Restore Inc. president Thomacine Haywood makes it her mission to share her expertise in reflexology, a therapy that manipulates pressure points in the foot that correspond with afflictions throughout the body. Approved as a continuing educator by the American Reflexology Certification Board and the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Haywood shares her knowledge with anyone from practicing professionals to individuals who want to start a new career or find safer ways to tickle their pet tiger's feet. Haywood also unties knotted musculature herself with services that include hot-stone massage, aromatherapy massage, and reflexology facials.
A graduate of Salon Professional Academy, nail technician Gigi learned how important it was to keep a sanitized nail station, which is why she disinfects and sterilizes all tools to ensure fingers and toes stay sparkling instead of sickly. Gigi paints nails with traditional polish or her favorite formula, long-lasting Shellac inside the space she shares with All Occasions Hair Salon. She also dips appendages into paraffin wax to soften them and applies masks to feet invited to costume balls.
A licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, Michelle Duncan lends her name and her spa skills to Michelle Duncan Skin Care & Massage. There, she offers a wide range of services and specializes in nonsurgical face-lifts, LED therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, electroporation, and deep-tissue massage.
After a decade-long stint in law enforcement, Anne E. Currie returned to the profession she is most passionate about: nailcare. Anne came full circle in 2011, when she opened Nailtoepia after having started her career as a nail technician in 1991. A creative soul, Anne specializes in colored acrylics, custom nail art, and glitter nails that double as disco balls for hamster nightclubs. Along with nail enhancements, she offers a full menu of nailcare services that range from Shellac mani-pedis to men's nailcare at her two locations in Greenfield and Morristown.
The specialists at each of Bronze Bay Tanning Center's locations craft custom plans that emphasize building a tan while avoiding burns. They work to help those new to UV beds acquire a base tan and aid seasoned bronzers in reaching new shades. Within colorfully walled rooms, warm-skinned patrons slip out from UltraSun and SunScape units, thankful that the sun is now only used to give cowboys a cool way to leave parties. Air conditioners in UltraSun TurboPower 25000 S units pour out cool air, and the SunScape SS755 produces an even, all-over tan with the aid of frosted acrylic surfaces. At some shop locations, clients foster summer glows with tanning lotions from brands such as Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold.