Healing hands helm Relax?s soul- and sinew-soothing therapeutic bodywork, deftly cycling through 11 modalities that encompass everything from full-body Swedish techniques to targeted neuromuscular therapy. Relax?s recently expanded space showcases a pristine trio of new treatment rooms, including a space designed for couples massages and post-massage swing dancing.
Over her 12-year career, Sheana Francis has amassed a bounty of skill in beautifying hands and feet with luxurious manicures and pedicures. After she performs the refining and softening steps of each of her treatments, customers can opt to go one of two ways. They can keep things natural with a plain buff and shine, a radiant application of CND nail polish, or a solid or patterned Minx overlay. For a more dramatic effect, guests can go for Bio Sculpture gel nails, which add elegant length while strengthening the natural nail and striking fear into nearby chalkboards. Sheana also calls on Beauticontrol formulas for a range of skincare services, and travels to homes to perform mobile spa parties.
Ken “Hollywood” Berry earned his nickname without working on a single film. Instead, the head barber at The Natural MoJo Hair Spa got his moniker by trimming celebrities’ hair. As the former personal barber and basketball shaver for the LA Lakers, he has styled Kobe Bryant and other NBA stars; he’s even cut the hair of hip-hop legend Nas. At his barbershop and salon, which specializes in natural styles for African-American hair, Berry and his team work with both men and women. For the latter, they can create locs, bantu knots, braids, and curls.
Award-winning cosmetologist and beautician Camilla Terrell, the owner of eN’vision, works with a staff of master stylists to beautify her clients. Their services include customized haircuts and styles, nail treatments, and theatrical makeup artistry. Some stylists specialize in particular services, such as Redken hair coloring or GKhair keratin treatments.
With a medley of massages, facials, and detoxifying treatments, WellSpa Suites' experienced therapists aim to restore bodies to their optimal factory settings. During massage, therapists conjure deep-tissue and Swedish modalities for relaxation, or trigger reflexology points to spur full-body rejuvenation, increase circulation, and boost lymphatic systems. To prepare faces for the faces that they'll meet, aestheticians customize treatments that aim to scatter acne, uproot blackheads, or blast dry visages with a dose of hydration, leaving skin glowing like a lighthouse built to keep ships from steering into faces at night. The studio keeps bodies running smoothly with gentle colon hydrotherapy, and bolsters musculature while shedding fat with yoga and Zumba sessions.
Hair grows roughly 6 inches per year—40 feet in a lifetime. That's a lot of hair. Southern Girl Salon's owner, Sharletha Gatyen, takes the weight off with her expert styling services. Clients can request a simple trim or seek full hair renewal with a stylish cut, a smoothing relaxer, or bold semipermanent color.