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.
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 Firewheel Salons, 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.
Primarily a specialty salon and spa for young girls, Sweet & Sassy offers girl-size treatments in a fun, vibrant setting. The Glittery Glam Express package (good for one girl) delivers a party updo, fingernail polish, and makeup application in the span of 15–20 minutes. Little dames get an uplifting updo, chosen from four options, that further enhances follicles. Children can accentuate their mother's eyes and their father's fingers with makeup and nail polish available in a variety of colors and designs. Once the makeover is complete, girls can strut the catwalk, capture their new look with a picture, and draw each other using charcoal briquettes for pens and sheets of plywood for paper.
Licensed massage therapist Tracey Stanphill is an expert at viewing every client's body as a one-of-a-kind canvas and inventing custom combinations of modalities to address their aches. She even encourages her patrons to get involved in the process, inviting them to blend their own mix of essential oils, which they can take home to use on themselves, friends, or door hinges that could smell better.
In addition to Swedish and deep-tissue treatments, Tracey administers signature TLC massages that promote lymphatic drainage. This style draws from her work with the elderly and children who have special needs, employing a gentle touch that can calm hyperactivity while soothing muscles. Her couples-massage service includes servings of chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, whereas a Look at You massage aims to tone the skin and minimize signs of cellulite. In the interest of making each guest more comfortable, Tracey can also target her massages towards specific benefits, from increased circulation to decongested sinuses.
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