The certified specialists at Positive Touch Triad administer tension-evicting massage therapies and Jet Clear jet-peel facials in a recently remodeled office. The facility's centerpiece treatment, the jet peel, helps stave off skin imperfections, such as hyperpigmentation and wrinkling from using an unplugged waffle iron as a pillow, through the use of cold pressurized water and serums that reinvigorate the skin's natural radiance. For a full-body refresher, massage therapists attack stress and tension with Swedish massages and reflexology treatments that fine-tune the nerve centers through meridians in the feet. The versatile staff administers a number of facials that target everything from acne to evidence of aging and offers add-ons such as custom masks, eye treatments, and paraffin-wax treatments.
After working as a CNA for 13 years, Vickie McKinnon felt as though she was called to help people by becoming a massage therapist. Vickie now follows this calling at HizAgenda Massage & Spa, offering a range of services that spans the sinew-soothing spectrum from massage to body wraps. She clicks the refresh button on skin by pampering it with sugar or salt body-exfoliation treatments. Her ear-candling service takes a holistic approach to mitigating earaches, an approach that doesn't rely on medication or a trained soprano singing medical advice into your ear.
In 2007, Antoinette Haynes began creating her own petroleum-free herbal jellies and body butters, and before long her genuine passion for skincare blossomed further. Soon after, she obtained her aesthetician license—along with advanced certifications in waxing, threading, and microdermabrasion—and began using her skills to tailor treatments for all ethnicities and sensitivities. Her expertise has even led her to a seat on the advisory council for the Esthetics Technology department of the Davidson County Community College.
Today, the self-made skincare products that initially fanned Antoinette's interest in aesthetics are available for purchase at her skincare suite. The herbal jelly, composed with natural oils and anti-inflammatory herbs, works wonders for dry skin, and has become a favorite among runners who use it to prevent chafing while body sliding across finish lines. Likewise, her shea- and cocoa-based body butters
soften skin and sport a soothing fragrance that melds with most other perfumes.
Often when an eyebrow threader removes unwanted brow hair, they hold one end of the cotton thread in their mouth. But at Wow Brows!, threaders actually tie the thread around their neck, a technique that has been deemed by threading regulators in North Carolina to be more sanitary. In addition to shaping brows without disturbing the topmost layer of skin, hair-removal experts banish fuzz from all over the face.
Samira Haddad is an artist obsessed with color. But her work doesn’t hang from any wall; rather, it is displayed proudly on the bodies of her clients. Samira learned the craft of permanent makeup at the American Institute of Intradermal Cosmetics, and she has been working in the field for more than two decades. As owner of Samira's Permanent Cosmetics and Training Center, she enhances brows, lids, and lips with carefully chosen hues and adds definition to areolas after reconstructive breast surgeries. She also schools students in the fundamentals of permanent cosmetics, including soft-tap techniques, sanitation, and color correction of prison unibrows.
Zebra prints, exposed brick, and painted walls reminiscent of Mark Rothko?s color fields encircle visitors to Best Impressions Med Spa, a spa whose interior is at once intimate and eye-catching. Just like its eclectic mix of decor?which also includes crystal floor lamps and floral accents?Med Spa's menu adheres to the principle of inclusivity: skin, body, and hair treatments are all represented on the lengthy list of services. A team of professional stylists transforms tangled strands into flowing locks with cut and color treatments, and across the spa aestheticians revive skin with an exfoliating peel or a facial infused with vitamins, minerals, and soothing chicken noodle soup.