Eclipse shores up scalps with cuts and color tune-ups designed to fit individual faces, hair types, and lifestyles. Submit to the scissor-wielding wiles of the salon's experienced stylists with a haircut ($27+ for men, $35+ for women), which includes a complimentary consultation, shampoo, and styling and dons an equally soothing money-back guarantee. Eclipse's stylists also keep clients well educated with helpful snippets on proper hair maintenance and vegetable canning. If opting for a shade upgrade in addition to the crop chop, color specialists will employ custom blending techniques to add fractal dimension and impart shine or battle botched jobs with a reparative strategy to reign in not-so-subtle hues. Note that it may take two or more visits to fully correct color.
Despite its small size, Costa Rica has astounding biodiversity, reflected in its 12 distinct ecological zones. You can easily spend one day plowing through mangrove swamps and the next exploring a lush cloud forest around an active volcano. The wildlife is as varied as the terrain. Animal residents include sloths, howler monkeys, and more than two times the number of bird species living in the United States. During this nine-day, eight-night Costa Rica Quest from G Adventures, the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) leads travelers on an up-close tour of the country's diverse regions. There's also plenty of free time for personal explorations via optional activities at every stop. Click here for the full itinerary.Day 1: In San Jose, Costa Rica's capital city, you'll meet up with your tour leader and fellow travelers at Casa Las Orquideas—a boutique hotel located just five minutes from downtown. You're free to explore the city on your own the rest of the day. Among the points of interest are a lively plaza filled with marimba bands and a large collection of pre-Columbian artwork at the National Museum.Days 2–3: The tour sets off for La Fortuna, a small town in the northern plains that serves as the main gateway to Arenal Volcano. Hiking trails cut into the surrounding rainforests, passing old lava flows and an open savannah. Optional adventures range from whitewater rafting to spelunking in caverns filled with limestone towers. A soak in one of the area's thermal baths is also part of the tour.Days 4–5: From La Fortuna, a jeep brings you to the shores of Lake Arenal, which you'll cross by boat to reach Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here, the guide leads a tour through a sugar-cane and coffee plantation, where you can learn about the production of Costa Rican java from crop to cup.As a protected reserve, Monteverde offers abundant opportunities for viewing more than 100 resident mammals, including six cat species: jaguar, margay, ocelot, oncilla, puma, and Garfield. You'll also pay a visit to the adjacent Santa Elena Reserve, home to elusive and colorful resplendent quetzal birds.Days 6–7: The next leg of the journey brings you to Quepos—a small village known for sportfishing. The town lies just 20 minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park, which is one of Costa Rica's smallest parks and also one of its most popular, thanks to white-sand beaches and prime conditions for kayaking and boogie boarding. Days 8–9: Local buses bring the group back to San Jose, where you can explore the city's nightlife before departing for return flights on the ninth and final day.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
After graduating from The National College of Chiropractic licensed Doctor of Chiropractic Stephen Becker interned at a general health center in Chicago. During the stint, he received hands-on training in the fields of orthopedics and neurology, among others. That experience has influenced his chiropractic care at Becker Spine and Sports Institute, where he treats back pain, sciatica nerves, and herniated disks. His techniques include spinal-decompression therapy, the Graston Technique, and the Cox Technic flexion-distraction technique. He advocates holistic treatments as well, such as massage therapy and acupuncture.
Like many med-spas, Advanced Laser Center uses lasers to combat unwanted hair and beam away wrinkles. But unlike most, the facility's lasers are also calibrated to help patients quit smoking or lose unwanted pounds. Medical aestheticians help lift sagging faces sans surgery with IPL skin-tightening treatments that inundate collagen with waves of infrared light, causing tissues to contract and faces to appear more youthful. Injections of Botox and Juvéderm also smooth and shape facial contours, and chemical peels with glycolic or salicylic acid dislodge dead skin by accelerating the natural process of exfoliation. To ensure patients leave healthy from head to toe, they also aim the cosmic technology to conquer toenail fungus, preparing feet for display in flip-flops or glass clogs.
Board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Joseph Racanelli forges fresh faces and beautiful bodies with the latest technology. Like resurfacing cracks and crevasses in a majestic marble statue, Botox injections smooth foreheads, eliminate crow's feet, and remove nests of invading pigeons to make faces ready for display. Sessions take around 30–60 minutes and results typically appear after about two weeks. Call for an appointment.
If it turns out practice doesn’t make perfect, Ethos Spa’s medical director, Dr. Hardik Soni, will be very disappointed. Dr. Soni, who specializes in non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, has performed more than 35,000 laser treatments over the course of his career. At his spa, he works with a team of plastic surgeons and aestheticians to perform even more, turning to laser beams’ power for a variety of purposes: minimizing the visibility of unsightly veins, tightening skin, and soothing acne. The med spa’s services extend beyond laser treatments, too. The team also instills clients with a youthful glow via microdermabrasion, Botox injections, facials, and making them sleep in glow-in-the-dark cribs.