At Mario's Massage Therapy, the on-staff therapists are intent on quelling aches and stress. But before they put their hands to work, they hold a pre-massage consultation. This gives clients a chance to point out any areas they'd like the therapist to focus on, such as a sore back or a grumpy skull tattoo. The therapists will then administer a custom-tailored massage that addresses those concerns. They might call on Swedish and deep-tissue kneads, or perhaps lymphatic-drainage treatments or shiatsu. With this range of modalities, therapists have the skills to address both physical and emotional stress: Swedish massage can help clients relax, whereas deep-tissue and shiatsu can help them overcome muscle tension or chronic pain.
Working out of Precision Ink tattoo shop, the artists at Precision Ink Permanent Makeup enhance natural beauty with professional SofTap pigments. Applied by hand, the technique creates enduring color on eyebrows, lips, and around eyes and eyelashes, resulting in shorter morning-makeup routines and ensuring faces look great even while sleepwalking.
When Lexie Delaney heard she'd gotten a job at a department-store makeup counter, she exclaimed, "Oh, thank you, Jesus, that's awesome!" Her passion and skills gave her an edge that others couldn't help but notice: she was "stealing other people's customers." This pushed Delaney to keep moving forward. When she got the opportunity to work with celebrity clients, she leapt at the chance. Now, Delaney has a celebrity and personal clientele?including Miss Louisiana and Miss Teen Louisiana?that rely on her to prepare for social events, photo shoots, and fashion shows. She's become so accustomed to working elaborate events that she doesn't even blink a well-groomed eye when clients ask to "look like a mask" or be styled to look like nitrogen.
Carole Siegel-DeZarn first opted to get inked with permanent cosmetics as a way of simplifying her busy life as a mother. Her desire to share this beautification technique with others led her to become a certified instructor of SofTap permanent cosmetics and open Softouch Permanent Makeup & Laser Technologies. She and her staff enhance clients' appearances with lip color, eyeliner, and natural-looking eyebrows that don't wash off in the shower or streak when knife-fighting with onions. Laser technicians on the team banish unwanted body hair and tattoos with noninvasive treatments, or cause unsightly spider veins to fade from existence with Veinwave's high-frequency heat energy.
To ensure that each skincare, massage, makeup, or hair-removal service is as enriching as possible, the staff at Pure Aesthetics Boutique Day Spa cares for clients using primarily organic skincare products. Exfoliating facials scuff away dead skin to reveal underlying superhero masks and younger-looking complexions, and a lineup of waxing services de-fuzz corporeal locales from brows to legs. Because the spa's main focus is customer satisfaction, the team even accommodates appointments outside of normal hours.
The nail technicians at We Nailed It! enhance toes and fingertips within My Salon Suite. After trimming nails and taming cuticles, staffers daub natural nails with classic polishes from Essie and OPI or adhere and fill steadfast acrylic nails. They also exfoliate hands and feet with orange-scented scrubs nourish dry skin and help hands with their Madame Tussauds auditions.