Norman Zapien values his passport as much as his scissors. His hairstyling acumen has taken him across the world, including to New York City, where he served as education director for Paul Mitchell; to London, where he taught at Vidal Sassoon; and to Beverly Hills, where he owned his own salon. Between his travels, he's found time to appear as a guest artist on CNN and E!'s Fashion Emergency. Norman's latest stop on his ascension through the industry is Zapien's Salon, where he continues to fashion cutting-edge styles with a team that supports his high standards for artistry and technique.
Norman's tiered stylists, colorists, and cosmetologists help redefine clients' images with an eye for style and a knack for their craft. Fresh haircuts receive a boost from shadowy lowlights or balayage highlights, and frizzy or damaged locks find new shine with Juvexin hair-smoothing treatments. Stylists also make sure their work looks good in between visits: clients get lessons on how to style their new haircuts six different ways and receive complimentary neck and bang trims until their next cut. Meanwhile, aesthetic experts offer facials, makeup, and waxing services for individuals and bridal parties trying to out-glamorize the wedding cake.
Drawing on an arsenal of natural Aveda products and med-spa technology, the staff at Pure Skin and Body tackles tension and skin trouble with a variety of procedures. The salon specializes in a range of laser treatments, in which trained technicians wield focused beams of light to remove sun spots, dissolve multicolor tattoos, and prove to their parents that not only super villains use lasers for a living.
Aestheticians complement laser sessions with depilating waxing or threading treatments, organic or microdermabrasion facials, and permanent-makeup application. They can also help to augment health naturally with vitamin-supplement kits, which customize vitamin intake based on medical analysis to strengthen hair, skin, and nails like a doctor’s birthday wish. Carried on air rich with the scents of aromatherapy, slow sighs drift through the salon, emanating from patrons undergoing hot-stone massages.
Clogged pores and knotted muscles meet their match at Zen Fusion Wellness Spa, where aestheticians and therapists call upon more than a quarter century of collective experience to pamper patrons with a menu of facials, body wraps, and massages. Though they specialize in diverse fields, the staffers share a common belief that no salon experience should be one size fits all. Signature treatments, such as the ultimate facial and hot-stone massage, reflect this philosophy, showering each guest with personal attention and varying to accommodate unique skin types and conditions. Clients in search of slimmer silhouettes can avail themselves of body wraps, which cocoon legs and torsos in a cellophane sheath designed to shed inches and promote the growth of nascent wings.
At Women's Health Warner Robins Medi-Spa & Aesthetics, family physician Dr. Anayo Umerah works with a team to fortify women against the slow advance of time. They utilize chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and prescription skin-care products to help patrons achieve beauty goals or look young enough to sneak back into the National Santa Claus Museum. In treatment rooms, noninvasive Venus Freeze units purr away, delivering pulses of radio and magnetic frequencies to sculpt bodies and tone skin. Dr. Umerah also puts to use experience accrued as a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Aesthetics Medicine, as well as a battery of high-tech devices, Botox, and nutritional supplements.
In a relaxing environment with a private treatment room and tranquil music, beauty specialists reduce wrinkles, cellulite, and other signs of aging. Aesthetics Anti-Aging Center attacks skin dimples with a massage-based cellulite treatment that firms and softens skin. Aestheticians remove unwanted hair with swipes of warm wax. Fine lines and wrinkles dissipate without discomfort or clothespins in “no needle Botox” treatments that use soy peptides and red marine algae to firm and tighten the skin.
The Jennifer Jones Massage & Skincare indulges spa-seekers with customized facials based around Bioelements products, which are free of synthetic colorants or perfumes. Each 45-minute facial begins with a SkinReading analysis, during which a pore whisperer deduces dermal issues and creates a personalized blend of ingredients, aromatherapy oils, and inkblot tests to draw them out. A deep-cleansing treatment clears pores and readies skins to absorb the full benefit of Bioelements’ exfoliating epidermal potions, with powers including anti-aging, firming, and oil control. A therapeutic serum and mask chosen to address specific skin issues tones skin with products made of natural ingredients such as lavender and Bulgarian rose. Stress melts from cheekbones during a soothing massage of the face, neck, and shoulders, which can increase circulation, dislodge stubborn toxins, and make complexions glow like a proud anglerfish parent.