A lifetime of study has given Stephanie Badasci and Becky Witt the knowledge to help bodies find wellness. Drawing on expertise in human anatomy, psychological health, and spiritual development, Stephanie and Becky use infrared technology to trigger meditative states or to help the body renew itself. Unlike an apartment shared with Def Leppard, their systems use sound and light to relax, and detoxifying baths burble in the background.
Licensed massage therapist Elise Clements takes her practice on the road by traveling to her clients' home turf. While drawing on her knowledge of human anatomy, she intuitively identifies and mends problem areas with deep-tissue and Swedish techniques. Her approach loosens knots without skimping on relaxation and soothes athletic, elderly, and injured clients alike. In addition to subduing stress, Elise helps bodies recover from an array of ailments, such as sciatic pain, recurring headaches, and shoulders frozen by overuse and the sudden appearance of bright headlights.
At her eponymous spa, skincare expert Colleen Elizabeth takes a holistic approach to beauty, favoring long-term solutions over one-time treatments. Her recommendations during a complimentary consultation can range from minor changes to an at-home skincare regimen to a series of medical-grade services at the spa. Either way, clients will be in good hands. Colleen Elizabeth personally selects all of her spa's skincare products from top-quality lines such as GloMinerals and Ayur-Medic, and many others are custom-made, like the stamps doctors use to give each newborn baby its fingerprints. In-spa services include advanced treatments such as electrotherapy facials and full-body chemical peels, as well as standard facials, plus makeup, waxing, and massages. Relaxing therapies can come to you during on-location spa parties that allow clients to enjoy staffers' expertise in their own living rooms.
From within Studio One Hair Design, seasoned stylist Cynthia Fisher transforms the ’dos of men, women, and children. She updates looks with precision cuts, adds style with ombre color, and arranges hair into elegant updos for special events or Fancy Fridays.
While alchemists never managed to transmute lead into gold, Geneva De la Rouge may be considered a modern alchemist. She uses her knowledge of the aesthetic elements—essential oils, nutrient-rich clay, and other natural ingredients—to transform skin from looking timeworn to youthful. Geneva customizes her elixirs to suit a wide range of skin types, which she differentiates by using the five elements of Chinese medicine as a guide. For each of these elements, such as fire—which is responsible for blotchy red skin—Geneva employs the elemental opposite, balancing dry skin with moisture, sallow skin with nutrients, and irritated skin with a fire extinguisher.
Founded by owner Tina Hasche with her mother and two sisters, Skin Deep has been pampering the local community in its warmly lit San Roque Plaza location for more than 30 years. Inside this friendly neighborhood beauty sanctum, manicurist and aesthetician Caroline Barbee nourishes nails and corrals cuticles with 90 minutes of safe and soothing indulgence. Dapper digits find revivification during the Skin Deep manicure, which shapes nails and cuticles and massages muscles tired from playing finger cymbals or pounding floor-size keyboards. A spa pedicure returns put-upon leg landings to a sandal-ready state, beginning with an aromatic whirlpool footbath, followed by a sea-salt exfoliation with essential oils and a foot-and-leg massage. Calluses are filed, cuticles are curtailed, and polish is painted on with the same delicate techniques used by Picasso during his lacquer period.