Twisteez Salon & Supply outfits hair in the latest head-flattering fashions with a plethora of professional styling and texturizing services. A Keratin Complex treatment rids locks of curly-fried frizz for up to three–five months. Developed by an experienced stylist, the specially formulated smoothing system rebuilds, restores, and rejuvenates unstable strands. After the two- to three-hour session, manes emerge easier to dry and style, and less likely to crinkle and curl during strolls through humid rainstorms or car washes.
Chop Shop Salon specializes in hair and nail services. Stylists offer professional haircuts, styling, coloring, and perms to help clients find fresh new looks, as well as hair extensions. The salon also staffs nail technicians who tidy up digits to increase people’s chances of impressing colleagues and hailing taxis.
The instructors at Balera Fitness Studio assure future pole-dancing students that, although they will be engaging in a style of dance that’s known for its come-hither maneuvers, "Nothing comes off but your shoes!" That's because they hone in on the unique fitness aspects of pole dancing, guiding students through exhilarating spins and limbering stretches that improve strength, balance, and flexibility. They welcome students of all ages and body types to their fun, sweat-manufacturing workouts. At private parties, they teach core-firming moves to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, future marriages, and Stop Sign Impersonation Day.
Savannah knows that each person’s skin has its own personality – some are chronically dry while others produce too much oil or are peppered with acne. To ensure each problem is expertly tackled, she customizes her facials and microdermabrasion treatments for each client. While blasting away dead skin cells or reducing wrinkles with a warm iron, Savannah also dispenses tips for clients to adequately attend to their own mugs while at home.
Licensed massage therapist Debra McCown believes that massage is more than just bodywork: it's about making the client feel as comfortable as possible. That's why she holds a pretreatment consultation to determine the source of lingering stress and customize her many bodywork techniques. Debra also urges clients to use her specialty body cushions during treatment. Not only do these specialty pillows insure an ideal resting position to prevent backache, they're easily adjustable for men, women, and scarecrows of all body sizes.
A certified prenatal massage therapist working towards getting her massage doula license, Jodi Emdy earned her massage-therapy license in 2007 and remains an enthusiastic practitioner dedicated to massage as a means of holistic wellness. Her repertoire of five modalities expressly links mental and physical health, including reflexology and prenatal massages that assuage stress to help regulate hormone levels.
The body is always subject to stresses such as work, family, and your jerk roommate's rubber-band gun. That's where Regina "Gina" Nathan comes in. With 15 years of experience as a licensed massage therapist and 9 as a reiki master, she cultivates a calm, soothing environment that helps her clients leave stress and worries behind. Drawing on more than 900 hours of holistic healing education, she makes it her mission to untie tight muscular knots and promote wellness of the mind and body. During massages, she can administer light strokes to promote relaxation or access lower-layer aches with more moderate techniques. One of the first therapists in Bakersfield to become certified as a practitioner and instructor of Quantum Touch, she also uses energy-healing techniques to stimulate the body's immune system, reduce back pain, and promote balance within the body.