Aesthetics Etc. owner Ann Marie Ray strives to transform standard beauty services into relaxing sensory experiences. Her staff incorporates the flame-softened wax of collagen-infused candles into select massages, relies on brand-name gloProfessional products, and encourages clients to slip into cozy slippers and robes. Ann Marie's signature service is permanent-makeup application though, which is useful both for helping chemotherapy patients to aesthetically recover from the loss of their eyebrows or simply shortening a client?s daily face-prepping routine.
Before pursuing a career in makeup and skincare, Ann Marie spent seven years working a standard 9-to-5 job in finance. After years of persuasion and encouragement from her mother, a professional aesthetician, she left the corporate world and became a certified permanent-cosmetics specialist in 2002. Today, mother and daughter operate separate but noncompeting businesses, referring clients to one another for specific treatments or a second opinion on who left the milk out that one time in 1991.
Inside Wellness Laser Center & Med Spa's cozy office, trained technicians wield microcurrents and lasers to help physiques to achieve their dreams. From toning-facial sessions to pound-punching LipoLaser procedures, the center's non-invasive beautifiers sculpt new looks with limited downtime. Microcurrent facials bolster collagen, elastin, and ATP production to transform skin from wrinkly and sagging to svelte. Whole-body-vibration platforms and cold lasers join forces in their battle against flab during LipoLaser treatments. During sessions akin to poisoning fat with a diet of greens, the treatment purges the system of demolished fat cells with no discomfort and no downtime.
Board certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head-and-neck surgery), Dr. Steven Goldman of Westlake and Beachwood Plastic Surgery artfully reshapes bodies and wards off the signs of aging. He tucks tummies and enhances bust lines in his clinic's in-office operating suite, while the registered nurses, medical assistants, and medical aestheticians on his team tend to less invasive procedures such as beauty injections, noninvasive CoolSculpting, and laser treatments. The clinic's med spa offerings include customized facials and pharmaceutical peels, in addition to lash extensions, body waxing, and surfboard waxing.
For more than three decades, Doctor of Chiropractic Michael Darr, along with the staff of the Advanced Spinal Rehab and Wellness Center, has worked to help patients achieve and maintain optimum health. Inspired by his high school science classes, as well as by his father, grandfather, and other relatives, all of whom were chiropractors, Dr. Darr set out to cure people of what ails them without drugs or surgery.
Handicap Accessible: Currently not
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Our "Therapeutic Thinking"
Brands Used: Olbas oil, Just b essential oils, Muscle Balm
At Breathe, owner Wendy Faber says one of her goals at the massage studio is to help her clients improve their lives and rediscover the energy and creativity they enjoyed in their childhood, which she she does by offering a variety of bodywork treatments, fitness programs?such as yoga, thai kickboxing, and self-defense?and social events that combine food, music, and dance. She and her staff also offer 15 types of massage. It might be challenging for clients to pick their favorite from such a selection, but Wendy says the service she most enjoys performing is the Hawaiian lomlomi massage. "...this massage takes your state of relaxation to a whole other level," she says. While the massage is not administered by her, she adds: "I, myself, feel amazingly open, calm and so much more centered after I give a lomilomi."
Destiny Derma Spa & Salon's aestheticians dote on patron appearances with a line of top-shelf skincare products that nourish and moisturize. Certified organic or paraben-free serums by Eminence, Ilike, Image, Hydropeptide, Being True Cosmetics, Pure Illumination and Puramed are slathered gingerly across skinscapes to imbue skin with youthful radiance like the frosting on Peter Pan's birthday cake. Specialists bolster serum results by wielding an array of skin-smoothing devices, such as their diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wand or the Jet Peel device, which flushes away dull dead cells with supersonic jets of water and air.