Kara Christian Styling Studio isn't the biggest salon. It isn't located in the city, and it isn't staffed by dozens of employees. But that's perfectly okay with the close-knit team at this Bumble and bumble salon. Tucked away in the heart of downtown Woodstock, the studio is staffed by an experienced team made up of three master cosmetologists and two receptionists. The team members relish the small size, which allows them to provide personalized attention, keep the atmosphere relaxed, and ensure no tyrannosaurus rexes can squeeze inside and cause distractions. They use only the highest-quality products while they work with their clients during haircuts, coloring, and straightening services.
Dr. C. LaVont Steele has been refurbishing smiles for more than 30 years, aiming to keep his patients' teeth healthy and natural-looking with a comprehensive roster of general and cosmetic services. Backed by his knowledgeable staff, he cultivates glowing grins during thorough exams that utilize high-tech equipment, such as digital imaging and radiography tools. Dr. Steele further enhances oral aesthetics with porcelain veneers, implants, and mouth guards, and he boasts finesse with contemporary techniques such as Perio Protect, an FDA-approved apparatus that tackles gum disease with powerful medication.
Each Body By Laser clinic pairs cold-laser technology with holistic health practices to help patients lose inches and keep them off. The treatment gets its magic from cold lipolasers, which are designed to gently shrink fat cells by dislodging their contents so that they can be fully discarded through the body's natural metabolic process and series of tiny secondhand stores. Each one-hour treatment series wraps up with a consultation on diet and exercise, along with a quick session atop a whole-body-vibration platform engineered to burn even more calories.
Like art-house films and fish-flavored popsicles, these procedures are not intended for everyone; females who are pregnant or nursing should not undertake the treatment, nor should patients with active forms of cancer. Should any complications be discovered during Body By Laser's initial screening, the company will issue a refund.
Owner Mary D not only contributes her initials to M.D.'s Hair Salon, but also her more than 30 years of experience in the beauty industry. Mary has done it all—from owning and managing salons to serving as an accomplished stylist with a specialty in corrective color and multidimensional foils. Today, Mary puts her expertise to work alongside stylist Deena W, who herself boasts more than 25 years of experience. Together, the duo designs flattering haircuts for men and women, straightens unruly frizz with keratin treatments, and treats bridal parties to special-occasion styling. The stylists use products from brands such as Kenra, Redken, Moroccanoil, and Keratin Complex by Coppola to style and retexturize manes. While their hair is being transformed, clients can enjoy ample parking and complimentary snacks and beverages, such as beer and wine.
Susan Zhao understands massage therapy. Licensed to practice in New York, Florida, Virginia, and Georgia, she divides her time between attending to clients' needs and overseeing the three Jo Jo's Massage locations that she founded. At these spas, Susan's staff uses a wide range of massage modalities intended to indulge and relax visitors, provide therapeutic relief, or even a bit of both. During hot-stone massages, a therapist treats troublesome areas with heated stones, which radiate heat to soothe tightly knotted muscles located deep beneath the surface. Reflexology treatments target specific areas along the feet with focused pressure, attempting to trigger the nerves that help heal organ systems throughout the rest of the body.
Beneath the sheer white fabrics draping the ceiling at Luxury Nails and Spa, technicians pamper bodies with nail services, facials, massages, and waxing. While reclining in a row of plush, multicolored chairs, clients treat feet with sugar scrubs and marine masks until they are as soft and smooth as a puppy quoting the Fonz. Private treatment rooms house a licensed massage therapist who kneads muscles with Swedish techniques and hot stones and aestheticians who cleanse pores with Dermalogica facial products.