The kind words from New Leaf Salon & Spa's clients sound more like something you'd say to a best friend than to a stylist. One regular says that it's been "a pleasure to watch this salon evolve and grow," while another says that owner Donna "is my angel and I am so blessed to know her." It's safe to say the New Leaf team really values client relationships. This holds true as much for the stylists who highlight hair as it does for the massage therapists who calm muscles with aromatherapy oils.
When they aren't doing everything they can to make your visit relaxing, the aestheticians put a lot of thought into their skincare treatments, devising a wide variety of services to suit various skin types. Their signature facial begins with a detailed skin analysis; after they've determined that you are not, in fact, a robot, they might recommend more advanced treatments such as a vitamin-C facial or glycolic peel.
As a family physician, Dr. Zainab Nawab advocates preventive medicine, but she also recognizes that aging is the one condition no amount of treatment can prevent. That's why, in her role at Vitalize MD, she oversees services designed to offset the effects of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging skin. Her methods are decidedly high-tech: when she's not tightening the skin with 3DEEP radio-frequency treatments, she's erasing fine lines with the Fraxel system's microscopic lasers and injectables such as Botox and Dysport. Even the products the center uses during its five facials—and sells to clients—have a medical bent, from the clinically tested SkinMedica line of cleansers to Jane Iredale's dermatologist-endorsed mineral makeup.
Board-certified physicians Paul Willis, MD and Richard Freniere, DO specialize in lasers, using light to melt fat cells and tighten skin by up to 70%. In addition to lipo-laser treatments, the doctors also perform minimally invasive procedures that contour and sculpt the body with lasers. Known as the Madonna Lift, CO2 laser skin rejuvenation removes dark rings and wrinkles from around the eyes, which draws attention to the eyes without forcing them to wear cone-shaped bifocals. Meanwhile, botulinum toxin and other dermal fillers reduce the appearance of fine lines between the brows and around the mouth or nose.
Natural light from large picture windows spreads across Allure Hair Spa’s polished hardwood floors like butter on toast, brightening the earth-toned walls surrounding them. This warmth reflects what owners Nicole and Ginger hoped to evoke when they teamed up to open Allure more than four years ago. The pair offers 18 years of styling experience each and employs a trained staff of hair manipulators to engineer sleek new styles and apply color and highlights. Assisting in this one-stop beauty shop, aestheticians administer waxes for brows, lips, and chins.
Since 1992, clients have walked out of LaRose Muscular Therapy lighter and more relaxed after therapeutic massage treatments. Today, they maintain a staff comprised of more than 10 licensed therapists, each specializing in different modalities. They work to help clients overcome pain and physical and mental discomfort through massage in five private suites. Services include Swedish, deep- tissue, and prenatal massage?the last a soothing treatment to help soon-to-be mothers who have to carry the weight of their baby and their backpack full of baby books.
Founded by certified electrologist, aesthetician, and laser technician Donna Bayrouty, Laserderm Medispa's wide array of cosmetic services reflects its founder's versatility. Her skilled staff thwarts wrinkles and blemishes during facial treatments that incorporate Isolaz beams or ultrasonic frequencies to spur collagen production. The staff picks up Laserscope's medical-grade Lyra during hair-removal treatments and applies lash extensions and permanent makeup.