Breyer Medspa treats clients to dazzling physical transformations with a stable of professional-strength body and skincare treatments that make use of both medical-grade products and laser technology. Under Dr. Michael Birnbaum, licensed aesthetician Tara pampers and perfects her clients' faces with microdermabrasion therapy and chemical peels that slough away layers of skin to reveal radiant complexions. For a treatment more intense than spa facials and less thorough than chemical peels, the medspa's medical-grade facials deliver skin-renewing results that go beyond traditional facials with deep-pore cleansing and polishing at the hands of an experienced aesthetician. With the use of an FDA-approved Cutera CoolGlide laser, technicians can realize their patients' dreams of hairlessness, vein removal, and wrinkle- or blemish-free skin by simply adjusting the settings on the versatile laser system. The medspa's carefully chosen laser uses longer wavelengths than its competitors to soothe the skin as it works to reduce hair or remake skin texture.
Owner and principal practitioner Yvonne Fisher knows most of the techniques you'd expect a nationally certified massage therapist to be familiar with—the Swedish, shiatsu, and myofascial modalities, for example. But because she's such a firm believer in the human body's ability to heal itself, she's gone beyond these traditional bodywork techniques to master less conventional healing approaches, including the soft-tissue method developed by Australian alternative-health practitioner Tom Bowen. Like an innovative hammer, some of these techniques don't even require hands: Reconnective Healing aims to influence life-force energy without physical contact, and a self-help method called the Emotional Freedom Technique targets emotional distress and can even be done over the phone.
Robin Dove Hair Studio’s color and style team consider hair their main artistic medium, sculpting beautiful looks for everyday clients and the high-profile mugs of local celebrities and news reporters. An educator for J Beverly Hills Salon, owner Robin Dove is experienced with hair of all textures and continually enlists in training to keep abreast of the haircare industry's latest trends and grooviest new ideas about running with scissors. These training sessions enable her to pass knowledge on to her staff, which can handle anything from basic haircuts and updos to extensions, weaves, and formaldehyde-free keratin straightening treatments. The studio’s stylists create a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere as they pour complimentary coffee for clients visiting early in the day and arm afternoon guests with glasses of wine.
At Northeast Dental, Dr. Kinga Kostolowska and her staff go to great lengths to ensure their patients are met with comfort and convenience. It all starts with the homey office–complete with coffee, Wi-Fi, and provided laptops in the reception area–and a properly spaced appointment schedule that keeps the waiting room emptier than Mr. Rogers' swear jar. Once patients reach the dental chair, they can choose to slip on a pair of video glasses and surf 150 TV channels, remaining blissfully tuned-out as Dr. Kinga and her team go to work performing routine check-ups, cosmetic treatments, and restorative procedures. And, when necessary, the dental professionals will also call on the industry's most advanced technology, from digital x-rays to Zoom! whitening equipment, to make certain smiles receive the best care possible.
Sports fans and '80s pop lovers may already be familiar with the work of Xquisite Hair Design owner Robert O’Donnell. In his 31 years as a licensed stylist, he’s served such clients as Belinda Carlisle of The Go-Go’s and Dick Vermiel, the former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. He's something of a leader himself; his team consists of stylists for every type of hair. Together their services include cuts, colors, conditioning, perms, and even such hair designs as cornrows and spikes that spell out "howdy, fellow backgammon enthusiasts." The staff also lengthens hair by bonding, capping, or sewing in hair weaves and uses products from Paul Mitchell and Moroccanoil throughout their services.
Charles Pickens's many years of experience in the hair industry has culminated with what he calls his "finest salon to date." He and his team perform mane transformations with cut and color services designed to complement each client's personal style. Striving for a relaxing and upscale atmosphere, stylists break up monotone locks with highlights or lowlights, which aim to add dimension and enhance features, or they can add shine to heads with demi-permanent color or colorless glazes. The salon also prides itself on its texturing services, which aim to boost limp locks with wave treatments or smooth frizzy strands with keratin treatments.