Kristine Garry and Jeanmarie McGuire-Scanapico?each a registered nurse?bring decades of medical experience to every treatment they perform at JK Laser Aesthetics, Inc. To put clients at ease, they welcome visitors to a tranquil environment, albeit one stocked with medical-grade technology. The center's signature piece of equipment is the NaturaLight IPL system, which uses pulsed light energy to address skincare concerns
Treatments can zap unwanted stubble, eliminate unsightly spider veins, and even minimize the appearance of sun damage and acne breakouts. Additionally, the NaturaLight system can help restore the skin's youthful tone and texture by stimulating collagen production.
The stylists at ID Salon aren't just in demand by their clients; several also work as artistic directors for such familiar brands as Sebastian, Wella, and Unite Professional Salon System. They've also educated other stylists around the globe, and they've styled coiffures for top designers at fashion week in New York and Los Angeles. But like a family living in a hollowed-out redwood, ID Salon has deep roots in its community, too. In 2007, they partnered with the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund to raise more than $52,000 for breast-cancer research.
For more than 11 years, Healthy Living Therapeutic Spa's staff has employed a mixture of gentle techniques – largely founded in Eastern medicine – to help patients manage pain and lead healthier lives. When a patient first arrives, a therapist takes time to explain how each primary treatment method – acupuncture, cranioscral therapy, and massage – helps the body in different ways. This encourages patients in the treatment, as they are able to prescribe themselves treatments once they understand the goals.
Pristine Skin Care is the solo operation of Michele Monahan. As such, she makes sure to personally get to know each client’s skincare needs, epidermal issues, and favorite Die Hard film. Using an organic, all-natural line of products, Michele mixes up fruit-enzyme peels and facials geared toward teens and adults. Waxing services are available for clients who want to shed superfluous fuzz from the face, limbs, torso, and bikini line, and for peaches who want to see how nectarines live.
Like an Indiana Jones film, Ritual Wellness & Laser Spa is a mix of ancient tradition and seemingly supernatural technology. But rather than recovering artifacts, the spa is trying to recover youth. During skin-tightening treatments, the GentleYAG laser stimulates collagen production, which in turn causes wrinkles and imperfections to fade. When scheduled in tandem with facial rejuvenation acupuncture—a procedure meant to tone the muscles of the face and neck—the treatment leaves features especially bright and refreshed, without the aid of surgery.
The staff relies on lasers for IPL photofacials as well as hair and spider-vein removal. Otherwise, they smooth out complexions with microdermabrasion, peels, and facials. During an antioxidant trio facial, for example, they apply nutrient-rich creams and heated compresses to the skin to combat signs of environmental damage, such as fallen leaves stuck to your forehead. They also administer services for the body, from slimming body wraps to soothing massages.
Taking their name from the 18% chromium and 8% nickel that transform regular steel into stainless steel, the staff of 18|8 Fine Men's Salons master grooming services to transform their clients into chiseled gentlemen. A greeter waits at the salon entrance with a complimentary beverage for each client and guides him to his stylist's booth or to a private or semiprivate treatment area for facials, massage, and other grooming sessions. Stylists carefully cut and color the hair of their clients, finishing Executive cuts and styles with five-minute shoulder massages and Bay Rum hot towels. Technicians groom hands with MANicures and faces with straight-edge blade shaves and hot lather eos moisturizing shave cream. Guests can relax during 20-minute therapeutic massages to finish their visit and ease any tension built up in hands and forearms by excessive whittling.