In one room, skincare specialists swath bodies in an all-natural seaweed gel, sprinkle on a potpourri of nourishing herbs, and let infrared heat draw out their toning and detoxifying qualities. In another, acupuncturists realign clients' chi and fine-tune their physical and emotional fields. And behind any door, massage therapists may be kneading tense muscles, chiropractors may be adjusting injured backs, or aestheticians may be resurfacing complexions to a radiant glow with oxygen facials.
A staff of professionals from many areas of expertise come together under the roof and stress-zapping force field of Balance the Clinic, where they work together to bolster physical and emotional health with natural remedies and clinically tested treatments. In addition to consulting with any of these staff members, guests also can retreat into the privacy of an infrared sauna. From a private changing room, individuals or couples step into a hypoallergenic, odor-free basswood chamber equipped with a sound system that sets the sauna gently vibrating in time with relaxing music.
The skilled eyelash techs at Fab Your Lashes Eyelash Studio accessorize ocular awnings with lash extensions. During the two-hour session, steady hands affix Minkys semi-permanent synthetic lashes onto existing strands using medical-grade adhesive. Lashes instantly appear longer and fuller without the hassle of donning mascara, manipulating curlers, or performing eyelid squats. With proper care, peepers can toss flirtatious winks with their new optical augmentations for up to two months. Because lashes are semi-permanent, clients may engage in normal activities such as visiting the spa, swimming, or holding staring contests with the family ostrich.
Only after several months of training are Lash Artist Studio’s eyelash technicians ready for the delicate work of rejuvenating eyelids with natural mink lashes. Their intensive training process translates to full sets of multi-layered lashes that can mimic any kind of style from natural to dramatic, while enduring the elements and vigorous blinking for up to three weeks.
Although the stylists at Crisp Salon are seasoned professionals, each one is also a student. That's because they receive ongoing training with Aveda salon educators to keep their hair, nail, and makeup services right on the cusp of fashion. Stylists apply their up-to-date knowledge to deliver chip-free Shellac manicures, frizz-defying Brazilian blowouts, and makeovers with Aveda cosmetics. The environmentally friendly makeup line crafts bold colors and natural shades with non-petroleum minerals, natural botanicals, and a rainbow's leftover bathwater.
Certified, licensed eyelash-extension specialist Chelita Hall encourages attention-grabbing winks with long-lasting faux-mink extensions that attach to natural lashes. Using a variety of lengths and curls, she can affix threads that help enhance the eye's natural shape, form an iconic cat-eye look, or aid blinking in semaphore. Colorful extensions, glitter extensions, and layered lashes are a few of the other techniques she can use to personalize looks.
After a decade spent toiling in corporate America, Megan Smith decided to change her fate in the blink of an eye. She abruptly left her corporate job, opting instead to dedicate herself to her lifelong passion for beauty, and soon found herself training under one of the pioneers of the lash-extension industry. In 2009, she opened JMegan Marie International, and since then, the business has grown leaps and bounds, skyrocketing from a one-woman operation to a bustling beauty hub that includes a second location in Atlanta. When not outfitting peepers with longer, thicker blinkers or helping them pop with colored accents, Megan and her staff keep busy by offering training and certification to other lash techs and by offering job-training workshops for newly unemployed mascara wands.:m]]