Beach Bum Tanning's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
Deep-seated stresses dissipate at the hands of Limback Wellness Center's certified massage therapists. The center specializes in hot-stone and hot-towel massages, which employ penetrating heat and soothing circular motions to boost circulation, oxygenate muscles, and alleviate the lingering stiffness that comes from serving as the spring festival’s Maypole. Aside from their popular heated modalities, the team of male and female massage therapists treats clients to gentle relaxation massages and more focused deep-tissue work.
John Hesmadt started Theraquest 10 years ago at the urging of his sister, who saw it as a way for him to help family members in need. John experienced a lot of joy and satisfaction through his work with relatives, and eventually decided he wanted to provide the same for other families. Today, he performs a suite of services focused on relieving pain and helping restore range of motion. To help athletes recover from injury, he uses kinesio-tape to hold malfunctioning muscles in place, speeding the healing process so that clients can get back in the gym, on the field, or into their old mascot uniform. For everyday folks, he often combines deep tissue massage and muscle pain therapy to soothe the aches of strains and tension. His favorite service to perform, though, is a sports massage. "I love [it] because it brings relief to my clients from their aches and pains and can restore smooth and flexible body movement," he says.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Muscle pain massage therapy
Brands Used: BioFreeze, Eucalyptus and herbal hot packs
Though she's an aspiring Real Housewife, Barbara Ellsworth is no stay-at-home mom. The cosmetic- and plastic-surgical nurse of 13 years oversees Larchmont Laser Medical Spa’s staff of medical aestheticians. The tranquil, robin's-egg-blue walls of her facility offer a suitably upscale backdrop for the slate of med-spa and beauty services. Hair removal is a spa specialty, whether via warm wax, thin threads, or the same lasers that shaved the beard off the man in the moon. The aestheticians also oversee slimming VelaShape treatments and skin-resurfacing HydraFacials that help keep complexions youthful and smooth in case the Bravo camera crews show up.
Salon V's stylists tame unruly manes with keratin treatments and add to nature's handiwork with permanent and clip-on human hair extensions. They can also skillfully correct color mistakes, such as over-processed color and unflattering tints. Aestheticians pamper guests with massages, facials, waxing, and spray tanning. The bridal crew, which is comprised of stylists and certified makeup artists, artfully preps ladies for graceful, elegant, and traditional backflips down the aisle. The salon also features a boutique with headpieces, veils, and accessories for the big day.
The stylists at Natural Motion Salon do more than just style hair. They work with clients to find a ‘do that takes into account personality, desired look, and face shape, ensuring that when customers leave the salon they look and feel better than when they came in. The stylists deploy their skills in cutting, coloring, and texturizing to achieve this goal, getting everything done in one sitting instead of outsourcing part of the job to the nuns at St. Rapunzel's Convent.