A chandelier decked out with glass teardrops hangs over slate floors and eclectic decorations inside Sole'renity's historic building, which dates back more than a century. Zebra-striped Victorian-style chairs stand in the waiting area, where the splash of cascading water sounds out from small stone fountains. At nail stations farther inside, techs polish nails and provide paraffin-wax soaks for the toes of clients seated in damask chairs. Massages soothe muscles with hot stones and essential oils, and facials refresh visages by clearing acne, renewing aging skin, and removing expressions stuck on the face after last night's nightmares.
JeanMarie Becker's quest to relieve others' stress led her to become a licensed and registered massage therapist. For the past decade, she has helped her clients to find relief from pain while teaching them to take care of themselves and listen to their bodies’ quiet, echoing whispers. She employs a range of massage modalities such as myofascial release and pregnancy massage, and she induces relaxation with light Swedish massage techniques along with firm deep-tissue strokes. When she isn't kneading muscles, JeanMarie drapes clients with towels, applies mini facials, and candles ears.
Tan It All bronzes bodies sans sunlight with traditional light-bed tanning and UV-free Mystic Tans. One month of super-bed tanning ($45 value) puts sallow skin through rigorous 10–20 minute melanin workouts to prime it for days spent outdoors or the eventual migration of humans to the sun. Otherwise, pelts of all shades can benefit from a month of red-light therapy ($80 value), which bombards skin surfaces with friendly visible-spectrum light within the comfort of a high-tech bed, seeking to shrink pores, smooth wrinkles, and give skin a healthy, toned appearance. By stimulating collagen and elastin production, the treatment can deliver a noticeably firmer and springier epidermis in as little as 30 days. For UV-free pigment popping, hop, skip, or teleport into a private individual chamber for a patented Mystic Tan ($20–$25 value), which applies 60-second spritzings of paraben-free tanning solution.
The Skin Spa’s licensed aesthetician, Kellen Crawford, uses Rhonda Allison skincare products, with which she has extensive training. Kellen didn’t start using this product line by accident. A few years back, when she was frustrated with adult acne, she began trying Rhonda Allison products, in addition to skin peels and microdermabrasion. These were the tools Kellen used to improve her complexion, and she carries the resulting inspiration with her every day as she renders custom facials, vitamin therapy, body treatments, and waxing services, not to mention the chemical peels that she found so helpful.
Oxygen Life Spa's steam sauna cabinet is officially called an "ozone sauna," but if you want to call it a "magical stress-relieving chamber," nobody will argue with you. After all, this is no ordinary sauna. The cabinet also serves as an oxygen chamber, helping the body detox while promoting healthy, glowing skin (it's also a great way to soothe aching muscles). But the ozone sauna is only one of the many reasons to visit Oxygen Life Spa. Others include several types of massage therapy and the spa's friendly resident ghost, who's always up for a chat.
Christina Lynn favors funky, creative cuts. The stylist and graduate of North Texas Central Cosmetology lets her creativity blossom at Twisted Heads Salon, where she transforms overgrown locks or mundane styles into fresh hairdos that leap to life with color. Christina also specializes in hot fusion extensions, and she can transition from funky to classic with ease. The latter comes in handy when she performs special event hairstyling, sculpting elegant hairdos for weddings, proms, and laundry night at the queen's home.