As a high-school student, Nicolle would regularly host girls' nights that led to her lending out the latest shoes, accessories, and clothing from her personal closet. After spending years styling friends, she reignited her passion for beauty in the mid-'90s by starting a mobile boutique that would roll up to clients' homes on evenings and weekends. After about a decade of leading a double life—she was still an executive administrative assistant by day—Nicolle put all her eggs in one basket and opened Style Me BeYOUtiful by JNicolle & Company in 2005. The beauty multiplex encompasses numerous separate suites, each of which features fixtures, tools, and music specifically designed for services ranging from hairstyling to nail treatments to massages. Staying true to its owner's roots in onsite beauty services, JNicolle & Company also sends out a mobile style team to bring beautifying skills and nods of approval to events, weddings, and homes.
For many people, the secret to happiness is intangible. But for skincare consultant Daphne, not only can you touch the secret, you can give it a big kiss. According to the owner of Perfectly Pampered by Daphne, healthy skin is the “prerequisite to happiness and success.” That’s why she’s passionate about helping people achieve beauty and relaxation. She takes a custom approach to facial services and offers complimentary skincare consultations, aromatherapy, and cheek pinches. Daphne plays soothing music while pampering her guests to combat signs of aging and acne or removing tension with massage therapy aided by custom-made oils and butters. She also uses fragrance-free products for clients with sensitive skin, as well as products made from pure shea butter, almond oil, and grapeseed oil.
As a certified personal trainer and massage therapist, Ryan Latunksi truly understands the effect stress can have on the body. He started Aeros Therapeutic Massage to help people find relief from both new and chronic pain. He customizes massage sessions?switching between gentle kneading, deep strokes, and stretches?to ensure each client?s issues are addressed, whether they're suffering from lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, or sports-related injuries. And, to better serve his clients, Ryan is also available for on-site chair massages, which he can perform at his customers' workplaces, at family reunions, or at particularly stressful traffic court hearings.
Carly is a Usui reiki master, Nichole is on the road to becoming a naturopathic doctor. Kevin is a hydrogen-ionization specialist, and Lisa completed a 600-hour course in medical massage. But this list merely hints at the breadth of their talents. Together, this quartet of therapists helms 360 Massage and Holistic Care, a haven for feeling good and being well. The menu of services includes massages that cater to each client's unique needs, from athletes to expectant mothers. Beyond massage, the therapists also encourage holistic health with nutrition and herbal consultations, detoxify the body with ionic foot baths, and illuminate poorly lit ears with ear candling.
At Urban Massage, licensed massage therapists treat specific symptoms with the strokes, movements, and varied pressure associated with specialized massage techniques. A gentle Swedish relaxation massage unravels pent-up stress and boosts circulation, and a sports or medical massage focuses on specific problem areas to treat musculoskeletal conditions or injuries brought on by picking fights with redwood trees. For an extra fee, clients may upgrade to a deep-tissue kneading to target chronic tension, or add on an aroma-touch technique to work away stress in the soothing redolence of eight essential oils. The dedicated therapists at Urban Massage celebrate city living with their downtown location, featuring a wide-open gallery space decorated with the work of local artists.
A fusion of medicine and aesthetics, Indigo MedSpa offers an array of beauty-boosting treatments under the direction of Dr. Stephen PreFontaine. The spa's licensed skin sorcerers wield magical DiamondTome wands for microdermabrasion treatments, using the power of natural diamond chips to perform enchanted exfoliations. Ultrasonic facials encourage your skin's cell-construction factories to boost production of healthy cells and collagen and to lay off slovenly or insubordinate workers. Unlike the masks used by bank robbers, which can dry out and damage skin, Eminence Organic masques use the power of natural ingredients to give your skin a youthful, healthy look that will make you want to drop your aliases and pose for many glamorous mug shots.