New Health Centers consists of more than 400 health-care practitioners across the country, each working to alleviate physical discomfort with natural techniques. Doctors work in conjunction with licensed massage therapists to soothe aches, pains, and relieve stress.
More than 32 years ago, master colorist Frank Commisso envisioned an elegant and contemporary setting where clients could relax and enjoy expert beauty services. Today, candelabras and flower arrangements add classic flare to the modern décor of Adesso Hair Salon, which offers both hair and mani-pedi services. Floor-to-ceiling mirrors keep an eye on clients as experienced stylists trim locks, paint tresses with natural color, and create elaborate topiary hair gardens. Along one wall, soft black chairs cradle customers as stylists massage scalps with shampoo or protein-rich conditioners. In a video profile of Adesso Hair Salon, Commisso explains that in the industry, "The trend is that there is no trend—we are becoming very personalized with the individual." With this in mind, Commisso ensures that clients receive services that highlight their unique attributes.
At House of Addixion Tattoo Company, artists George Woodiwiss and Matt Murphy ink human canvases with detailed artwork that lasts a lifetime. Their skills are varied, ranging from realism to surrealism, calligraphy, and dark horror, having created a mammoth portfolio of work over their years at the trade. While the artists add pigment and shade to skins, Dezy Schirmer preps lobes, navels, eyebrows, and more for adornments with her piercing prowess.
Starting when it opened in 1994, Rani Spas' image specialists have been polishing impressions through waxing, facials, massage, hairstyling, and mani-pedi services. The expert aestheticians enhance skin with a medley of visage-rejuvenating treatments, including the smoothing crystal collagen facial and the Synergie peel, which combines a powerful chemical peel with microdermabrasion to repair skin damaged from acne, sun exposure, and professional-apple-bobbing careers. The spa's stylists also tend to coifs with strand transformations ranging from cuts and updos to highlights and moisturizing treatments, and fuzz fields are left clean and sleek through gentle waxing and traditional threading methods.
Satori Laser Hair Removal's technology arsenal is a treasure trove of FDA-approved beauty treatments. There are the Candela lasers—the GentleYag, GentleLase, and GentleLase Pro—that harness a variety of wavelengths and power levels to erase unwanted hair from nearly any skin type. There's also the VelaShape II, designed to zap fat and contour the body, and the eTwo infrared and radio-frequency system and DiamondTome microdermabrasion machine that help stave off the signs of aging. The spa's specialists call on expert training and viewings of lots of science-fiction movies to wield these devices in a range of noninvasive regimens.
When they’re not bettering clients with laser-based services, the staff at Satori Laser Hair Removal is improving the world at large. The spa donates 15% of its profits to charities such as the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Doctors Without Borders, and the International Rescue Committee, which helps people rebuild their lives after humanitarian crises.
The cosmetic enhancement professionals at Laser Clinique aesthetically improve the human form with or without sending it under the knife. Nonsurgical solutions to dermal imperfections include laser treatments and microdermabrasion, whereas surgical procedures more dramatically bolster physiques with implants, laser-assisted liposuction, and laser face-lifts.
"Individuality is crucial," says Richard Calcasola, the founder and mastermind behind Maximus Spa Salon. He's referring to the importance of understanding a client's lifestyle and habits before providing a haircut, ensuring that each resulting look is both unique and maintainable. Listening is a skill Calcasola has stressed to his team for more than 40 years, and it has earned him a reputation for being friendly and approachable even as he helps set international styling trends.
At Maximus, Calcasola oversees a staff of beauty professionals who draw on his lessons to cut and color hair. They also perform a number of other spa-related services, treating guests to waxing treatments, manicures, and skin-firming facials. When he's not consulting with celebrities and trimming the tresses of publications such as Vogue and the New York Times, Calcasola can often be spotted making the rounds at the salon himself.