Gravity Spa balances the body and swaddles the aura with a plethora of healing massage style —Swedish, lomi lomi, and healing crystal–performed by the patient paws of licensed massage therapists. The relationship class, a couples' knot-kneading workshop, ignites tea-light romances into flamethrower flirtations with a roughly two-hour-long course on soothing massage techniques and fire-safety guidelines. Or, the less academically inclined can choose to banish muscle tension with a 60-minute four-handed couples' massage, which incorporates warm oil and long strokes as two therapists, one per significant other, work in sync on each side of the body. Circulation may improve and toxins can be released as coupled muscles sleepily surrender memories from remote-control battles and it's-your-turn-to-clean-the-hovercraft debates.
In 1939, James Clark bought Belmont Pharmacy, where he had worked as store pharmacist. His son, James Clark Jr., followed him into the business, and eventually the enthusiastic, dedicated family began opening additional branches. Today, a third-generation Clark, Tim, oversees the operation of the eight locations.
Each location mingles old-fashioned corner-store friendliness with modern health-care tools. Medical equipment, such as lift chairs and canes, ease home life, as do prescription medications that can be delivered by a friendly staff member. The Huber Heights location also has a compounding pharmacy, in which highly trained workers customize prescriptions to individual needs, combining multiple medications into a single dosage, adding kid-friendly flavors, or carving each pill into the shape of a white blood cell.
At Primp Hair, owner Bryce Van Dyke cuts and colors hair, sculpts brows with wax, and applies professional makeup. It's a pretty wide range of skills for one guy, but Bryce wants to make his salon a one-stop shop "where girls get ready." He'll create a personalized look to match any event, whether it's an average date night or a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence such as your wedding or your turn to be president.
Professional stylist Niyyah El'Amin beautifies a diverse clientele at her salon suite, NeNe's Salon at The Greene. Along with cuts, color, and styles for women, kids, and men, the cosmetology veteran also updates looks with relaxers, loc twists, and retwists. In addition, she employs products from Kenra Smooth and Design Essentials during smoothing treatments.
Bioelements-certified aesthetician Amanda addresses a number of skin concerns, animating an expertise in facials and waxing. The classic facial treats a variety of skin concerns—including acne, signs of aging, and sensitivity—with a customized aromatherapy and facial massage. Hot towels play a steamy role in facial treatments, melting features into malleable expressions and acting as the ideal remedy for visages that have lost games of chicken with dry ice. While undergoing pulchritude-buttressing treatments, clients can enjoy the sights of the salon, which include homey lamps in lieu of fluorescent photon showers, and multicolored walls decorated with artwork and large stars.
Signature Service: All Hair services and waxing services
Brands Used: Joico Color and Aquage hair products
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
The sweet irony of becoming a stylist is that no matter how good you are, you can never give yourself a haircut. What do you look for in a stylist when you need a trim?
When looking for the best stylist, I always look for someone who will take the time to KNOW me and my likes and dislikes. Ask me? Ask who I am as a person! Someone who will take the time to know me.
What's the number one grooming tip every person should know?
Never blow dry your hair with the nozzle of your dryer facing up! It will always make your hair frizzy! Always put a cool rinse on your hair to add shine!
What other services do you offer besides haircuts?
Perming, coloring, hi-lighting, and facial waxing.