Capristo Salon & Wellness Spa is more than just a beauty haven—it's a family legacy. The late founder, Bruce Capristo, started styling hair at the age of 19. He owned and operated many successful salons in the Pittsburgh area beginning in the 1960s, including his flagship site—Capristo International—where he worked alongside his wife, Cheech. Bruce established a strong reputation while working in fashion, film, and television; he even styled hair on the set of the 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead.
The location that Bruce opened on Ellsworth Avenue has now been going strong for more than 25 years. When Bruce passed away in 2006, his son Roman—a master stylist who trained with the likes of Vidal Sassoon and Bumble and bumble—took over the business, continuing his father's dream. And although she no longer works as an aesthetician and stylist, you might still see Cheech helping out behind the scenes.
The laid-back atmosphere at the salon and spa keeps both clients and staffers happy; in fact, some of the stylists have been with the company since the very beginning. The crew hands out complimentary martinis on Wednesday evenings, pampering guests with custom facials and body wraps. In a private spa-party room filled with padded chairs and sheer drapery, the beauty experts ply brides-to-be or birthday girls with complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres.
Tending to bodies for more than 30 years, The Skin Center Medical Spa enhances innate beauty through noninvasive laser treatments, anti-aging skin therapies, and cosmetic enhancements. Conceived by Dr. Dominic Brandy, the current medical director at three Pittsburgh locations, and overseen by the Columbus location's medical director, Dr. Fernando Colon, the minimally invasive QuickLift mini face-lift helps tighten the lower face, neck, and jawline with a dramatically shortened recovery time. The Skin Center's experts revitalize all components of the face, targeting veins, hair, or Mona Lisa?shaped birthmarks through surgical solutions and high-tech injections. Vascular surgeons Dr. Jerome Itzkoff and Dr. Marios Panayides and specialize in minimally invasive surgeries such as such as endovenous laser ablation, phlebectomy, and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy to serve skin below the head.
At WychFit Personal Training, customized exercise plans and light therapy are the weapons of choice in taking down unwanted fat. The trainer's team of experienced fitness coaches work with clients to build customized training plans, each based on the client's lifestyle and a set of achievable goals. Trainers implement these plans during personal-training sessions in the workout room.
To combat particularly stubborn pounds, clients can opt for sessions with a 16-pad Lipo-Light LED therapy device. When placed on specific points on the client's body, these pads stimulate a noninvasive process called litolysis. Light waves open the membranes of targeted adipose cells to release fatty acids, helping to break down body fat. Following each session, these fats are removed through the metabolic process.
At Laser & Rejuvenation Center of Pittsburgh, a two-person staff performs a sprawling menu of nonsurgical skincare services, a feat that speaks to each specialist's multifaceted talents. Under the medical direction of Dr. Lawrence C. Biskin, the center firms up faces with Botox and Dysport injections, expels veins with sclerotherapy, and reduces the appearance of acne, fine lines, and indentations from kissing baseball cleats with Fraxel laser resurfacing. The comfortable center prides itself on discreet, professional care, and carries pharmaceutical-grade SkinCeuticals products to help patients maintain their supple skin at home.
At New You Wellness & Aesthetics, the staff strives to provide patients with the latest in aesthetic technology. Their services include photo rejuvenation, body-contouring lipo-light, and whole-body vibration. A range of Botox and filler products equip them to leave faces smooth and youthful looking.
The award-winning Dr. Dinakar Golla, a board-certified plastic surgeon at Golla Center for Plastic Surgery and Sacred Image Med Spa, has been recognized by universities, Merck, and the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. When he's not lecturing, publishing articles, and teaching other surgeons to perfect their skills and properly quote medical dramas, Dr. Golla joins his team to help patients look and feel their best. Traditional surgical options, such as rhinoplasty and tummy tucks, join injectables and laser treatments to comprise a full menu of rejuvenating services.