Dr. Scott Chapin has built his solid reputation on myriad breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and liposuction treatments performed over the last 15 years. At Chapin Aesthetics, he shepherds a staff with the same stringent work ethic and aim toward improving the way clients look and feel. The clinic offers a number of non-surgical procedures, including skin-smoothing Botox injections and chemical peels. Laser treatments, meanwhile, successfully remove unwanted body hair, acne, spider veins, and tattoos, as well as tattoos of once-loved spider veins that have since broken up.
To more effectively treat a range of skin and hair types, the medically supervised clinicians at Style MedSpa/Laser Hair Removal Center utilize a range of advanced technologies, including long-pulsed Alexandrite, Diode, YAG, and IPL cosmetic laser systems. Although these systems mainly target unwanted stubble, the staff also treats signs of sun damage, fine lines, and spider veins with similar laser therapies. Botox and other dermal fillers are also available to combat aging. Even the teeth-whitening treatments and exfoliating facials rely on cutting-edge equipment from NASA's top-secret spas.
Below overhead lights, which cast a buttery glow on Level 2 Hair Designs’ polished wood floors and white walls, skilled stylists chisel elegant layers and highlight strands with Redken and Goldwell products. Clients may also solicit the salon for a restorative facial or nix unwanted hair with a swift wax or electrolysis treatment.
With skilled technique and personalized service, Alan Reed brings opulent extras to every one-on-one styling session. Each tress-taming treatment starts with a calming cup of herbal tea, which sets the cranial table for a soothing scalp massage and rejuvenating shampoo scrubbing. Like a graceful dolphin or a narcissistic manatee, the formaldehyde-free Global Keratin therapy dives effortlessly below the surface of the flowing follicular sea to smooth, condition, and fight flyaway frizz for up to five months. Appropriate for all hair types, this fast, effective treatment holds up long after application, shielding each strand from harmful UV rays, chemicals, and existential epiphanies.
For clients with curly hair, trips to Synergy Hair Salon don't inspire anxiety. That's because the stylists specialize in cutting, de-frizzing, straightening, and caring for curly manes. The salon has an on-staff stylist who trained at the Deva Curl Institute in NYC. This allows her to not only provide cuts customized to spiraling hair, but also instruct her clients in the proper care of curls. For clients who want to change things up, the staff can smooth hair with thermal hair straightening treatments. They can even perm naturally-straight hair into perfect spirals to give hair a light, bouncy texture. No matter what style customers walk out with, stylists infuse hair with an extra dose of healthy oils with their products made with vegan nutrients. These help moisturize hair so that it is protected from the elements without wearing a plastic cap or always driving in the direction away from the rain.
Susan Matthews has an unusual background for a salon owner—she acts as a guest host on QVC, writes on a freelance basis, and advocates for child-abuse victims, but isn’t a stylist. Instead, she draws her inspiration from a job she held during her college years as a salon receptionist, and channels this insider knowledge toward running La Vie de Luxe, a spa she founded on her own. She and her staff make sure that the space lives up to its name, which means "luxury life"—they dole out champagne drinks, gourmet snacks, spa water, and deeds to yachts before performing hair or cosmetic services. The spa's nailcare treatments make use of high-end products from OPI, Essie, and Bubalina, and its menu of services includes facials for both men and women.