The founder of Direct Pain Relief, Norma Tropiano, NMT, LMT, NCTMB, handpicks and trains each of her licensed and nationally certified therapists, who boast expertise in neuromuscular therapy, trigger point, medical massage, and bodywork. Therapist Donald personalizes the noninvasive, 60- to 90-minute sessions to the needs of each client's body, pinpointing the root cause of discomfort before administering treatments to alleviate muscle spasms. During neuromuscular therapy and pain-relief sessions, he eliminates aches by locating and releasing contracted muscles and trigger points. Alternatively, his fusion massages abolish tension and rid muscle tissue of toxins through a combination of massage techniques?including Swedish and deep-tissue strokes?and adoption of Gumby as a spirit animal.
BBC Salon?s staffers don?t just style hair, they transform it. From cuts and blowouts to face-framing highlights, these experienced stylists can make changes as subtle or as dramatic as the client desires. But they don't do it alone. They also enlist top-of-the-line styling products from brands such as Moroccanoil, Wella, and Paul Mitchell to help make every hair makeover a success.
As a physician and the owner and medical director of Nu U MedSpa and Laser Center, Dr. Priyanka Gambhir takes the time to personally perform each aesthetic medical procedure at her center. Dr. Gambhir firmly believes that these procedures should work toward restoring patients’ natural beauty as opposed to reinventing an entirely new look. To accomplish this, she relies on clinically proven techniques and the most current med-spa technologies she can find, including Alma and Cutera laser systems and skincare products infused with powdered microchips.
The term "wedding hair" may conjure images of updos, but that's not all it can mean. Under the care of the Up Do's and Eye Do's team, it can be whatever you want, from half-up, half-down styles to a chic blowout or ringlets for a flower girl. Audrey, the team's lead hair stylist, crafts a diverse array of just such wedding-appropriate hairdos. While she tends to locks, her business partner Cindy—a makeup artist and licensed medical aesthetician—subtly enhances the wedding party's features with products from MAC, Bobbi Brown, and Smashbox.
While the duo's main focus is on weddings, they also style clients for other special occasions and introduce kids to the joys of the spa experience. At their children's birthday parties, little ones get their hair and makeup done and even get to wear clip-in hair extensions, a more practical and temporary hair-extending alternative to wearing hats full of Miracle-Gro.
In their devotion to making clients look red-carpet ready, the stylists at Celebrity Salons recently expanded their menu to include hair-smoothing services such as Brazilian blowouts, Keratin Complex straightening, and Japanese straightening. These frizz-fighters come in addition to a complete lineup of cuts, coloring treatments, and styling services, all of which could finally help Big Foot assimilate into human culture. The stylists work with men, women, and children, treating locks to high-quality products from brands including Pureology and Moroccanoil.
Together, Grace and Danny Choi oversee a team of pampering professionals inside Celebrity Nails and Spa 3. The crew treats clients to manicures and pedicures, which swaddle hands and feet with soothing masks and warm towels. Inside the private massage room, therapists mix and match modalities such as relaxing Swedish kneads and trigger point therapy. The former improves circulation and range of motion, and the latter breaks the viscous cycle of spasms and pain with focused pressure. The massage therapists also use acupressure to free up meridians—energy pathways that can become blocked by stress, illness, and lost Legos.