Certified massage practitioner Norma Mercado sends soothing echoes through achy muscles at her own Heavenly Gifts massage studio. In the privacy of a cozy room, clients can request relaxing aromatherapy bodywork with flowing Swedish strokes and essential oils, or firm deep-tissue pressure to alleviate chronic lower-layer pain.
Jessie Jackson, who operates out of Changes Salon, has been a manicurist for 20 years. She uses top-brand nailcare products such as OPI and Gelish. Her standard manicure takes 30 minutes—just short enough to fit in during a lunch break.
Helmed by Southern California Super Doctor Stephen McNeese, Ultimate Body Aesthetics helps guests achieve their beauty goals with body-sculpting and skin-smoothing services. Registered nurses deftly administer facial fillers to smooth out wrinkles and laser treatments to boost collagen and zap off unwanted hair. They also use noninvasive weight-loss treatments, such as body wraps, infrared-sauna sessions, and supervised weight-loss programs, to make bodies slim enough to fit through doggy doors.
At Bella Gente Salon and Day Spa, seasoned beauty and wellness professionals help clients reimagine their hairstyles, pamper their faces and nails, and soothe aching muscles. The peaceful day spa invites patrons to slip into a deep, serene trance amid gossamer drapes, plush couches, warmly lit stone walls, and aestheticians mimicking the croaks of bullfrogs.
Stylists in the salon infuse hair with vital nutrients and vibrant color using products from Redken, Agadir, and Pureology. They also reward hardworking appendages with soothing pedicure soaks and expertly executed manicures.
At Bella A’More Day Spa and Salon, stylist Liz Mihalovits works alongside a team of veteran stylists and cosmetologists in breathing life into tired hairdos. A licensed cosmetologist for 14 years, Liz specializes in haircuts, color, wedding styles, and hair-smoothing treatments.