The Zone Spa's professional massage therapists practice tension expulsion on bodies with the help of all-organic lotions and oils. During the hot-stone massage, a specialist balances smooth, hydro-heated stones on spots along the body to induce a deep muscular relaxation. Skilled appendages then administer a massage tailored to each client, creating a state of tranquility akin to that of napping on a cloud of baby hair. Clients may benefit from increased circulatory and metabolic function, as well as abatement of insomnia and arthritis symptoms. Those who opt for the deep-tissue massage release chronic muscle tension caused by deeper knots and misplaced hogties. The massage therapist dampens inflammation and dissipates scar tissue employing cross-fiber friction strokes and focused-pressure kneads. Both types of massage include aromatherapy, which fills nostrils with evocative and calming fragrances emanating from organic oils.
The Ibrow Studio’s owner and senior aesthetician, Nicole Willis, has been honing her techniques since 1999, and has grown so proficient that she shares them in workshops at the studio and on KSBI’s All About You. Willis’s specialty lies in the artful clearing and shaping of body hair using the NuFree soy hair-removal system. Although the substance resembles wax, it remains at a comfortable 98.6 degrees and fights bacteria as Willis smoothes it on to shape elegant eyebrows or tidy the bikini line. Her nimble hands further enhance eyes with Reese Robert eyelash extensions, and her expertise with makeup contouring and seamlessly integrating tiny gargoyles into evening looks reflect her interest in enhancing facial architecture overall. A skin analysis helps the team tailor facials to each skin type, and complimentary aromatherapy turns body scrubs and wraps into multisensory indulgence.
A chandelier illuminates a vibrant red couch. A circular mirror tucks into a gold frame. Nearby, a framed Marilyn Monroe stares off into the distance. These elegant touches are sprinkled across Upstage Hair Designs, a place stylist Meredith can call her home away from home. She cozies into one of the workstations and cuts away overgrown locks on clients, transforming their manes into everything from classic bobs to the latest topiary design. Her coloring skills cover both highlights and all-over color in a kaleidoscope of hues.
Since receiving her board certification in 2000, Dr. Gina L. Ressler has been exploring and implementing advanced techniques, including minimally invasive skin-tightening procedures. In addition to being well versed in cosmetic injections such as Botox, Juvéderm, and Radiesse, Dr. Ressler possesses extensive experience in skin rejuvenation and tightening with Accent technology's radio-frequency thermotherapy. And for niche needs, Dr. Ressler calls upon Melissa Knight, a certified medical micropigmentologist who can apply permanent makeup, eliminating the need to wash your face before going to bed or beginning a pie-eating contest.
The most highly anticipated part of Krista Luper's manicures and pedicures is the end. That's because, for the last few minutes, guests turn into putty in her hands as she treats them to a hand or foot massage. When not removing tension from hands and feet, Krista trims cuticles and buffs and polishes nails.