Melanie has been helping her clients heal for more than 14 years. Classic massage modalities include Swedish and deep tissue, but Melanie also applies her expertise to customize each massage to the individual's needs. Custom prenatal massages alleviate expectant mothers? aches, and a 30-minute massage that focuses on the feet to soothe cracked heels, planter fasciitis, and permanent scuba fins. In addition to massages, Melanie offers a body-wrap treatment that utilizes deep-heating infrared waves to increase metabolism and help the body burn up to 600 calories in 50 minutes. The studio space is located inside Legacy Salons & Day Spa, where professionals gather to pamper clients with facials and scrubs.
Adriana works with sugar every day, but she’s not a baker. She’s in the business of removing hair, using an all-natural paste created from sugar, water, and lemon juice. She plies her trade at the self-titled private studio, Adriana’s Professional Body Sugaring, where she treats clients to her sweet, simple services in both English and Spanish. She reports that, due to the simple ingredients and cool temperature of the mixture, most find sugaring less unpleasant than waxing. Her formula contains no allergens to irritate the skin, only adheres to dead skin cells and hair, and tastes pretty great on toast.
Arch Brows Threading & Spa takes an organic, ayurvedic Indian approach to traditional spa methods, often incorporating fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to beautify and promote relaxation. Although all-natural honey waxing and brow threading are the spa's specialty, skilled aestheticians can also trim the physique with a tummy mask or extract toxins with a seaweed and French clay body wrap. Clients may also solicit a nonsurgical face-lift or papaya enzyme peel to renew the complexion, or request a henna tattoo in the shape of a moustache to fool a local barber.
Zebra print appears in unusual spots throughout Classic Cuts: in the trim around a cabinet, on a spa chair’s pillow, on the matting for a photograph. The motif adds to the playful-yet-serene vibe inside the salon, where Gayla—an expert stylist—works with her fellow Classic Cuts staff members to sculpt new dos with Bed Head products. They also nourish locks with deep-conditioning treatments and form hair into delicate updos that wouldn't seem out of place in a Jane Austen novel, unless you were using them as a bookmark.
Leafy potted plants, warm light, and parchment-colored walls surround guests at Southern Comforts Salon and Spa, where Roseanne Vincent invites clients to take time for themselves. They can do so with any one of her many pampering services, from cleansing facials complete with massages to conditioning treatments that nourish manes. In addition to skincare and haircare services, Roseanne also offers waxing services, which whisk away unwanted fuzz from faces and physiques.
Armed with PCA products, aesthetician Liz Parriette brings about more radiant complexions with a range of customized facials and peels. She draws on natural fruit enzymes and vitamin-enriched serums to give skin a youthful glow. To minimize wrinkles, Parriette performs Botox injections and stimulates the skin with microcurrent impulses. She also accentuates natural beauty with multicolored eyelash extensions and airbrushed makeup.