Maximizing beauty is the main goal of the staff at Serenity Hair & Spa, but they make sure to pamper clients along the way. Their stylists condition, cut and style hair, or infuse it with luscious texture during protein conditioning treatments.
On the spa side, Serenity's aestheticians elongate eyelashes one by one with 3-D extensions. Sothys facial treatments correct issues such as acne or dry skin, and fragrant salt scrubs leave skin radiant from head to toe.
At Sasha G Salon and Spa—a European-style house of pampering—clients unwind with relaxing wellness treatments amid flowing curtains, marble-esque columns, and earth-toned walls. During the one-hour herbal massage, therapists knead stiff muscles with techniques originating in Thailand and a mix of herbs tailored to treat each client's individual ailments or mimic their favorite steak rubs. While menthol and camphor aid congested respiration, anti-inflammatory herbs appease irritated skin. Next, a vitamin facial adds clarity to visages, infusing epidermises with antioxidants to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots. Vitamin E oil fends off menacing sunbeams, and Retin-A unclogs pores of dirt or misplaced cotton balls and, in tandem with vitamin C, stimulates wrinkle-smoothing collagen.
Helmed by Dr. William Pollack—a licensed chiropractor with more than 35 years of experience—Pollack Clinic soothes sore backs with therapeutic massages, trigger-point therapy, and spinal adjustments. At each massage appointment, one of four skilled practitioners, each with knowledge of a variety of techniques and decades of experience, unravels muscular knots with the precision of an archer and the nimbleness of a Twister champion. Using a customized blend of kneading techniques, the clinic tailors the massage to the client’s specific ailments, from arthritis, headaches, and fibromyalgia to chronic pain and accident recovery. Each stroke promotes healing and relaxation by releasing tension from the joints and facilitating blood flow in the muscle tissue. The clinic also fights stress with its flexible schedule, which includes evening and weekend availability.
Dr. Pollack's interest in chiropractic care comes from a personal source. When he was in high school, an accidental dive off a wrestling mat resulted in a severe knee injury. An orthopedic surgeon told him his shredded cartilage would have to be removed, which meant a six-month recovery. Dr. Pollack's father, a dairy farmer, needed his son's help on the farm, so they decided to consult a chiropractor before putting his ailing joint under the knife. After an examination, the chiropractor determined that Dr. Pollack had actually twisted his knee, dislodging a bone in the process. One adjustment erased the pain, and he never had surgery. More than three decades later, he still draws upon his youthful introduction to chiropractic care when he and his staff practitioners unravel muscular knots and straighten spines with techniques such as therapeutic massages, trigger-point therapy, and spinal adjustments.
At Dorota’s Cosmetics and Spa, experienced aesthetician Dorota Williams rounds out Shaping USA Fitness & Dance Studio's array of classes with a variety of relaxing spa treatments. Dorota thoroughly analyzes facial terrain before performing skincare services such as a smoothing microdermabrasion or chemical peel. She is also trained to wax away unwanted body hair and can professionally tint eyelashes, eyebrows, or Matchbox-car windows.
Under the direction of cosmetic surgeon Thomas Heggen, MD, the veteran staff at Northshore Medical Center specializes in plastic surgery, med-spa treatments, and family medicine infused with holistic healing techniques. Medical experts stage extreme makeovers and help bodies fit back into their high-school footie pajamas with liposuction or face-lifts and use noninvasive laser treatments with FDA-approved tools to expel unwanted body hair and tighten skin. Physician-grade skincare products rejuvenate countenances and European ultrasound-cavitation technology slenderizes bodies. Northshore Medical Center's technicians also draw upon chiropractic services, Eastern-inspired acupuncture, and herbal medicine to bolster the traditional Western healing technique of wrapping patients in the U.S. flag and singing the national anthem until they feel better.
M.E. Laser and Beauty's certified technicians brandish ultramodern technology and old-fashioned techniques to noninvasively smooth, brighten, and exfoliate skin. When they're not restoring the youthful glow to careworn surfaces, they also harness the power of their IPL lasers to remove unwanted hair from all areas of the body without the need for waxing or razors. In addition to their namesake laser treatments, they also soothe careworn faces with restorative facials and untangle knotted muscles with expert massage techniques.