Kate Allen considers herself a bit of a magician—she transforms drab hairstyles into chic coiffures with a flick of a blow dryer and backcombing. But these skills didn’t magically appear overnight. They’re the result of five years of field experience, in which she wore the hats of stylist, independent consultant, and manager. Today, she uses her accumulated knowledge to not only style hair, but also to bestow clients with a wealth of insider secrets.
Helmed by owner Shannon A. Wolfgang, the staff of injection specialists at A Hair Never There smoothes skin, removes unwanted follicles, and banishes cellulite with FDA-approved techniques and services. Botox injections remove facial folds and wrinkles for months at a time, and VelaShape treatments can undo cellulite without invasive surgery or dangerous, human-size panini presses. The med spa's technicians draw from extensive certification and medical experience as they beautify both men and women, reducing future hair growth with lasers and electrolysis and helping restore youthful glows to skin with light therapy and chemical peels.
Certified laser specialist Pamela Archer is a staunch believer in the manifold power of lasers, employing their beams to rid bodies of hair, spider veins, wrinkles, and fungus at BARELaser clinic. Her arsenal of Quanta lasers covers a wide range of wavelengths to address the needs of patients of all skin types and ham-radio-station preferences. The center's team of registered nurses conquers issues unreachable by lasers through skin-smoothing injections of Botox or dermal fillers.
Dottie Motnyk won't sugarcoat things and tell you that waxing is always super-relaxing, but she will do everything in her power to make the session as relaxing as possible. That's why she's imbued her studio with a cozy zen garden motif. Private spa rooms erupt with green, from screen prints of tall oak trees to a generous smattering of tall potted plants. Amid these accents, she swiftly nixes unwanted hair with wax sessions. Invigorating facials are also available to exfoliate and renew the complexion.
Dr. Jonathan W. Singer sees his career as a practice in treating not only the symptoms but also the causes of ailments. At The Natural Place, he oversees a staff of registered nurses, laser technicians, and licensed and certified paramedical aestheticians who subscribe to the same philosophy. Through their services, which include vibration therapy, the team can help to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with Parkinson's Disease, MS, and orthopedic problems. The clinic's aesthetic treatments, such as Botox, oxygen facials, and laser hair removal, help to boost confidence, and weight-management plans aim to produce healthy results in patients. Dr. Singer and his staff also perform Body Bronze sunless spray tans and intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), which can be used to diminish the appearance of spider and varicose veins as well the need to go to the disco.
If you traveled back in time to see Shelly Rewinkle when she was a little girl, you probably wouldn't expect her to become a hairstylist. That's because she spent most of her time playing with boys and riding dirt bikes in California. But ever since the late 80s, this tomboy-turned-stylist has strengthened her skills by working in salons and training with brands such as Aveda and American Crew.
As the owner of Grand Salon, Shelly leads a team of stylists, who tend to manes and pour complimentary glasses of wine and cucumber water. In addition to their expert services, they have been known to go above and beyond by feeding clients' meters, grabbing their lunch, and videotaping their children's clarinet recitals. All of this takes place inside an old plant warehouse, where 20 skylights illumine the cavernous space. Before opening, Shelly brought in craftsmen to build tabletops out of old wood. By mixing these natural elements with the industrial feel of the building, she created a modern ambiance that still feels warm and inviting. At the front of salon, a boutique displays art and accessories alongside products by Bumble and bumble and Kerastase.