Like secret agents, the therapists at Miracles in Massage posses both state licenses and national certifications. As opposed to using their powers for subterfuge, however, they instead treat pain and tension with soothing massages. They combine the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage with the more penetrating pressure of deep tissue massage and neuromuscular therapy.
Though Miracles' quirky and diversely talented staff of stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians aims to lift patrons' spirits with beauty transformations, their work did not wholly inspire the salon's name—the beauty sanctuary's original location was inside an old church. Owner Kendalia Edelman has since expanded her business into a larger location, enabling her to add an area for laser treatments that target everything from excess hair to leg veins. She also found space for Little Miracles, a separate salon where kids up to age 9 can get haircuts with supervision from parents and invisible friends moonlighting as style consultants.
Signature Service: Full-service haircare, facial waxing
Brands Used: Redken, Fantastic
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
The stylists at Fantastic Sams keep things simple?but that doesn't mean plain. These mane-makers fill a head of hair's everyday needs with services such as haircuts for everyone, styles, facial waxing, and lash extensions. They also go beyond basic services with conditioning treatments, foil highlights, and texture services more effective than simply slipping some gin into the shampoo. All services are complemented with their trademark Fantastic shampoo therapy, a treatment which includes a three-minute scalp massage and conditioning rinse.
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends—these disparate activities all work to boost one’s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you’re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at Oola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life’s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
At Art & Soul Tattoo and Gallery, artists decorate more than bodies. They also adorn the walls. In addition to its staff of talented tattoo, piercing, and permanent-makeup artists, the business also welcomes local painters and sculptors to showcase their work in the gallery. So on their way to commission some fresh ink, customers can peruse and purchase a slightly less permanent form of art.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk-off, and a steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.