A classic barber pole is the first harbinger of Scott Anthony’s Classic Barbershop’s commitment to old-fashioned clipping techniques. Inside, clients lounge in large leather chairs in front of full-length mirrors and await an in-depth consultation to determine ideal hair length and rock star potential. Master barber and educator Scott Braga trims coifs into close-cropped cuts and fades, while Stephen Guillian renders jaw lines silky-smooth with soothing hot-towel shaves. The team wields their steel tools to create looks of any degree of difficulty, from shaved-in hair designs to distinguished whisker trims.
The tanning booth's bulbs emit a soothing glow sans UV rays. Instead, the light works beneath the skin as the body absorbs wavelengths of infrared light. Known as red-light therapy, the infrared waves help enhance appearance from the inside out by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, thereby smoothing skin and wrinkles. This treatment complements Ultimate Tanning's service menu, which includes traditional UV tanning and custom airbrush tanning. The studio also houses a salon for hair and nails, where stylists use high-end products, such as Aquage shampoos, formaldehyde-free Simply Smooth keratin treatments, and shears welded from Prince's platinum record collection.
Yellow glass pendant lamps swing over the bent heads of experienced nail technicians as they polish paws with coats of OPI, Essie, and China Glaze polishes. Cushy salon chairs cocoon patrons in luxury like a cashmere unitard while toes soak in deep basins. Skilled in gel and Shellac techniques, acrylic nails, and fills, technicians have no trouble adorning keratin squares with long-lasting color and design. Artwork lines the salon's walls, and soft yellow lighting permeates the gentle, warm ambiance.
The first thing one might notice about Special Effects Hair Salon is its decidedly homey feel. Large windows broadcast light into the space, which hosts hardwood floors and a leather love seat for clients to relax on. Once they find themselves in a comfy, leather salon chair, they'll be treated to services such as haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and color services.
If it emits a laser beam, then the technicians at Sleek Laser Center probably know how to use it. The beauty professionals have worked with cosmetic laser systems by manufacturers such as Candela, Cynosure, and Alma, although the center currently uses elos technology to perform treatments for clients with a range of skin types. These lasers zap the follicles of unwanted stubble to prevent hair from growing back and help minimize the appearance of spider veins, improving the skin's overall tone and texture by fading hyper-pigmented lesions and boosting collagen production. The center's DiamondTome microdermabrasion facials similarly smooth away blemishes as they reveal the healthy, radiant layers of skin just beneath the surface. Sleek Laser Center also offers nonsurgical body-contouring procedures that use light energy instead of invasive liposuction.
Though he isn't a surgeon or a power-lifter, David John Bruneau has spent more than 1,000 hours learning about the body's muscles. The licensed massage therapist dedicates his hands to alleviating general tension, recurring aches, and ailments at Serenity Massage & Bodywork. His modalities range from familiar Swedish and deep-tissue techniques to more specialized kneads, such as the slow strokes of lymphatic-drainage massage and the maneuvers of craniosacral therapy, which can calm angry sinuses better than a kleenex printed with lullabies.
By combining different disciplines into his treatments, David can address a variety of symptoms. As the maladies he treats are often chronic, he encourages long-term trust between him and his clients; according to the testimonials on his site, some clients have been visiting him for more than 10 years, and some drive nearly an hour to get there.