The highly trained stylists at Barnette’s Salon are accustomed to hearing compliments from satisfied clients, but in the past few years they've also had to get used to reading praise in print. Along with being named a "Top 100 Salon 2011" by Elle Magazine and "Reader's Choice for Best Salon 2012" by Mississippi Magazine, the salon––which boasts three locations––has also earned the title of "Best Beauty Shop of Jackson 2012" from the Jackson Free Press](http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/25/best-of-jackson-2012-urban-living/), who proclaimed, "the staff is not only friendly and professional, but also immensely talented, consisting of some of the top stylists in town."
Those top stylists owe much of their success to the salon's training program, which divvies the staff into five levels, according to experience, and inducts new stylists only after they have endured at least one year of extensive training and learned to identify each hair color by its smell. Specialists if precision cuts and custom color, the team reaches for products from Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, MoroccanOil, and CareTrico, and add instant length and volume using 100% human hair extensions by Great Lengths. For tresses in need of a new texture, they can also calm unruly curls with Keratin smoothing treatments or set strands with permanent waves to help cut down on time spent dealing with hot curling irons or hot rollers.
St. Dominic's mission-based health care delivers high-tech healing services with a human touch, promoting the well-being of body, mind, and spirit with each treatment. Unlike some spa massages, which tumble-dry all backs regardless of instructions, this deep-healing therapeutic massage is customized to individual needs to rejuvenate spines gently. The spa’s trained massage therapists help relieve stress and tension, while increasing blood flow to out-of-reach extremities, and imbuing limbs with Gumby-like pliability and poise. A relaxing ambience pervades the spa, which also provides complimentary valet parking.
• For $99, you get 20 units of Botox, which is usually enough to treat lines around the eyes and the frown line between the eyebrows (a $240 value). • For $50, you get an On-The-Go facial with microdermabrasion (a $100 value).
Licensed massage therapist LaTrisha Bailey oversees a team of relaxation experts that alleviates achiness with a suite of relaxing massage techniques. The Swedish massage unites friction-reducing oils with gentle strokes to help dexterous hands stimulate circulation, knead away stress, and search for tracking devices left by nosey neighbors. The deep-tissue massage relies on stronger strokes to untie the body’s deeply embedded knots. A variety of add-ons spice up massage sessions, stimulating noses with aromatherapy ($5 extra) or using hot stones to warm bodies after long hugs from attention-starved snowmen ($10 extra).
For $10, you get a dry pedicure with OPI polish (a $20 value). For $13, you get a warm-mitt manicure with hand massage and OPI polish (a $25 value). For $17, you get a warm-mitt manicure with Shellac polish (a $35 value).
Voted Best Tanning in 2009 by Jackson CityVoters for its Ridgeland location, Solar 51 bronzes winter-weary bodies with more than 50 tanning beds. For a tawny complexion free of UV rays, Mystic Tan spray-tan booths cover the entire corpus with a fine mist and a custom solution infused with aloe vera to keep skin hydrated. To facilitate traditional tans, the staff curate a selection of popular tanning lotions, including White 2 Black, Hot Mess, and Reborn Couture. Each of the salon’s employees are Smart Tan–certified, which prepares them to help clients achieve coppery hues while practicing long division.
Remedy True Health's skin and body specialists help clients target and treat aesthetic and weight-oriented issues. The center offers complimentary consultations on topics such as BMI and skincare to help guide patients as they take educated steps toward dealing with issues. For the sake of convenience, Remedy True Health offers services à la carte, allowing clients to choose the beautifying flight that suits their body type, personality, and spirit animal.
An usui reiki healer, locally trained and licensed therapist Adrienne Anthony restores inner and outer balance to the body. Deep-tissue and relaxation massages soothe stormy exterior muscles, and reiki sessions promote stress reduction and relaxation through the restoration of the body's energy flow. Adrienne also treats the energy escaping from meridian points of hand and feet through reflexology, applying direct pressure on specific points to spur change in specifically connected body areas. Almond and jojoba massage oils nourish and enliven skin during each session, turning blocked energy pathways into slip 'n' slides.
At Gifted Hands Massage Therapy, licensed physical trainers guide clients toward their fitness goals by advising them on exercise and nutrition. They often recommend massage sessions with in-house therapists. These therapists are trained in several modalities, including sports massage, which complements training sessions by alleviating the pain from athletic exercise and even minor injuries such as shoulder strain from tossing bags of flour off the roof. Other reparative treatments include body wraps and skin exfoliations.
Health is related to physical well-being, as well as emotional and spiritual condition, and Tiffany Fealko's background encompasses all of these. As both a licensed massage and Level 3 reiki master, she can ease physical tension through hands-on therapeutic bodywork and unblock the body's energy channels through reiki healing. Tiffany also offers relaxing couples massages, ideal for superheroes and villains wishing to let bygones be bygones.
Licensed massage therapist Christopher Jordan uses massage therapy to make his clients’ lives less stressful. His Swedish massages include soft kneading and tapping to relieve muscle tension, and deep-tissue massages tend to the connective tissue. He also uses hot stones to further soothe muscles. Body wraps and sugar scrubs round out the medley of services.
Spelbound The Day Spa's professional nail technicians lavish worn fingers and toes with manicures, pedicures, and gentle massages in a comfortable environment. Clients can continue their pampering at home with skincare products like African Shea Butter.
The skilled hands at TheraTouch induce relaxation with a variety of massages, facials, and body treatments. Male and female therapists specialize in myriad massages, which range from Swedish and deep tissue to hot stone, relaxation, and aromatherapy. Scrubs and body wraps help reanimate the body, and paraffin treatments and footbaths keep digits soft and nimble. Facials combine the properties of ingredients such as oatmeal and honey, paraffin, and botanical mud to invigorate the face and leave it healthy and glowing.
Located inside California Concept of Pearl, Renew You Day Spa is a full-service beauty spot that specializes in skincare. In this laid-back spa, a licensed aesthetician offers pore-purifying facials and full-body waxing, along with microdermabrasion and chemical peels to brighten the skin. Clients can pop in for an eyebrow wax, or lie back in the private room's cushy treatment chairs as an express facial brings a glow back to the face.
At Relax the Body Salon & Spa, treatments center on the client's needs rather than a display of technique. A nationally certified massage therapist heeds muscular complaints with customized strokes, ousting tension with Swedish and deep-tissue modalities. Meanwhile, facials strive to nurture pores with a combination of masks, warm towels, and inspiring bedtime stories such as the Cleft Chin that Could.