It wasn’t a career as an astronaut or a professional baseball player that held Dr. Clark Larson’s heart as a 9-year-old. Rather, his childhood dream was to become a dentist. And with some hard work and a lot of education, he did just that. Dr. Larson spends his days at San Tan Valley Smiles restoring teeth to their original luster before they broke through the gums. He whitens teeth, removes decay during root canals, replaces lost teeth with dentures, and covers broken teeth with caps.
With more than 20 years of health-care experience under his belt, Dr. Lino Ossanna oversees the skilled staff at Allure Skin and Laser, where he works onsite. Along with Jena P. Boynton, a certified injector, the doctor and his staff turn back the clock on skin with nonsurgical services. Their intense pulsed light treatments can eliminate unwanted body hair and minimize the appearance of blemishes and leftover Halloween masks. To alleviate skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and acne scars, they customize chemical peels and facials to each client's needs. All of their services integrate high-end products from brands such as Obagi Medical, Colorescience Pro, and Latisse.
Solar Spray Tanning owner and certified spray tan artist Katie imbues exteriors with sultry glows without exposing them to the danger of incurring a burn. Using 100% natural products by Sun Zero Solutions, she also keeps skin free of parabens and other toxins.
Guided by her passion for hairstyling, Lauren Simpson turned a private suite inside Style de Vida Salon Spa Studios into her own personal coifing station—A Chemical Romance Salon. It's here that she transforms manes with modest or dramatic snips and a rainbow of color services, including creative hues, highlights, and comforting night-lights. Dry or frizzy hair are no match for her deep-conditioning or Brazilian blowout treatments, while ’dos in need of unusual flair latch onto feather extensions or hair bling. Lauren proudly posts the results of her work online, where would-be patrons can assess her skills.
The professional stylists at The Hair Oasis offer a variety of hair services for women, men, and children. They snip away excess strands in order to create cleaned up and flattering ‘dos, adding dimension with full-color treatments, highlights, and well-placed Christmas lights. They also offer men’s re-shading, clear glazes, perms, and brow and lip waxes. To help clients maintain their new looks, the stylists pass along tips about proper hair maintenance.
Deseret Aesthetic & Lifestyle Institute medical director Dr. Gregory Allen is a skin specialist who has contributed to FDA research and the FDA approval process. He now shares his epidermal expertise with licensed aestheticians and laser technicians as they apply permanent makeup and perform peels and facials. High-tech equipment abounds at the center, from a VeinGogh Ohmic Thermolysis System for eliminating spider veins to a CO2 laser for reducing wrinkles. Aestheticians rely on skincare products from Derma MD and Obagi, which soothe skin so that clients don't have to cut eyeholes in a receiving blanket and wear it as a mask. An elegant vibe radiates from the spa’s cream-and-black motif, which clients first encounter in a waiting room lined with cushy suede chairs.