Dr. Shai Shinhar and his aesthetician wife, Rachel Shinhar, beautify exteriors with advanced cosmetic procedures and clarifying skin treatments. Warm wax coats areas below the black belt before a technician pulls hair from the root in swift swipes. Smooth skin remains for days, though hair often grows back denser and with more fear-induced respect. The med spa requests at least two weeks of hair growth for hair removal and recommends that the client refrain from tanning for at least two days and discontinue the use of prescription exfoliants prior to treatment.
Aesthetician Emma Stern, the founder of Skin Solutions, creates customized treatments for each client using organic products. Stern uses non-invasive techniques to create gentle treatments, offering her clients waxing services, facials, microdermabrasion, and peels, among other skincare services.
Pamper Me Salon & Spa's troupe of stylists and aestheticians bring an intuitive sense of color, shape, and texture to their beautifying work. A full bikini wax uproots unwanted bristle without razor burn or resulting stubble, creating a sleek swimsuit contour in time for beach season or No Pants Friday at the office. Those looking to maintain their face frames can groom and revivify locks with a cut and color. Head feathers are snipped and shaped, matched with a single-process color from root to tip, then styled and blown dry in their gorgeous new incarnation. All trimming and depilation is performed in a freshly renovated studio, bright and airy with pale tiling, wooden accents, and curtains woven from fairy dresses.
When Tuscan Hills’ owners first opened their rustic Italian spot, they followed the old Italian tradition of placing a horseshoe upside-down over the door to keep negative energy out. But as customers came in to try the new spot, they kept pointing out that the horseshoe was hanging the wrong way, so they switched it. After that, they had the worst week since they’d opened—so they turned it face-down again, and Tuscan Hills has been a charm to the owners and their customers ever since.
With exposed-brick walls, flickering candles, and folded linen napkins, Tuscan Hills feels like an Italian hideaway. As guests gather around tables to chat over glasses of wine, chefs toss pasta with seafood, fresh vegetables, and meats and then pull bubbling 13-inch pizzas from the brick oven. Main dishes include braised chuck of wild boar smothered in brown sauce and served over polenta as well as the signature traditional Tuscan-style fish stew, cacciucco alla livornese, which is baked with a crispy bread crust. Family-style platters of pasta, steak, and other dishes bring groups together to share the brimming platters or finally satisfy the hunger of yetis out to treat themselves.
Starting when it opened in 1994, Rani Spas' image specialists have been polishing impressions through waxing, facials, massage, hairstyling, and mani-pedi services. The expert aestheticians enhance skin with a medley of visage-rejuvenating treatments, including the smoothing crystal collagen facial and the Synergie peel, which combines a powerful chemical peel with microdermabrasion to repair skin damaged from acne, sun exposure, and professional-apple-bobbing careers. The spa's stylists also tend to coifs with strand transformations ranging from cuts and updos to highlights and moisturizing treatments, and fuzz fields are left clean and sleek through gentle waxing and traditional threading methods.
Most Popular Service: Laser [hair removal], facials, massage
Brands Used: Artistry, Dermologica
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Handicap Accessible: No