On one of A Living Canvas Tattoo's walls, a portrait of a raven-haired beauty conveys a simple message: 18 & Up. The handiwork of the staff's skilled tattoo artists, the sign reflects A Living Canvas' commitment to creating striking body art in a safe, clean, and comfortable environment. The team takes steps to conduct tattooing, piercing, and tattoo-removal sessions in the safest way possible, performing all treatments in private rooms with autoclave-sterilized tools and new, presterilized needles. A detailed FAQ lays out the circumstances under which patrons can and can't be decorated.
"Hair is a woman's beauty," proclaims Roxanne Crayton. She should know. The namesake of Ms. Roxy's Hair Boutique draws on a deep well of experience as a certified makeup artist, model, and stylist published in Black Hair magazine. She sees it as her mission to enhance her clients’ beauty, and she calls upon professional products from Paul Mitchell, Kera Care, and Mizani to help her complete this mission. Though Roxy specializes in weaves, relaxers, and coloring treatments, she's no slouch when it comes to plain old shears. She uses her clients’ personalities as her primary inspiration, crafting styles that range from playful pixie cuts to presidential mohawks.
The aestheticians at Eva's Day Spa replenish skin's natural beauty with a suite of facials, body wraps, and massages. Eight facials fill out the spa's skincare arsenal, each fine-tuned for different goals, such as erasing signs of aging, exfoliating pores, or fighting acne. Body wraps are like facials for the whole body without the risk of sprouting eyebrows on the elbows. Multiple massage styles benefit muscles, joints, and minds lurking beneath the skin.
At Natural Beauty Clinique, trained technicians contour the body and tighten the skin with noninvasive radio-frequency technology. The oscillating waves heat tissue beneath the skin to coax the fluids and lunch money out of fat cells. The technology is also used for anti-aging procedures, such as face and neck lifts, thanks to its galvanizing effect on collagen production.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
Dr. B. Tasleyma Sattar is an osteopathic doctor and researcher who's devoted her practice to holistic family medicine. Drawing on her experience as the chief resident at Palmetto General Hospital and owner of Oakmont Wellness Center, Dr. Sattar conducts diagnostic tests and therapies to address everyday issues. At her office she specializes not only in family medicine but also in travel medicine, administering immunizations, offering one-on-one counseling, and supplying patients with airport-friendly, metal-free stethoscopes.
A graduate of the Paul Mitchell School, Cat Tennant has spent more than five years perfecting her skills as a stylist. She keeps up to date with the latest trends, pulling from Paul Mitchell and Matrix products to create looks that range from classic to edgy. And with a wealth of color knowledge at her fingertips, Cat is able to select a hue that most flatters a client’s skin tone and wind-tunnel commute.