Jillian's talented team buffs up fading cuticle bonnets and styles follicular drapery by combining honed techniques with top-notch products from brands such as Pureology and OPI. With each manicure service, doting detailers file, smooth, and shape finger shingles, before slathering surfaces in a Shellac polish to leave them as radiant as a volcano-powered light bulb for up to two weeks. Those whose nails already dazzle can opt for a thorough head-edit. Each styling session begins with a shampoo to purge noodle nests of old gum and Bazooka Joe comic strips. Then hair whisperers trim tresses into accentuating face frames and blow-dry mangled manes into fashionable 'dos. To further follicular transformations, take 20% off an eyebrow wax, which bolsters crumbling arches and leaves expressers of surprise functioning properly.
Remedy True Health's skin and body specialists help clients target and treat aesthetic and weight-oriented issues. The center offers complimentary consultations on topics such as BMI and skincare to help guide patients as they take educated steps toward dealing with issues. For the sake of convenience, Remedy True Health offers services à la carte, allowing clients to choose the beautifying flight that suits their body type, personality, and spirit animal.
At Gifted Hands Massage Therapy, licensed physical trainers guide clients toward their fitness goals by advising them on exercise and nutrition. They often recommend massage sessions with in-house therapists. These therapists are trained in several modalities, including sports massage, which complements training sessions by alleviating the pain from athletic exercise and even minor injuries such as shoulder strain from tossing bags of flour off the roof. Other reparative treatments include body wraps and skin exfoliations.
From the outside, Social Agenda Salon and Boutique looks traditional. It's housed in a white bungalow marked with a wide picture window and bright-blue awning, surrounded by trees and greenery. But inside, a team of professional beautifiers ardently pores over the latest trends. Stylists coil and cut locks into diverse looks, from edgy pixie cuts textured with crimped pieces to vintage-inspired dos and intricate braids. Nail techs brighten fingertips with no-chip Shellac and a rainbow of OPI shades that make hands stand out like a penguin at a nightclub for polar bears.
Inside the studio, the team keeps things homey and relaxed. While they wait, visitors indulge in a handful of freshly popped popcorn, a mug of coffee, or a cold Coke, or stroll around the back patio to enjoy complimentary views of the sky.
DeShelia V. Hughes tailors her massage style for every client. Every session starts with a discussion of any complaints clients have had recently, after which DeShelia decides what techniques from a wide range of massage modalities she'll use to dissolve their stress or pain. Her repertoire of techniques includes Swedish massage, lypossage, and myofacial, which she uses to knead away knots more effectively than Alexander the Great's favorite cat. Whether she’s performing a reflexology treatment or practicing deep-tissue or lymph-drainage massage, DeShelia makes sure to explain her approach to clients and answer any questions. At the end of a session, clients often enjoy less pain and improved mobility.
Led by Leslie Jetton Tullos, 1994's Miss Mississippi USA, Beautiful Image of Jackson's skilled technicians help clients to maintain a youthful look with fusions of microcurrent technology and elastin therapy, free of the pain associated with surgery or injections. Treatments infuse the skin with gentle microcurrents—set to a level similar to the body's natural electrical current to keep from tripping cellular fuse-boxes—that work to improve circulation, hydrate skin, and draw an elastin-boosting serum to the deepest layers of the epidermis.
Each session helps to lift and tone muscles and aid in the reduction of fat, cellulite, and stretch marks. Unencumbered by any downtime, patients bound back home or to the office without any redness, ready to flaunt amplified loveliness in their next snapshots or family daguerreotypes.
The highly trained stylists at Barnette’s Salon are accustomed to hearing compliments from satisfied clients, but in the past few years they've also had to get used to reading praise in print. Along with being named a "Top 100 Salon 2011" by Elle Magazine and "Reader's Choice for Best Salon 2012" by Mississippi Magazine, the salon––which boasts three locations––has also earned the title of "Best Beauty Shop of Jackson 2012" from the Jackson Free Press](http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/25/best-of-jackson-2012-urban-living/), who proclaimed, "the staff is not only friendly and professional, but also immensely talented, consisting of some of the top stylists in town."
Those top stylists owe much of their success to the salon's training program, which divvies the staff into five levels, according to experience, and inducts new stylists only after they have endured at least one year of extensive training and learned to identify each hair color by its smell. Specialists if precision cuts and custom color, the team reaches for products from Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, MoroccanOil, and CareTrico, and add instant length and volume using 100% human hair extensions by Great Lengths. For tresses in need of a new texture, they can also calm unruly curls with Keratin smoothing treatments or set strands with permanent waves to help cut down on time spent dealing with hot curling irons or hot rollers.