Board-certified physician Dr. Gater believes that the sure-fire path to health is not prescription medications, but good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. ?If I could,? says Dr. Gater on her bio, ?I?d love to hand a patient running shoes and a tasty plate of vegetables instead of constantly scribbling out prescriptions.? That?s why her weight-loss programs focus on the whole person, providing not only meal recommendations and supplements but also regular coaching in order to instill participants with self-help skills and good eating and exercise habits. With the right lifestyle changes, Dr. Gater believes that the body can transform itself for the better. AdvoCare?s 24-day challenges are tailored to all lifestyles and health issues, from office workers with flagging energy to athletes looking for a boost in performance. Dr. Gater also specializes in aesthetic treatments, such as radiofrequency skin tightening and cellulite reduction, along with primary and urgent medical care.
A compass rose adorns the modern stone salon floor at Glitz Salon & Spa, its eight points indicating the stylists surrounding it as they cut, color, and style the hair of their clients. Behind the white leather styling chairs, the staffers wield their blow-dryers and brushes to add a polishing finish to modern and classic new ‘dos. A glittering entryway chandelier adds a touch of romantic softness to the otherwise sleek decor, much like the face-framing bangs on the Venus de Milo.
Certified CelluSleek technician Darlene Williams-Roberts uses modern technology to combat cellulite and unshapely silhouettes. The CelluSleek system delivers a combo of suction and skin manipulation that works to break down puckered tissue and promote lymphatic drainage. This helps yield slimmer thighs and more toned tushes without the risks of surgery or the hassle of taking your birthday suit to the dry cleaner.
Erica Conerly is a certified medical skincare specialist and a licensed cosmetologist who works out of Paris Artisan Salon. Passionate about beauty, she specializes in natural locks and skincare treatments for a diverse range of skin tones. She offers chic haircuts, keratin straightening treatments, box braids, roller sets, weaves, and full facial waxing in a friendly, upbeat atmosphere.
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.
The nail artists at Oh! So Nat-Tru-ral Nail Salon keep hands and feet looking and feeling young with a menu of pampering manicures and pedicures. The crew meticulously grooms cuticles and shapes nails into perfect parabolas without the assistance of a graphing calculator. They also employ an arsenal of skin-softening lotions and serums infused with natural ingredients, such as grapefruit extracts and tea-tree oils. With help from OPI, Creative Nail Design, and Solar Nails, techs gussy up digits with a rainbow of hues and no-chip Shellac polishes. The nail designers also cater to diabetic clients with specific treatments and sugar-free tools.