Returning back east after working under Robert Cromeans?the global artistic director of Paul Mitchell?in his California salon and traveling hair shows, Sergio Pampena succeeded his father as the owner and driving force behind Sergio?s Style. Sergio works closely with the stylists who call his Paul Mitchell Focus Salon home, including three who spend their spare time as national educators for Paul Mitchell. His stylists begin cuts and colorings by ushering clients to the wash house, an alcove situated behind a towering wall of falling water where muscles relish a head and neck massage as soft music trills from speakers and well-hidden carousels. While stylists work, clients can watch their hair color getting mixed at the floor?s color bar or affix eyes on a wall-mounted flat-screen television. Though Sergio?s stylists are chiefly concerned with haircare, a menu of waxing, spray-tanning, and makeup services are available to complement fresh cuts.
Salon Iaomo's trained hair whisperers give head covers a fresh look with a blow-dry in one of eight high-class styles. Guests can slip into the salon's padded chairs for a wash that cleanses manes of grime, oil, and hitchhiking squirrels. Clients then peruse a blow-dry bar menu complete with photographic examples in order to choose which look their face fringe should assume. The Mohito style adds volume to long locks, and short hairs curl into line with the Cosmopolitan, a Marilyn Monroe–esque style. Pulchritudinous patrons can also touchup eye awnings with an eyebrow wax that mows down rogue hairs and leaves them looking as sleek as a Porsche run through a giant rock tumbler. Clients can admire the ornate embellishments that deck the salon's auburn-colored walls during their mane makeovers.
Founded by a pair of physicians, each with more than 15 years of medical experience, FeelNu Medi Spa and Wellness Center helps patients improve their appearance and overall wellness through services ranging from anti-aging therapies and laser hair-removal treatments to weight-loss tools. Beyond customizing hormone-replacement therapies to fight signs of menopause and age-related fatigue, FeelNu?s physicians also design programs to control and manage weight. For more aesthetic treatments, medical-grade lasers aim to eliminate acne-causing bacteria, unwanted hair, and obsolete CD-ROM drives installed in patients? heads, and medical peels and microdermabrasion facials help restore skin?s natural shine.
The stresses of everyday life dissipate at the hands of Tranquillité Massage Therapy’s licensed staff members, who ply muscles within the softly lit confines of its private treatment rooms. The therapists target chronic aches and pains across the body, digging into or gliding across soft tissue with massage modalities including Swedish, deep-tissue, and soothing hot-stone. Specialty massages administered by highly trained therapists target overworked muscles that impair the body’s performance, and paraffin wax treatments enhance any massage with skin-softening warmth.
A visit to Tranquillité Massage Therapy shows that it takes the implications of its name seriously. Nearly every facet of the center contributes to an optimally relaxing experience, from plush massage beds to a policy that allows clients to prepare for massages at their own pace—time spent undressing, relaxing, and rehearsing groans of relief never counts toward massages.
Licensed clinical esthetician and cosmetologist Mary Turner and her expert staff outfit patrons with beautified dermises through a wide range of pampering services. During the 20-minute microdermabrasion treatment, a jet spray of tiny crystals and a vacuum team up to effectively polish off the skin’s outer keratin layer without damaging deeper dermal tissue or exposing hidden metal endoskeletons. The treatment stimulates the growth of new cells in order to help treat a number of skin conditions including fine lines, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea. Though skin types may vary, most clients notice improvement after just one treatment. After a professional consultation, a chemical peel will augment the restoration with a custom blend of products fine-tuned to treat the client's skin type and count time according to the atomic clock.