To fulfill her mission of physically and spiritually transforming the individuals in her community, licensed massage therapist Sarah Cheiky transformed a high-ceilinged warehouse space into a health-and-wellness oasis. She and her staff splashed the rooms with sunny shades of yellow and orange, hung artwork from local artists on the walls, and warmed the floors with intricate rugs, successfully creating the holistic haven known as The Studio. Within this cozy domain, the team leads a variety of restorative sessions that focus on whole-body wellness, including yoga classes taught by certified instructors, massage sessions performed by licensed therapists, and traditional energy work to keep chi in check and life force from accidentally turning into magnetic force. Clients put aside the dowsing rod to seek their center during guided meditation classes, and footbaths and infrared saunas draw out toxins from all areas of the body. After emerging from private treatment rooms, clients can refresh themselves in the showers and don superhero costumes in the changing rooms before returning to the real world.
Divine Designs owner Walter Allgood aims to empower patrons with a full slate of ego-boosting beautification services. A self-proclaimed “weaveologist,” Walter accentuates clients’ existing tresses with natural-looking add-ins, and master stylist Norman Staton wields his 17 years of experience to snip and style unruly strands. The multitalented staff also bolsters beauty with nail and waxing services.
Uniek Kreations’ stylists ornament clients with long-lasting Shellac polish and flutterful false lashes. Meticulous nail techs file and trim keratin caps into orderly rounds or chaotic curlicues before glazing toes in polychromatic polish. Fingers get special treatment, reveling in Shellac’s specially formulated system of UV-cured base, color, and top coats. The resilient gel polish resists chipping and smudging for 14 days and brightens digits in a variety of mat and glossy hues. An eyebrow wax relieves arches of unwanted strands, and scrupulous applications of individual false lashes ready peepers to beckon a suitor or snap the top off a jar of pickles with a single flutter.
At Nails from Heaven—located inside hair salon Razor's Edge—nail technician Makia Santiago beautifies clients' hands and feet with an array of mani-pedi techniques. Her repertoire includes manicures and pedicures using CND's VinylLux polish, a line that dries within 10 minutes and stays chip-free for about a week, elaborate false nails, and nail art created with gel polish. She also performs eyebrow and lip waxes and ionic footbaths that draw out toxins from the body.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Signature Service: Gel manicure
Brands Used: Gelish, OPI Gel, Essie
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Pro Tip: Free parking on the street and the lot in back.