Barber tools are not toys. But even as a child, Dennis Marquez couldn’t resist playing with his father's set of barber tools in the attic, as he told Wellington the Magazine in 2008. This early admiration led Dennis to train at many prestigious hair schools including Vidal Sassoon in London. More than 35 years ago, Dennis and his wife, Kristina, opened the first Pizzazz Hair Design. The venture succeeded: their business has grown to include five separate salons, many of which have gained praise from NBC 5. Each salon’s stylists, armed with Redken and GKhair products, consult with men, women, teens, and children before revamping their manes with cuts, foil highlights, and hair-smoothing treatments. At the adjoining spas in three of the five salons, technicians paint nails with OPI polishes and cleanse skin with botanical-based Pevonia products.
To stay up to date on current hair trends, each salon's beauticians attend continuing-education courses and dissolve fashion magazines older than three months in jars of barbicide. The Pizzazz team also gives back to the community by donating a portion of salon proceeds to the Adopt-A-Family organization.
Sure, the stylists and makeup artists of Beauty on the Spot have a charming facility with complimentary valet parking, luxurious pedicure tubs, and semi-private suites. But their real specialty? That would be their mobile services. In packing up their shears, dyes, brushes, and powder puffs, they not only bring beauty to busy brides, but to people in hospital beds or anyone else who can't get to the salon for whatever reason. Because the Spot team knows how beneficial a little pampering can be, they offer complimentary haircuts and trims to cancer patients.
The owners of Sanda Gané European Day Spa, Sanda Gané and Maxine Turner, joined forces with medical director Dr. Itzhak Nir to expand their menu of facial, massage, and waxing services to include laser treatments and beauty injections. While visitors yield their bodies to head-to-toe makeovers, they abandon their stresses in the spa’s tranquil setting free of the outside world’s cell-phone ringtones, honking horns, and hyenas overcome by hysterical laughter. In a flurry of scissor snips and haircare products, stylists cut and color outmoded hairdos, and manicurists groom and polish natural backscratchers. The spa’s medical staff wields lasers that blast away body hair and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and spider veins. Also, MediQuick weight-loss plans whittle away unwanted pounds with appetite suppressants and dietary advice.
Car accidents, sports injuries, and repetitive movements can all cause muscular knots and strains, which the staff at Back In Shape Massage Therapy specializes in relieving. During sessions, they listen to clients’ concerns before pulling from Swedish, deep tissue, or neuromuscular modalities to loosen connective tissue and soothe chronic tension. Massage strokes are used to alleviate a variety of aches and pains, including headaches. Appointments are available by the minute or in half-hour increments.