R.W. North Salon & Day Spa's certified beauty specialists magnify their clients' outer allure with a comprehensive slate of salon services for the hair, skin, and body. A men's haircut from a highly trained stylist can sculpt manly manes to appear high and tight like a pair of grandpa's suspenders, and a Brazilian wax completely whisks away below-the-belt fuzz to leave skin smooth and beach-ready. For façades in need of revamping, the Prestige glycolic facial douses epidermises in a sequence of masks, serums, and creams customized to the guest's skin type. The face coddling includes a rich, hydrating eye mask that nurtures peepers’ delicate skin to ameliorate fine lines and wrinkles and deflate sub-optical airbags. As visitors receive their salon and spa treatments, their eyes can wander around the studio, stealing glimpses of yellow walls, zebra-print area rugs, and shelves stocked with haircare products.
At Salon Masquerade, expert cosmetologists refresh and refine appearances with a cadre of salon and spa services. Hairstylists tend to tresses with professional coloring and styling products by Schwarzkopf and Kenra, and technicians beautify nails with mani-pedis, CND shellac, and OPI polish. Further inside the salon’s aqua-blue and white spaces, deep-tissue and Swedish massages unkink muscles and relieve tension, and deluxe and thermal facials clear skin of dirt and blemishes.
Licensed massage therapist Renee Pierce cultivates relaxation and recovery during each bodywork session. She specializes in the Swedish modality, gliding her hands across backs with the smooth, continuous movements of meatballs on a slippery plate. She also excels in deep-tissue and hot-stone massages, which break up tension in thick muscles. For expectant mothers, she offers prenatal massages; for athletes, she provides sports massages.
After graduating as one of Fortis College – Mobile's top massage therapy students, Jen Adams began combining her extensive knowledge of reiki and aromatherapy with massage therapy to help clients relieve stress and remedy health issues. As a licensed massage therapist with more than 1,000 hours of clinical experience, she expertly pampers clients with the strokes and kneads of various massage modalities, including Swedish, neuromuscular, craniosacral, and lymphatic drainage. Clients may customize their massage sessions with a number of add-ons such as a footbath, ear candling, or kinesio taping—designed to ease muscles fatigued from overexertion or overzealously directing people to the beach.
Beyond the business day, Jen Adams lends her superpowers to the community as a volunteer massage therapist for Hands for Heroes, an organization that provides therapeutic bodywork to military veterans.
BaySide Chiropractic’s Doctor of Chiropractic Christian Augustin examines, diagnoses, and treats a variety of conditions with practical and conservative medical treatments. A firm believer that natural and noninvasive treatments can produce prominent results—without harmful side effects—the doctor offers his patients a variety of therapies, including chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression, which corrects herniated, protruding, and degenerative disks. The practice's newest treatment addition is an FDA-approved low-level laser system. The class IV laser can alleviate pain anywhere in the body, including the neck, knees, feet, and lower back, all without surgery or medication.