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.
Intimo Skin Care’s Intimo facial aims to leave guests feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and as if they’d donned entirely new skin—skin that’s soft, firm, radiant, and smells like a just-born rainbow. First, one of Intimo’s skincare specialists will analyze your skin, identifying persistent issues and problem areas so that the treatment can be tailored to your specific needs. Next, an aesthetician will use top-notch products to deeply cleanse the face and neck, removing impurities to leave skin looking younger and healthier, like a baby doing calisthenics. After a round of intense hydration and facial massage, your face, neck, and décolletage will be even-toned and smooth enough to impersonate a marble bust.
MaryAnn Sumaraga could barely get out of bed. With an impending back surgery on the horizon, she visited an acupressure therapist in hopes of relieving some of the pain caused by her chronic sciatica. Six weeks later, she cancelled her back surgery, and marched effortlessly into the classrooms at the Holistic Life Institution of Massage and Natural Health, ready to dedicate her life to helping others the way her acupressure therapist had helped her.
After discovering the healing properties of massage, MaryAnn went full throttle, absorbing additional expertise in bodywork, energy work, and Reiki. With 1000 hours of practice under her belt––not to mention additional certifications in homeopathy, herbology, and iridology––she creates tailored, client-centered treatments that often blend massage, aromatherapy, and nutritional advice. She views each client as biochemically unique, and tends to them only after she has a full picture of their pain, so that she can treat it with more specificity than with what she refers to as "cookbook approaches," which are often tailored to the therapeutic needs of tense gingerbread men.
Versailles Salon & Spa pampers and primps guests with haircuts, skincare, mani-pedis, and massage services. On the salon side, the beauty squad fuels its artful approach to glamour with products from Scruples, Pureology, and Joico. Inside the spa's private treatment rooms, therapists perform specialty services, such as raindrop-therapy massage, which coats weary bodies in organic essential oils to ease muscle tension, bolster the immune system, and banish stress to the island of misfit emotions.
After exhausting a list of doctors to alleviate debilitating migraines, Esther Rocha turned to massage therapy. The results were so astounding that Esther quit her job as a quality control inspector and enrolled in massage therapy school. Not at the helm of her own business, Esther specializes in tension headache massages and chronic pain-relieving deep-tissue techniques. She is also a licensed esthetician, and refreshes clients’ mugs with custom facials and full face waxings.