In a quarter-century of professional experience, TJ Parker has approached the beauty industry from many different angles. She has managed upscale day spas, competed in hair shows, taught classes at John Robert Powers, and done hair and makeup for photographers. Currently, she owns Cameo Salon and Spa, a full-service business devoted to building beauty from clients’ natural features and suggestions from their style-savvy spirit animals. The salon’s menu boasts hair, nail, and skin treatments, the latter of which focuses on clearing complexions with natural remedies such as mud, oatmeal, and vitamin blends.
One Heart Yoga’s peaceful space bestows balanced, experienced instructors upon bending beginners and undulating aces alike, feting them with a compilation of classes built to explore the trifecta of mind-body-spirit. Give your midsection something to warble about at its next "Solid as a Rock" sing-along contest with the yoga core class, focused on strengthening the back and the abs with toning movements. Nirvana-aspiring newbies can breathe in the calm with gentle yoga, a series of level I stretches in the Vinyasa-flow concentration bent on imparting the fundamental postures and breathing exercises of yoga while zeroing in on warming up the body and waking up the nervous system with a soothing alarm clock of limb smiles.
A graduate of Mitchell Hairstyling Academy, Renita Burnette harnesses 20 years in the hairstyling industry when expertly trimming tresses and shaping locks into wavy perms. Renita beautifies clienteles inside the Redken-certified Salon Bliss where men and women alike can treat their locks to cuts and highlights administered by stylists wielding Chi and Design Essentials products, or spruce up fingers and toes with a nail shaping and cuticle grooming from the salon's nail techs. Bridal showers and bachelorette parties can reserve the salon for private pampering sessions, where they can drink champagne, nibble on light refreshments, and polish their engagement rings until they can see the future in them.
Dara Van Deusen has been in the massage-therapy game for 10 years—plenty of time to master seven different massage styles. Her specialties range from gentle Swedish massage to intense deep-tissue massage, and they even include pregnancy massage, a style which soothes the aches of carrying a baby or a prairie dog shaved to look like a baby all day long.
Since earning her cosmetology license in 1991, Amy Pinios has pampered clients with a variety of skincare services in her upscale salon. So fascinated by the chemistry of skincare that she became a licensed aesthetician, she applies custom facials and body treatments to alleviate her clients’ epidermal worries associated with aging, acne, or cream-pie ambushes.
Sunnyside Tanning Spa's Smart Tan–certified technicians adjust the tint on anatomical control panels with variable-intensity UV-tanning beds and hand-applied spray tans. Airbrush artists darken human hides with Norvell solutions composed of bronzers including cosmetic, DHA, and erythrulose, the combination of which ensures evenness and eliminates spotting and streaking. Sunnyside's arsenal of UV-tanning beds includes in its ranks the Ergoline Classic 600, which boasts high-pressure facial lamps and shoulder bronzers. The stand-up hex unit showers bodies in 360 degrees of UV coverage and simulates the effects of walking on sunshine. Late-night hours offer convenient tanning for business people, students, and beach bums sneaking around behind the Sun's back. Sunnyside's updated arsenal also features the Fuquay location's Beauty Angel red-light-therapy booth, which rains green light's stern roommate onto hides to stimulate collagen production, battle cellulite with a vibrating platform, and firm the skin by promoting absorption of cosmetics.