Located right on Frazier Mountain, the talented spa technicians at Mountain Day Spa do away with smelly, toxic chemical treatments and acrylics in favor of all-organic hair coloring. The spa also offers a full range of massage treatments.
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.
Slimfit's mission is for clients to leave with less than they came in with: namely, fewer sleep issues, digestion problems, and skin imbalances. Leading the charge is Sonshyne Eileen Mitchell, who spent a quarter of a century practicing holistic therapies and earned 15 licenses and certifications along the way. Sonshyne and her staff have carved out a space where cleansing is comfortable and conducted with professionalism and advanced equipment. Their services include colon hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage massage, infrared weight loss, and color therapy. Colonics or colon irrigation helps push undigested waste through the body, improving nutrient absorption, reducing fatigue, and increasing energy. Also known as chromotherapy, color therapy uses colored lights to balance the body's energy field and to foster wellness and harmony?a goal that underlies all the treatments offered here.
Founded with the goal of outfitting its pupils with the skills necessary to excel in the spa and salon industries, Milan Institute of Cosmetology deploys a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes professionalism and hands-on learning to train fledgling cosmetologists and aestheticians around the country. As the most important aspect of the course of study, student salons and spas serve as a real-world classroom wherein nascent beauticians—under the careful supervision of their instructors—can practice their newly minted skills on humans or sentient mannequins. The beauty apprentices gussy up patrons head to toe via sundry lavish salon and spa services—specific to each location—that may include nail services, haircare, facials therapeutic massages, or nourishing body wraps.
With a certificate from the Creative Nail Academy in hand, Sara Ann could have left her expertise at that––but she didn’t. Beauty is an ever-evolving field. That’s why she went on to receive an electric-filing certification, and she is now pursuing cosmetology licensure at the Milan Institute. Drawing on the skills gleaned from her continuing education on top of more than six years of experience, Sara crafts gel nails, long-lasting Shellac manicures, and more than 300 custom-mixed RockStar acrylics for her clients. Sara also has a deft hand for 3D nail art in intricate designs such as cupcakes, roses, or surrealist paintings of Salvador Dalí painting his nails.
A haircut shouldn't be considered a chore. It should be thought of as a re-inventive experience, an open opportunity for a new appearance, and a chance to lose the nickname of
"Mr. Shaggy McHirsute." But most of all, a haircut should be relaxing. A proper dosage of pampering, but not too frilly, with just a touch of friendly chit-chat to go with the cut. At PhatHeads Barbershop, kids and adults can kick back as their coifs are carefully shaped by a crew of experienced barbers. That old-fashioned style rings truest with PhatHeads hot-towel shaves, which couple warm cream and a straight-razor shave to leave necks and cheeks smoother than a baby's bowling ball.