Framed black-and-white pictures fill the lemon-yellow and terra-cotta-red walls in Fratelli's Restaurant, evoking the casual ambiance of a family dining room beside the Mediterranean. The chefs demonstrate a similar commitment to homestyle comfort by faithfully re-creating familiar Italian-American staples. Ricotta-stuffed shells bake beneath a layer of mozzarella and marinara, and marsala sauce adds an extra dose of flavor to sautéed veal loin, chicken breast, or sliced rib-eye steak. Occasional maritime influences also work their way into the menu, as in the case of the housemade crab cakes and the shrimp or scallops in a spicy red sauce made with magma-marinated peppers.
Between the facials she gives at the Pain Relief Centre, aesthetician Abrina Fechter busily researches new skincare tips. One of her latest finds is a list of 10 foods that nourish complexions with vitamins and anti-aging agents. This she already knows well, given that her multistep treatments incorporate organic dark-chocolate masks rich with antioxidants or pineapple tonics that exfoliate while stimulating cellular renewal. She is locating these resources primarily for her clients, hoping her tips for holistic skincare—exercise, reduce stress, keep your face in an air-locked tupperware container when not in use—will catch on. To set clients on the path toward a glowing visage, she bathes dry pores in seaweed-enriched Repêchage tonics and layers on enzyme treatments from Rhonda Allison that obscure signs of aging.
Certified aesthetician Erica Parker treats a variety of skin and body issues inside her eponymous business. Using years of training and experience, she treats visages with microdermabrasion treatments, facial peels, and relaxing facials, which treat acne, signs of aging, and clogged pores. If clients have unwanted facial and body hair, she swiftly removes it with warm wax. Along with the medical director, Erica combines ultrasound, radio frequency, and infrared heat to reduce inches and tighten skin during non-surgical, body contouring treatments with Liposculpt, a painless procedure that requires no downtime.
The body-bronzing specialists at SunDaze Tanning Salon help pelts attain a darkened sheen through both UV and UV-free tanning services. For guests who once dated the sun and miss its warm embrace, 10 Ergoline tanning units—including a Sundash 252 Radius standup booth and a Prestige 1100 bed—shower artificial sunbeams upon exteriors. For a darker contour sans ultraviolet rays, spray-tan technician Megan airbrushes patrons at the studio, at parties, or during house calls—customizing an air-propelled solution to each client's complexion and desired look.
Although there may not be a medical professional at Tan Doctor, its staff is filled with experts. The salon is Smart Tan certified, so its staff members can guide clients to their best tanning options. Tan Doctor houses various levels of tanning beds and booths, which use a combination of 95% UVA rays and 5% UVB rays to bronze clients. Alternatively, the salon's UV-free Mystic Tan booth covers bodies with a skin-darkening formula that dries without unsightly streaks or crop circles.
It's easier to feel beautiful in an environment that's beautiful, too. That's why Beauty Zone 101 bedecks its softly lit treatment room with flowing sheer curtains and vases of brightly-colored blooms. Within this blissful setting, aesthetician Linda Newlin applies 20 years of beauty-industry experience to perform treatments ranging from body wraps to signature facials to micro-needling.