Essential Clinical Aesthetics' expert technicians melt away subcutaneous body fat with a barrage of Zerona body-sculpting treatments. Each 40-minute noninvasive procedure employs laser light to break down the walls of fat cells in much the same way as lighthouses use lasers to break down invading warships. This liposuction alternative targets specific body areas such as the love handles, stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or chin. Zerona treatments result in very little pain, unlike other common cellulite treatments, such as lying in the path of a steamroller.
The team at Jon Ric Salon has one goal: make their clients look and feel like royalty, even though royalty is illegal in the US. To do so, the staff combines their skills with high-quality products from brands such as Wella, Rusk, and Pravana. In addition to their full slate of hair and nail services, they also do waxing and makeup applications. The salon’s interior features hanging yellow lights, elegant wood-framed mirrors with pedestals, flowers, and homey lamps that make other fluorescent-light salons look like interrogation rooms. Conveniently, Jon Ric Salon stays open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
Kathy Schisler brings 23 years of nailcare experience MeJon Spa. Here, her focused and deliberate techniques yield well-manicured nails topped with classic lacquer or long-lasting gel polish, and her commitment to clients turns simple procedures into experiences more indulgent than bathing in a gourmet-chocolate fountain. For example, the ultimate spa pedicure begins with a therapeutic foot whirlpool and includes an exfoliating scrub, mask, and hot towels.
At Nails by Diosa, licensed nail technician Diosa Urtarte takes tired appendages and turns them into healthy, beautiful hands and feet. She does this by taking a deliberate and attentive approach to nails, working the finer points so that every finger- and toe-nail shines with polish and is surrounded by neat cuticles and soft skin. She offers multiple manicure and pedicure options, plus a number of luxurious add-ons such as paraffin dips, which leave skin soft and smooth enough to elicit random handshakes from strangers.
The varnish artists at Tokyo Nails work in a variety of media, including gel, acrylic, and regular old nail polish. They skillfully trim and shape nails or soften paws with lotions, paraffin dips, or oven mitts full of petroleum jelly. Children are welcome at their salon—they even have a special menu of services for tykes aged 10 and younger.