Signature Service: Minimally invasive vein treatments
Brands Used: Electrocoagulation (VeinGogh) that close blood vessels
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
According to Vein Medic, an estimated one in four people suffer from some form of leg-vein disorder during their lives. These varicose and spider veins can be painful, and even if they aren't, they can make people feel uncomfortable with their appearance. So Vein Medic's physicians, including board-certified Dr. Michael Kassouf, who has been eradicating unwanted veins for more than 25 years, fight them with a variety of treatments.
Two of the most popular treatments include sclerotherapy and endovenus laser therapy. During sclerotherapy treatments, doctors inject the unwanted veins with an FDA-approved sclerosing solution, which causes the veins to collapse, die, and eventually fade from view. Endovenus laser treatments also collapse veins, though they require a laser fiber to be inserted into the vein. Both minimally invasive treatments can help patients feel more confident walking around in public in shorts, dresses, and figure-skating costumes in a few weeks.
The beauty pros at Shiny Luk keep the hair on their clients? heads styled and primped, while making sure unwanted fuzz on bodies remains in check with a full menu of waxing and threading services. Because waxing and threading techniques remove hair by the root, they offer longer-lasting results than shaving or snipping each hair with a cigar cutter.
At Belisa Salon, owner and certified Redken haircolorist Isabel Feiteira calls upon skills honed at New York City's Redken Exchange and L.A.'s Sebastian Institute to bring clients the most advanced hair services available. Leading a talented team of stylists—including 25-year industry veteran and hair-texture specialist Glennette Goings—Feiteira's dexterous hands wield shears, razors, and texturizing scissors as she creates cutting-edge looks for men, women, and kids. But its her hair-coloring expertise that really sets the salon apart. Consultations include a hair and scalp analysis—also a Feiteira specialty—as stylists pinpoint a color treatment that won't clash with the client's lifestyle or argyle-loving shopping buddy. Redken Color Fusion treatments create dimensional color courtesy of permanent colorcremes infused with polymers and proteins that condition parched strands, while color-gloss treatments from Shades EQ help rebalance brassy tones and enhance the depth of dyed or natural shades.
Beyond hairstyling, Belisa Salon also offers nail treatments ranging from basic manicures to gel-polish overlays, and waxing services that start at the brows and move steadily southward.
Soho Studios is a certified Goldwell salon with a staff that includes stylists with training from such renowned sources as Vidal Sassoon and Paul Mitchell. But while these qualifications are impressive, the team understands that, when it comes to hairstyling, there's always more to learn. That's why the stylists choose to continue their education by attending workshops, learning new techniques, studying emerging trends, and using their skills to create especially stylish teddy bears.?
Education and experience prove equally valuable as the staff helps clients decide upon anything from a familiar style to a modern, flattering new look. Working closely with customers throughout the entire process, the stylists can trim stray locks, calm frizz with keratin straightening treatments, add Hotheads hair extensions, or even use European coloring products to add depth and dimension to new 'dos.
At an early age, Kathy Bocklage realized that her sense of empathy left her destined for a career easing the pain of others. She didn't know exactly how she would go about it, though, until she learned about massage therapy from an acquaintance. With his encouragement, she enrolled in massage school. At Therapeutic Touch by Kathy, she puts her sympathetic touch and newfound massage skills to use dispelling tension and pain from backs. Among her specialties are hot-stone therapy, which encourages mental and physical relaxation, and myofascial massage, which releases stress caused by misalignment or jobs hunching over next to celebrities to make them appear taller.
The licensed massage therapists at Alleviations Massage & Bodywork Spa relieve stress using a variety of modalities targeted to visitors? specific needs. You can opt for a massage geared toward relaxation, or go for a sports massage to enhance your performance on the field, court, or Quidditch pitch, whereas deep-tissue massages target chronic pain.