Massage therapist Svetlana Braunt draws upon her international education, received in the U.S. and the Ukraine, as well as her continued training, to relax and heal her guests with massage, body wraps, and oils made from distilled smooth jazz. Her background is in energy work, and her top priority is balancing the mind, body, and spirit in a way that facilitates healing. Svetlana's next objective is to continue her studies in holistic and Eastern medicines, as well as in structural integration.
During treatments, Svetlana often nourishes skin with botanical ingredients. She coats bodies in moor mud—a paste rich in minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and humic acids—and also wraps figures in French seaweed, a substance replete with minerals and enzymes. Svetlana's massage services take place at the spa, but she's also mobile; appointments can be made for therapy at home or at special events.:m]]
The aestheticians and laser technicians at Olena's Day Spa, in business for nine years, work seven days a week to help boost beauty and confidence with a diverse palette of services. The skilled staffers tend to façades with European, micro-current, and gentlemen's facials and apply permanent makeup to enhance good looks. Trained and certified technicians remove unwanted hair from body parts by wielding Candela and Cutera lasers and answer questions about the treatment, debunking urban legends that the lasers will not cause x-ray vision.
Before spa or salon sessions, clients can admire the framed, pastel-hued artwork lining the walls in the waiting area, where cushioned leather couches prevent discomfort and coffee tables prove that you can make a table out of a liquid.
The stylists at Deluxe Salon leverage the power of products by Paul Mitchell, Biolage, and Redken during haircuts, color, and highlight sessions. They upgrade manes during other services such as Brazilian blowouts and attend to the contents of the frame with facials, eyebrow waxing, and eyelash extensions. The veteran technicians also cosset paws with spa mani-pedis, which calm the mind and sooth soreness with the addition of a massage chair and a detoxifying, jet-stream-therapy footbath infused with real fruit slices that have been bobbed from the fountain of youth.
Considering they're charged with maintaining an extensive array of equipment across 15 locations, it's a good thing each state-certified member of the SunsUp Tanning Centers team commits to at least 10 hours of update training each week. The constant training prepares the specialists for working with the centers' 10 types of standup and lay-down UV beds as well as with sunless Mystic Tan and VersaSpa booths. In addition to tanning, SunsUp offers the Fit body wrap, an infrared heat therapy designed to detoxify and slim the body. Patrons can adjust the wrap's four independent heat zones in 1-degree increments up to 130 degrees or until their body parts start to whistle.
From her chair at Salon Nichele, seasoned stylist Mindy sculpts overgrown manes into works of art with conditioning, cuts, and coloring services. She also ousts unwanted hair with wax, cleaning up bushy eyebrows and removing stubborn lip fuzz leftover from Groucho Marx disguise kits.