Laura Giacobbe's own before and after photos act as a testament to the promise she makes to clients. Before becoming a fitness and nutrition specialist and personal trainer, she carried extra pounds herself. Today she's trim and healthy—the same transformation she inspires in her clients. Her weight-loss programs combine realistic meal plans with exercise at partner business Power & Fitness Health Club, as well as education on healthy living.
As its name implies, Transitions Salon is all about change?but only the kind of change that complements clients' preexisting beauty. The salon's stylists can expertly cut and highlight hair of all types, but they always take time at the beginning of appointments to ask for their clients' input. This is important, as their color treatments can dramatically change any look by covering up grays and shifting blond shades to full-on palomino.
Since 2003, Greatcuts’ licensed cosmetologists have been fine tuning the hairdos of men, women, and children. They pay strong attention to detail in every service, whether they’re cleaning up men’s hairlines, ousting frizz with keratin smoothing treatments, or giving the Mona Lisa bangs. They also launch manes to new aesthetic heights with coloring treatments, deep conditioners, and perms, and wax away unwanted facial hairs.
The Hub at Holiday Inn's name isn't just a nod to role as a hub for socialization?it also hints at everything this combination eatery brings together. A casual bar and restaurant, caf?, food market, and media lounge with games are joined by an open layout. The aromas of New American and bistro-style cuisine waft from the kitchen, mingling with the sounds of clinking glasses and video games. In warm weather, the smells even snake out onto a spacious outdoor patio that features both a fire pit and a hitch for pet falcons. At breakfast, custom hot and cold dishes are made at three meal stations. Later on in the day, the culinary team prepares a spread of zesty chicken sandwiches and 8-ounce Angus burgers, as well as entrees such as USDA Grade-A Choice steaks, jumbo shrimp in sweet red chili sauce, and pastas tossed with vegetables or braised pork. Each can be paired with craft cocktails and glasses of international wine from the bar.
Joli Visage Permanent Cosmetics' master permanent cosmetic and medical-tattoo specialist Andrea takes an artistic approach to naturally enhancing features with permanent makeup. More than eight years of experience guide her hand as she deftly darkens brows, outlines eyes, or turns lips the color of a newborn fire engine. In addition to highlighting facial features, Lopez re-pigments skin after breast reconstruction and shades scar tissue to match the color of surrounding flesh.
After entering the lipstick-red door of the salon, clients consult with Andrea in the salon's design area amid pictures of scarlet lips, lined eyes, full eyebrows, and the 1987 Nato Summit. They then head to the procedure area and recline on a plush black-and-white massage bed, waiting for Andrea to apply the permanent pigment as a giant mural of a glamorous face reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe looks on.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.