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.
An Aveda concept salon, Denham & Company relies on top-notch service while slathering guests in a marinade of beautifying, botanically based products. Guests can nurture noodle nests with a women’s haircut ($40+) or men’s haircut ($28+) and conditioning treatment ($25+), as well as add a pigmented punch to specially selected strands with partial highlights ($60+). Waxing services are available to separate codependent brows ($16–$18) or to ensure faces ($40+), arms ($50), and legs ($40–$65) are as smooth as a saxophone’s soulful sound. Located in historic Market Square, Denham & Company fuses modern design accents with traditional architecture. The butter-colored walls and abundant greenery create a cozy and oxygen-filled environment, while rustic hardwood floors offer additional support to nonlevitating guests.
In the early 1960s, a young man dropped out of high school and got a job cutting hair at Saks Fifth Avenue. According to TribLive, he made $4.95 for his first haircut, and as this new job transformed into a burgeoning passion, he decided to sell his car to pay for tuition at Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. Philip Pelusi, this blue-collar boy with a modest past, eventually came to own 13 of his own salons, create signature hair and skincare product lines, and garner a slew of accolades, including being named one of the top 10 stylists in the country by InStyle magazine.
At Philip Pelusi Salons, each of the stylists specialize in Pelusi’s patented Volumetric haircutting method. Following architectural principles, the method takes face shape and hair texture into consideration as scissor snips carefully build from the bottom up to create a style that follows the hair’s natural growth pattern and preexisting electrical wiring. To complement this structural approach, the staff calls on Pelusi’s own line of eco-friendly, plant-derived salon formulas that are bolstered with sunscreens, proteins, and moisturizers to keep strands healthy. The salon magnate’s skincare and cosmetics formulas follow the same nourishing recipes and take a starring role in the salons’ menu of facials and makeup services.
Jerry and Linda Cammuso inaugurated their first spa-salon in the spring of 1974 within a modest 600-square-foot space in Monroeville. Even though a wealth of success eventually led the salon to relocate to a new 2,200-square-foot facility, the couple and their seasoned team still strives to maintain that same small, family-owned feel. Amid sky- and moss-hued walls, stately black mirrors float between individual beauty stations where stylists diligently snip, color, and style clients' tresses. A giant photomural depicts a palm tree leaning across a stretch of white sand toward glittering blue water as photos and art pieces throughout the salon allude to the tranquility of tropical locales. Within private rooms, aestheticians, cosmetologists, and massage therapists enhance statures through facials, waxing, and Swedish or deep-tissue massages. Colorful bottles of Paul Mitchell, Nioxin, and exclusive signature Cammuso products line the waiting area's ebony shelves, allowing clients to bring home the same products used by their stylists for at-home beauty maintenance and mid-commute hairspray fights.
A former model with 35 years of experience as a stylist and salon manager, Judy Petrigac knows a thing or two about makeovers. Over the years working with renowned stylists such as Arnold and Robert Zegarelli has helped Judy hone her craft and today she draws upon that experience to lead the team at Hair Images.
Though Judy's specialty is corrective color, the salon's hair services run the gamut from complimentary bang trims to permanent waves and foil highlights. She and her staff use products from brands such as Phyto and Wella to remodel tresses, and construct custom updos for weddings and other special events. Their skincare services, which employ Dermalogica products, are just as customized. Before treatments, aestheticians conduct face-mapping skin analyses to identify problem areas. Their facials then combat breakouts, dull skin, and signs of aging, depending on the client's needs and whether they prefer wearing a paper bag over their head. Clients can receive a full-on makeover by opting for waxing treatments, airbrush tanning sessions, and mani-pedis.
Tan Seekers not only has four levels of high-tech tanning beds and standup booths that bronze skin in as little as eight minutes, but also beds that do more than just tan. The Rejuvasun bed, for instance, combines tanning-bed lights with LED lights so it can simultaneously tan skin and boost collagen production to fight the signs of aging. Yet another bed, the Hydration Station, offers clients a steam-enhanced, hydrating sunless tan that dries without streaks. ?
Clients can top off their new looks with self-administered teeth-whitening sessions and, at certain locations, My-Lipo body-sculpting treatments. Complementing the tanning sessions are a variety of products, including a cooling lotion that feels almost as nice on freshly tanned skin as a hug from a snowman.