At Solar Tan & Spa in Miamisburg, experienced staff match clients with appropriate UV-tanning beds, available in traditional, high-pressure, or standup models oft favored by cows for naptime bronzing. Tanning experts also explain the subtle differences among three sunless options, including a booth with organic, paraben-free solutions and a custom-airbrushing session. The salon-and-spa side of the menu delves into other options, such as the detoxifying Fit infrared body wrap system or teeth-whitening treatments capable of brightening smiles up to 10 shades. Staff members are dedicated to clients' comfort and safety, and the salon itself is as clean as an unused whistle and open seven of the eight days each week.
Even at a young age, Sharon L. Henry felt that she possessed a profound gift for helping others. Though her intuitive ability to sense pain was first confined to animals, in her teens she became aware of her capacity to help humans through massage and meditative work. Now a licensed massage therapist and the senior staff member at Harmony LMT, Sharon continues to use her gift to craft custom bodywork treatments. She is joined by the studio's other therapists, who ease ailing backs with warm oils and Swedish or deep-tissue strokes. When they aren’t beating back tension and ravenous pandas with warm bamboo sticks, Sharon and her team draw on ancient Chinese knowledge to combat cellulite with cupping treatments. Beyond the realm of human healing, Sharon also offers canine therapy for animals battling ailments such as hip dysplasia.
Belair’s Salon was the first salon color specialist Sherrie Snyder owned. Though she went on to own two others during her more-than-26-year beauty career, she’s returned to Belair’s, and to her it feels like “home.” She wants her guests to feel just as welcome as she and her team, including updo specialist Beka, twist hair into elegant updos and coat nails with shades of OPI polish. They treat clients to relaxation massages and wax away hairs that are unwanted, like ketchup stains on the deed to a tomato farm. Sherrie and company also pamper away tension via facials and conditioning treatments, among other beauty services.
Karina's Euro Style cossets customers with an all-inclusive register of beauty services for hair, nails, skin, and more. Owner Karina Yarve honed her technique in the U.S. and around Europe, even training at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in London. Guests can reap the opulence of Karina's style métier in an earthy salon garnished with tree branches and botanical accents. The follicle-minded can receive one of many hair services such as a classic cut and style for women ($40), a men's haircut ($28), or permanent color treatment ($50-$65). Alternately do away with hair altogether thanks to waxing in 12 different areas ($10-$65).
Board-certified physician Michelle Russell, D.O. leads the friendly and highly trained team of skin-smoothing and anti-aging specialists at Enduring Youth Skin and Laser Center, who help patients turn back the years without surgery. Professional-grade products from brands such as SkinMedica and ZO Skin Health allow staffers to tend to a wide range of aesthetic ailments, creating a clear, unblemished canvas for the application of glominerals makeup.
On the cosmic end of the beauty spectrum, FDA-approved lasers banish unappreciated hair from all skin types, and the infrared light of the Titan collagen-stimulating system shines down upon faces, abs, and thighs to help create smooth, supple skin.
Aesthetic procedures benefit from cutting-edge medical expertise at Revitalize MD MedSpa and Laser Center. As the center's medical directors, Drs. Tiffany Hall and Amina Husain rely on their extensive experience in fields ranging from obstetrics to reconstructive surgery. However, they also offer nonsurgical methodologies as they help clients obtain their desired complexion or body shape. They accomplish this by enlisting the aid of modern advancements in aesthetic technology and skincare products.
Using the Candela GentleYAG and Alexandrite cosmetic laser systems, technicians can improve skin tone by zapping unsightly stubble or sealing noticeable spider veins. The low-power YOLO Curve laser contours the body by shrinking stubborn fat deposits, and VelaShape technology accomplishes a similar goal by bombarding adipose tissues with a combination of bipolar radio frequencies and infrared light energy. While permanent makeup procedures can create timeless, natural-looking eyebrows or eyeliner, the med spa can also use a Q-switched laser system to remove tattoos.
Beyond medically assisted therapies, Revitalize MD MedSpa and Laser Center also pampers visitors with an array of more traditional spa treatments. Alternatively, aestheticians can restore skin by performing facials with clinical-strength products by companies such as Obagi.
Inside Holten Wellness Center, a spacious fitness area bustles with trainers, wellness coaches, massage staff, and clients of weight loss services. Nutrition experts guide clients of all ages through the Weightloss to Wellness program with nutritional, physical, and laser-pointer-chasing exercises. While exercise has its place, the center also acknowledges the role of relaxation in holistic health. Massage therapists offer seven massage modalities whose goals range from spa-like pampering to therapy during serious illness or surgery.
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