At G'nique's Spa Services, owner, aesthetician, and massage therapist Genique Freeman guides her team with the conviction that total wellness is achieved when each patient feels beautiful, relaxed, and cared for. Freeman's staff makes a point of opening communication lines with each client, welcoming both English and Spanish speakers and discovering their patients' treatment preferences and favorite Kevin Bacon films via a simple online health-history form. Organic and wild-harvested ingredients from product lines such as De La Terre ease health concerns, and skin-purifying treatments are frequently paired with massages to heighten the therapeutic effects of both. Calm lighting and soft music welcome clients to leave their workplace stresses at the door, and a no-walk-in policy ensures patient comfort by safeguarding against overcrowding or a sudden influx of encyclopedia salesmen. Also supporting the spa's philosophy that physical and psychological health go hand in hand, G'nique's encourages veterans and their families to take respite in pampering by offering military discounts on specialty services, such as massages and facials.
Kimberly Hyatt has worked as a licensed aesthetician and nail artist for many years inside the Marie David Salon & Spa. To coax out clearer complexions, she exfoliates faces with treatments that include a green-apple peel?a blend of hydroxyl acids and organic ingredients including raw cane sugar and apple, lemon, and grape juices. For mild acne scars or fine lines, she might recommend a diamond-head microdermabrasion treatment, or, to tone skin, a Nuface Trinity microcurrent treatment, which stimulates the entire face in a matter of minutes. After shaping and buffing fingernails, Hyatt can situate herself in front of massaging pedicure chairs to tend to toes, outfitting toenails with traditional polish, long-lasting Shellac gel, or tiny portraits of America?s most fetching secretaries of state.
Having begun as a single tanning shop in Greenville during the autumn of 1990, Ultratan has since blossomed into more than 70 locations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia due to its popularity and commitment to quality service. Over the years, the collection of spas has accumulated numerous awards such as Best Tanning Salon from the Daily Gamecock for providing the best equipment in both tanning beds and spray-tan technology. As a member of the International Smart Tan Network, its commitment to safe tans also encompasses a passion for keeping their customers educated about responsible tanning routines and never tanning without a helmet.
Dr. Salvatore C. Daniels and his staff perform drug-free chiropractic techniques in order to alleviate pain and to educate their patients about maintaining health. The team emphasizes the importance of the patient taking an active role in their care in order to stay well and stave off current and future ailments. During each appointment, Dr. Daniels explains the benefits and expected results of his noninvasive spine-straightening techniques, such as adjustments and hydro massage, and provides pointers on exercises that keep pain at bay. He tailors treatments to the specific needs and issues of the patient, such as muscle aches resulting from overexertion to sore lower backs resulting from commuting by pogo stick.
Massage Express?s founder, Alicia Tolliver, recognized a need for what she calls ?me? time, especially for those too busy to make it into the spa. She now brings the spa to the comfort of her clients? homes or the silence of their favorite library aisles as part of her business?s traveling branch. The recently renovated Fayetteville studio also welcomes clients into a private treatment room, where Alicia employs pain-relieving deep-tissue strokes or the relaxation of her signature massage, which unites stress-busting Swedish kneading with the rhythm of lomilomi massage.
A Paul Mitchell-trained stylist herself, Donnia Hobbs keeps her skills sharp with a substitute-teacher gig at the Paul Mitchell School. Her clients reap the benefits of this well-honed expertise at Shear Illusions by Amber Goins, a boutique salon housed in a quaint cottage in historic downtown Fayetteville. In addition to supplying flattering cuts and coloring services, Hobbs administers Paul Mitchell deep-conditioning and smoothing treatments designed to reduce frizz and repair damage caused by heat, over-processing, and attempts to stuff a 12-gallon head into a 10-gallon hat.