Led by Dr. Lydia Savic-Durnas, the skilled technicians at True Laser use Candela GentleLase and GentleYAG lasers for hair removal and collagen-stimulating skin-rejuvenation treatments. They calibrate the laser's wavelength to suit either purpose, and a cooling device spritzes skin with cryogen immediately after the laser's pulses to make treatments more comfortable for clients.
But not all of True Laser's services are laser-based. Aestheticians polish away dead and dull skin with microdermabrasion treatments, using pure baking-soda crystals—rather than the more commonly used aluminum oxide—to avoid unnecessary skin irritation. They also stock glo therapeutics skincare products—infused with vitamin C and ultrafine fairy dust—for facials tailored toward each client's needs, and they administer facial peels to target signs of aging.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
If you opt for a full month of sun-soakedness, you'll get access to any of U Tan's beds. The state-of-the-art bronzing abode boasts four horizontal and one stand-up faux-sun soaker. The beds are clean and comfortable, and there's complimentary male/female deodorant and body spray in every room. If you opt for a UV-free melanin marinade, one of U Tan's pigment perfectionists will evenly spritz your skin with a safe, golden hue, giving it a natural glow rather than drowning it with a wash of orange that causes the other kids on the bus to call you Nickelodeon. U Tan's friendly staffers offer clients a bottle of water after each tan, so you'll never get dehydrated and try to bite raindrops. Spray tans are by appointment only; the tanning beds are available by appointment or walk-in. U Tan is open late (until 11 p.m.) when school is in session to restore the golden glow of students, nighthawks, and moonbeams.
The staff at Hybrid Salon combines artistic sensibility with technical savvy, and the result is one dynamic salon. And folks have noticed. For three years running, Hybrid has taken home the Talk of the Town "Costumer Satisfaction Award". Along with their outsized dose of talent, the staff arms themselves with only high-end Redken coloring products in their services and treatments. Beyond basic cuts and colors, they offer Brazilian blowouts, waxing treatments, nail art, and a full blow-dry bar. No matter the treatment, stylists make a point to meet with new clients before every service to ensure a personal touch.
Patricia Regner, a devoted mother with an MBA, has something else up her sleeve: she’s also the founder and owner of Miss Pole. After deciding that her life needed some serious changes, Patricia enrolled in pole-dancing classes and was so inspired, so enthusiastic, and so dramatically altered that she decided every woman should have the opportunity to feel confident, strong, and sexy. Hence Miss Pole was born.
At Miss Pole, she leads classes that explores fitness and physically challenging aspects of pole dancing fitness. She leads beginner, intermediate, and advanced pole-dancing classes that cover hundreds of moves that tone the entire body. Other classes include lap dancing, burlesque, and sexy/sassy stretching.
Different skin types and tones tan at different rates and in different ways. That’s why Solar Energy Tan houses four levels of tanning beds and welcomes each new client with a skin-type analysis to draft a tanning regimen perfectly suited to them. A standard Sollux 36 bed helps beginners build base tans in less than 15 minutes. Mega-level beds reside on the other end of the shade-shifting spectrum, offering a luxury bed with air conditioning, aromatherapy, and a music system and a standup tanning bed for those who like to juggle as they tan. The tanning studio also caters to sun-shy skins with a VersaSpa UV-free tanning booth, where patrons develop a natural-looking bronze in two minutes.