When Josie founded Gossip Salon and sought to hire fellow stylists, she prized one characteristic above all else: experience. These artists—many with more than 20 years in the business behind them—consider their clients' wishes and facial features before sculpting expert haircuts and applying color in both subtle and funky designs.
At The Skin Care Clinic, Dr. Michael Katopes and certified medical assistant and skincare specialist Jennifer Kodey refurbish aging, sun-damaged, and acne-ridden skin with medical-strength procedures that produce results with no recovery time. PCA, Obagi, and SkinMedica peels reduce skin pigmentation and combat acne, and crystal-tipped microdermabrasion wands resurface faces and bequeath a youthful glow. The team flips the IPL switch to eradicate hair from the limbs, face, and body, and fills in wrinkles with Juvéderm, the manmade version of antiwrinkles. For some treatments, the skin specialists lessen discomfort with Biofreeze topical anesthetic.
Serenity Med Spa's technicians execute a comprehensive menu of skincare services, outfitting their center with the latest technology and a selection of medical-grade products by Obagi and Neocutis. Beyond the waiting area's chocolate-brown leather couch and jade-hued tiles, the staff smoothes away blemishes with IPL photofacials, fractional-laser-resurfacing treatments, and microdermabrasions. Additionally, they oversee the facility's collection of tanning beds and UV-free airbrush stations, which leave clients' skin with a natural-looking bronze that, much like the lifespan of a red-giant star, may last as long as 10 days.
Licensed massage therapist Sharity Nesmick believes that massage is more than just pain relief; it’s about educating clients so they can take an active role in maintaining their own physiological wellness. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience working in clinical and spa settings, Sharity targets chronic muscular aches with long flowing Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure. Clients may solicit Sharity for Inner Circle’s specialty medi-cupping technique––a therapy which utilizes a medical vacuum technology to efficiently pull toxins from soft tissue.
Golden Caribbean Tan delivers natural bronze finishes in 15 minutes or less. The salon’s efficient tanning beds and booths range from the high-pressure Ergoline Classic 600 to the Sunliner 7000—a standup system that gives users healthy glows and the chance to cross-train for their next trips to the DMV—to the Norvell spray-tan booth, which mimics the results of handheld spray sessions while providing the comfort of a private, automated booth. The tanning salon also offers cosmetic services, including infrared Fit body wraps and red-light therapy sessions, both of which help to minimize the appearance of fine lines and cellulite.
Clients at Ribley Family Chiropractic include everyone from infants to seniors and athletes to accident victims. A team of eight doctors are ready to take care of them, with specialities in sports injuries, kinesiology, nutrition, personal-injury recovery, and pregnancies. A quartet of massage therapists helps speed up recovery time with deep-tissue, neuromuscular, and prenatal massages.
Natural ingredients may be important at Spa Bolena—body treatments make use of seaweed, lavender, roses, or milk and honey—but just as important is the setting in which treatments take place. That's why the spa adapts each of its treatment rooms based on the client's choice of atmosphere, altering the lighting, visuals, and sounds to fit such peaceful themes as meadow, rain forest, or ball pit. As these environs soothe minds, aromatherapy delights noses with scents of sandalwood, lemongrass, and eucalyptus.