The nail technicians at Bella Piaz Salon & Spa focus on beautifying natural nails. Eschewing acrylics—and the fumes and damaging drilling that come with them—they daub their clients’ fingertips with non-formaldehyde polish or CND Shellac. Elsewhere in the salon, a trio of stylists cuts, colors, and adorns hair with feather and tinsel extensions. In the spa, staffers whip up customized facials to target acne and rosacea, or treat guests to other services such as waxing, aromatherapeutic massages, and spa parties for all occasions.
Inside A Beautiful New You, owner Alicia Nagyhazi helps clients to tend to their largest organ with myriad skincare services that include waxing, facials, and microdermabrasion. Nagyhazi boasts a certificate in microdermabrasion and is considered a speed waxer, smoothing skin in quick sessions using Tu’eL cleanser and oil and Berins hard wax and Miracle oil, which is only known to have performed one type of miracle.
For more than nine years, certified massage therapist Michelle has trained her hands to seek out soreness and tension buried deep within clients’ musculature. She uses carefully practiced techniques, such as the luxuriating strokes of Swedish massage, the circulation-stimulating manipulations of lymphatic-drainage massage, and the closed-fist raps that bring unclaimed wishes within your grasp. Add-ons such as heated river rocks, skin-nourishing salt glows, and foot soaks enhance her massage sessions, delivered as clients stretch out under a plush comforter in a room imbued with the warm, soft glow of a jar of fireflies.
Licensed aesthetician Katy Brassfield uses all of the resources at her disposal to make sure each client achieves the paramount level of pampering. She approaches each service armed with more than 12 years of experience while beautifying her clients’ skin with facials, peels, and other skincare services. Her treatment rooms are warmed with brown and gold tones, and her complimentary mugs of steaming tea allow clients to slip into a state of inner peace even as they wait. During skincare and waxing sessions, she turns the dial up on a table warmer to keeps clients as toasty and cozy as a kitten napping on the belly of a napping labrador.
The licensed massage therapist at Pecosas Touch, Lyn, isn’t known just for her healing hands. Though skilled in many different modalities—including Swedish, deep tissue, and prenatal—she’s also known for her ability to fully customize treatments to target pain and avoid any fragile wings. She accomplishes this by listening to her clients’ concerns about their specific issues before and after treatment sessions. Lyn can also augment sessions with hot stones or therapeutic, 100% pure essential oils from Young Living.
For more than 15 years, aesthetician Angela Caravalho has been helping teens clear their complexions and assisting adults in their ongoing quest to maintain a smooth, youthful visage. During facials, organic, oxygen-based Knutek products deliver bacteria-fighting and blemish-belittling oxygen plasma to the skin, helping conquer acne and acne rosacea. Microdermabrasion sweeps away facial debris and donut crumbs with help from a light vacuum massage, and Angela can also help cart away excess cellulite through treatments that may include specially designed bodysuits and light therapy.
For certified massage therapist Daniel Morales, massages that merely relax the body are doing only half their jobs. Whereas some massages induce sleepy serenity, his therapeutic strokes focus on vanquishing pain. Deep-tissue and trigger-point massages deliver firm, cross-grain strokes to break apart adhesions and root out imbedded knots, and sports massages lengthen the muscles to alleviate stiffness.