The studio at Javier's Hair Salon and Day Spa strikes a bold visual impression, what with the black-leather styling chairs, brushed-metal accents, and a natural-wood floor that resembles wave-washed sand—all set against a blue wall. This artistic statement mirrors the approach of Javier Campos and his team—including stylist Pamela Coder— who style women's, men's, and children's hair with salon services such as haircuts, coloring, and keratin smoothing treatments. The staff's expertise further extends to aesthetic and spa services, such as facials, mani-pedis, waxing, and massage.
At Erase-A-Tat, a team of doctors and medical professionals employs laser technology to fade or remove unwanted tattoos. Short laser pulses target specific pigments, removing outdated designs or last week's grocery list over the course of several treatments. The staff puts client care first, welcoming questions and concerns and striving to always be on-call to provide quick answers. And though tattoo removal is their specialty, they harness powerful beams during services designed to treat uneven skin pigmentation, nail fungus, or spider veins.
A decade of practice has strengthened the skills of Joshua Stockton, the namesake therapist behind Rejuvenation Massage Therapy by Joshua. He customizes his Swedish and deep-tissue treatments to each client in packages that last 60, 70, or 90 minutes. To make the experience both restorative and pleasant, Joshua strives to make the setting for his massages as relaxing as a nap on a boat in the middle of Lake Tranquility.
Kristen Burtt's friends have always loved her back rubs. "For some reason, I could always feel the muscles with my hands," she says. "They knew what to do." She took that as a sign and went to school to improve her muscle-kneading prowess. Today, she taps into her natural gifts and education as she lavishes her clients with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massages. Her favorites are hot stone and lomi-lomi, a Hawaiian full-body massage that she gives with her forearms as clients recline on a bed of ukuleles.
Kristen keeps the lights dim and the music low as she kneads weary muscles within her private massage room, which she's outfitted in earthy browns, blacks, and mauves. She says that when she finishes each appointment, her clients emerged relaxed and focused. "I take the pains away so you can focus more on life," she says.
Since its founding team consists of a full-fledged doctor of osteopathic medicine and a medical aesthetician, Lea's Aesthetics rolls out a list of beauty services more akin to that at a plastic surgery center than a spa. Powerful chemical peels, medical-grade fillers such as Botox and Juvéderm, and even hormone therapy are on the menu, along with gentler facials. To add a bit of glamour to faces after they've been revitalized, aestheticians also provide eyelash extensions and brow tinting.
Physician assistant Michelle Garcia-Reyes named her business according to a philosophy of exuberance: the goal of all her medical-grade chemical peels and laser services is to make clients "feel unbelievably new." Long serving as a family doctor in the community, Dr. Joaquin Reyes lends his physician's expertise to the clinic and his collection of trick stethoscopes to waiting patients in need of entertainment.