As Brenda Carbone’s arthritis became more and more severe, she had to make a choice: undergo surgery on her neck vertebrae or accept a life dependent on pain medications and sleeping pills. Luckily for Brenda, she discovered the whole-body vibration machine, capable of easing her pain—and helping her shed 30 pounds—without assistance from traditional medicine. Today, Brenda and her colleague, Kristy Carbone, help others find relief at her clinic, O2 Wellness.
O2 offers more than the whole-body vibration treatment, though. In the way of weight loss, they present solutions ranging from HCG, a belly-fat-burning peptite, to soothing sessions in the infrared sauna. They also render facial treatments to turn back the clock without the dire consequences of time travel, such as never meeting your ex-spouse. Beyond getting exteriors into shape, Brenda and staff also offer various options for pain relief.
From wall-length windows, passersby peek into the fuchsia halls of U-Wink Eyelash Extensions and watch as experts carefully elongate lashes and transform normal eyelashes into dynamic and striking blinking machines. During the eyelash-extension sessions, the specialists bond between 30 and 120 individual lashes made of synthetic materials, silk, or mink to natural lashes, meticulously skipping baby lashes in order to avoid disrupting the lashes’ natural lifecycle. In addition to lashes, the specialists dress eyes and faces with mineral eye shadows during makeovers or makeup lessons using a handful of the 40 colors that can be used as eye shadow, lip gloss, eyeliner, nail polish, or thought bubbles.
Owner and founder Jackie Dark, a longtime eyelash-extension customer, wanted to introduce others to the beauty service that shortened her daily routine. She and her team of certified aestheticians and cosmetologists at Lovely Lash Salon & Cosmetic Center dedicate the practice solely to instant beauty fixes. Some of the services they offer include eyelash extensions—with synthetic or mink lashes in varying sizes, lengths, and styles, they add volume to guests' eyes, making them look alert and fresh during all hours without using mascara. They also perm and tint lashes, as well as spray tanning, teeth whitening, and help improve figures with VelaShape body shaping.
V Nails Facial & Waxing Spa Boutique tends to skin needs and enhances facial features with spa services using products from such brands as Shira Organics, PCA Skin, Image Skincare and Lavish Lashes. Skincare services cleanse deep into pores and exfoliate the face to treat each client's specific needs. Nail services gild finger and toe tips with gel overlays and dramatic colors. Mink lashes rest along the lid, providing longer, thicker flutters that can convince traffic cops to let you off with a warning or borrow their badge.
To say Leisa Erickson has an eye for details would be putting it mildly. Each day, she hovers above the peaceful faces of her clients with sleek, silver instruments in her hands. She uses these tools to glue synthetic extensions to each lash, one at a time. That's why she opened The Lash Lounge—to create a haven both for her craft and the women that appreciate the drama that lush, lengthy lashes add to their look.
In addition to being certified as an eyelash extension artist, Leisa is also a licensed cosmetologist. Her cohort, Carly Castelli carries the same credentials as Leisa, along with the title of fastest lash artist in the West. Together this duo primps fringed lids with extensions and applies semi-permanent mascara, which tints lashes for up the three weeks. They also shampoo the delicate strands inside tiny eye-sized showers to kill potentially harmful bacteria.
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Modest Spot Salon is a full-service salon that hosts an atmosphere framed by vintage chic decor. Stylists offer a variety of services that include cuts, color treatments, highlights, and conditioning. The salon also hosts a makeup and styling bar where groups can enjoy blow-drying and makeup application in the evening.