The professional stylists at Captiva Salon Paul Mitchell beautify men and women with cuts, color, and other haircare services. At the lather lounge, a ceiling-to-floor water wall pairs with relaxing music for a soothing experience as stylists perform cleansing scalp massages. Haircuts end with a finishing style and recommendations for at-home care that are more practical than sleeping standing up for a week to avoid bedhead. The salon's color bar showcases a veritable library of tress hues, and the rest of the interior sparkles with egg-like hanging lights, wooden styling stations, and mocha-colored molded ceilings.
At LaserMedica, a team of aestheticians and laser technicians works under the direction of physician Fausto Petruzziello, who is a board-certified internist, an international general surgeon, and an assistant professor at Yale. Under Dr. Petruzziello?s supervision, LaserMedica's doctors, physician assistants, and aestheticians combat wrinkles, sun damage, and other signs of aging through Botox, laser skin tightening, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. They also harness intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy and lasers to destroy pigmented cells causing sun spots and to fade spider veins. The team enhances laser results with SkinMedica products and LaserMedica's own line of posttreatment skincare products, which is blended from ingredients such as rose hips, olive-oil extracts, and fairy tears.
Professional massage therapist Steve Bohner cut his teeth at massage schools before receiving state and national certification, licensing to practice in both Connecticut and New York, and opening his own practice. He now runs the show at ZenTherapy Massage, where he provides a range of therapeutic treatments. Swedish and deep-tissue massages address sore muscles and increase relaxation, whereas his reflexology and integrated-acupressure treatments rebalance the flow of energy through the body.
It's understatement to say Trendsetters of Cheshire's owner Joan Morgan knows her way around a salon chair. After all, the Paul Mitchell–trained stylist has been brandishing her scissors for more than 19 years, 15 of which were spent in management. She even flaunts her expertise outside of the salon as an educator and advisor for Joico/ISO's and Beth Minardi's signature product lines. The impressiveness doesn't end with the owner—the other expert stylists remain on the cutting edge of the latest trends and industry techniques, too. In addition to trimming hair and rooting out long-lost hair picks from the 1970s, the talented staffers can add color, perform chemical treatments, and oversee advanced procedures such as Awapuhi KeraTriplex frizz-nixing treatments. The salon menu even extends to airbrush tanning and waxing, so customers can put the finishing touches on their new looks in one fell swoop.
Upon entering Dolce Vita Massage, guests can immediately sense the spa's relaxing, zen-like vibes as they pass Buddha statues, candles, and soft lighting. Prior to massages, they can sip on cups of hot tea or coffee. Massage therapists customize sessions to each individual's needs, and use a mix of Swedish, deep-tissue, acupressure, and trigger-point techniques. Couples massages are also available for those who wish to relax side-by-side with a significant other or friend.
Led by Dr. Arnold Rivera and PA-C Scott Callahan, Dolce Vida Medical Spa's skilled staff performs high-tech skin and body rejuvenations alongside relaxing spa treatments. Light-based body-sculpting sessions, IPL skincare, and injectable solutions such as Dysport and Radiesse help patrons remain youthful without wearing their senior-class photo as a mask. Drawing from an apothecary of high-end skincare products from Éminence, SkinTherapeutic, and Revision Skin Care, aestheticians nurture façades with specialized masks, and massage therapists ease tension from torsos with hot stones, lava shells, frozen oven mitts, or bare hands.