Though Hana Tan & Spa is nowhere near the ocean, clients still walk out of the salon looking like they just came back from the beach. That’s because the Whitehall salon offers four levels of UV tanning beds, housing between 28 and 42 bulbs each, as well as Norvell sunless spray tanning. Hana Tan & Spa even gives clients that back-from-vacation glow by relaxing their minds during aqua massages and exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments.
Crystal Bramer started her career early, taking cosmetology classes during high school. After graduating with honors, she sharpened her skills at two salons before striking out on her own. Now she pours more than a decade of experience into each mane and enlists the help of products such as CHI, Joico, and American Crew. Crystal specializes in coloring and Cinderella hair extensions, but her menu also includes cuts, keratin treatments, and perms. When she isn't shaping brows or twisting tendrils into formal updos, she attends classes and hair shows to stay current on latest trends.
Sweet & Sassy’s stylists pamper kids during fun spa treatments incorporating lots of bubblegum pink, sugary treats, and glitter. As youngsters lounge on tangerine pillows, they receive kid-calibrated manicures and pedicures featuring sparkly nail art and toe rings. Gentle, sweet-smelling concoctions turn facials into a kid-friendly experience, and ear-piercing services add age-appropriate glam. For birthday parties, celebrants can arrive in the spa’s pink limousine before strutting down the runway in Sweet & Sassy’s glittery gowns.
Master stylist Tomika Gordon began her career as a styling educator for Hype World Int. and catapulted herself into the beauty industry, eventually being featured in the pages of Xtreme Hairstyles Magazine. At Salon Lofts, the 20-year veteran gives hairdos professional overhauls with sleek haircuts, coloring services, and treatments such as perms and extensions. She also specializes in eyelash services, and preps brides, prom-goers, and decorative cacti for their big days with special-event hairstyling.
At Health Choices, licensed massage therapist BabaaRitah Clark helps encourage wellness of body, mind, and spirit alike with therapeutic massage services. Her broad range of specialties includes sports massage, deep-tissue massage, aromatherapy, and trigger-point therapy.
Patrons of Open Sky Day Spa enjoy masterful muscle molding at the hands of an experienced, licensed staff of relaxation physicists. You can opt for a 60-minute Swedish massage that utilizes light- to medium-pressured techniques to provide the most popular type of knead. It uses long, connective strokes and kneading to improve blood flow, stimulate the lymphatic system, relieve physical tension, and melt stress into a puddle of biodegradable papier-mâché. On the other hand, a 60-minute deep-tissue massage targets specific stress areas and uses focused pressure to relieve pain, realign the body, smooth out knots, and shoo out burrowed gophers.