TELOS Fitness Center merges the business brilliance of general manager Brent Darden—a member of the health-club industry for more than 30 years—with the corrective-therapy expertise of fitness director Everett Aaberg—founder of the Ortho-Kinetics system. The center's regal interior casts a Greco-Roman vibe over advanced gym equipment, class studios, and spa chambers overseen by licensed massage therapists. Professionalism remains at the heart of the center's hiring philosophy, with all personal trainers required to collect at least two nationally recognized certifications and five active wasp nests before they are hired. As a sign of success, the staff's innovative training methods have garnered awards from such media outlets as the Dallas Business Journal.
More than 10 Pilates modalities fit inside a roster of group fitness courses, all of which culminate in a mandatory game of Marco Polo in one of the private jacuzzi tubs. Additional amenities include a childcare area with a Nintendo Wii, an affixed café with a full-time chef, and an onsite hair salon.
Facelift of the Stars prevents and reverses facial aging with advanced non-surgical facelifts and supplements. Though CACI technology, named for a computer-aided cosmetology instrument, was originally designed to treat victims of Bell’s palsy and strokes, researchers discovered that the treatment also improved the non-effected sides of faces. Now used both as a medical and aesthetic treatment, Facelift of the Stars’s incorporates microcurrent technology to perform treatments that—according to numerous media and sources such as The Daily Mirror—are a favorite anti-aging solution of celebrities. Fashion blogger Sandra Ballentine of the New York Times reported that the CACI microcurrent machine is a go-to beauty tool for facialist-to-the-stars Georgia Louise.
Facelift of the Stars also rejuvenates faces with anti-aging and hydrating facials, such as it's popular brightening facial which incorporates the use of AHA, the seven red fruit exfoliant, which was featured as the best anti-aging product on the Dr. Oz show in 2013. Eye and neck lifts help tighten the skin that may not be affected by the CACI facial, while a preparation peel can help remove the outer-most layer of dead skin.
Licensed massage therapist Stacey Garrett ushers bodies into uncharted states of serenity with therapeutic massages enhanced with restorative botanicals and oils. She combines the massage's power to pamper with its ability to help detox the body, squeezing out embedded toxins with practiced pressure and triggering the body’s lymphatic system with red-rice scrubs, purifying masks, and herbs.
During each Thai herbal massage, hot-stone massage, or craniosacral-therapy session, Stacey sets the stage for personalized comfort by adjusting the lighting, music, wallpaper pattern, and temperature to her clients' preferences. She also encourages clients to make mental notes of sensations and feelings felt during their massage in order to heighten body awareness and give them a deeper understanding of what types of treatment will suit their recurring discomfort.
Whether their clients seek relaxation or beautification, the staff at Images Salon delivers with a wide range of salon and spa services. Manicurists pamper hands and feet with hydrating manicures and pedicures, prettifying nails with long-lasting Shellac polish. Massage therapists perform treatments aimed purely at relaxation, augmented with aromatherapy or scalp massages, which use warm oil to soothe skin and prevent brain freeze. In the salon, stylists create new looks with everything from cuts and conditioning to keratin straightening treatments, extensions, and wig customization. Here, the stylists specialize in services for hair of all ethnicities, including natural styles.
Casting off antiquated approaches to beauty, Advantage Health & Beauty embraces and implements modern technology to perform a range of aesthetic treatments. Techs harness the second-generation VelaShape system's bipolar radio frequencies and light energy to slim down silhouettes, and the multifunction Cutera CoolGlide laser achieves more external enhancement in its removal of unwanted hairs, varicose veins, and the body's leftover serial numbers. Beyond the light technology it offers, the beauty center also polishes the complexion with microdermabrasion and five types of peels, which are designed to shed dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of a new, youthful complexion.
Aesthetician Yvette Umana's passion for skincare comes from her clients—specifically, in seeing how happy they are after an effective treatment. It's for this reason she counters beauty concerns with a wide list of services. Her anti-aging facials make skin appear smoother without daily applications of Scotch tape, and her purifying facials work to unclog pores with natural acids. Yvette also removes unwanted hair with waxing, and enhances the eyes with eyelash extensions.