Yolanda knows how to get hair looking its best. She lends a helping hand with her professional cuts, coloring treatments, and other styling services. But she manages to gussy up hair even if you're not sitting in her salon chair. Her Facebook page brims with helpful tips and advice on how often to get a relaxer and what vitamins are crucial to beautiful, healthy locks.
At Nail Tech and More, nail-art specialists Dawn, Kandi, and Khym beautify digits with ornate embellishments ranging from Fimo decals to spinning beads. Swarovski crystals, Mylar, and glitter accents set nails a-sparkle, and 3-D designs and junk-nail options turn them into ornate, miniature sculptures. Technicians can even customize nail shape: stiletto nails taper off into fierce points, and corkscrew nails swirl off fingertips and into inconveniently stuck wine corks.
The trio also provides more traditional nailcare services. Manicures spoil hands and feet with treatments such as melted paraffin, hot stones, warm towels, and massages, and acrylic nails and Shellac gel polishes proffer long-lasting color. Alternatively, spray tans and waxing sessions pamper bodies all over.
Tabitha Stubbs never expected to find her calling in massage therapy. She started as a complete novice, but as she became versed in the practice, she discovered that massage was her true passion. Now a certified massage therapist, Tabitha loves to work with her hands, letting the healing powers of massage flow through her in the same way that basketball strategy courses through Stan Van Gundy. To address her clients’ varying therapeutic needs, Tabitha offers a variety of massage-therapy services, including deep-tissue, reflexology, sports, and prenatal massage.
Most people wouldn’t associate the military with relaxation, and neither does former army man Jason Fells. During his six-year stint in the employ of Uncle Sam, he dreamed of dedicating himself to healing. Today, with characteristic discipline and precision, he soothes bodies through massage, clears up complexions with LED light therapy, and tightens elasticity with anti-aging facial massages. When he's not redirecting chi through reiki, he redistributes calories as a personal trainer and tries to understand the jumping jack's deep-seated resentment toward jump ropes as an exercise psychologist.
As a Gulf War veteran and Air Force reservist, Rene' Johnson knows stress better than most. She draws on this experience, as well as a comprehensive education in anatomy to rewire the body's circuitry and promote wellness. Though her specialties are in orthopedic, sports, and rehabilitative massage, deep-tissue and Swedish techniques are also available to promote relaxation. When not mending muscles, Rene' enjoys travel, spending time with friends and family, and massaging knots out of low-hanging tree limbs.