At KriShun's Hair Loft Salon, the goal is simple: Bring out clients' natural, unique beauty, from their curvaceous fingertips to their lush hair color. To accomplish this goal, they perform beauty services that run the gamut from manicures and pedicures to relaxers and sew-in weaves.
The nationally-certified massage therapists at Serenity Wholistic Wellness have trained under chiropractors and nutritionists, but they also go the extra mile for client health by maintaining CPR/AED Heartsaver certifications. Inside the wellness center, they upgrade traditional massage modalities with hot and cold stones, stretching, cupping, aromatherapy, and rain-drop therapy, which soothes bodies better than laying outside during a thunderstorm. They also pamper feet with rose-petal foot soaks and warm brown-sugar foot scrubs.
For those who wish to look as good as they feel after a treatment, Serenity Wholistic Wellness hosts a boutique stocked with jewelry, custom oils and lotions, purses, and wallets.
Patricia Redfearn is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in providing pain relief and relaxation through a spectrum of massage modalities. Patricia offers Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massages to help her clients overcome everyday stress and chronic pain. Expectant mothers can find soothing relief during a pregnancy massage, which can reduce the physical and emotional stress that results from competitive crib building. Other specialty massages include myofascial release, cranioscral work, and geriatric massage.
The stylists at Xclusive hair studio cater to all hair types, with such services as natural hair extensions and weaves, no-lye relaxers, and corn rows. Collectively, the team has several decades of experience. And that experience has led them to rendering their diverse services with products by brands such as Redken and Paul Mitchell. Though hair is very much their specialty, the team also staffs a full-service day spa. They can refresh clients with a pore-cleansing facial or primp nails with an organic mani-pedi that garners hands and feet more attention than if they were located on one’s head and tummy, respectively.
The salon also helps regenerate hair for those who have lost it due to medical conditions. The services range from natural-looking wigs to full cranial prosthesis hairpieces, which are made with human hair and specially designed to look and feel like real hair.
Nekesa Smith unleashes her styling prowess on each client, making sure they leave her salon feeling radiant and confident in their new looks. Using her own line of haircare products, Nekesa helps women embrace their hair texture with a variety of salon services, from loc grooming to applying avocado hair masks, which are more effective than guacamole masks. These transformations take place in her airy studio—which she describes as a "lofty femme salon atmosphere"—that pairs feminine violet walls and crisp white styling chairs with the industrial vibe of exposed brick walls.
Although Nekesa's profession helps women enhance their outer appearances, she also believes in beautifying the inner self. As such, she developed a nonprofit, Doing It Her Way, which focuses on entrepreneurship, education, and empowerment for women.
Billowing drapes, exposed brick walls, and playful zebra-print furniture fill Swan Skin and Nail Spa, where owner Swangela Barlow brings her clientele up to speed on the latest developments in mani-pedis, facials, eyelashes, and waxing services. Barlow's diverse nail services—a specialty—include children's manicures, long-lasting shellac-gel treatments, and Minx manicures, a wholly customizable favorite of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.