In 2008, Dustin Pena's right kidney failed––and it had to be removed. The pain could have been searing and the recovery brutal, but it wasn't. His doctor made it bearable. Because of this experience, Dustin decided to spend his life paying it forward as a licensed massage therapist and a medical assistant with a concentration in pain management. In the comfort of a private room, Dustin utilizes Swedish and deep-tissue bodywork combined with oils and calming music to promote circulation in stiff musculature and ease the discomfort caused by overly tight muscle tees.
Stylist Delaney Sinclair invites customers to Salon Bliss, where she tends to heads of hair with salon services. She deftly snips and styles new, eye-catching ’dos, complete with blow-dry services. She also augments heads with bursts of color via partial highlights, full highlights, or full color treatments.
An earth-toned interior with red accents and geometric wall art lends a funky vibe to After Fx Spa and Salon. At first glance, the menu of services seems to be that of a classic salon and spa: hair, nails, waxing, and massage treatments, each performed by a talented expert. Every service category, however, features less-traditional specialties that stand out from the expected. Massage therapists overhaul their clients’ energy stores with reiki treatments, and nail technicians summon miniature Picassos who create intricate designs. For a skincare boost, the light from noninvasive LED photofacials revitalizes weary features for a more youthful look.
Skin doesn’t only cover the face; it covers the entire body. That’s why licensed aesthetician Lorna Dillon performs facials and glycolic peels to revitalize the complexion and back facials to treat areas that are often overlooked because they are hidden beneath capes. Along with skincare services, Lorna assuages muscles and stimulates circulation with 20-minute scalp massages, removes unwanted facial hair with waxing services, and highlights facial features with professional makeup applications.
Sophia Lash Bar owner Madison Meek spends a good part of her day waxing faces, but what she enjoys most is applying eyelash extensions. "I absolutely love full set applications, [and] seeing the excitement on a woman's face after she sees her new set for the first time." Excited, but also meticulous, Madison typically spends 135 minutes with her first-time clients, applying extensions one lash at a time. She can also correct someone else's subpar extension job by filling in gaps or removing misplaced extensions from the client's eyebrows.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Eyelash Extension Full Set
Brands Used: Xtreme Lashes
The family-owned Rhanes Spa offers its clients an abundance of holistic facials, massages services, and other aesthetic and relaxation treatments. Its diverse service menu includes traditional spa and salon services, from Swedish and deep-tissue massage to reflexology and tanning, which is useful when your baseball mitt’s been in the garage all winter. It also pairs these classics with inventive offerings such as the Bellanina face-lift massage, an all-natural means of releasing tension in the face to lessen the appearance of fine lines, as well as sugaring—an alternative to waxing—and Alpha heating treatments that help detoxify the body.