DSS Esthetic Laser School trains students with the laser-technician skills necessary to enter medical spa careers such as aestheticians, cosmetologists, medical assistants, nurses, nurses' assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians. Their one-day, eight-hour cosmetic laser-tech-certification course includes clinical hands-on training in laser hair removal, photofacials, skin tightening, as well as microdermabrasion and chemical peels, and does not require any prerequisites. With those new skills and certification earned, laser techs can expect to make up to $3,500 a month in their new careers.
Dr. Bhanu J. Shah helps men and women to improve their looks with Ageless Spa Medica’s full menu of cosmetic services. Her team of aestheticians rejuvenates skin, removes unruly hair, and sculpts bodies using lasers, injectable fillers, and minimally invasive liposuction. For home skincare regimens, Ageless Spa Medica sells dermatologist-formulated cleansers, exfoliators, anti-aging products, and anti-growing-up serums.
The sounds of a waterfall gently splashing against smooth blocks of granite fill visitors' ears and meld with the cacophony of hair snipping, blow-drying, and stylist-proffered wisdom that emanates from styling stations at La Bella Vita Salon. Behind the reception desk, curlicue script above flat-screen televisions announces the salon's name and thus eliminates any confusion patrons may have about where they are. Women, men, children, and ambulatory Chia Pets are all welcome at the elegantly appointed salon, where a comprehensive list of hair and makeup services are offered à la carte or bundled as bridal packages.
True to its name, Total Health Systems provides holistic, drug-free healthcare from a variety of angles. The center’s licensed and certified staff of doctors and massage therapists specializes in everything from chiropractic to personal training and physical therapy. Clients who wish to get back to a healthy weight after hibernating in a cave all winter can sign up for physician-supervised nutritional counseling.
At Crave's eco-friendly studio, the staff redesigns nails and bodies—either permanently or temporarily—with nailcare, tattoos, and makeup services. During manicures and pedicures, the technicians can use gel products for minimized odors and easier breathing, particularly apt for clients trying to see if their new tattoo of an ice-cream sundae works double-time as a scratch 'n' sniff.
When Andrew Bernard and Angela Marke chose to found a salon together in 2002, they combined more than their names. The duo shares a passion for continuing education and professional development, which ensures that their stylists and aestheticians routinely seek instruction from manufacturers, industry leaders, and Rosetta Stone etchings. This education helps the staff master the newest trends in spa and salon procedures.
Stylists can also use products for a variety of coloring, texturizing, or conditioning treatments that create dramatic new looks. A variety of hair and skincare products are available in their retail store. The aestheticians rejuvenate appearances with everything from custom facials to cutting-edge DermaSound treatments that can increase collagen production and restore youthful vigor to the skin.
A profusion of flowers frames the entrance to Salon Maison Rouge, hinting that the treatment rooms inside offer refuge from the hectic rituals of urban life. Their hints prove accurate—once inside, guests immediately take note of the wicker chairs, potted plants, and paintings arranged to promote relaxation. The salon’s stylists create music as they snip their shears, shaping new haircuts to complement the aestheticians’ makeovers. Before indulging in a moisturizing four-layer facial, help yourself to a complimentary snack or beverage and get dressed in the spa’s signature uniform: a soft robe and terrycloth top hat.