At Laser Skin Beautiful, Dr. Alan M. Burke and his staff slow the progress of Father Time with a mix of orthopedic and cosmetic services. On the surface, they can remove wrinkles using vampire face-lifts and Botox injections. Meanwhile, for less visible signs of aging, such as tendon or ligament injuries, they can prescribe platelet-rich plasma therapy, a nonsurgical procedure that uses the patient's own blood to speed the healing process. And, rounding out the services are a number of pulsating laser treatments that are ideal for removing spider veins and tattoos from the skin.
More than three decades ago, Pearl Bailey-Anderson started styling hair in her home, and it wasn't long before two experienced beauticians?her grandmothers?convinced her it was time to open her own salon. The masterminds behind La Pearl Beauty Emporium uses their nimble fingers to shape braids, locs, and twists, and uses proteins, moisturizers, and oils to condition and smooth hair. Chic cuts and full and partial weaves let patrons go as cropped or long as they want to. La Pearl also staffs a certified hair loss professional and trichologist that offers free microscopic hair and scalp analysis.
The team of hair restorers at Keystone Hair take a non-surgical approach to solving baldness. Rather than relying on lasers that can fail or toupees that can be plucked off by low-flying pterodactyls, the team customizes a thin membrane of semi-permanent hair that, once affixed, blends in seamlessly with existing hair. Clients can swim, shower, and style their new locks, which are designed to last up to six weeks.
Led by renowned master stylists Natasha Latina and Ann Tasker, who named the business using their children's initials, the 17-member staff at Salon Pasca transforms hair while maintaining a commitment to the environment. Stylists employ earth-conscious products to perform cuts, specialty foiling services, and conditioning treatments. The team also conquers frizz with Japanese thermal straightening and enhances coifs with five types of hair extensions or alpaca pelts. Stylists boast a number of disciplines, including taking classes with or being educators for product lines such as Davines, which uses eco-friendly materials in its formulas and packaging. In addition to haircare services, beauty specialists also apply makeup and wax unwanted hair. In keeping with its green values, the Pasca crew gives a $5 discount on refills when patrons return their empty shampoo and conditioner bottles. The salon also recycles paper, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles. The walls of the boutique-like space sport sleek metallic accents and a curvy, bright-red couch where guests can rest or build an eye-catching cushion fort.
For the staff at Nail Division, manicures and pedicures are an art form. While they perform traditional nail services, they also punch up digits with acrylic nails in a cornucopia of designs, such as glitter, flowers, and multihued stripes. Meanwhile, nail piercings add intrigue to fingers and complement the widespread trend of earlobe polishing.
An expert at helping people look their best, Maryanne Giannini has worked in the beauty industry for more than 35 years. When she opened Dazzlz Spa Salon in 1991, Giannini assembled a staff that shared her passion, talents, and telekinetic control over hair dryers. She eventually hired more than 10 stylists and nail technicians, many of whom have decades of experience in areas such as hair color, makeup application, and mani-pedis. Amid the salon’s dark-brown and red walls, this professional staff works with its clients—men, women, and children—to sculpt haircuts that complement hair types and lifestyles. When not working at salon chairs, the staff members escort clients into private treatment rooms where they massage muscles and enclose bodies in shoulder-to-toe wraps.