Elite Hair and Skin Care owner Sue Shaker spends her days chasing a natural high. Fifteen years ago, she noticed that feeling confident about her looks positively affected her overall well-being, and so she has been trying to help clients develop confidence through hair ever since. Her journey began at California School of Beauty, where she gravitated toward hair colour because another student mixed the formulas together and created a black hole. Now she corrects unflattering dye jobs with aplomb, having honed her specialty in highlights and lowlights for nearly a decade. To keep the salon current, she attends regular colour classes and arms her fellow stylists with products from Aveda and Moroccanoil.
The resident aesthetician nourishes skin with Dermalogica's products and methods, building custom facials based on analysis of each zone of the client's face and spheres of influence on their friends' faces. Her nimble fingers also manipulate fine threads to shape eyebrows, and trap body hair with traditional resin wax and sugar paste that will not tug on tender skin.
At Within, passionate nutritionist and reflexologist Jennifer Forbes guides patients on a holistic path to health and wellness. After personally experiencing the powers of reflexology to help her heal from second-degree frostbite, Jennifer earned her diploma in the field, and now shares the practice’s benefits of relaxation, stress relief, and enhanced circulation with clients. Her nutritional consultations yield custom plans for diet and lifestyle changes that alleviate fatigue, depression, and cardiovascular irregularities. Toxin-banishing ion cleanses flush the body’s joints, organs, and lymphatic system to revive energy and relieve pain. Patients can also get a muscle-response allergy test and take advantage of ear candling to evict waxy buildup and catchy jingles for sweet potatoes from their heads.
Through the bay window set within a red brick wall, La Creme Hair Studio's stylists snip at men's and women's locks, sculpting them into new, contemporary hairdos. The staff lathers scalps with Moroccanoil shampoo and conditioner, which are infused with antioxidants and nutrients to promote lustrous hair and make it strong enough to hold onto a fedora during a hurricane. In addition to hair care, stylists beautify clients' every aspect with eyelash extensions, mani-pedis, and waxing.
In Deeva Hair’s newly renovated downstairs, Amanda Neilly bustles about, reviving worn-out hands and feet with pampering services. Amanda and her team gussy up appendages with chip-proof gel polish and pre-sculpted faux nails while simultaneously inducing relaxation with paraffin dips, hand massages, and the absence of lobsters looking to finalize mergers.
Tanning beds and booths bestow bodies with a golden hue at Sunkiss'd Tanning Salon. Depending on the bed, sessions range from 12 to 20 minutes. Clients also can forgo the UV rays and capture a sun-kissed glow with an airbrush formula that doesn’t leave streaks or crop circles.