Since 1996, physician's assistant John DiVito has participated in approximately 100,000 patient visits, honing his hands-on medical skills while becoming well versed in the art of healing. His passion for enhancing natural beauty stems from his clinical background, which has included skin-restoration procedures performed in a medical setting as well as training with cosmetic aestheticians from Los Angeles. Along the way, DiVito discovered that his experience repairing wounds gave him a unique understanding of skin??as well as an advantage over most other aestheticians??and so he founded Face By Artisan to share his vast expertise in maintaining and recapturing skin's youthful appearance and health.
Today, DiVito employs his meticulous, artistic eye and the latest cosmetic injection techniques in order to minimize the discomfort and bruising that sometimes accompany dermal-filler procedures. Beyond diminishing frown lines, marionette lines, or under-eye wrinkles, he can also use Restylane injections to add volume to lips, giving mouths the type of kissable look popularized by lipstick commercials and the novelty-sofa industry.
A licensed massage therapist and certified personal trainer, Janie Scott holds the key to unlocking both tense nerves and tight muscles. She achieves the former through Swedish massages, applying long, graceful strokes that are as calming as a slow-motion reel of idyllic landscapes, swooping butterflies, and meditating whales. On the physical end, she uses deep-tissue work and Thai stretching to help clients become more limber and treat chronic pain and muscle tension.
As a certified youth performance specialist, Janie pays special heed to young athletes. Citing a dramatic increase in youth sports? injuries, Janie performs sports massages geared specifically toward kids. She keeps budding athletes in tiptop physical shape with treatments that help to reduce the possibility of injury and improve their mobility, whether they?re darting across the field or hoisting a trophy above their heads.
Licensed Massage Therapist Karen Thomas is no stranger to beach life. After leaving her native home of Trinidad and Tobago, Karen found herself in New York City before settling back into the sands of Sarasota, Fla. Here, she helps rid clients of aches while unfurling tension and helping them boost their overall wellness. Stress, she says, can tangle the body, both physically and mentally. Through her practice, she not only provides pain relief, but also guides her clients on best-practice lifestyles, including diet and exercise tips.
While Karen often enjoys lazy afternoons reading a book on the beaches of Siesta Key, the LMT always remembers the education that brought her here. She graduated from the Swedish Institute ? A College of Medical Science in New York City, with a degree in occupational studies. She remains an active member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
The depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.
The chemical smells and boring waits that fill most barbershops are nowhere to be found at All Star Haircuts. That's because the shop's barbers, who have a combined 70 years of hair-snipping experience, use low-odor products and never make clients wait more than 10 minutes to get a haircut. Within the Sarasota shop, guests settle in for a little relaxation, enjoying a complimentary shampoo, neck massage, and neck trim while watching the flatscreen TVs that decorate every cutting station. The friendly staffers even go out of their way to leave personalized notes on each client's ticket, sending clients away with messages ranging from "Have a great day!" to "Put $900 on the fifth horse in the sixth race."
More than 150 total years of experience lend steadiness to the shears of Grooming Lounge Barber Spa's barber-stylists, who create stylish cuts that continue to look sharp as they grow out. Combining traditional barber styling techniques with a tropical, Tommy Bahama theme, the shop creates a relaxing atmosphere for men that includes flat-screen TVs and a beverage bar. In addition to cut and color treatments for both men and women, Grooming Lounge offers relaxation, deep tissue, and hot stone massages, which release tension from the body brought on by each hair's absolute terror at finally facing down a pair of scissors.