A master stylist and colorist, Sheila Ellenberg has been glamorizing clients' locks for more than 20 years. At Lemmond's Hair Cutter's, she expertly wields scissors to trim split ends, leaving 'dos as soft and sleek as a racecar wrapped in velvet. She also re-hues hair with color treatments, including highlights and lowlights, and performs clipper cuts, flat tops, and other services for male clientele.
Flat-screen TVs pipe in professional-grade celebrity faces as nail techs work to gussy up fingertips and toe tops. Skilled aestheticians exfoliate and renew complexions with signature facials and decorate digits with sleek color polish. Rows of plush and cozy pedicure chairs invite guests to take a load off with the help of amenities, such as ceramic soaking basins, padded leather cushions, and gas-powered nail files.
At KiZmet Therapy, licensed massage therapist Brenda Thomas operates under the premise that up to nine-tenths of all illness is stress-related. With that in mind, she believes massages are not simply luxuries reserved for people with gobs of spare time and the double-jointed elbows necessary to massage themselves. Massage and bodywork, such as relaxing Swedish, hot-stone, or cross-grain deep-tissue massage, may help to prevent disease and premature aging when combined with a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
When Kristina Bauer—a yoga veteran with 20 years of experience and 1,000 classes under her mat—opened Yoga Synergy Spa, she wanted to create a space that felt more like a home than a gym or a corporate chain. Today, her studio glows with her own homemade candles while yogis lead guests through various styles of yoga, including heated Vinyasa flow, Hatha yoga for all levels, and a class that invites kids and their parents to stretch together. In addition to its group session, the studio embraces its spa side with massage therapy that complements Kristina’s pursuit of peacefulness in the same way that playing Marco Polo can add a little fun to a shark attack. An on-location retail shop stocks yoga mats, homemade natural soaps, and veggie candles.
Licensed clinical massage therapist Adrina Carter employs a holistic approach to massages to help to reduce stress, depression, and pain. She spent 600 hours in a course mastering kinesiology, anatomy, pathology, hydrotherapy, and clinical massage, which she combines to treat patients during every type of service. With deep-tissue, Swedish, sports, and hot-stone treatments, Adrina helps to repair tiny tears in muscle fibers that occur during prolonged periods of stress. Additional benefits of massage include decreased anxiety, enhanced sleep, and more energy so clients can leave Massage Virtue with a spring in their step and an aria in their nervous system.
Stylist Melissa Fleskes loves color. Within the calm, green confines of The Salon at Bella Suites, she transforms hair into eye-catching coiffures. She arms herself with swift shears, professional products, and Rusk Deepshine color, which uses marine minerals to imbue newly pigmented locks with deep shine and the ability to socialize with octopuses.
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