As its name implies, My Massage Inc. focuses on customizing massages to treat the individual, with a staff of therapists well trained in a range of modalities. Therapists may utilize the broad, relaxing strokes of Swedish massage to relax musculature, or deep-tissue and trigger-point methods to target kinked up muscles. Sports massages and orthopedic therapy also help therapists lessen client discomfort—specifically injuries sustained while playing sports or chasing away kids who are treating decorative lawn flamingos like an ad-hoc hurdling course. Alternatively, during cupping-therapy sessions, therapists utilize gentle suction to facilitate lymphatic drainage and detoxification.
Lakisha Morgan wields shears, foil, extensions, and razors with equal ease as she styles men’s and women’s hair. Her work speaks for itself, leaving her to utter little more than a monosyllable in its praise. She offers some particularly special services, as well, such as natural hair extensions. She weaves together strands from two humans to create a single, cohesive look, much like tying two strongmen together by their mustache curls to create a super strongman.
Hot Spot Tanning combines state-of-the-art sunless-bronzing technology with friendly, committed service. Marinade your melanin with a month of unlimited tanning in one of Hot Spot's standard bulb-based beds, which boast a bevy of advanced amenities, including built-in timers, optional air conditioning, and inspirational photos of the world's sexiest gingerbread men (a $41.99 value). Or, achieve the perfect sun-un-kissed glow thanks to the ray-less power of two airbrush tans, applied by a trained tantress to deliver a UV-free dose of customized color (each a $27.99 value).
Between the bright-green walls of Beauty Hair Salon, clients must pick which body part to primp first. They might pluck a favorite color from the polish shelf before consulting with nail technician Alisa, who began her professional career at age 18. Her meticulous approach to mani-pedis and acrylics ensures that her appointments are never rushed. Alternatively, hairstylists are on hand to trim and color new ’dos in front of tall mirrors. In the salon's aesthetic area, waxing services strip away unwanted hair, facials brighten complexions, and massages relax shoulders more easily than attempts to turn shrugs inside out.
The massage therapists at Milestone Massage & Spa welcome any curiosity about their profession, and go to great lengths to answer clients’ questions and put everyone at ease before 30- to 90-minute massage services. A consultation determines which techniques will best address clients’ specific needs, including chronic pain and sports-related soreness. The stable of therapists is well-versed in more than a dozen massage modalities, including Swedish, characterized by flowing strokes, hot stone, characterized by heated rocks, and aromatherapy, characterized by the soothing scent of french fries. The sessions, long or short, can yield a bevy of benefits that range from decreased anxiety to improved concentration. In addition to massage, the technicians expunge toxins with seaweed and kelp body wraps.
At Midtown Salon and Spa, Sarah Short and Emily Taylor work to keep their clients as stylish as their space, whose black and white interior is accented by bursts of bold blue, pink, and purple. As a cosmetologist, Sarah offers an array of precision cuts, high-definition colors, and trendy or classic styles for men, women, and children. In addition, she is certified in bead extensions. While Sarah cares for tresses, Emily pampers the face and body as an aesthetician, waxing specialist, and makeup artist. Her trio of titles allows her to slough off dead skin cells with chemical peels, eradicate the body of unwanted hair with waxing, and bring out clients' best features with makeup applications.