Kelly Clawson entered the field of massage therapy for one simple reason: to help people feel better. But what sounds like a straightforward goal actually requires a lot of communication and thought. Prior to sessions, Kelly asks after areas of concerns in order to shape her treatment plan. This might include using heated stones to ease knotted muscles or stimulating acupressure points to boost circulation. Ever the student, Kelly adds to her list of skills?including body scrubs and inch-loss treatments?through a constant stream of classes.
Haircuts for men, women, and children abound inside Evolution Salon. Other hair-related services include perms, highlights, and extensions made from 100% human or My Little Pony hair. Below the neck, specialists remove unwanted hair with warm wax, and massage therapists work out knots during 30- to 90-minute sessions.
Unique Thread’s beauty professionals specialize in threading, an all-natural hair-removal technique that is known for producing sharp angles and clean lines. Technicians remove hair at the root level, making quick movements in rapid succession to lasso and pluck rows of hair. In addition to threading, beauty professionals adorn hands with intricate henna designs or weave hair into french braids or bassinettes.
Natalie carves out her own space inside New Image Hair Salon: a calming, private treatment room. Her clients relax on a treatment bed while she massages away knotted muscles and alleviates aches. Natalie specializes in gentle, gliding Swedish massage strokes that work to boost circulation and decrease stress.
Lynn Cheary helms the mani-pedi booths at Gary’s Kut and Kurl, keeping fingers and toes looking well-groomed. She performs manicures and pedicures, during which cleansing, grooming, and polishing adds dimension and flair to digits.