Éminence organic skin serums and aromatic massage oils hydrate skin as massage therapists work out knots at Stellar Spa Services, where the healing properties of pampering are celebrated. Heated massage tables warm musculature during the Swedish massage, as hands trace spice-trade routes across spines. Kneading and taps punctuate flowing strokes, loosening tight muscles and kick-starting circulation. Alternatively, aestheticians can revamp visages with an express skin therapy facial, which cleanses and hydrates skin while loosening the muscles in the face and neck. The calm skin facial dulls the consequences of kissing pet crabs with chamomile and arnica. Dreamy music and flickering candles induce serenity as patrons sip elixirs from the complimentary tea bar.
Mary Nichols never saw herself as a physician. She was always guided by a deeper humanistic belief––that all people have a natural right to live in a body that is healthy, energetic, and moves with ease. It's this spark that led her to Wake Technical Community College and a fulfilling career as a licensed massage therapist. In the comfort of Mary's private massage studio, clients may request a hot-stone or Swedish massage to promote relaxation, or deep-tissue or trigger-point techniques to access lower-layer tension. Each session is also a teaching experience. Mary welcomes questions as she explains complex anatomical concepts to clients, such as proper posture, breath control, and how to fold oneself into a flight carry-on bag.
Inspired by the upscale tanning salons of South Beach and Los Angeles, Vivid Tan focuses on shading skin to a warm, coppery glow within 15 minutes. The bronzing experts invite customers to stretch out in beds or enter Mystic HD standup booths, whose sweeping airbrush darkens skin evenly, unlike sunbathing in a bikini made from swiss cheese. The salon’s trained professionals also tint figures during Norvell airbrush tans, nourish skin with products from Designer Skin, Swedish Beauty, and Australian Gold, and even brighten smiles with WhiteScience teeth-whitening treatments.
The three surgeons at Specialists in Plastic Surgery call upon more than 60 years of combined experience as they transform patients' faces and bodies. The physicians—Roger Russell, Don Oschwald, and Richard Carlino—also boast recognition by professional organizations, with certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ranks as Fellows in the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
At The Museum Spa & Laser Center, an adjacent facility that focuses on nonsurgical procedures, registered nurses certified to handle cosmetic lasers beautify bodies with noninvasive treatments such as hair removal and skin resurfacing. The team's licensed medical aestheticians also use the Visia computerized skin-analysis system to recommend the appropriate services for issues such as sun damage, wrinkles, or the inability to smile during driver's-license photos.
Chana, a licensed nail technician and pedicurist, elevates dolling up fingers and toes into a kind of mission. For ladies who cannot find time to come into her salon, Chana takes her skills on the road, working her nail-beautifying magic in guests' homes or workplaces. She calms trepidatious brides by trundling her wares to wedding parties, in addition to visiting clients in hospitals, nursing homes, or retirement communities.
Meanwhile, back at Salon Nails, Chana enlists the help of products made from natural ingredients for her signature sessions. Along with cuticle trimming and nail buffing, she pampers appendages with an exfoliating scrub and warm paraffin baths. With the no-chip, no-smudge Shellac polish, she splashes nails with vivid color, and the OPI Acrylic System adds length and durability to weak nails. She also refigures eyebrows with razor shaping and enhances eye fringe with artificial lashes applied one at a time. To maintain results, customers can also purchase the natural From Me To U Essentials.