When Catherine Tidwell meets a new client, she focuses on one simple question: "What is going on with your skin?" Tidwell wants to work with each individual's body, not against it, so instead of assessing and treating predefined skin types, she strives to decode what each body is saying through its skin. If she spies inflammation, she wants to know why it's there. If a complexion appears dull, she might surmise it is hungry for oxygen or belongs to a chimney sweep.
Tidwell has more than 20 years of experience in the beauty and fashion industry, including stints as a backstage makeup designer for Calvin Klein and a director of aesthetics for Kayes Beauty College. She taps her expertise as well as botanically derived products, such as Elizabeth Bergman Organics, to tailor aesthetic services, including skincare treatments, makeup applications, and body waxing.
Jennifer Moore, Forest Aura Wellness, Inc.?s owner and nationally certified massage therapist, heads a team of experienced massage-therapy professionals. The staff uses diverse massage modalities to treat general aches and help with pain management, alleviating pains caused by wide range of specific maladies. Drawing on Swedish, deep-tissue, stretching, and reiki techniques, Jennifer and her team use light, medium, or deep pressure to help alleviate chronic headaches, sciatic pain, lower-back pain, neck pain resulting from computer use, or aches from fibromyalgia or plantar fasciitis. They can also arrange deep-tissue treatment options without the modality's typical deep pressure. Knowing that massage can aid the body's ability to heal, the team invites anyone seeking a life with less chronic pain, whether they be athletes, long-distance-driving salespeople, moms who lift kids, or folks with daily aches.
Indy Laser Lipo takes over for failed diet and exercise attempts by shrinking fat cells with lasers. Technicians apply two LipoLaser paddles directly to problem areas⎯including the sides, chin, arms, or thighs⎯allowing the noninvasive lasers to penetrate down to fat cells, where they break the cells’ membranes and cause them to release their contents into the body and shrink. After undergoing treatments three times a week for six weeks, clients may expect to lose several inches from the targeted areas, giving them the confidence to show off their swimsuit-ready body and fit into their old high-school locker.
iBodyIQ has been in the business of performing successful lipo laser treatments for over two years. Their newest technology is designed to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, clear blemishes, minimize pores and improve skin tones; this non-invasive procedure was created to have an effect on the collagen production in the skin and supercharge the cells. iBodyIQ also offers non-needle laser acupuncture, meridian energy testing with the Acugraph 4, and nutritional and detox counseling with Dr. Koontz, who has over 30 years of experience in the field of integrated holistic healthcare.
Trained by experts from the likes of Vidal Sassoon, Aveda, and Schwarzkopf, the staff at New Leaf Salon has the tools and experience to transform drab tresses into chic and elegant styles. Beginning with a thorough consultation, every service, including haircuts, highlights, and keratin smoothing treatments, incorporates a soothing head, neck, and shoulder massage and ends with a sleek blowout. Beyond haircare, the New Leaf staff also waxes brows, upper lips, and chins.
It’s not enough for stylist Jeff DeShazer to transform his clients. He also feels compelled to teach other stylists the secrets of his craft, so that they can go forth and do the same. When he isn’t overseeing the operations at his own salon, DeShazer travels around sharing his knowledge as an educator for Pureology Serious Colour Care. Most of his clients will agree that he’s as good a teacher as any. They tend to be thrilled with the way he cuts and colors hair while juggling multiple bottles of Barbicide.