In a sunny room above Sleepy Dog Coffee, Wendy Wiltfong pulls back the curtains on the windows to the soul. The owner and dexterous aesthetician at Feather Skin & Body Studio specializes in enhancing peepers, particularly eyelashes. She is so keen on them that she became certified in the application of Xtreme Lashes extensions and also learned how to dye eyelashes with LashDip after watching clients inscribe their eyelids with teenage poetry to make them appear darker and their gazes more intense. Also an avid student of skincare, Wendy earned a certification from PCA Skin to vivify and cleanse complexions. Wendy uses tonics from the paraben- and sulfate-free Farmhouse Fresh line to refresh skin all over the body, and her knowledge of the Alexandria sugaring technique eases the pain of whisking hair from tender areas.
Bella Day Spa covers all the beauty bases with a staff comprised of hairstylists, aestheticians, massage therapists, and nail technicians. The aesthetic experts employ top-quality, professional products in each service, including Dermalogica facials, LCN manicures and pedicures, and highlights with Schwarzkopf hair color. A bright-purple awning ushers clients into a colorful interior trimmed with lush golden curtains and cranberry accent walls, and full-length dressing mirrors invite multiple-angle admiration of the comb-of-the-month recognition plaque.
The eponymous owner of Catelyn’s Place doesn’t draw a line between results and relaxation. Her med-spa treatments combine detail-oriented care and constant communication to ensure a comfortable experience for all clients. Catelyn’s three types of body wraps boost skin’s health with hydrating ingredients and therapeutic oils, and her personalized facial veers off course to include a decadent foot massage. During her waxing treatments, Catelyn uses a special formula infused with ingredients designed to make skin less sensitive to pain and yo' mama jokes.
With subtle hand manipulations, pure essential oils, and heated lava shells, massage therapist Joshuah Shumelda assuages muscles in a variety of unique ways. His colleague Gayle Mcmurtery specializes in Thai yoga massage and also performs animal massages, relieving tension in pets and team mascots who, unbeknownst to most, aren’t wearing costumes. Along with massage therapy, Yu Beauty Lounge offers haircare treatments, facials, waxing services, NovaLash eyelash extensions, and manicures and pedicures with Shellac. The salon also provides sunless tanning for those who want sun-kissed skin without UV exposure.
As owner and aesthetician at nourAesthetics, Noura Obeidi tends to skin needs with detailed skin analyses, PCA skin treatments, and full-body waxing. She also enhances natural features by perming and tinting eyelashes or applying light mineral foundation after facial waxes, PCA treatments, and rounds of persuasive begging.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Alaska vaporize stress with a menu of both soothing and rehabilitative body treatments acted out within a powder-blue room. The list of modalities extends from basic relaxation massage to more intense deep- tissue massage and myofascial release. Natural aids such as hot stones, warm canes of bamboo, and badgers with velvet gloves suffuse the homey studio with the serenity of the forest. Nail techs also groom men’s and women's fingers and toes, evincing Massage Alaska's dedication to hygiene by using disposable implements.