Forty-six-year-old single mom Leslie was so inspired by her first encounters with LED phototherapy that she became certified as a skin technician shortly thereafter. Today, more than 10 years later, she helps her clients eschew the need to drop thousands of dollars on injections, plastic surgery, and facial creams by harnessing blue- and red-light technologies. With careful calibrations, she has found laser therapy to effectively treat fine lines, cellulite, and acne.
Sawson Hair Salon specializes in hair design for both men and women. Stylists offer haircuts and color treatments as well as bridal updos, Japanese straightening treatments, and hair extensions. Skincare experts, meanwhile, administer anti-aging facials and offer full-body waxing. Sawson Hair Salon also features a nail artist who performs manicures and pedicures.
The massage therapists at Wicked Awesome Massage customize their soothing sessions to the relaxation and wellness needs of each client's organ capsule. During Swedish massages, muscle mavens use oils or lotions to render gliding strokes, kneading, friction, and occasional tapping movements to ease muscle tautness and send morse-coded messages of calm. Firm but gentle pressure makes the Swedish style ideal for massage newbies, whereas deep-tissue methods utilize more intense pressure to target deeper muscles, help alleviate chronic tension, and break up scar tissue. Like a heated argument over whose turn it is to bathe the cat, some temporary soreness may result.
Hundreds of clients come to Escada Hair And Beauty Spa for their hair- and skincare needs. As a result, owner Cheryl Germano and her staff have made lots of new friends, but their affability is equally present when working with first-time visitors. Staffers help clients choose a new hairstyle, perhaps adding highlights, all-over color, or permanent waves. The beauty experts also pierce ears and refresh skin with facials, including a treatment specifically designed for men.