A plump Buddha statue stands guard near the entrance of Chakras Healing and Day Spa. Along with Persian rugs and earth-toned walls, he's part of the award-winning spa's decorative strategy meant to ease clients' minds. Client peace of mind is one of the highest priorities of Chakras' staff, which is composed entirely of veteran providers. They believe Chakras' exclusive use of high-end products and reliably comfortable ambiance are the two chief factors that attract clientele. For example, while treatment rooms at some other spas have sterile, clinical-looking furnishings or are haunted by ghosts, Chakras' treatment rooms sport hardwood floors, ornate wall hangings and drapes, and soft lighting.
Chakras Healing and Day Spa also offers a large array of spa services including manicures and pedicures, massage treatments, facials, and body wraps. Those looking to combine treatments may opt for one of the spa packages.
The experienced staff at Salon Jolie works toward beauty goals with permanent makeup, skincare products, and hair-styling services. Debi Walker, a licensed aesthetician certified in medical skin treatments, draws on more than 30 years in the beauty industry to artfully fill brows and line eyes and lips with permanent makeup. During the process, she uses prepackaged, sterilized needles and a Nouveau Contour Intelligent machine powered by an Intel microprocessor chip, which varies application speed and depth.
A slew of herbal and medical-strength facial peels and pore-cleansing treatments let patrons revive dull skin before photo shoots or auditions to become statues. The staff of stylists adds exciting accents to hair with multicolored highlights and lowlights, Framesi color, and feather extensions.
Poular Jervonne, a polytextural cosmetologist who can style any type of hair from any ethnicity, works closely with clients to craft customized hairstyles that suit their unique personalities. Aside from hair services for women, men, and children, the multitalented salon expert can also beautify nails with manicures and pedicures, expertly apply makeup, and wax away unwanted facial hair. Poular also keeps track of new techniques, tools, and trends to keep the service menu up to date.
With a steady hand and special adhesive, Janina breathes new life into clients? eyelashes. She applies special flare eyelash extensions to existing lashes, bulking up the eyeline for everyday wear or for special occasions. The extensions stay in place for up to two weeks, and refill appointments can lengthen the lifespan.
A pinched nerve. A tweaked muscle. An out-of-whack joint. For most people, these ailments represent an inevitable facet of the aging process; for massage therapist Karin Ward, they represent an opportunity for improvement. Karin uses her sessions to jumpstart the healing process with therapeutic bodywork learned over a 13-year career. Whether she's easing nagging pain with gentle Swedish strokes or targeting deeper discomfort with the help of soothing hot stones, Karin delivers treatments that leave her clients rested, relaxed, and ready to face the day's next challenge.
What we grow to love is sometimes in the hands of fate, as makeup artist Aimee Aquitania, proprietor of All Occasions Artistry, has discovered. In 2011, a car accident left Aimee unable to stand for long periods of time, so she knew she had to find a way to support herself that didn’t require her to be on her feet. After choosing aesthetics, her first makeup gig was for a wedding, and Aimee often looks back with surprise that she, a self-proclaimed tomboy, fell in love with such a delicate art.
In her plum-colored headquarters at Studio 55 Salon Suites, bronze double-sconce lighting illuminates countenances as Aimee enhances features with traditional cosmetics or tattoo-like permanent makeup. In addition to offsite trips to beautify wedding parties or paint faces on coconuts for shipwrecked sailors, she travels to homes to give makeup lessons or overhaul clients’ makeup bags by evaluating each cream, powder, and liner. After a sharp rap on the door, she can be found waiting on porches with a Norvell airbush tanning system to burnish bodies before sugaring and waxing away unwanted hair.