More than a dozen hair and beauty experts ply their trade at Alley Cats Salon, and among them is Reanon Casillo, manager of the aesthetics department. Well versed in theories of skincare and facial harmony, Reanon's skills are not just limited to pore cleansing and brow shaping—she also deftly unties knots in tense muscles during relaxing massage sessions and unblocks energy pathways that have become stricken with logjams during holistic acupuncture sessions.
Offering guidance seven days a week, the robotic-fitness experts at Tan & Tone America lead women through 28-minute workouts on specialized machines that target hard-to-tone areas without compromising joints. During each session, technicians guide patrons through seven pieces of equipment, which are designed to provide 10 times the repetitions of a typical gym workout. Moreover, these sinew-strengthening movements target the trunk area where weight accumulates and earns interest.
The Body Wrap Spalon slims and detoxifies bodies with a suite of relaxing treatments that leave physical forms purified and refreshed. The detox package leads off with an infrared-sauna session, which stimulates the lymphatic and metabolic systems, flushing away impurities and shrunken magic school buses with a cleansing sweat. The 30-minute Swedish massage continues to purge toxins with a circulation-boosting combination of gentle effleurage strokes, hot-towel treatments, and aromatherapy. In the 15-minute ion foot detox, customers dunk tootsies in a footbath charged with negative ions, drawing toxins out through the skin and into the water. Atop a vibrating Power Plate, clients repose like Sleeping Beauty on a posturepedic mattress during the 10-minute whole-body vibration treatment aimed at helping guests boost their metabolism, increase muscle density, and lose weight.
With locations spanning Oklahoma City, Midwest City, and Norman, Sandy Beaches Tanning helps keep Sooner State bodies looking summer-ready all year round. Beds by brands such as Ovation, Solaris, and Acclaim HP comprise four tiers of conventional bulb tanning, or Mystic Tan airbrush booths rely upon the body's own magnetic properties to attract the customized formula in a way that helps it adhere evenly to every curve, crease, and prime meridian. To help clients keep up their sun-drenched demeanor between visits, Sandy Beaches also stocks each location's shelves with a large selection of tanning lotions, which customers can learn more about thanks to a biweekly lotion review posted on the business's facebook page.
At Enhance Your Natural Beauty, aestheticians and massage therapists use the latest technology to help clients achieve the look they want without plastic surgery. Owner Denice Elwell, a licensed aesthetician and medical micropigmentologist with 25 years of experience in the medical and dental fields, leads her team in performing noninvasive, FDA-approved anti-aging procedures. The beauty pros begin every skincare visit with a thorough analysis that measures skin's pH and hydration. One available treatment is the HydraFacial, a gentle procedure that reduces wrinkles while moisturizing the skin. The crew also combats cellulite with body wraps and radio-frequency Alma Accent cellulite treatments, enhances visages with permanent makeup including beauty marks and lip liners, and eases quotidian stresses with massages.
The spa's Asian decor, candlelight and incense, and complimentary hot tea create a warm, welcoming ambiance. To preserve the spa's coveted tranquility, staffers ask that clients silence their cell phones, speak softly, and carry a big rain stick.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Derek Shadid helms Shadid Plastic Surgery Associates, combining his medical knowledge with modern technology to give patients their desired results with the minimal amount of discomfort. Shadid lends skilled hands to procedures that sculpt and contour the entire body or focus on facial features. But not all of the surgeon's procedures are surgical—an on-site medical spa welcomes clients for less invasive treatments, such as chemical peels, laser hair reduction, and Botox injections that smooth lines from frowning or excessive winking. And while experienced nurse-aestheticians administer many of the med-spa treatments, Shadid always takes part in patients’ initial consultations and oversees their care.