Sabrena Wicker had a light-bulb moment as she received her first massage: her career calling was to become a massage therapist. Wicker enrolled in massage school, earned a degree, and opened Tinker Massage and Day Spa Studio. Within the spa's softly lit treatment rooms, massage therapists practice several modalities and perform spa treatments for singles or doubles. To enhance bodywork sessions, the therapists incorporate elements of nature—heated stones infuse heat into muscles, essential oils perfume the air, and a charm of hummingbirds creates a relaxing breeze.
The follicular aficionados at Mane Results Salon tame tresses with professional-grade products designed to ease frizz and impart smoothness. After an initial consultation, a clarifying treatment raises the natural pH of supple strands, flushing out impurities and intransigent Cold War spies. A certified specialist then applies the keratin treatment, which penetrates locks to the cuticle layer and uses natural proteins to restore unruly, dry, or damaged manes. Blow-dryers help the treatment attach more securely to strands, and a titanium-plate flat-iron seals in the treatment at temperatures of up to a science-fiction-friendly 450 degrees. Both treatments take roughly 2–3 hours, but whereas the express blowout outfits heads with lustrous locks for up to eight weeks, the full keratin smoothing treatment can last for 3–5 months of shampoo-commercial readiness.
Jennifer Cash is a licensed cosmetologist who offers a variety of hair services. She welcomes customers to sit in a salon chair as she skillfully snips away excess strands, crafting stylish haircuts for women, men, or children. She rinses and preps hair with shampoo and conditioning treatments, or adds colorful flairs with highlights or single-color treatments.
Heather Alverson knows that the most minute details count. Whether she is scaling back a cuticle or applying a long-lasting polish, she attends to her clients with the precision of a time-traveling weatherman. Clients leave the salon confident that their fingernails and toenails are in top-notch shape.