At Shades of Blue Salon and Spa, a team of experienced stylists and technicians tend to clients with a variety of services. They deftly cut hair into striking new ‘dos, complete with all-over color or highlights. They fill out lashes with eyelash extensions and remove unwanted facial hair with wax.
At Bliss Beauty Lounge, bliss is genuinely a priority––each salon service comes with a luxurious scalp and temple massage, free of charge. However, beauty is an equally high priority for owner and stylist Natasha Miller. She specializes in edgy, razored pixies and precision color, and by collaborating with aesthetician Egypt Alston, she has created a salon with options beyond hair treatments. The team strips away unwanted stubble with custom waxes, for example, and enhances eyes with eyelash extensions, rather than by shrinking eyeballs.
Under the leadership of founder Christie Shumate, the licensed aestheticians at Transformations Spa and Skin Care Center perform custom skin treatments with detailed analysis. Shumate was inspired to form Transformations Spa and Skin Care Center after paying a visit to a plastic surgeon who, she discovered, donated his summer months to helping those who couldn't otherwise afford treatment to recover from burns, as well as working with children who were born with facial defects. She brought together a collection of less-risky aesthetic services designed to help her clients look and feel good about themselves, and now her staff offers laser cellulite reduction, custom facials, organic chemical peels, ear candling, and aqua foot detox.
At A Kneaded Balance, LLC, founder Angela Sharkey draws from a host of certifications as she assuages aches and pains throughout the body. Having completed advanced training in oncology massage and lymphatic treatments, Angela soothes patients battling or recovering from cancer, or encourages drainage and decongestion in clients suffering from lymphedema. In addition to treating chronic or temporary physical ailments, she also promotes a deep sense of relaxation through hot-stone massages and reflexology treatments.
With help from aromatherapy, soothing essential oils, and skillful hands, the licensed massage therapists at My Mango Magic not only bestow clients with deep relaxation but also heal them from the inside out. Trained in a range of modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, and Japanese facial massage, the therapists tackle everything from chronic lower-back pain to TMJ dysfunction during 30-, 60-, and 90-minute sessions. Six Muscle Rub oils fortify treatments, helping heal sore and overworked muscles and calm inflammation and arthritis. The clinic also eases newbies into the idea of a massage or basic human contact with an introductory treatment for the face, neck, scalp, and shoulders.
Boosting her clients' confidence is the best part of Kelly Kim's job, she says, whether it be through body waxing or contouring. At Waxing by Kelly, the cosmetologist and waxing specialist applies her Aveda training to strip away unwanted hair using imported Satin Smooth products loaded with vitamins and natural oils. Kelly adeptly wields strip wax, hard wax, and film wax across sensitive regions of both men and women. In addition, she offers body-contouring services, which tighten and tone her clients' skin.