What began as Anita Gibson's struggling, two-person family business has evolved into Advanced Weight Loss Clinics, an organization with 17 corporately owned clinics and 3 franchise locations spread throughout the southeastern United States. Each center's team of doctors and weight-loss specialists encourages clients to win a similarly daunting battle by creating personalized plans for success. The program incorporates vitamins, supplements, and appetite suppressants with a low-calorie, low-fat meal plan that discourages using soft-serve ice cream as toothpaste.
At A Room of Therapy, licensed massage therapist Octavia Stevens draws upon her expertise in half a dozen massage traditions to soothe beleaguered bodies. During 30-, 60-, and 90-minute massages, Stevens's hands skate on the surface of your back, boosting circulation and oxygenating muscles. As her customized strokes—in modalities such as deep muscle, sports, and neuromuscular—hone in on high-priority areas, pleasant scents from fragrant essential oils create a soothing, therapeutic effect. For an extra fee, Stevens can add hot towels, hot stones, or hot potatoes.
Ramsay Falcove has spent more than a decade of his life relieving muscular pains with acupressure and massage; after a quick glance at his list of credentials and certifications, one comes to appreciate his uncommon dedication to the craft of each. An authority on topics such as the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach, Ramsay specializes in myofascial-release techniques that target muscular restrictions to promote flexibility and ease soreness from afternoon naps in cubicle drawers.
Ramsay's intuitive approach to kneading and acupressure is rooted in his extensive education in Chinese medicine, which harbors a litany of techniques designed to promote holistic health and draw toxins out of the body.
At Lash n Dash, customers entrust Lashologist Council of America member Tunya Humphrey and her staff to augment eye lines with both synthetic and 100% mink extensions. Each style comes in temporary strip lashes or semi-permanent individual extensions, which stay put for up to three months or until a friend's envious lashes issue a cease-and-desist letter. Additionally, Tunya enhances faces with eyebrow grooming and makeup applications for weddings, proms, and photo shoots.
For those seeking to spruce up appearances without surgery, Infinity Med-I-Spa's options are—true to the company's name—virtually infinite. For one, there are its numerous aesthetic lasers, which can remove hair, wrinkles, spider veins, tattoos, Mattel logos, and a range of other blemishes quickly and effectively. Facial treatments ranging from classic microdermabrasion to cutting-edge services such as the VI Peel and the Jet Peel rid pores of impurities and smooth over signs of aging, while medical weight loss services help clients shed inches with meal replacement shakes, medications, and vitamin injections. Beyond enhancing the outside, the med-spa also helps clients feel better on the inside.
The students at Winonah School of Cosmetology hone their shampooing, coloring, and skincare talents during professional, hands-on training classes. They sharpen their scissor skills under the watchful supervision of licensed instructors, snipping away split ends and crafting flattering new ‘dos with confidence and precision. They also learn to navigate the chemical waters of perms and relaxers, in addition to extension installation and updos.