Aesthetician Jodi customizes her facials to ensure that each client’s issues are addressed. She focuses on fighting acne, sopping up excess oil, and smoothing fine lines. A microdermabrasion wand helps her remove the outer layers of dead skin cells, so skin looks billions of seconds younger. She also happily waxes off unwanted facial fuzz for a smooth surface.
Body Bliss Massage’s licensed therapist, Shanell Swick, broadens her repertoire with regular attendance in continuing education classes. At the studio—where earth-toned walls, potted plants, and nature-inspired art adorn private treatment rooms—she lathers bodies with Young Living essential oils and organic body creams to soothe away stress during her treatments. Her clients can choose from stress-melting classics such as Swedish and deep tissue treatments or try something new with raindrop therapy or serpentine stone massages.
Leaving something behind can be an unsettling experience, unless that something is stress. Licensed massage therapist Jennifer Locke brings about this happy occurrence with her roster of massages, Reiki sessions, and ionic foot baths. She also hosts classes for couple?s massage and aromatherapy, which uses nine different essential oils to help detoxify the body.
The workplace can be a source of stress for anyone. That's why licensed massage therapist Karl Jensen carts his portable massage chair to his clients’ offices or homes to unwind knotted muscles with 15-minute bursts of massage for groups of 4 to 12 people. When not on the move, he parks his equipment in a private treatment room, where clients relax on a massage table as he paints relaxation across physical canvases with gentle Swedish strokes. He also hunts down extra-stubborn muscles with deep-tissue techniques and integrates a number of styles to create custom massages.
At Solar Beach Tanning, Hair, and Nails, a quartet of beauty professionals transform heads into stylish works of art, accomplishing everything from bridal updos to elaborate clipper-rendered designs. They also cut kids? hair and apply extensions using Babe hair. As stylists do their thing, a nail tech buffs, polishes, and paints custom designs as massage therapists work out sinewy knots and tanning specialists oversee high- and low-pressure bed- and spray-tanning procedures. The team can also perform waxing treatments and apply contouring infrared body wraps.
Malee Meador makes her clients' skin look luminous at Utopia Salon. In addition to refurbishing faces with custom facials and crystal-free diamond microdermabrasions that slough off dead skin cells, she polishes and massages backs with aromatherapy back facials using natural essential oils. Moroccan smoothing body wraps restore all-over glows to clients' figures with the help of a full-body salt scrub, warm mud, and a soothing moisturizer.