As the manager of the salon and spa, Stephanie at De Joy's Day Spa inherited a tradition of beauty care that began in 1955. She still takes joy in the spa's original mission of "making a person look beautiful," she says. To do so, she and her staff cut, highlight, and style their clients' hair into shining, tumbling locks or flattering, close-cropped 'dos. They always customize each look to highlight the client's unique beauty because, as Stephanie says, "[A] person's heart tells you a lot about [them]."
Signature Service: Making hair healthy
Brands Used: Pravana
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
One part salon and spa, one part fitness center, Alaric Health Beauty and Wellness is a one-stop shop aiming to glam up, firm up, and wind down clients' bodies. Hairstylists sweep men?s and women?s manes into trendy styles and nourish scalps with deep conditioner and hydrating scalp treatments. During one-hour Swedish massages, long, flowing strokes untie knotted muscles and help rejuvenate auras cluttered with stress and stale boxes of chi, and basic and deep pore-cleansing facials exfoliate visages to help skin regain a youthful glow. Inside the full-service fitness center, bodies work toward fitness goals among rows of weight and cardio machines, and can attempt to expedite results with help from a personal trainer or prescription weight-loss program.
Candice Motley brings 30 years of experience in the beauty industry to her work at Designz By Candice, which includes massages, body treatments, facials, and hair services. Her deep-tissue, reiki, and raindrop-therapy massage techniques relax bodies, and she adds additional treatments to help clients unwind, such as organic pomegranate and pure cane-sugar body scrubs and red-clay and chamomile body masks. After skin evaluations, Candice applies facials packed with Repêchage and Nu Skin products to cleanse, tone, and exfoliate complexions. In addition, she offers hair services, including haircuts, highlights and lowlights, perms, and smoothing treatments.
Alpha School of Massage in the Argyle section of Jacksonville offers a 900-hour massage therapy program with experienced instructors. It has 6,000 square feet of training and clinical space, as well as twelve separate massage therapy rooms for students to gain real-world experience. That means a surfeit of reduced-price massages for anyone willing to stop by and let students practice their handiwork. Morning and evening classes, as well as part or full-time schedules, are available to potential masseuses and masseurs looking for certification from inside the professional brick building, where neutral colors and a casual vibe mix with an airy space and stone terrazzo flooring. Part instructional, part therapeutic, Alpha School of Massage is a Jacksonville hub of massage treatments for both students and members of the public alike.
Farrill's Spa & Relaxation Center thrives on relaxation. The expert massage therapist offers a variety of modalities designed to remove stress from the mind and aches and pains from the back. In addition to Swedish, deep-tissue, and warm-bamboo massages, she offers deep-cleansing facials and body scrubs that cleanse and hydrate skin.
Sandra Cody’s hands are well versed in the art of Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, and hot stone massages. Each therapeutic massage session works to reduce pain, alleviate tense muscles, and increase flexibility so clients can finally start to massage their own backs.