The photos we leave behind may be the only way for future generations to see the styles and personalities we bear. That?s why the professional makeup artists and photographers at Glamour Shots strive to capture the true essence of a person with their shoots. Whether commemorating a milestone event or a successful trip to the grocery store, each session begins with the shop?s signature full airbrush and style makeover, which works to prevent unwanted shine while imparting a chic aesthetic. Makeup artists tailor looks to the purpose of the shoot, imparting children with a red-cheeked glow and boudoir subjects with a dark, seductive color palette.
Photographers encourage everyone to bring a few outfits and props from home, allowing them to give each photo shoot an individualized touch without snapping close-ups of their subjects? fingerprints. Clients get to see the photos immediately so they can approve the looks and order their favorite shots in the form of pictures, phone cases, or calendars. The staff then prints out the chosen items using a range of color finishes?including colorization to make one color pop and the company's signature Glamour Touch retouching?onto made-to-last Kodak paper.
Samantha Sargent, the experienced, licensed massage therapist at Synergistic Health, soothes sore muscles and relaxes away cares with custom massages. Each muscle-melting session kicks off with an initial consultation to evaluate desired outcomes and unearth medical history, allowing the therapist to create a personalized massage or ghostwrite the memoirs of back muscles. Soft, ambient music plays as Samantha’s expert hands attack aches and pains with techniques from many traditions, including medical and sports massage, acupressure, tui na, and Thai massage. For some types of massage, the therapist smoothes light oil over skin to ease friction and help build empathy for salad greens. Before or after their massage, guests can sip tea amid the tranquil reception area’s gentle orange walls and soft lighting. Synergistic Health bolsters freshly de-stressed bodies with its own line of organic, handmade beauty products. The lotions and balms eschew parabens in favor of all-natural ingredients, such as coconut oil, beeswax, and fresh-squeezed sun rays. Each potion is designed to exfoliate and pamper skin, outfitting faces, lips, and cuticles with younger-looking appearances.
The savvy stylists at NewStyle Salons treat clients to beautifying hair, waxing, and nail procedures to help guests leave looking and feeling their best. With a recent acquisition of seven convenient locations (formerly Fantastic Sams) in addition to their original three locations and a laid back demeanor, the salons? teams cultivates a relaxed atmosphere in which tresses are tamed and styled and men get mustaches trimmed without feeling rushed or compared to Magnum, P.I. Each location offers an assortment of services ready to mollycoddle guests from head to toe, including hair services using Moroccan Oil and Bamboo by Alterna and SEXY Haircare products, and color treatments featuring the Aloxxi Color System and Scruples Color Collections.
Together, the skincare specialists at Elite Aesthetics & Micro-Spa represent more than 30 years of experience in the health-and-wellness industry. The spa’s massage therapists immerse themselves in the study and practice of various modalities, combining knowledge of human anatomy and the game of Operation with training in Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, and shiatsu massage. Aestheticians begin each skincare treatment by evaluating and classifying the client’s skin type according to its properties to customize facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. Along with massage and skincare services, the spa’s beauty professionals wax bodies, apply eyelash extensions, and prepare clients for wedding days with bridal makeup.
Nailing a job interview, taking a spiritual retreat, and heading out for a night with friends?these disparate activities all work to boost one?s Oola. Fun to say and satisfying to achieve, you attain Oola when several core factors of your life are thriving. Oola might mean that you?re feeling good about your fitness level, finances, career, faith, or relationship with your family, friends, and ant-farm residents. The folks at Oola hope to boost Oola levels nationwide by helping their clients map out their life?s goals and how they will go about achieving them. The service also boosts Oola quotients by introducing their members to cool businesses and offering discounts on services including massages, fitness, and mani-pedis.
With 12 years of experience in martial arts, Daniel Strelka knows his way around a confrontation. Believing that bodies fight themselves when they are stressed, Daniel employs different massage styles to ease stress and help the body heal itself, not unlike cartoon hero Wolverine and real hero Four-Armed Doctor Man. He has patients lie down for 30 or 60 minutes of massage services as he eases sinews by employing strokes of the Swedish and relaxation modalities. Daniel's health center also burrows down deeper into the body through acupressure and cranial-sacral massage, and he offers reiki and guided meditation to quiet surging storms in the cerebral cortex.