Rhaina Butler of Just Be Beautiful revitalizes visages with noninvasive facials that utilize skin-nourishing products and medical-grade equipment. The skincare savant customizes microdermabrasion therapy by adjusting the diamond-coated tip to best suit each countenance it buffs, whisking away blemishes, fine lines, and facial debris. A fresh buffing reveals baby-soft skin and stimulates collagen development, ensuring the epidermis's smooth new texture rivals that of a freshly carved butter statue in a velvet smoking jacket.
A pinched nerve. A tweaked muscle. An out-of-whack joint. For most people, these ailments represent an inevitable facet of the aging process; for massage therapist Karin Ward, they represent an opportunity for improvement. Karin uses her sessions to jumpstart the healing process with therapeutic bodywork learned over a 13-year career. Whether she's easing nagging pain with gentle Swedish strokes or targeting deeper discomfort with the help of soothing hot stones, Karin delivers treatments that leave her clients rested, relaxed, and ready to face the day's next challenge.
Between the pristine cream-colored walls of Minx Salon & Spa, stylist Lilja Birtcil works her magic on overgrown hair. She specializes in men's cuts, complementing flattering styles with relaxing massages and hot-towel treatments that whisk away work-related tension or nervous energy caused from interacting with a parking meter. Elsewhere in the elegant salon, which is situated inside a converted home, stylists tend to hair and skin with relaxing spa services.
PamperingAngel's resident skincare expert, Julie Gramyk, is also a registered nurse, channeling her medical expertise into a passion for pampering to create a variety of treatments that are both indulgent and results-oriented. Alongside owner (and certified massage practitioner) Loretta, Julie and a team of aestheticians work tirelessly to restore confidence and mobility through services that range from full-body waxing to raindrop therapy. Julie also spends her time working as an independent consultant for Rodan + Fields, incorporating the company's renowned line of anti-aging products into facials that target everything from sun damage to the puffy under-eye circles that plague many goldfish.
Inside Nevaeh's expansive and colorful space, nail technician Julie Trevino glorifies fingers and toes with luxurious pedicures and gleaming no-chip Shellac, Axxium, and Gelish manicures. Beneath an arching fuchsia ceiling, white couches cushion clients as feet soak in warm baths, preparing rough patches for Julie's trained scrubbing and exfoliating. Cuticles yield to a gentle refining touch before a file and buff transform appendage enders into polished, museum-quality nail canvases. Finally, a hydrating mask locks in newfound softness, and a pair of warming booties melts tension from awkward igloo-warming parties. Gel manicures harness OPI's Axxium gel lacquer, which cures quickly beneath the glow of a UV lamp to leave nails strong, glossy, and vibrant. The virtually odorless polish can last up to two weeks without chipping or fading and soaks off easily, evicting old color without the need to grind down nails or audition for black-and-white movie remakes.
Angela Harris, a national board certified colon hydrotherapist and instructor with more then 15 years of experience, was first introduced to holistic therapy in college, when she worked at an integrative medical and dental clinic. From there her interest only grew, and she eventually created Wellness of Life, a wellness facility she owns and works at as a certified colon hydrotherapist. During treatments, Angela and her staff rely on a Hydro San Plus system that carries water into the body with one line, and flushes waste out into a second that works discreetly and without odor. Each one-hour session includes up to 45 minutes of treatment (the rest of the time being for preparation and for the discussion of agreeable topics such as "best rollerblade brands"). Afterward patients have reported feeling relief from bloating, headaches, fatigue, and a number of other ailments.