Aesthetician, massage therapist, nail technician, and yoga teacher are just a few of Tara Swagger's titles. To save time and space, Tara created her own spa with a much shorter name: Taraesthetics. Here, she administers spa services that cater to the body and spirit. Among them are earth-friendly, vegan, and chemical- and paraben-free treatments, such as the custom From the Farm facial, which includes deep herbal cleansing, exfoliation, warm towels, face mask, and a massage. She also offers men's treatments and services that employ seasonal ingredients, such as milk, honey, and holiday-fruitcake extracts.
Sun seekers have options when they walk through the doors at Star Tans. Their skin gets steeped in bronzer shades in the spray tanning booth, while the tanning solution from the airbrush imparts a tan-colored mist to pale skin. Both of these work without light to give skin a sun-kissed glow without the risks involved with sunbathing outdoors, such as hornets building a nest under your knees. The lamps in the UV bed mimic the sun rays, which coax melanin toward the skin surface for a natural glow.
The mother-daughter team of Alison and Kristen Pope boasts more than 30 years of combined experience in the professional pampering industry and run a. Salon Galleria & Spa with a soft, well-moisturized fist. Though Kristen originally followed in her mother?s footsteps to become a nail technician, she later added licensed cosmetologist, certified massage therapist, and hairstylist to her resume, which explains the lengthy roster of services that the salon boasts. Alison, Kristen, and their staff also host parties for children and adults, sometimes arming older customers with champagne flutes. Visitors can receive hairstyling or makeovers or dip toes into a heated whirlpool tub before each digit submits to buffing, shaping, polishing, and a rigorous cleaning behind their ears.
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Sometimes kids don't like getting haircuts, and that's where Nate the Great's Kidz Kutz comes in. After every appointment, a child gets a lollipop and a toy from the toy bin. The salon's walls are painted to look like a jungle at this fun and funky salon, where kids even can play video games. Along with services such as colored hair extensions, french braids, and highlights, a licensed stylist creates fashion-forward cuts for boys and girls.
Christin takes care of her clients from head to toe, performing everything from seasonal facials to foot reflexology treatments. In addition to using her hands to revitalize skin and muscles, she also revamps looks with waxing treatments and make-up applications.
Nail tech Lisa Ferri studied at the Rhode Island Beauty Academy before making her way to Hair Sanity. Here, she pours more than a decade of experience into nail services, such as gel enhancements and gel manicures, which last up to two weeks without chipping or double-crossing you. She also shapes brows and prunes upper-lip hair with waxing treatments.