The team of stylists and licensed aestheticians at Savvy Suites Salon all share the same love for beautifying their clients, but tout a wide variety of backgrounds and specialties. Kristina Murray, a certified PCA skincare specialist, customizes facial treatments, while Laurie Gebhart turns to her status as a certified Redken colorist when illuminating guests' locks. Regardless of the staff member helping them, every patron can rest assured that their beauty is in good hands, whether they're looking to remove unwanted body hair or keep lycanthropy at bay via waxing, get their tress sculpted into an elegant updo, or polish and shape their nails with a manicure.
Seasoned aesthetician Linda Hoff eschews drug-assisted treatments for all-natural, holistic wellness techniques. Drawing on years of experience, Hoff tackles chronic skin, body, and beauty conditions with services that target an extensive array of ailments. A half dozen different facials treat everything from rosacea and eczema to wrinkles and dryness. The all-natural body-sugaring process rids brows and limbs of unwanted hair and attracts smooches from puppies with low blood sugar.
John Moore has been a nationally certified massage therapist since 2003, and now lends his healing touch to the staff at Sunset Hills Massage. There he's found a home for his well-rounded approach to wellness, which uses multiple massage techniques and stretches tailored to each client's unique needs. In the comfort of his private studio, John relieves stubborn aches and pains with precise bodywork, promoting relaxation with flowing Swedish strokes or busting serious muscle aches with trigger point therapy or firm deep-tissue pressure.
Visitors are sometimes caught off-guard by what would appear to be Tuscan Sky Hair Salon’s lack of a roof. When they look more closely, however, they see not the sky but an extensive mural painted with cascading rays of sunlight. Were this sunlight real, it would reflect brilliantly off the salon’s polished hardwood floor, where stylists bustle about as they craft sleek looks with cuts, bold highlights, and deep-conditioning treatments. The salon’s services don’t stop at the scalp. Waxing treatments swiftly remove peach fuzz, and massages ease tension as effectively as a whoopee cushion at a budget debate.
It would be easy to pass an entire week at Infinite Tan & Spa, lounging on massage chairs, gossiping with the nail technicians, and sunning in advanced tanning beds as stereos pipe in your favorite CDs. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the only people who are able to spend an extended period of time at this tranquil oasis are the staff of specialists, who perform professional haircuts, adorn nails in Shellac polish, and soothe muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, sports, and prenatal massages. When administering professional facials, the expert aestheticians cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize skin to smooth wrinkles, reduce pores, and remove any last-minute shopping lists you might have hastily jotted on your forehead.
Whether she’s working in her massage room or in the comfort of her clients’ homes, licensed massage therapist Vicki Carpenter coaxes muscles out of tense situations with a variety of modalities that include sports, deep-tissue, and reflexology massages. Additional techniques include gliding hot stones over bodies and invigorating the senses with lavender or peppermint aromatherapy scents. Vicki also treats such ailments as fibromyalgia and high blood pressure with cupping, an ancient Chinese technique that involves suctioning glass, silicone, or plastic cups to the skin.