Carolina Sun's aestheticians envelop anatomies in FIT Bodywraps to release toxins, quicken
blood flow, and work toward supple, tightened skin. During each one-hour session clients nap or read as they burn up to 1,400 calories––roughly the equivalent of fighting in a kangaroo boxing match. The FIT wrap’s infrared heat speeds up metabolism, causing bodies to sweat out toxins, and toasts fat tissue to inhibit the formulation of cellulite. Once the arms, abdomen, upper thighs, and lower legs are snugly bundled, clients can adjust their own temperature in single-degree increments. Getting burritoed in a FIT wrap can alleviate joint stiffness, boost immune systems, and help reduce cellulite while enhancing the body’s natural salsa-and-cheese flavors.
With a collective of stylists from all walks of life, the team at Salon Mystique can shape hair into any chic look their clients desire. Drawing on years of hair care experience, they perform everything from simple cuts and styles to intricate updos for special occasions. Beyond scissor work, they also brighten locks with color and highlights, smooth out unruly hair with Japanese straightening, and add natural-looking extensions.
While the stylists stick to strands, the rest of Salon Mystique's team focuses on pampering the rest of the body. Massage therapists relax muscles with masterful kneading and nail techs buff fingers and toes before applying chip-resistant Shellac polish or talons to better scratch one's back with.
Nicole Lee hails from a long line of stylists. Her closest role model, her father, Rodney Zeno, spent 45 years clipping tresses in his cozy single-chair studio before she took his place. Today, Nicole draws on more than 20 years of her own experience as she snips and arranges strands for men, women, and children. While she works, guests sit in a brown barber's chair surrounded by black-and-white checkered floors and walls dotted with golf memorabilia, all vestiges of Zeno's worthy reign. In addition to cuts, highlights, and perms, Nicole also offers waxing services and keeps a nail tech on staff to ensure that her clients' hands don’t get jealous and muss their new 'dos.
The experienced staff at Lotus Spa & Salon indulges clients with professional pampering that spans the entire body, from four types of massage to haircut and color services. The spa pays particular attention to complexions. Specialized facials and peels treat combination or acne-prone skin, and diamond-tip microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin?s surface to remove its plastic packaging, resulting in youthful, radiant looks. After hours, Lotus Spa & Salon hosts private spa parties that pair custom treatments with wine, mimosas, and cheese platters.
Kellie, the tanning artist behind Glo To Go Customized Sunless Tanning, burnishes skin tones with high-quality airbrush tans customized to each individual's skin. Particles of DHA deepen the skin's hue to a golden brown without streaking or leaving behind orange splotches that falsely indicate a Cheetos addiction. Kellie recommends gently exfoliating skin before appointments and avoiding moisturizers, perfumes, and oils on the day of the session.
Under the gleam of chandeliers, Lorie J. Burick transforms tresses into classic and modern styles accented with blunt bangs and sweeping layers. The stylist?s skills include brightening strands with highlights and darkening hair with new all-over hue. Her workstation at S.R. Hair Studio also houses moisturizing treatments, styling gel, and hair spray to finish off new styles.