Within an open and roomy space, Bella Spa and Nails’ brigade of experienced stylists and technicians ply their trade at hair and nail stations. Staff also pamper patrons with facials that abate the visibility of aging, massages that erase muscle memories of pushing cars uphill, and body waxing that lessens air resistance when pushing cars uphill. At the front of the store, glass shelving showcases blue, red, green, yellow, brown, and white bottles of styling products used to create custom hairdos and teach fashion-sensitive toddlers their colors.
Even before services begin, guests of Lake Alitha Hair & Spa Studio get a feel for the luxury to come, nestling into the plush, leather couch that rests on the waiting area's thick, red carpet. The experience that follows doesn't disappoint, whether it's a deep-conditioning treatment that restores luster and shine to locks or individually applied eyelash extensions that allow clients to activate a Clapper simply by blinking.
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The multitalented staff at Sweet & Sassy allow girls to walk in the slippers of their favorite fairytale princesses with an array of salon and spa services. Youngsters get gussied up for special occasions, such as tea parties with stuffed animals and UN delegates, with spa packages that include colorful manicures, soothing facials, and expert makeup applications. Sweet & Sassy’s birthday celebrations treat girls aged 4–13 to themed outings such as a Pop Star party, during which the birthday girl and her friends get dolled up to film a music video, which they can take home on a DVD.
At TherapyWorks of Jacksonville, relaxation is only a side effect. The staff's main goals for treatments are more medically minded: treatment of injuries, pain relief, stress reduction, and improved quality of life for their clients. Founder James R. Lehman leads the team of licensed massage therapists and physical therapists, whose services cover common massage modalities, such as deep tissue and Swedish, as well as more specialized neuromuscular and orthopedic work. These staffers personalize each appointment to address a number of rehabilitative concerns, including relief for chronic neck and back tension, automobile and sports injuries, and the weight-bearing aches associated with pregnancy or watermelon smuggling.
All three TherapyWorks clinics strive to craft goal-oriented regimens for their visitors, focusing on concrete outcomes rather than merely suppressing symptoms. They also accept most insurance plans, provided patients have a physician's prescription for treatment.
How does one start a skincare business with no equipment, products, or money? Kim Evans found herself in that predicament when she started her business immediately after passing the state boards. With nothing but faith and a strong work ethic, she began tending to her clients' skin needs inside a rented room of a small spa. She worked 80 hours per week and became a licensed massage therapist to expand her business into what it is today: a wellness spa that enhances the beauty and health of skin and body through spa services and massage. Inside 2Gorjis Integrated Health & Wellness, three private treatment rooms house clients as two skin therapists cleanse surfaces during custom facials, or wrap bodies in aromatherapy herbal linens. The staff members bolster natural features with eyelash extensions, meticulous body waxing, and makeup artistry that includes exclamation points drawn next to eyebrows.