As a medical massage therapist and wellness specialist, Misty Rae McNelley of A Touch of Tranquility performs a wide variety of services to ease tension and promote overall wellness. Using the long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage, McNelley works on clients backs and bodies for up to 90 minutes, helping promote blood flow, detoxification, and an overall feeling of relaxation. She's also proficient in sports massage to target recurring pain or injury, or prenatal massage to ease discomfort associated with pregnancy.
Named 2010 "Best Hair Salon" in Tennessee Valley by CityVoter and in the 2009 Huntsville Times' Reader's Choice Awards, Salon Allure shapes, soothes, and shears tresses with a talented team of designers and Redken shampoos and products. A women's haircut and style ($29 and up) tames hair beasts, a foil treatment ($75 and up) highlights strands with accuracy, and a gloss or glaze ($30 and up) makes hair as shiny as a new penny covered in baby oil.
Enlightened Master Stylist Richard Joseph often studies Zen Buddhist texts, drawing from their ancient teachings inspiration that helps him to blend fashion, beauty, art, and wellness. When presiding over his eponymous chain of salons, Richard adheres to one philosophy in particular: “the master in the art of living…pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing.” Richard’s continual pursuit of excellence has earned his full-service salons attention from publications such as About Town and Birmingham magazine. His stylists all wield award-winning Aveda products as they crop and color locks according to the latest trends. At the spa, aestheticians renew skin with a wide array of treatments for the face and body. They pop open Gaia’s medicine cabinet to fetch natural products such as Dead Sea salts, Sedona mud, seaweed masks, and peppermint oil.
Renee Hughes leads the team at Body Logic Wellness Center with a skill set that could put a one-man band to shame?she's a master aesthetician, licensed massage therapist, certified colon hydrotherapist, Endermologie and lipomassage technician, and certified electrologist. Hughes?s team rises to meet her impressive pedigree as they dole out detoxifying wellness treatments, apply eyelash extensions and permanent makeup, and wield lasers to eradicate hair and land-speeders double-parked outside the office.
Brows and lashes, welcome to your happy place. It's called Lush Threading & Spa, and it's home to a team of spa technicians who specialize in everything from brow tinting to eyelash extensions. But the beauty possibilities don't end there: full-face threading and waxing are also available, along with herbal facials and hairstyling services.