As a medical massage therapist and wellness specialist, Misty Rae McNeiley of A Touch of Tranquility performs a wide variety of services to ease tension and promote overall wellness. Using the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage, McNeiley works on clients backs and bodies for up to 90 minutes, helping promote blood flow, detoxification, and an overall feeling of relaxation. She's also proficient in sports massage to target recurring pain or injury, or prenatal massage to ease discomfort associated with pregnancy.
Light flickers against a clear gemstone chandelier in the contemporary front lounge of Hello Beautiful!, where staffers with more than 50 years of collective experience greet guests with friendly smiles and kind salutations. As music swirls around the eclectic pampering haven, clients follow the hardwood floors into a violet-hued salon filled with stylists sprucing up ‘dos with master haircuts and vibrant colorings. Among delicate drapes and leather treatment chairs, attentive aestheticians keep visages beaming brightly with tailored facials or permanent cosmetics, which help ensure makeup won't run while swimming, showering, or going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Staffers further indulge guests with complimentary beverages and light snacks.
For more than two decades, the experienced technicians at In The Nails have been making Huntsville’s scenery brighter by outfitting its residents with vibrant polish and artificial nails as well as pampering clients with a selection of skincare and massage services, including deep-tisse and shiatsu treatments. During relaxing manicures, they brush nails with a hypoallergenic shellac that sports a mirror-like finish and lasts up to 14 days without cracking, chipping, or caramelizing. Along with the expert nailcare that inspired the salon’s name, the team promotes all-over wellness with massages, peels, waxing, and other clinical skincare services and participates in community-service efforts to keep discarded hangnails off the streets.
With three private suites, two nail bars, and a lost of salon chairs, Spa L accommodates a wealth of beauty needs from head to toe. Hairstylists equipped with trained technique and a bit of artistic vision craft hairstyles via haircuts, coloring, and straightening treatments. Technicians are also on hand for the finer touches, offering makeup applications and eyelash extensions. In the spa, the primary focus is on the skin. Skincare experts coax radiant color from the face with treatments both indulgent and rewarding. In the Sea C Spa facial, medleys of vitamin C, algae biomatrix mixes, and thermal organic mud slow down the aging process as it manifests in the face, whether through wrinkles, fine lines, or blemishes from blowing too close to birthday candles. Spa L also offers a host of manicures and pedicures as well as massages for individuals and couples.
Just as restaurants reserve lifetime booths for their most loyal customers, manicurist Michele Stratton stocks personalized nail kits for her regulars. Within each kit, she stores a buffer and file. Of course, Michele's emphasis on hygiene dictates that all visitors receive fresh tools for their appointments, regardless of how long they've known her. The cases merely highlight her loyalty to long-term patrons.
Michele channels 18 and a half years of nail-pruning experience to administer her services. From standard manicures to hand-filed acrylics and chip-resistant Shellac applications, Michele spruces up nails with a sophisticated flair. She also creates shimmery nail art with rhinestones, stickers, and glitter.
Those who glance at Elegant Nails and Hair's service menu might find nail treatments that they hadn't even heard of before. Indeed, within a bright space marked by robins'-egg-blue walls, plush pedicure chairs, and cherry-wood accents, the staff administers everything from cheetah-patterned nail art to french-tip acrylics. In addition to hands and feet, the staff beautifies its clients with eyebrow waxes, makeup applications, and natural hairstyles such as box braids and locs.