Dr. Daniel A. Sterling holds a double board certification for general surgery and plastic surgery—and both come in handy at Sterling Plastic Surgery. There, he and his staff combine a cosmetic surgeon's tools with a medical surgeon's knack for keeping patients comfortable and informed. The many cosmetic procedures he performs—breast augmentation, facelifts, liposuction, and skin reconstruction for cancer patients. Yet if the thought of surgery conjures up too many memories of losing at Operation, Dr. Sterling's licensed aesthetician Lisa Finch performs noninvasive skincare treatments such as diamond tip microdermabrasion and Vi peels, both of which help reduce the appearance of aging.
As a massage therapist and holistic esthetician, Rebecca Buttignol knows how to help clients unwind and reveal their own natural beauty. With certifications in alternative healing modalities, such as Reiki, acupressure, and Emotional Freedom Technique, she also understands the impact spiritual and energetic health have on all-around wellbeing. At Wave Healing Arts, Rebecca taps into all of these skills to help guests find balance and peace in their everyday life. Her diamond microdermabrasion treatments gently exfoliate the topmost layer of skin to treat surface imperfections, and Swedish massages melt tension with flowing strokes instead of detailed accounts of gruesome Viking battles. Her Energy HealingWork treatments incorporate vibrational healing techniques to align the body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
Headed by Michele Sasmor, a board-certified doctor who specializes in reconstructive surgery, and comprising aestheticians versed in medspa technology, Pellé Medical Spa features advanced methods for reversing signs of aging. Lasers play a big role in the treatments here, helping clients rid themselves of unwanted body hair or attain, through photo facials, toned complexions. Other cosmetic treatments made possible through science include scar reduction, skin resurfacing, and Botox. And aestheticians also conduct decidedly less-clinical skincare treatments such as facials and microdermabrasions, giving clients a wide variety of means to achieve their goals, whether they're trying to treat a specific blemish or simply look like the Gerber baby.
Salon Studio M prides itself on being both edgy and classic. Its stylists can create timeless cuts or trendy color treatments, natural highlights or up-to-the-minute styles. In addition to hair services, the salon also offers tanning, mani-pedis, facials, waxing, and eyelash extensions.
Inside a sea-foam green shingled house nestled on a verdant, wooded property, A Pot of Gold Gift Shop hoards more than 5,000 European beads and charms. Owner Laurette Baenziger leads jewelry-making classes where guests can craft bracelets using their favorites from a selection of more than 2,000 shiny charm beads that would drive a magpie to madness. In addition to premade jewelry and handbags, the shop stocks natural shea-butter skin lotion from Dolce Mia and Swanky Sweet Pea bath products shaped like cupcakes and cookies that soothe and smoothen skin with cocoa butter or sweet almond oil.
Earthly Roots Hair Studio owner Moira Brouillard's career was on a roll. After working for an Aveda Concept Salon in Atlanta, her styling work was featured in Lucky and Teen magazines––a stylist's dream come true. But then something strange happened. She found she was becoming extremely sensitive to hair products containing synthetic chemicals. Rather than let it deter her from her passion, she began researching alternatives, and the results were startling—roughly 95% of beauty products are composed of some form of toxic element. This led her to start her own hair studio. At Earthly Roots, clients can seek cut and coloring treatments with nontoxic and organic products, which employ herbs such as indigo and cassia rather than aggressive substances such as ammonia.