Licensed Massage Therapist Stephanie S. Clifton operates Encore Massage Therapy as a conduit for spreading the healing benefits of massage to the community. Her clinical-massage services can act as an alternative pain-maintenance plan for individuals suffering from a host of maladies. Stephanie attacks tension and stress through Swedish massage, sciatica through deep-tissue strokes, and chronic icicle growths through the sports modality. With regular treatment, individuals can preempt health issues down the road through increased relaxation, smoother digestion, and boosted endorphin levels.
Five of the staff members at Headlines Salon & Spa have been pampering clients there for more than a decade—one as long as 23 years. Their dedication to relaxation and aesthetics is evident in their services, which range from specialty facials and peels to soothing hot-stone massages and body wraps. They also customize packages that prep brides-to-be for their big days, protecting nails with no-chip manicures, gathering hair into custom updos, and strategically positioning veils to conceal antennae. Wooden fixtures and a distressed-copper sculpture of the sun make the space as warm and welcoming as the people who work there.
A collaborative effort between co-owners Jan and Mike, Jan Michael’s Salon and Spa accommodates hair, nail, and skincare services behind its coral-hued walls. The 20-year-old salon employs the best and brightest in the beauty industry, including fully licensed massage therapists, colorists, nail technicians, and light bulbs. Spa services are performed in a separate, secluded area to minimize outside distractions and keep the massage oils from fraternizing with Moroccanoil hair serums.
The stylists and aestheticians at Extasy Hair Studio & Spa pamper bodies from head to toe using natural beauty products. They rely on the therapeutic properties of essential oils and Éminence Organic Skin Care serums, as well as the acne-fighting benefits of fruit pulps and spices. Aveda remedies restore moisture to parched hair, and paraffin treatments hydrate dry feet better than socks soaked in Gatorade.
The full menu of services also includes haircuts, color, makeup applications, and massages. A children's room provides a place for kids to play and swap stock tips while parents get beautified.
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
Eyelash extensions, spray tanning, facials, and massage
Do you use any products or brands you're particularly proud of? What makes them uniquely effective?
We exclusively use Minky's eyelash extensions and Glo therapeutics skin care.
How did you get started in the beauty industry? Did you have an "ah-ha" moment in life?
I became an esthetician 9 years ago and have always wanted my own spa where I could perform services designed by me