Rick Verastegui is a jack-of-all-trades. As a kid, Rick could be spotted marching around his yard holding a trashcan above his head, imitating either bodybuilder Charles Atlas or the neighborhood's most muscular garbage man. Although he eventually set the trashcan down, Rick never lost his passion for health. He carried that into adolescence and adulthood, earning a black belt in karate, playing football, and becoming a certified personal trainer.
In between all of that, Rick found time to earn his master's degree in business, plus degrees in Spanish, government, and economics—all of which he taught at some point. Still, fitness remained an integral part of his life. Rick expanded on his already lengthy resumé by becoming a nationally certified massage therapist, a skill he practices extensively at Unearth the Power. Rick also provides weight-training, stretching, and bodywork services, all while using his diverse background to connect with clients.
While some people wander the globe in search of ways to make their mark, licensed massage therapist Stacy Breeden affects positive change on the citizens of the city where she grew up. A native of Knoxville and a Smoky Mountain enthusiast, Breeden channels the restful quality of her rolling surroundings, decreasing anxiety, improving circulation, and increasing joint flexibility with a collection of massage services that include Swedish, deep tissue, and reflexology treatments. Her Indulge Your Senses massage uses hot stones and aromatherapy to enhance relaxation, and raindrop therapy drips essential oil along the spine to rid the body of toxins and stress.
Shear Genius Hair Salon’s owner Leila Albanna stocks only top products from the likes of Redken, Pureology, and Mizani, which are deployed during a full spectrum of haircut and coloring services. Leila and her passionate stylists effortlessly enact a coiffure to match your unique personality, face shape, or rhinestoned tiara.
Fringes Studio Salon and Spa's staff mollifies the stresses of clients with a day of relaxation-oriented spa and salon services. During the hot-stone mani-pedi, aestheticians file and polish fingernails and toenails to lustrous gleams as hot stones alight upon feet with a rock and relaxation blend equivalent to hurling harps into a canyon. Velvety, deep-conditioned strands cascade toward shoulders like skydiving silkworms as a stylist's keen shears prune and style tresses. A meticulous eyebrow shaping caps off the aesthetic makeover by expunging stray hairs to impart congruent brow lines.
The friendly stylists and aestheticians at Valley Salon & Spa make customers feel as welcome as a soldier in a Norman Rockwell painting. Valley's nail technician ushers fingers and toes onto the red carpet with spa nail services that bounce dry skin and keep chipped nails behind the velvet rope. North of the neck gets in on the special treatment with a shampoo and style and/or Valley Signature facial that makes faces feel silky smooth and years younger by sloughing off layers of dead skin, like peeling open a banana to reveal the creamy mashed potatoes inside. Makeup applications are carried out with equal panache, bringing out facial features that might otherwise be lost in overwhelming face skin. Valley Salon & Spa welcomes its clients with only the finest products, including Kenra, OPI and Glominerals.
The warm, friendly aestheticians at Natural Alternatives calm and smooth distressed dermises with a gentle, yet stalwart arsenal of plant-derived treatments, including the botanical skin-resurfacing facial, an alternative to microdermabrasion. With little to no irritation and inflammation, this facial bastes skull sheathes in solutions boosted with the powdered mineral tourmaline, resulting in smoother skin texture, decreased pore size, and the luminosity of a freshly scrubbed super nova. Afterwards, blank frontispieces are adorned with the rich, autumnal pigments of Aveda's fall makeup line, concurrently exposing their owners to a bevy of prettifying tips and techniques.