The holistic practitioners of Affusions Therapeutic Body Spa model their treatments on Ayurveda, a set of health and well-being principles from ancient India. The staff develops integrative therapies to promote healing that take advantage of natural remedies in place of pharmaceuticals. The center's pain-management treatment for lower-back pain blends deep-tissue massage and stretching of the gluteus muscles with detoxifying seaweed therapy and acupressure massage. This approach typifies Affusions’ services, which range from spa therapies to custom massages. Specialty services such as ionic foot baths and sessions in the Steamy Wonder can help clients lose weight, shed toxins, and peel off old body paint.
In 1990, while still in college, Sherita Cherry started her hair care career as a shampoo girl. What began as a part-time job soon became a full-time passion: she refined her styling skills, racked up hair competitions victories around the world, and, eventually, opened her own salon, Genesis Hair Art, specializing in corrective color and gray coverage.
Sherita Cherry—a National Color Educator for Paul Mitchell—and her stylists conduct soothing shampoos at the quiet Lather Lounge, offering optional add-ons such as scalp massages with heated conditioner. Afterward, they customize looks according to each client's face shape, hair color, and favorite Jacobean neck ruff. Of course, that shade can change at Genesis's Color Bar, where color specialists brighten or darken locks with personalized hues made from Paul Mitchell colors. To help customers maintain their looks after appointments, Genesis Hair Art stocks top-line hair products by Paul Mitchell, Kera-Care, and PhytoSpecific.
Extreem Beauty Discount Hair Salon tells it like it is. The self-proclaimed “baddest but cheapest upscale hair salon on the south side” caters to women of all ages with its haircare services. From natural looking sew-in weaves to deep conditioning and haircuts, the stylists beautify hair based on each client’s unique needs. Along with haircare, the staff provides nailcare and makeup application.
Mari-D Glass of Salon Life Spa began to realize her talent for hairstyling as a teenager, when friends and neighbors would flock to her door seeking a new look. The burgeoning demand for her services inspired her supportive parents to invest in a styling station, hooded dryer, and other salon tools to fuel her creative fire. Twenty-one years later, Glass stays on top of industry trends with regular educational classes, learning the latest techniques for cutting, coloring, and relaxing hair.
Glass also believes in the restorative power of touch, which inspired her to extend her gift for enhancing outward beauty to help fortify inner harmony. She has earned certifications in both holistic healing and massage therapy, banishing muscle aches and energy-draining stress using seven different modalities. Glass enhances gentle Swedish strokes or Thai stretches with essential oils and warmed river stones. :m]]
The trained laser therapists at Cosmedical Spa & Salon Anti-Aging Laser Center employ the Candela GentleYAG laser in an effort to grant each face a firmer, more youthful appearance. Delivered in quick pulses, the laser's infrared energy penetrates deep into skin to help to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production, ousting acne-causing bacteria and impurities while maintaining client comfort. Light to medium toned skin types on the Fitzpatrick scale of 1–4 can benefit from the procedure, helping lead to smoother, more even-toned complexions. The treatment requires little to no downtime.
Chrysalis Skin & Body's diligent aestheticians wield Intraceuticals products to soften faces through Atoxelene infusion treatments and re-oxygenate gasping skin with rejuvenation infusions. The express Atoxelene Infusion facial leaves skin cells awash in natural amino acids that turns their dry, rigid surfaces into a supple layer as soft as the plush railings on a childproof pirate ship. Those who opt for the Rejuvenate Infusion facial will feel a rush of oxygen as skin gurus work an O2-packed serum into their faces, aiming to efface fine lines drawn on any skin type. Alternatively, the Opulence Infusion facial waters growing epidermises with a mix of concentrated vitamin C and natural plant extracts, giving faces all the hydration and nourishment they need to grow new stalks and leaves. Before guests' skin soaks in vitamins, their eyes can wander across the deep brown walls and warm hardwood floors that host luxurious treatments.