Dr. Patrick J. Naples heads up Naples Health, a clinic devoted to obstetrics and gynecology care and laser aesthetics. He and his team tend to the medical needs of women, from issuing preventive health measures to rolling out the welcome mat for the stork. They ward off signs of aging with skin-tightening treatments and laser vein therapies and banish unwanted body hair with blasts from the Cutera CoolGlide laser. Other aesthetic services include skin rejuvenation treatments, Botox, dermal fillers, and TruSculpt, which targets troublesome areas of body fat without surgery.
The professional hair curators at Shannon Leigh's Salon apply know-how and fortifying treatments to fashion newly shorn manes into eye-catching hirsute exhibits. Scissors deliver pink slips to split ends before stylists craft coifs into fresh and fetching variants, teaching clients how to maintain their new 'dos at home or after a whirlwind date with a hurricane. A deep-conditioning treatment seeps into and rehydrates strands parched from harsh chemical treatments, and a colorist tints hair in a subtle or bold new chromatic overcoat.
Experienced aestheticians welcome you into Facial Impressions with a skincare consultation to determine the proper products to tend your skinscape’s isthmuses, mesas, and archipelagoes. The serene, homey spa then provides finicky skull-sheaths with a luxurious, 90-minute customized facial ($100) with Éminence Organic skincare products, which may include such delectable ingredients as crushed rose petals, paprika, cucumber, parsley, and cactus pulp to moisturize dry spots, waken tired patches, subdue outbreaks, evict toxins, and clean up any raging oil slicks. Professional cleansing exfoliates the skin, removing traces of makeup, dirt, and Dust Bowl–residue while Roto-Rooting backed-up pores for a beaming, fresh-faced glow. All facials conclude with complimentary hand, arm, and neck massages to send strife sailing down the memory hole, leaving nothing but a trail of ingenuous bliss in its wake.
At The Beauty Lounge, owner Erin Blackston promotes an atmosphere of clean, angular cuts and time-honored sophistication. The former platform artist for Rusk International leads a staff that includes a former color educator for Framesi and a Redken educational artist, alongside other specialists who excel in everything from fusion hair extensions to straightening treatments by Pravana and Coppola. Aside from cuts, up-styles, and blowouts, the crew excels at gray coverage and far-out color combinations, making the salon a popular choice among Akron's boldest heads and aging clown population.