Tucked inside Just Breathe Yoga and Bodywork is Heather Shivley Massage, where the veteran massage therapist soothes clients aches and pains. Heather specializes in Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. She also takes a special interest in future mothers, offering prenatal massages to ease pregnancy pains and fertility massages, which incorporate deep pelvic work, visualization techniques, and craniosacral holds to increase the chances of conception.
The skilled technicians at Light as a Feather beautify texting tips with shiny new cases. Trimmed nails and coddled cuticles will replace the jagged tips of yesterday, making sure that your handshakes are no longer misconstrued as a motion to war. Both the hands and feet will be massaged and pampered, much like Hansel and Gretel while the oven was preheating. A fresh coat of polish glams up your refreshed grabbers and groovers before they return to real life, where they’ll provide a pleasant foreground for typing and incite spontaneous footsie attacks. The salon’s calming atmosphere will allow meddlesome mind matter to decompress and join your extremities in their blissful daydreaming.
At Hair Craft's salon, stylists specialize in everything from cuts and coloring to keratin treatments. They pride themselves on their warmth and ability to listen to what their clients want, using those details to craft haircuts that suit each client's lifestyle and emphasize their unique features. They offer haircuts, coloring, highlights, and keratin treatments as well as tips to maintain looks at home or in a wind tunnel. Since Hair Craft does not sell haircare products, clients can count on unbiased advice as to what brands will benefit each their hair type.
Jade Aveda is a devoted ambassador of their namesake brand. By using Aveda's naturally derived, eco-conscious skin and hair products, they're able to support their mission to "take care of our guests and our planet, keeping both looking beautiful." In keeping with the Aveda spirit, Jade refers to their services as "experiences," turning even a routine haircut into a chance to unwind by including a scalp massage and other relaxing rituals. As stylists perform cuts, coloring treatments, and complimentary chair spins in the salon, the spa team nourishes skin with brightening facials and rosemary-mint body treatments.
Jade's interest in beautifying the planet and its people runs deeper than what they do at the salon, however. They're also invested in two philanthropic initiatives: the first is an annual fashion show to raise money for the Catawba River Keeper Foundation to protect local watersheds, and the second donates funds to area cancer centers during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Given this devotion to both their clients and their community, it's not surprising that Jade was the recipient of an Angie's List award for outstanding service in 2012.
In 2007, Antoinette Haynes began creating her own petroleum-free herbal jellies and body butters, and before long her genuine passion for skincare blossomed further. Soon after, she obtained her aesthetician license—along with advanced certifications in waxing, threading, and microdermabrasion—and began using her skills to tailor treatments for all ethnicities and sensitivities. Her expertise has even led her to a seat on the advisory council for the Esthetics Technology department of the Davidson County Community College.
Today, the self-made skincare products that initially fanned Antoinette's interest in aesthetics are available for purchase at her skincare suite. The herbal jelly, composed with natural oils and anti-inflammatory herbs, works wonders for dry skin, and has become a favorite among runners who use it to prevent chafing while body sliding across finish lines. Likewise, her shea- and cocoa-based body butters soften skin and sport a soothing fragrance that melds with most other perfumes.
To Susan Brooks?a 19-year health-industry veteran?the weight-loss services she provides at NuBody Solutions are not about aesthetics or vanity. She strives to educate, encourage, and motivate her clients toward healthier lives. With the help of licensed dietitian and nutritionist Jan Johnson, she chases off unwanted inches and evens out skin dimpled by cellulite using body wraps and noninvasive NuLazer Curve and NuLipoEx Advanced treatments. Their FDA-approved NuCell-u-Smooth system strives to remove pockets of stubborn fat and cellulite with heat and vacuum suction, whereas their weight-loss program makes use of regular weigh-ins, weekly tips, and ongoing emotional support.
Though NuBody's staffers focus on the healthy function of bodily machines, they also tend to exteriors. Microdermabrasion, botanical peels, and facials repair damaged skin and set complexions glowing, and waxing services remove unwanted hair from eyebrows and bikini lines.