Many people seek out pedicures to relax, or feel pampered–but according to Diabetes Forecast, they can mean quite a bit more for patrons with diabetes. Clean, well-tended feet can help in the management of diabetes, and Tickled Pink Salon & Nail Spa meets this need with its Dia-Pedi. Tickled Pink's nail artists also tend to tinier hands and feet with its Princess manicures and pedicures, designed specifically for patrons age 5–12.
Owner and hair expert Beth Sullivan is a 37-year veteran of the beauty industry. She's traveled across the country working as a color consultant, educator, and hair-show coordinator and has lent her skills to major haircare brands such as Matrix and Paul Mitchell. Today, she utilizes her experiences and creativity to perform haircare services in her own salon.
Beth's colleague, Mary Melvin, spent much of her professional career stationed at a computer, but she always wanted to find an opportunity to help people who wouldn't thank her in binary code. When she found out that her blood pressure was dangerously high, she resolved to improve her health, which led her to Reiki. She then earned a certification in the practice, and she now has a career that allows her to help others through an ancient touch technique that restores the body's healing energy flow. Along with their haircare and relaxation treatments, the team's aesthetician Ingrid Solomon performs professional waxing and skincare services.
The refurbished home lounges so sleepily against the tree-lined property that it is hard not to knock on the door before entering. Inside, though, the salon is wide awake. The walls swell with installments of deep orange and verdigris, which crackle against the dark wooden hair stations and matching mirrors. Chatter drifts from stylists in individual consultations as they prepare to clip, color, treat, or extend tresses with Paul Mitchell and natural Carol's Daughter products.
Quieter still, the throaty rasp of emery boards draws eyes to nail technicians armed with warm oil, paraffin wax, and long-lasting OPI polish. Recognizing that the body deserves coddling too, aestheticians promote circulation with leg massages or improve air circulation by throwing one of the salon chairs through a closed window.
At the Beach Tanning unveils a variety of methods for getting that just-off-the-beach glow without ever having to set foot on a sandy shore. Visitors can recline inside the shop’s Turbo Tanner bed, whose high-pressure bulbs bronze bodies quickly and help prevent freckling and wrinkles. Four types of conventional UVA/UVB beds darken complexions in up to 20-minute sessions, which is enough time to achieve the ultimate accomplishment: napping your way to beauty. For UV-free tanning, certified spray-tan experts swathe clients from head to toe in Norvell's tanning solution, which is available in three shades.
A medical-grade spa that focuses on skin-spiffying treatments, Spa Neo boasts a professional staff of certified massage therapists who banish aches and maintain a personable, small-town vibe. The massage menu showcases six different muscle-tenderizing practices, each custom-tailored to clients' individual needs. Deep-tissue and trigger-point therapy hone in on meddlesome knots formed by injury, stress, or overzealous participation in competitive pattycake. Classic relaxation massage draws on Swedish techniques to relieve tension, while Reiki massage employs spiritual hand-laying to correct both physical and mental imbalance. Hot-stone massage, during which the practitioner places small, heated basalt stones along the spine and shimmies them over limbs, allows the earth’s gifts to mellow strained backs and extremities. The warmed rocks help muscles to open up while telepathically imparting the primordial memories of their enclosed fossils.
Boasting more than 11 years of skincare experience, owner and aesthetician Caroline Mercer Bange courts countenances at Le Petite Skin Boutique, tucked inside Styling Studios. Bange performs a variety of skincare services catered to each client's dermal needs and desires. She summons the powers of organic products to restore exteriors with 100% vegetable-based lash tints, waxing sessions, diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments, and seven types of facials, each designed to raise happiness quotients by a factor of four to five puppy snuggles.