When Vicky Lysenko took over Bliss Facial Spa, she quickly realized the challenge she?d signed up for. With no experience in the skincare industry and only the advice of her cosmetologist daughter, Lysenko was overwhelmed by the time and energy it took to maintain a high-quality spa. Today, four years later, Lysenko and her team of aestheticians have proven their mettle. To achieve this success, Lysenko seeks out only the best staff members; in addition to training and ability, she looks for aestheticians with interpersonal skills and a team mentality. Lysenko also keeps her spa on the cutting edge of cosmetic technology. In addition to performing traditional spa services with products from Image Skincare and treatments like the HydraFacial, the staff at Bliss swiftly corrects blemishes and jostles circadian rhythms with FDA-approved light-therapy treatments. Lysenko recalls light-therapy clients who arrived with severe acne or fallout from poorly performed chemical peels. After a series of treatments, their faces were evidence enough of the technology's mending power. ?It?s incredible how fast and how well [they] healed,? she gushes. ?We really have a lot of faith in that light.?
Efe, Exhale in Beauty Spa's principle aesthetician, sought training with PCA Skin and Image Skincare products to inform her development of corrective custom treatments. The Fortis College graduate's thirst for this kind of knowledge seems unquenchable, given that in her three-year career she has completed continuing-education programs in rejuvenation with diamond-tipped wands, ultrasound waves, and chemical formulas. Medical-grade facial peels, such as Jessner's peels, are a specialty, as are body wraps that purify every inch of skin with herbal blends and soothing paraffin wax. As a complement to skincare, Efe deftly shapes eyebrows and tints eyelashes to add facial dimension or draw attention to your proof-of-concept cyborg eye.
The team at Bella Medspa comprises osteopathic physicians, nurses, laser technicians, and medical aestheticians, all of whom focus their skills on restoring youthful facets to faces. They use DiamondTome microdermabrasion technology to buff away dead skin cells and minimize age spots, and beauty injections to tame wrinkles and plump up features that have lost volume. Different injections, along with IPL treatments, help to reduce signs of aging, whereas flashes of laser light zap unwanted body hair on nearly any area of the anatomy.
The husband-and-wife team at Zhoy Vitality Center initially got their start practicing conventional Western medicine. Although this sharpened the duo?s ability to treat symptoms and eliminate the root causes of disease, they felt that they could do more to improve "health" as the World Health Organization defines it?a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. Studying beyond the boundaries of their training, the duo began adding holistic and regenerative medicine to their repertoire and eventually opened Zhoy Vitality Center.
The center?s marriage of medicinal philosophies is readily apparent in the menu of services, which seeks to improve body, mind, and spirit. Acupuncture and herbology stimulates the body's ability to heal itself using hair-thin needles and natural herbs. Medical weight loss pinpoints each person's unique needs and responses to foods, then creates a customized nutritional plan designed to nourish and detox the body. Holistic gynecology uses the same principles to keep one's baby-making capabilities in fine, fertile form. A wide range of aesthetic services?including facials, sclerotherapy, and Botox?also keeps outsides looking as fabulous as every person?s diamond-encrusted skeleton.
M Skin Solutions’ aesthetician, Mary, is a problem solver. Whether her client’s problem is acne, signs of aging, or dryness, she has a solution. Her menu of skincare services includes specialized facials and chemical peels, and she offers eyebrow and eyelash tinting and waxing services to complement revivified complexions. Along with facial treatments, she offers virtual mesotherapy sessions, thermotherapy heat wraps, cryotherapy bands, and SlimPlaster body treatments to help clients slim down and reduce cellulite.
On the wall in the lobby of Badar's Hair & All is a large oil painting of a dancer in a black dress striking an elegant pose, her back to the viewer. The surrounding wine-red walls complement the dark portrait, as do the ornate red plush couches, antique side tables, gilded mirrors, and Oriental rugs.
Beauty experts at the salon and spa mirror their beautiful surroundings by crafting tailored haircuts, grooming nails, and administering facials. They also perform more advanced aesthetic treatments, including laser hair removal and tattoo removal. For special occasions such as weddings or trips to the upscale grocery store, they decorate hands and feet with henna.