The details at Clear Water Auto Spa serve two purposes: remove past blemishes and prevent future damage. The former is accomplished by hand scrubbing the exterior, shampooing the seats, and vacuuming windshield dice off the floors. Once the car is clean, the technicians take it a step further by applying Teflon wax and clear-coat sealant to the finish and Scotchgard to the interior to build a protective layer against future contaminants. Paintless dent removal and paint touchups further elevate cars’ resale value and cosmetic appeal.
Inspired by the legacy of their grandfathers—stylish gents by the names of Lewis "Emerson" Smith and Gabor "Joseph" Takats—Shelly Hutchins and Stacy Donnelly wanted to create a place where men could relax and enjoy some masculine pastimes. Their salon, Emerson Joseph, offers exactly that. In addition to male-focused hair and spa services, the space boasts a pool table and flat-screen TVs announcing the latest in sports. During appointments, the stylists treat faces to hot-towel wraps, trim cuticles and hangnails, and serve complimentary beverages. They even polish off haircuts with a quick shoeshine, a true gentleman's service that's almost as classic as the spit-shine facial.
Inside her namesake massage studio, Sara Bliss banishes clients' stress and assuages back-bound pain. Trained in such common modalities as Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology, she also offers guests specialized prenatal massages and can deliver on-site chair massages, perfect for parties, employee appreciation days, or really stressful games of musical chairs. In addition to stress-melting muscle kneading, Bliss further banishes tension with complimentary luxuries such as hot steamed towels, aromatherapy, and foot reflexology, included with each full-body massage.
Shea Gipson is the face behind Real-Eyez Beauty, but around town, most people just know her as "The Lash Lady". A board-certified medical assistant, licensed aesthetician, and certified eyelash technician, she knows there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to enhancing lashes. And so, she offers her customers numerous avenues by which to boost the power of each sultry glance. Traditionalists may prefer a simple lash tint in the hue of their choice, while those looking for some extra oomph can try semi-permanent extensions, individual lashes, or even a Lash Lift, which lengthens and shapes the natural lashes, and helps them keep their new curve for up to two months. To complement fuller, darker eye fringe, Shea also shapes brows by waxing or threading away errant hairs, and she can put eye pencils out of work by tinting brows in a natural-looking shade.
Re Salon and Med Spa is a classic firehouse repurposed to hydrate famished façades and defuse hazardous hairdos with skin and hair services. An organic passion-fruit facial dedicates 60 minutes to re-energizing tired, dull complexions with an aromatic blend of tropical papaya, pineapple, pumpkin, and mango. The skin-soothing solution's active ingredients work to alleviate epidermal anxieties caused by stress, dehydration, or doing headstands in wolf-spider cages.
Healing Touch Charlotte offers seven modalities of massage therapy for Charlotte's rotten muscles and blown tissues. A Swedish massage relieves tension and stress throughout the body like the summer winds sweeping through Stora Sjöfallet National Park, while a deep-tissue massage attacks adhesions within muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The medical massage is a rehabilitative service tending to areas affected by accident or injury, while neuromuscular massage remedies posture problems and structural dissymmetry. Prenatal massage alleviates aches within expectant mothers, reflexology kneads at nexuses 'neath the knees with its focus on feet and concentration on calves, and myofascial release uses muscle contractions and light tissue stimulation to clear up tension.