Tara Swan, aesthetician at Wyndemyres Too!, offers soothing facial treatments that hydrate or attempt to combat acne or the signs of aging. Customers can also find a variety of nail, skincare, and wellness services—such as cuts, manicures, and massages—at the full-service salon and spa.
Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries are welltrained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essential frames, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY, or high-end frames from Versace. Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision, whereas specialty PearleThin complete lenses are lightweight heavyweights.
Kami Woodbury, an alum of the Douglas J Aveda Institute, keeps her passion for beauty burning at the recently renovated Modern Concepts Salon & Spa. She first opened in 2002 and moved in 2011 to a new space, where she surrounds herself with a staff of equally dedicated stylists, nail techs, and massage therapists. They foster a tranquil and upbeat environment in which they snip new ‘dos, pamper extremities with Shellac mani-pedis, and banish unwanted fuzz with waxing treatments. Luxuriating guests with complete makeovers, the skincare experts nourish expression palettes with facials and peels and render muscles free of stress with a variety of massage modalities and sweetly cooed lullabies.
With more than 10 years of body-beautifying experience, Courtney's Place Salon’s Courtney Bradley leads her fellow stylists into battle against errant fly-aways and frizz. Stylists shape hair into flattering ‘dos, nail specialists slather finger shields in Opi and Essie nail polish, and makeup artists prep customers for nights on the town or mornings at kabuki auditions. A slate of party packages pampers princesses aged 4–10, preteens aged 11–14, and divas aged 15–18 with mini facials, pedicures, and brow waxes.
When CBS’s The Doctors aired a segment on hair-regrowth therapy, they featured the same Lifegrow System offered by Miracle Hair Growth Centers. Health reporters on ABC News also reported positive results from the FDA-cleared, cold-laser Lifegrow 5000 treatment, which has been shown to increase hair density in up to 80% of patients after three to six months of treatment. Inside the center, certified technicians create individualized treatment plans for patients before handheld lasers comfortably circle scalps to increase blood flow, stimulate cell metabolism, check for alien life forms, and block the hair-loss-causing hormone DHT. Miracle Hair Growth Centers also carries pharmaceutical-grade, natural hair products such as shampoos, conditioners, and other topical tonics that help block DHT and may ameliorate the effects of treatment.
When stylist Kristen Jones joined the team at Changes Hair Design, her enthusiasm for her work was palpable. "Keeping my clients looking effortlessly amazing is my goal,” she says. Educating clients on at-home maintenance is also a priority for the six-year veteran stylist—she’s always happy to give styling tips or product recommendations for keeping hair healthy and out of the jam jar.
The CIMA Aesthetics doctors and certified aestheticians apply a medical perspective and commensurately advanced technology to each of their cosmetic procedures. During microdermabrasion treatments, specialized crystals skim and frolic across facial contours, stripping away dead skin and haphazardly placed "For Rent" fliers until your mug is pinchably soft and smooth. The safe scrubbers also refurbish oft-overlooked areas under the eyes and near the lips. After three treatments, the newly supple cells exhibit fewer wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and scream lines from overdramatic declarations of "No."