At Bonita Medi Spa, Dr. Roberto Penne-Casanova and therapist Ileana Penne provide a variety of aesthetic services, which they deliver using state-of-the-art equipment. For example, they employ Exilis' radio-frequency thermal energy to contour bodies and reduce wrinkles and the NaturaLight pulsed-light system to tighten skin, treat nail fungus, and remove hair, veins, and acne. The two, who speak Spanish and English, also bolster visages with wrinkle-vanishing Botox injections and deeply exfoliating chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments.
• For $12, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value) and deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $28.90 total value). • For $30, you get a haircut and style ($17.95 value), partial highlights ($46 value), and a deep-conditioning treatment ($10.95 value; a $74.90 total value). A full-service salon for the whole family, Fantastic Sams has hair-savvy staff shearers that tame frazzled flax into more maintainable styles. All haircuts start with a soothing shampoo using Fantastic Sams' signature line of products intended to promote hair health and rid the cranium of laser-tag-related stresses. Whether clients plan to consult the stylist about face-flattering looks or replicate the head-hide of a favorite state senator, scissors-wielders snip and style ($17.95) each lock to match the desired look. Deep-conditioning treatments ($10.95) reach into locks’ recesses, infusing follicles with moisture as they wrestle four-square balls from playground bullies. Like a good movie of a classic novel, partial highlights ($46) introduce a subtle new hue but maintain the essence of the original.
As a licensed aesthetician, Ellen uses her clinical knowledge to keep skin healthy and blemish free inside Pretty Belle’s skincare studio. She relies on treatments that range in intensity from gentle to aggressive, such as European facials, microdermabrasion, and lactic-acid peels. She and her cohorts also extol the benefits of Jane Iredale makeup. These hypoallergenic pigments help prevent sun damage and won't cause acne to breakout into song.
Salon 3's highly trained stylists cultivate face-flattering cuts and rewire hair circuitry with subtle and bold color highlights. Clients may also solicit the salon for deep-conditioning treatment or a new all-over color to hide any vestigial antennae.
Nadia Musser has been a licensed massage therapist for 14 years. She studied reflexology and deep tissue muscle therapy, but over the years her toolbox has expanded into the realm of relaxation. At Essential Kneads Massage and Wellness, Nadia taps into both relaxing and therapeutic modalities, all administered in cozy private treatment rooms. Her relaxation massages help clients unwind and forget their stress, while her deep-tissue and sports massages prompt recovery from injuries incurred on the field or in the gym. Drawing on her studies, Nadia also offers foot reflexology treatments.
The medical staff at Laser Slim harnesses FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology, designed to slim bodies by up to 3–9 inches. Low-light lasers break down adipose tissue, releasing fat from the fat cells into the body, where it can then be absorbed by the lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time. Patients can boost results with healthy eating habits, daily exercise, and regular hydration. Caffeine and alcohol should also be avoided.