Dritan Azemi’s parents wanted him to become a doctor or an engineer. But he had his own ideas about how he could best help people. Feeling a calling in the world of aesthetics, Azemi dropped out of college and moved with his family from his native Albania to southern California. One day while out walking, he happened by a beauty school and stopped in to speak with the director about enrolling. Though Azemi had planned to heal people as a massage therapist, the more he worked on the school's styling floor, the more inspired he was by the happiness his clients felt after a great haircut. On his 20th birthday, Azemi celebrated by speeding down Interstate 15—an act that got him pulled over, right at the exit leading to the Ontario Mills mall. There, he discovered what was then Allen Edwards salon, where he quickly worked up to senior stylist and educator. When industry legend and ceramic-tools innovator Adam Shuman took over, Azemi learned many of his signature styling techniques and eventually became the company's junior art director.
Azemi's parents soon announced that they were moving to Pittsburgh, and he had to give up his glamorous fashion shows and photo shoots. He retained his sunny California mentality, however, and felt he could use this to enhance salon-goers' experience in the Pittsburgh area. The accomplished stylist opened Azemi Salons in 2008, naming the business not only after himself, but after a root word in several Eastern languages that means “power” and “moving forward.” To continue forward in its client-empowering mission, his team now offers spa treatments alongside hair services, performing skin-specific facials, relaxing mani-pedis, and massages to leave muscles as relaxed as the dress code at a Halloween parade.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
At D.L Day Spa, a massage therapist relaxes bodies and relieves tension with a range of massage modalities that inspire mind-body harmony. These indulgent services are all performed within the cozy confines of her softly lit studio, pleasing clients' eyes as their bodies sink into relaxation.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
A friend advised me to do what I'm good at, do what is easy for me and do what I love... sounds too simple, but it actually led me to starting two businesses that make work fun for me every day! Most of us resist doing what's easy and what we are good at - we're too busy proving ourselves...
What do you love most about your job?
I just love my job because I get to help people every day. Some patients need additional help where I can step in when their therapist’s care ends. It’s been a very good experience where we all give and take for the benefit of our clients.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The staff is so friendly and amazing at what they do, they've always made me feel so special, from when I first walk-in until I leave.
Spend a day relaxing with your friends and family at Wexford's Destination Day Spa, a day spa that caters to both men and women.
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Treat yourself to a relaxing massage and attend to both your mental and physical needs.
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This spa is a trendy hot spot that offers a range of nail services, including no-chip gel manicures, pedicures, manicures, and nail art.
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Make sure you plan ahead! This spa's services are only available on an appointment-only basis.
Spa lovers of all budgets can take advantage of the menu of services here.
Destination Day Spa happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
For expert stylists with innovative visions, Destination Day Spa is just the place to go for your next haircut.
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.
Educated, creative and talented stylists are readily available to provide you with all of your beauty needs at Above All Grand Salon and Spa in Wexford.
Improve the health of your skin with a professional skin care treatment.
Perfect your nails with a cleaning treatment and a new coat of polish from this salon.
Above All Grand Salon and Spa understands that accidents happen and that's why they offer a wide range of medical treatments, including physicals.
You'll love the stylists at this salon, but you'll love your transformed tresses even more.
To maintain a timely workflow, this establishment is strictly appointment only.
Reel in a little R&R, but make sure to pad your pockets first. Clients here enjoy a truly upscale experience.
At Above All Grand Salon and Spa, you can pay any way you like. Now accepting all major credit cards.
Forget the hassle of street parking and head to Above All Grand Salon and Spa for easy access to parking lots.
Nourish your body and mind with a full spa experience at the serene Above All Grand Salon and Spa.
Educated, creative and talented stylists are readily available to provide you with all of your beauty needs at Harmony Salon in Wexford.
This salon is your one-stop-shop for nail care and color needs, including manicures and pedicures.
Harmony Salon will keep you looking your beauteous best with such services as make up application.
If you're looking for great hair remedies, such as hair cuts, color and highlights, and extensions, head on over to this salon.
This establishment aims for little to no wait times and that's why it's appointment-only.
Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Harmony Salon.
You can be sure you'll leave Harmony Salon with a beautiful new look that's sure to turn heads.