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.
Hamila's Uplifts provides head-to-toe makeovers and leaves room to treat the soul as well. Haircuts and hair-design treatments, manicures, and pedicures are some of the physical upgrades these stylists offer to clients wishing to turn heads. Another focus is skincare, and specialists treat acne and other skin issues with Dermalogica products and facials that leave the skin looking as healthy as a vitamin with a suntan. As for as inner beauty, Hamila's Uplifts staffs massage therapists to help clients unwind and feel good, and offers a meditation space to further encourage relaxation and well-being.
Stress can make it difficult to perform even the most mundane tasks, such as walking, sleeping, and hanging from ceiling fan blades. Thanks goodness for licensed massage therapist Justus Bosquez. In the comfort of his cozy studio, he blends light to medium pressure with firmer techniques to ease chronic tension and promote deep relaxation. Justus is also been a charitable supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization which provides support to injured military vets.
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.