Licensed massage therapist, aesthetician, and manicurist Alicia Favreau specializes in making her clients look and feel beautiful with an array of spa services. Inside her studio at Natural Balance & Beauty, Alicia helps muscles combat tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massage therapy. Massages are customized to each guest?s needs and can be upgraded to include aromatherapy or an eye and lip treatment. Alicia also helps clients in their pursuit of youthfulness with facials and waxing services.
On the surface, Youtopia Day Spa seems to offer some pretty diverse spa services?time-tested massage techniques, natural skincare treatments, and indulgent mani-pedis?but there is a factor that unifies them. It's a predilection toward tailoring all its services to the needs of its clients. Massage therapists, for instance, base their Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages on the clients' preferences, their pains, or the location of the marble stuck to their backs. The aesthetician similarly pays close attention to her clients' needs, noting any blemishes and oiliness before customizing the selection of natural products she uses in her treatments.
Each of Above and Beyond Hair and Nail Salon’s three stylists excels in a different facet of hairstyling. While salon owner and manager Debbie brandishes her 25 years of experience and the occasional pair of scissors to revive lifeless strands with fresh styles, co-owner Jerica specializes in fancy up-dos. The trio continually updates their skill sets and arsenal of hair colors in accordance with ever-changing industry trends, and stock the salon's shelves with products from brand-name hair care lines so clients can replicate their looks at home or in any car equipped with a blow-drier.
Sarah Rattet, owner of Vitality Spa and Yoga Studio and master aesthetician, supplements her beautifying procedures with stress-busting yoga classes and holistic spa and medical aesthetic treatments. It all happens in a serene spa environment where students learn such practices as gentle Hatha yoga, silk-suspended aerial yoga, and candle-lit evening classes that maximize tranquility and scare off the Boogeyman. And the spa cultivates an outer as well as an inner glow with waxing from brow to bikini line and specialized facial salves rich in vitamin C harvested from the smoothest-skinned oranges.
After graduating from the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics more than nine years ago, Ashley Evans further developed her beauty skills by working with Anastasia Soare, an aesthetician widely known among celebrities world for her eyebrow-shaping expertise. At Allure Salon & Spa, Evans draws on that experience to create perfectly arched eyebrows worthy of the red carpet. She also purifies skin with facials, waxes away unwanted hair, and bronzes skin with spray-tanning mist. A licensed nail technician, she grooms and polishes fingernails and toenails.
The beauty pros at Polished Day Spa make multitasking look easy with their signature fassage. A facial and massage in one, the fassage begins with a Swedish back and leg rub and finishes with a skin-cleansing facial that includes a face, neck, shoulders, hand, and foot massage. They also go ? la carte, divvying up the services into 30-, 60-, or 90-minute massages or visage-rejuvenating ministrations, such as microdermabrasions, peels, or facials that use Keyano Aromatics products. Keeping appendages appeased, manicurists groom hands and feet during mani-pedis and estheticians remove unwanted hair using french green azulene wax.