Sarah Conner loves a lot of things about being a stylist, but her favorite part, hands down, is the people. Beyond techniques and products, her primary focus is to ensure that her clients are happy with the way they look??a philosophy that has been cultured during 14 years in the industry. Now, at Salon 77 West, Sarah can manufacture sleek layers and enliven bland stands with bold color highlights. Clients may also solicit Sarah for a swift eyebrow wax, skincare advice, or ask questions such as ?what kind of products should I use?? and ?how does my uncle keep pulling quarters from behind my ear??
Though it may seem counterintuitive to pile on exercises to heal people recovering from injury, that?s exactly what SportsPlus founder and president Ed Le Cara aims to do. He?s a PhD candidate in athletic training, former frontline medic for the army, current medical and science consultant with 24 Hour Fitness, and is certified by the American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board and the National Academy of Sports Medicine, among others. Armed with a staggering slew of futuristic equipment?such as the functional movement screen?Dr. Le Cara builds practical exercise routines that help people speed through rehab or prevent injuries altogether.
Le Cara works with a staff of injury prevention and rehabilitation experts whose qualifications include chiropractic and athletic training. Their services range from the expected?gait analysis and massage therapy to get postures in line and ease pain?to the esoteric, such as an antigravity treadmill and underwater chiropractics that give exercise routines to people who otherwise wouldn't be able to work out.
The physician-supervised and highly trained staff at Norcal Medical focuses its energies on weight-loss treatments, dermal fillers, and Botox sessions. They consult with clients to find the best of five injectables to firm and hydrate their skin. Their medical-weight-loss center finds slimming strategies to suit clients of all ages, and Zerona laser liposuction helps achieve the results that diet, exercise, and constant fidgeting can't accomplish. Each painless treatment results in no redness, swelling, or downtime for clients, who can have the procedure done during their lunch breaks. Dr. Lana Burkhead presides over the clinic's celebrations of youth.
A licensed aesthetician and cosmetology-school graduate, Stacey Witt is well-versed in the importance of skincare as it relates to beauty. She applies sunscreen at the conclusion of facials to ward off harmful UV rays, and she wields products that work with a variety of skin types to unclog pores and brighten complexions. Witt approaches each of her treatments with attentiveness, whether she is performing an enzyme peel, a lip treatment, or a makeup application for paparazzi-heavy treks to take out the garbage.
Lucia Papale engineers a broad lineup of therapeutic and aesthetic services. Drawing on more than a decade of experience, she offers massage therapy, bodywork, medical skincare, and physical rehabilitation for Ironman competitors. She also regularly attends continuing-education seminars to hone her skills. All her services?from therapeutic massages to exfoliating microdermabrasions?begin with a one-on-one consultation so she can tailor them to clients' particular needs.
From behind Gamma Salon's futuristic, chocolate-hued salon chairs, skilled stylists attend to manes with Kérastase, L'Oréal Professional, Inoa, and Schwarzkopf products. Before the first snip, they consult with clients to determine the best cuts and hues to complement face shapes, lifestyles, and humidity levels inside spacesuits. Additionally, stylists texturize hair with perms, add volume and length with extensions, and soften and unwind curls with relaxer treatments.