Salon owner and educator Monique Perez-Marini has spent 25 years developing her vision, technique, and training in New York and Florida. She has worked alongside hair luminaries such as Nick Arrojo from What Not to Wear and Hollywood stylist Jos? Eber. She and her team offer fashionable cuts, ginger-infused Paul Mitchell conditioning treatments, and Pravana keratin applications with less than 0.01% formaldehyde. Monique?s specialty is color services, and she uses Matrix formulas that are free of ammonia and, like the best sleeping bags, enriched with softening oils. The salon will use any requested professional color line.
Lana Foster, a licensed massage therapist, lulls tendon tension into submission with her soul- and sinew-soothing rubdowns. During each 60-minute massage, Lana’s magic mitts shimmy across stiff necks and backs to draw acute and chronic aches out of muscles like a snake charmer draws a snake from a passerby's hat. Ideal for boosting circulation and bolstering the immune system, Lana’s massages can also speed up injury recovery while fostering tissue metabolism and slowing muscular deterioration. Lana spends an additional 15 minutes with new clients during their first massage to pinpoint problem areas and help tailor massage techniques.
Trinity Holistic Healing Center's licensed massage therapist, Danielle Elverd, extracts long-held stress and tension using massage techniques focused on healing the entire body. Fostering relaxation and detoxification, she delves into sore spots with light to deep pressure that targets problem areas. She gently stretches muscles to discover the most tangled striations, inviting them to disengage from their tightly knit cliques. After squeezing out pain and tension from accidents, illness, or attempts to hail too many segways for piggyback rides, Danielle gifts each client with a flower as a postmassage thank you.
Aiming to create perfection with each and every eyebrow that comes her way, owner and master threader/brow sculpting specialist Saadia Persad has mastered the art of threading over many years. She specializes in sculpting brows that fit each face and spends time styling brows to precision. Threading, which originated in India and Southeast Asia, makes use of a cotton thread that removes hair, even the tiniest of furs, from the root in a very controlled way. Threading is often less painful than other forms of hair removal and leaves less just-waxed redness. The art of threading is dermatologist recommended as no chemicals or artificial products are used. As an actor, Saadia knows how important brows are to a close up look and is passionate about her au naturel way of beautifying women. If Frida Kahlo is staring back at you in the mirror, it's time to give Saadia a call.
K. S. Management's licensed massage therapist, Kimberly Moerke, powerfully manipulates musculature in her quest to unkink striates and relieve muscle aches. The one-hour clay-and-mud body wrap slims figures by purging pores of toxins and stockpiles of expired canned food. Kimberly fully envelops the body in a thin coating of french clay before superimposing a thick smear of viscous mud. The detoxifying clay extracts harmful impurities through your pores, refining skin and aiding in weight loss. A simultaneous reflexology treatment on the hands and feet reduces GI-obstructing blockades erected by kidneys, and a revitalizing head-and-neck massage unties knots as efficiently as Harry Houdini when he escapes from his sneakers.
At James Michael Salon, owner and stylist Felicia deftly snips and styles strands into face-framing haircuts with high-end products such as Amir Argan Oil. One-hour appointments begin with a heart-to-heart to determine hair's dreams, followed by a shampoo to help restore shine, enhance softness, and strengthen hair so it won’t break or need help opening jars of pickles. Next, deftly wielded scissors whirl across tress terrains to corral them into the desired shapes. Felicia finishes up by blow-drying and styling hair into artful coiffures as clients look on, allowing them to re-create looks at home or on front hedges.