Hair never stops growing, but the expert stylists at Luisa Hair Salons have been fighting the good fight for more than two decades. With shears and professional-grade shampoos as their weapons, they battle hair breakage and craft looks as diverse as their clients' personalities. If your hair isn't straight, curly, or glow-in-the-dark enough for your liking, no worries—the salon's chemical treatments are designed to make even the most difficult of styles a reality.
All it took was one massage for Tina Hickson to realize that she belonged on the therapist-side of the massage table. Her first massage was so relaxing and comforting, it inspired her to return the favor, a feat she accomplished to epic proportions: In 2009, she and 166 other therapists doled out massages in unison to Marine Corps Marathoners, replacing the current champions in the Guinness Book of World Records for most massages performed at once. But whether she's part of a record-breaking collective or alone in a private room, the results are the same: nourishing and therapeutic massages that help her clients feel better in both body and mind.
Today, Tina specializes in Swedish, deep-tissue, and medical massage. She also offers a thermal palms treatment, which incorporates heated instruments that further help the muscles loosen up. Treatments at My Massage Magic take place in softly lit private rooms.
Erica Loren has a passion for skincare that she has pursued ever since earning an aesthetician's license in 2004. She now holds a dual license in standard and medical aesthetics after years working with prestigious doctors in the Washington, DC area. In her eponymous spa, she draws on these experiences to share her aesthetic talents with stressed clients. Loren continually seeks out new training to learn the best ways to remove unwanted hair with organic wax or moisturize and detoxify the skin with fine mud grains and seaweed wraps. She sets facial skin aglow using products from G.M. Collin and the clinically validated Jan Marini Skin Research. Using the FDA-approved derma roller, Loren can also reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and cellulite by way of microneedling, which pesters collagen on a cellular level until it finally gets back to work.
No single philosophy or methodology can help people achieve optimal wellness. That's why Nava Health & Vitality Center embraces both traditional and alternative therapies from Eastern and Western cultures. With a focus on holistic care, the center seeks to treat the body as a whole rather than trying to alleviate individual symptoms. The center's physicians, chiropractors, acupuncturists, nutritionists, and massage therapists work together to design comprehensive treatment regimens that suit clients' individual needs and lifestyles. Whether the goal is to help visitors lose weight, find relief from aches and pains, or restore a sense of youthful energy to everyday life, the team works together to provide a multidisciplinary approach that simultaneously addresses specific concerns and improves clients' overall health and well-being.
Kristie’s Hair Design has seen many beauty experts come and go, but owner Jordan firmly believes that her current staff is the best of the best—after all, she calls them the “Dream Team.” Especially versed in ethnic hair types, their diverse and sophisticated talents include hair cutting and styling, weaves, natural braids, and texture treatments. Their finesse also extends to the rest of clients' images through makeup applications and eyebrow shaping treatments, which bring attention to features more effectively than photobombing the State of the Union address. Meanwhile, the staff’s team of barbers also provides custom, classic styles for men as well.
For more than 20 years, Integrated Bodywork Associates' mission is to help individuals overcome pain and discomfort related to tension and limited range of movement. To that end, they employ massage therapists that practice a diverse number of modalities such as Swedish and hot stone massage. Meanwhile, therapeutic methods—such as deep-tissue massage, acupressure, aromatherapy, and myofascial massage—target specified complaints such as injuries incurred while playing sports or volunteering to stand in as a volleyball net.