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 nationally-certified massage therapists at Serenity Wholistic Wellness have trained under chiropractors and nutritionists, but they also go the extra mile for client health by maintaining CPR/AED Heartsaver certifications. Inside the wellness center, they upgrade traditional massage modalities with hot and cold stones, stretching, cupping, aromatherapy, and rain-drop therapy, which soothes bodies better than laying outside during a thunderstorm. They also pamper feet with rose-petal foot soaks and warm brown-sugar foot scrubs.
For those who wish to look as good as they feel after a treatment, Serenity Wholistic Wellness hosts a boutique stocked with jewelry, custom oils and lotions, purses, and wallets.
Patricia Redfearn is a licensed massage therapist who specializes in providing pain relief and relaxation through a spectrum of massage modalities. Patricia offers Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot stone massages to help her clients overcome everyday stress and chronic pain. Expectant mothers can find soothing relief during a pregnancy massage, which can reduce the physical and emotional stress that results from competitive crib building. Other specialty massages include myofascial release, cranioscral work, and geriatric massage.
Billowing drapes, exposed brick walls, and playful zebra-print furniture fill Swan Skin and Nail Spa, where owner Swangela Barlow brings her clientele up to speed on the latest developments in mani-pedis, facials, eyelashes, and waxing services. Barlow's diverse nail services—a specialty—include children's manicures, long-lasting shellac-gel treatments, and Minx manicures, a wholly customizable favorite of Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The stylists at Xclusive hair studio cater to all hair types, with such services as natural hair extensions and weaves, no-lye relaxers, and corn rows. Collectively, the team has several decades of experience. And that experience has led them to rendering their diverse services with products by brands such as Redken and Paul Mitchell. Though hair is very much their specialty, the team also staffs a full-service day spa. They can refresh clients with a pore-cleansing facial or primp nails with an organic mani-pedi that garners hands and feet more attention than if they were located on one’s head and tummy, respectively.
The salon also helps regenerate hair for those who have lost it due to medical conditions. The services range from natural-looking wigs to full cranial prosthesis hairpieces, which are made with human hair and specially designed to look and feel like real hair.
Framed artwork lines light green walls inside Unique Day Spa, creating a tranquil atmosphere complete with live, self-aware plants and a living room–like waiting area. Guests relax inside private treatment rooms, where specialists rejuvenate bodies with services such as relaxing massages, moisturizing seaweed facials, and skin-softening callus treatments.
Salon Indigo specializes in hair-regrowth treatments, weaving, unisex scissor and clipper cutting, custom coloring, relaxers, perms, locks, twists, and wig styling. The staff also preps clients for proms, swim meets, and other special occasions with makeup applications and updos.