of copper.
The team at Forever Trim Body Sculpting Center performs noninvasive body-contouring and face-lift procedures under the guidance of Dr. Michael Rodriguez. Drawing on a wealth of technology and leadership from Rodriguez, a fellow in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the center’s technicians reshape the body and tighten the skin. With a Zerona LipoLaser system, they emulsify stubborn fat on the waist, hips, and thighs, making it easier to wear skinny jeans or slip into a toaster while playing hide-and-seek. The Ulthera machine, on the other hand, performs a nonsurgical face-lift without significant pain or downtime.
Pale-blue walls ensconce a private treatment room tucked inside LOA Fitness, where Marjohn Skin Care's namesake aesthetician pampers clients with advanced beauty treatments and instills tips on proper skin maintenance. Framed training certificates mingle with white wicker baskets and floral paintings on the walls of the tranquil haven as Marjohn polishes exteriors with Vacu-Sage cellulite treatments and advanced far-infrared body wraps. The specialist also calls upon the anti-aging powers of six skincare lines including Ageless and Vital C, which use powerful antioxidants and flattering cheesecloth camera filters to further enhance each client's natural beauty.
As a licensed massage therapist and graduate of the Wood Hygienic Institute, Jennifer Alvarado has honed her craft for nearly 15 years. Well-versed in a variety of modalities, she calms tense muscles with treatments that range from traditional deep-tissue massages to specialty raindrop and tabletop Thai techniques. When they aren’t melting stress with custom massages, Jennifer and her similarly qualified staff tend to skin and bodies with facials, cellulite wraps, and acupuncture treatments. To make massage a part of their regular routine, clients can inquire about membership at the studio or commute to work strapped to the top of a bumpy subway train.
At Bella Domani Salon and Day Spa, Corinthian columns and dark wood accents signal that the staff members are well-versed in classic styles. They can also do much more—trendy cuts and vibrant color emerge from run-of-the-mill locks with the help of Redken, L'Oréal, and Coppola hair products. Aestheticians perform facials with Dermalogica serums and detoxify bodies with ionic footbaths. When they're not polishing bodies, the staffers give back to the community with charity events including benefit fashion shows and stylish makeovers for public statues.