At Pure Beauty Salon and Spa, cosmetologist Candice wields Benniefactor and Redken products and dons a range of hats, performing nearly every salon service known to the beauty industry. Her lengthy menu of treatments heralds image-altering aesthetics, from starter locs and silk straightening to facial waxing. Along with salon care, Candice relieves clients' muscle pain and treats ameliorating migraines with customizable massages. The intimate salon space shelters male and female clients from the outside world, where stresses caused by work and obnoxiously loud commercial radio offer little retreat.
The massage therapists at Nature Cure Ayurvedic Spa have just one problem with western massage techniques: they're all the same. Focused on treating the mind, body, and soul, they understand that clients come in a range of shapes and sizes, bustling with varying energies and ailments. During each ayurvedic massage, the team takes care to listen to each individual's ?prakriti,? or body condition, before applying warm oils in proportion to the body's needs that lubricate strokes designed to relax the body, boost metabolism, and improve the complexion of the skin. In addition to relaxing muscles, the spa also beautifies visages with ayurveda facials that are customized to the client's own skin type and use natural and organic products to cleanse and moisturize the skin.
Laser aesthetics might seem like a recent phenomenon, but PHR Centers' staff members have been using lasers to address clients' cosmetic needs since 1981. This gives them experience far beyond what you might expect in their industry. Dr. Amy DeRosa?a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon?oversees the centers' teams of registered nurses, licensed aestheticians, and laser technicians, who work together to treat a wide range of concerns by using the latest equipment and techniques.
By focusing on nonsurgical solutions to common aesthetic issues, PHR Centers can grant clients dramatic effects without the downtime of plastic surgery or the risks of time travel. The experts call on the Palomar Vectus cosmetic laser system to eradicate unwanted hair while cooling the skin for a more comfortable experience, and use Vaser Lipolysis, SmartLipo, and radio-frequency-based Vanquish treatments to contour clients' bodies by targeting stubborn fat deposits. To achieve a more youthful appearance, Deka SmartXide DOT therapy helps improve skin tone and texture by stimulating collagen production, and Botox, dermal fillers, and chemical peels work to soften wrinkles and rejuvenate the complexion.
Alongside a highly trained staff, board-certified dermatologist Audrey J. Bruell channels more than 20 years' worth of skincare expertise into ousting unsightly spider veins with Cool Touch laser treatments. Clients can snipe at troublesome squiggles anywhere on their bodies during the 30-minute procedure, which causes minimal discomfort. As a relatively painless alternative to sclerotherapy, the session requires no downtime and results in minimal bruising for all skin types. Multiple appointments may be necessary depending on each patient and the number of Road Closed signs erected for joyriding blood cells.
Rio Massage & Brazilian Waxing's services are simple: they specialize in banishing muscle tension with massages, and unwanted body hair with waxing. Massage therapists are well versed in deep-tissue, medical, and sports massage techniques and apply them to uproot stress buried in clients' shoulders, backs, and wishbones. Waxing treatments help clients showcase hairless bikini zones, bare underarms, and smooth legs.
Sunlight pours through the large windows of Aarie Styles. Inside, the stylists are busy at their stations, beautifying men, women, and kids' locks with haircuts. They also upgrade hair with color, perms, and feather extensions—or go the opposite route and just get rid of it with waxing services.