Jody fixes skin problems for the faces that pass through the doors of Salon 506. A microdermabrasion wand or miniature belt sander sloughs off layers of dead skin cells, leaving a healthy glow behind. She also arms herself with a squadron of Aveda products––including the radiance-inducing Perfecting Plant Peel––to uproot blackheads, zap away excess oil, and diminish the appearance of fine lines.
Owner and aesthetician Katrina Barringer opened Skin Essentials Laser and Medical Spa in 1999, and has since recruited an elite team of eight that includes a physician and a licensed acupuncturist. Each of the women on staff boasts a specialty such as bamboo-fusion massage, eyelash extensions, or aromatherapy that smells like colors. Barringer's interests are of an academic complexion, as she penned an award-winning paper and is one of 67 laser technicians without an M.D. degree to be accepted into the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Housed within an inviting red-brick home, Cassandra’s Family Salon and Day Spa ushers clients into spacious rooms filled with natural light. Hair services commence at sleek white porcelain shampooing stations, and facials and body-sculpting treatments transpire in private treatment rooms dimmed by sturdy curtains. The salon also comprises a toddler-friendly playroom with books, toys, and a racecar activity rug where kids can get an early start on parallel-parking skills.
At NorthEast Ear, Nose, and Throat Center, adult and pediatric otolaryngologists address virtually every malady that can affect a person’s facial structures. Doctors James Dziadziola and Jamie Scaglione treat allergies, sinusitis, and sore throats, as well as provide hearing tests and hearing aids. Additionally, the clinic administers skincare services including facials, peels, and masks made with natural ingredients such as papaya puree and pumpkin enzymes. These facial treatments can improve a variety of skin problems including acne, sun damage, and wrinkles.
At Glowing Skin & Nails, Shannon Tzikas has a knack for making her guests look and feel beautiful. And her skill comes not from applying makeup or altering their appearance, but rather by uncovering the fresh, healthy skin beneath. She customizes facials to suit her clients' individual needs, whether they have issues with acne, need to relax, or want to beat a newborn baby in a Most Youthful-Looking Skin competition. She also provides microdermabrasions to slough off dead skin and therapeutic masks to rejuvenate it.
Guided by plastic surgeon and owner Dr. Martin Blue, the staff at Mirage Medi Spa cleanses and exfoliates complexions with treatments customized to clients' skin concerns, from hair-removing Brazilian and bikini waxes to medical-grade chemical peels. To ensure the staff meets high standards, each employee is handpicked based on their medical training and then encouraged to further develop their skills with prescription Obagi advanced training and PCA medical skincare line advanced training. At the med-spa, the aestheticians draw on their extensive knowledge during consultations. Understanding that each client's skin is as unique as a snowflake’s thumbprint, the staff scrutinizes skin with a complete analysis. Then, their creativity comes into play. The team uses that information to customize a facial, chemical peel, or microdermabrasion treatment, blending medical-grade ingredients to address concerns ranging from acne to rosacea.