BC’s Salon is run by a crew with more than a decade of experience in the beauty industry, which allows them to create services for clients that get them looking their best. The salon's stylists craft sleek new hairdos, and manicurists doll up digits with gel and acrylic nails as well as rock-star glitter tips. Nancy Perez, a certified lash artist, accentuates eye regions and makes two-eyed winking acceptable with her lengthening lash extensions. Hair extensions are also available, and stylists only use 100% real hair.
At Central California Fencing, head coach Clinton Kershaw puts his 20 years of foil-fencing experience to work. His experience includes time on the US Senior National team, three World teams, and three US World teams. He’s also a three-time US national champion at the cadet and junior levels. He teaches the form to those seeking to master it as well as those interested in a new means of fitness.
Using a LightSheer diode laser by Lumenis, the certified staff at Fresno Laser Aesthetics reduces and eventually permanently halts hair production in unwanted areas. The LightSheer system targets hundreds of hair follicles at a time, destroying them at their core, which can be identified by its nougaty consistency. Plastic surgeons Dr. John Burnett and Dr. Kaye Riolo, the cosmetic nurse specialists and clinical aestheticians at Fresno Laser Aesthetics, celebrate hairlessness by offering medical-grade services in an upscale, relaxing environment.
Five years ago, Sean Carter closed himself inside an isolation float tank for the first time. In that small space, he discovered a whole new world, unbounded by gravity. He enjoyed a relaxed mind, enhanced creativity, and a soothing break from the bustling outside world. He loved his experience so much that he decided he had to share it with others by founding Float Fresno with his wife Carolina Carter. Though he still makes regular use of his equipment, hopping inside one of the tanks isn't actually Sean's favorite part about his job. He says he most enjoys watching people of all ages find a bit of personal peace within the float tank.
His float tank is an enclosed light and sound proof environment, with a shallow solution of water and 1,300 pounds of dissolved Epsom salts. Sanitized by state-of-the-art UV light and Ozone generators the solution is maintained at 94.5 degrees to further help clients lose all sense of external stimuli, ultimately leading to a state of relaxation and the ability to free vast regions of the mind. Flotation therapy sessions provide a number of benefits, including speeding muscle recovery, providing relief from arthritis, and boosting the immune system.
Brands Used: Float Lab
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
At Nourished Body, massage therapist Maire Nichols feeds the skin a diet of gentle touch, hot towels, and organic creams and oils. Maire tailors massage sessions to the needs of each individual. Her Swedish and deep-tissue modalities stoke circulation, or her lymphatic massage drains fluids and boosts the immune system more effectively than powdering your nose with crushed-up Vitamin C tablets. She includes hot-towel treatments with each session, opening up pores while wafts of organic creams and oils invigorate the nose and body. Maire’s passion for treating her clients extends to rendering hot stone and pre-natal packages.
As a licensed massage therapist and registered nurse, Alisa Franks cares for the mind and body while working at Serenity Massage. Alisa is skilled in a variety of massage modalities. These range from reflexology's applied pressure on targeted zones of the feet, which promote self-healing, to the flowing strokes she employs during Swedish massages and the smooth stones she rests on achy muscles during her signature hot-stone bodywork. And Alisa's clients are as varied as her massage techniques—she works with everyone from special-needs children seeking pain relief to couples looking for a romantic way to unwind.