Suite 200’s troupe of digit designers pampers hands and feet with indulgent mani-pedis and a rainbow of OPI or no-chip Shellac polishes. During the 30-minute manicure, a tender tech will slather finger farms with an exfoliating scrub and essential oils before wrapping appendages in warm towels to seal in moisture. Upon rendering clappers silky soft, the nail artist will delicately trim cuticles, file talons, and paint keratin canvases in a vibrant coating of polish or—with today's second option—no-chip Shellac that can last up to two weeks, like a mustache drawn in permanent maker. Meanwhile, feet relish sweet serenity in a bubbly footbath before relinquishing tension and sock animosity at the hands of a relaxing foot scrub. To finish each pedi pampering, the aestheticians shape toe shingles in perfect rectangles or tasteful parabolas, then apply a coat of OPI polish, leaving tootsies shining brighter than a cockatoo under a black light.
Cheryl Hanson always wanted to help others, though it took her more than 18 years to find the right career path for it. She started by working in hospital emergency rooms where, though she achieved her goal, she felt stress and physical pain each day after work. She eventually made what would be a life-changing decision to treat herself to a massage, and the rest is history.
At Fusion Salon and Spa, Hanson is able to practice massage therapy in a range of styles, including facial, prenatal, hot stone, and geriatric. She’s extended her business’s selection of services by adding three staff members who specialize in hairstyling, nailcare, and skincare. Together, they pursue a shared mission to help clients forget their stresses while educating them on all of the ways in which they can live well without installing a punching bag in every room of the house.
At Silver Lining Spa, experienced technicians offer a variety of beautifying and relaxing services beneath the ornate chandeliers of private treatment rooms. Services include facials that cleanse and exfoliate, along with eyelash tinting, facial waxing, and makeup application. Massage add-ons include hot stones, hair-and-scalp treatments, and body scrubs.
Licensed massage therapist Kelly has what the massage industry calls "the touch," meaning that she has healing and soothing hands. At her studio inside the Natural Health & Living center, she uses her skilled hands to provide Swedish, hot-stone, and myofascial release massages. She is especially famous for her serious, firm pressure during deep-tissue massages, during which she digs her elbows and fists deep into the hard-to-reach tissue that's causing her clients chronic pain.