Amidst the soothing earth tones of an intimate salon, highly trained stylists create new looks through professional haircuts, highlights, and keratin smoothing treatments. In order to keep up with the latest trends and industry advances, the dedicated stylists regularly study up on new styles, techniques, and hair-care products.
In 20 years, someone could serve five terms as governor of Louisiana. With her experience, Rebecca Butler at Charlotte's Salon and Spa could have been the governor of Hair five times by now. She specializes in new styles of cutting and coloring. Extensions are another pillar of her hairdressing regime, and she might render them with partial highlights or deep-conditioning treatments.
From wall-length windows, passersby peek into the fuchsia halls of U-Wink Eyelash Extensions and watch as experts carefully elongate lashes and transform normal eyelashes into dynamic and striking blinking machines. During the eyelash-extension sessions, the specialists bond between 30 and 120 individual lashes made of synthetic materials, silk, or mink to natural lashes, meticulously skipping baby lashes in order to avoid disrupting the lashes’ natural lifecycle. In addition to lashes, the specialists dress eyes and faces with mineral eye shadows during makeovers or makeup lessons using a handful of the 40 colors that can be used as eye shadow, lip gloss, eyeliner, nail polish, or thought bubbles.
Licensed massage therapist Maggie Ismail and her team overthrow the reign of stresses and achiness. A menu of several massage modalities tackles the tensions that scamper through musculature. Deep-tissue massage manipulates aches lingering below the surface to promote healing, and Swedish massage sends smooth, firm strokes across the entire body to bolster circulation. As they recline on cushy adjustable massage tables, clients can float away to serene, Superman-streaked skies and scenes of Paris depicted in black-and-white posters.LMT #E-2921
The highly trained hands of Inner Peace's licensed massage therapist, who is nationally trained and state certified, rejuvenate bodies using massage modalities ranging from Swedish to neuromuscular to prenatal. Before or after a session in one of the massage rooms, clients may relax outside by the courtyard's fishpond or use Inner Peace Therapeutic Massage's inversion table to stare into their own souls.
Licensed massage therapist Tamika Phill believes that a first-rate massage takes more than two hands and a table. She tries to cultivate a sense of openness and trust between herself and each client, thereby increasing the body's receptiveness to her touch. With modalities that range from Swedish massage to neuromuscular therapy—a technique that incorporates soft-tissue work and makes use of the body's natural healing powers—she surrounds muscles and minds with calm.
Tamika adjusts her manipulations to suit various specialty groups. Her geriatric massages work to broaden elderly patrons' range of motion, whereas 15-minute chair massages at corporate offices relieve the soreness caused by body-slamming, cantankerous copy machines. She also travels to special events, including birthday and graduation parties. Her two-hour couples-massage service deviates from the typical two-bed treatment: she pampers one guest at a time, demonstrating her methods to the other partner so they can perform the relaxing process at home.