A head of green hair is not usually the desired outcome of a do-it-yourself coloring job. That's where Luscious Locks' owner Jessica Ramirez comes in; drawing from an education at a Paul Mitchell school and nine years in the haircare business, Jessica deals with such coiffure don'ts with finesse. Within light-strewn confines perched close to Lake Mineola, the stylist repairs damage from coloring mishaps and berets sculpted from taffy or simply spruces up locks with cuts that jive with each customer's lifestyle. She begins each hair appointment by luring out content sighs with a shampoo and a five-minute head massage.
On the surface, Couture Skin is a spa. Its elegant decor and equally decadent selection of services justify its use of the word couture in its moniker. But digging deeper, one finds that the spa’s elegance extends beyond standard spa fare. Its shelves carry a wide range of skincare products, boutique items, and gifts available for purchase. The staff can even take their skills on the road for private skincare parties or open its doors for private party packages for kids, adults, and any mannequins who want a day off the sales floor.
Pure Wellness Co.’s Kristin Evans, a licensed massage therapist and former triathlon lifeguard, plunged into massage therapy to help overworked bodies heal more quickly. Her menu of corporeal upgrades runs the gamut from intensive sports and deep-tissue massage that alleviates persistent pain to Swedish massage and stretching sessions designed to relax reeling minds. The staff at Pure Wellness Co. also focus on cosmetic treatments, such as a parafango mud wrap, which helps shrink waistlines and smooth cellulite. Add-ons such as hot stones, aromatherapy, and operatically trained crickets level up relaxation. Patrons high-kick out of the office with more limber joints, less fatigue, sharper concentration, and a host of other benefits.
Hand & Stone's licensed staff of aestheticians and muscle therapists relaxes ligaments and purifies pores with a variety of massages (a $79.95 value/session) and signature facials (a $79.95 value/session). Monthly kneading sessions may increase alertness, relieve anxiety, and improve one's attitude toward segway cops who don't use turn signals. The season of stress-busting marks three custom massages on your corporeal calendar, offering a choice of Swedish, deep tissue, sports, prenatal, and other styles to suit variously beleaguered bods.
For Katie Hohman, a desk job was always out of the question. "I love interacting with such a variety of personalities, ages, and conditions," she explains. "Everyone has a different story, and being able to help people gain their independence is rewarding. I can’t imagine choosing any other career." As a licensed physical therapist, Katie offers a diverse array of rehabilitative care services––into all of which she gives her all. Clients may solicit her expertise for physical or spinal stabilization therapy, or requisition one of her licensed massage therapists for a healing bodywork session.
The Spa at Bella Collina is a luxurious contradiction. Its massive welcoming area and stone-tiled courtyard are reminiscent of an Italian castle, but inside, therapists rejuvenate bodies with the latest and most popular spa techniques. The spa's personalized treatments rejuvenate clients in a private retreat nestled in the rolling hills near Lake Siena. Before their treatments, clients can slip into robes in the private locker room, then relax in a secluded courtyard graced with a trickling waterfall and a blacksmith who fashions cast-iron cucumbers. The staff provide visitors with a comprehensive and detailed menu of facials, body treatments, nailcare, hair services, and massage therapy.