Essential Kneads Wellness Spa Inc.’s owner and proprietor, Billie Jo Stokes, first learned the subtle arts of holistic healing from her Aunt Donna. Aunt Donna’s teachings opened the door to what would become Billie Jo’s life calling: to help clients heal with therapies such as Reiki and without the use of drugs or invasive medical therapies. She welcomes her clients into a realm of relaxation, where an Oriental motif of wall-hung fans and bedspreads combines with abundant plant life, wooden fixtures, and soft rugs. In these spaces, Billie Jo helps clients completely let go of the outside world and all of the anxieties and humanoid robots from the future that reside there.
Amid hair-snipping stylists, licensed aesthetician Nikki Shahan attends to epidermal needs. Nikki employs custom skin masks, powerful chemical peels, ultrasonic treatments, and grandmotherly cheek pinches to rejuvenate skin of all types.
Stylist Cecelia Topete combines technical prowess and artistic savvy to breathe new life into hair. She designs cuts that flatter other physical features such as eye color, face shape, and skin tone, even strengthening hair itself with deep-conditioning treatments. But Cecelia isn't alone in her mission to beautify every person who walks through the door at Distinctive Style Salon & Spa. Her colleagues offer everything from keratin straightening treatments to full-body massages, and the spa's on-site boutique features jewelry, accessories, and queenly scepters.
Aesthetician Agnes Logue honed her skincare expertise in Europe before chartering her specialty facials and complexion-restoring prowess to U.S. soil. From her comfortable and relaxing office, she unveils fresher, smoother skin on faces and full bodies using Pevonia products, which feature prominently into facials and microdermabrasion treatments designed to edge out blemishes, dead skin, and ingrown glitter. The 25-year industry veteran also helps her guests become their aesthetic best through eyelash tinting and perming and body-waxing services.
As part of RSVP Salon, Nails by Laura focuses its beauty services on one subject: the nails. Along with full sets of gel or acrylic nails, the nail techs can upgrade hands and feet with mani-pedis, nail art, and sugar scrub pedicures. Deluxe mani-pedis take it to the next level with included sugar scrubs, paraffin wraps, and heated shoulder wraps.