If skill is measured in hours spent practicing a craft, Teddi Jean could be called a master. She graduated from a 1,200-hour aesthetics program at the NW Institute of Esthetics and channeled her skills and experience into Teddi Jean's Skin Care. To foster beauty on the surface, she applies traditional, long-lasting water-resistant airbrush makeup, as well as eyelash extensions with Minkys faux lashes. She also helps skin obtain a more radiant glow with custom facials and body treatments, such as seaweed and chocolate wraps, which revitalize skin and reduce signs of aging without outfitting customers with sailor outfits and oversize lollipops.
Shareece Aiken's first encounter with massage therapy was as a client. But after experiencing its many benefits—including pain management and overall health—she decided to spread the goodwill by becoming a licensed massage therapist herself. Years later, Shareece is still helping others by tailoring treatments to individual concerns. This may include plying sore muscles with fluid Swedish strokes, or accessing aches in connective tissues with firmer, deep-tissue kneads. Shareece can also melt tension from backs with specialty hot stone therapy.
The reiki experts at Global Community Wellness help their clients recover from illness, eliminate stress, and bring balance to their lives. Additionally, they lead reiki workshops, which teach people the secrets of energy fields and healing others.
The healing specialists at RoseSprings Center take aim at toxins, heavy metals, and other environmental nogoodniks, cleansing blemished bodies and strengthening immune systems with a trio of alternative-medicine treatments. Warm human hides during a half-hour recline on the amethyst bio-mat, a therapy aimed at assuaging musculoskeletal pain and enhancing circulation with its 17 layers of space-age materials. Designed to slide stress and stiffness from surfaces, each bio-mat session targets the amount of calories equivalent to 30 minutes of rowing, jogging, or kangaroo boxing. Once toasty, guests attempt to free tootsies from lingering contaminants with an NRG footbath, a medicinal soak combining bubbly surges of water with crud-busting bioelectrical currents. Maintain spritely steps with a finishing Zyto Compass nutritional analysis, which crunches computer-generated digital signatures to determine what vitamin supplements respond best to bodily systems and which ones will fall on your chi's deaf ears.
The personable tress snippers and arrangers at Hello Gorgeous Beauty Parlor pamper hair owners and their coifs with personalized beautifying services. A women's haircut trims lady locks ($25), and masculine manes can procure a scissor meet and greet with a men's haircut ($20). Saturate head grass with a thorough hue with all-over color ($45+), or select your favorite strands for highlights ($75+) that conjure up the sun's feelings of inadequacy. Un-undulating head threads can mimic Elvis's lip and curl with a perm ($65+), and those whose hair has too much spring in its step can unwind by applying the Groupon value toward the cost of a Brazilian blowout ($300). Extensions are also available for coiffures that want to best their siblings' growth on the hair height chart.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.