Set up in Heart & Soul Wellness Studio, Natural Beauty's Sam Ulep strives to help her clients feel "beautiful no matter what." Open compacts of MAC and Urban Decay cosmetics fan out before her as she dips a contouring brush into a palate of 28 flesh-toned eye shadows and chooses one to accent her client's brow bone. Her nimble fingers paint eyelids in iridescent, sherbet-colored gradients so smooth they seem airbrushed on, but she can also blend refined looks subtle enough for day. That dexterity extends to the painstaking process of eyelash extensions, which she affixes one by one to give brides a more glamorous gaze, and also to facials, which she employs to clear complexions of imperfections and hardened cement.
At Hungry Hair, Tammie Riley and her team of stylists keep manes healthy and shiny with precision cuts and advanced coloring techniques. Originally opened in 1990 as a standalone salon, the business eventually grew to include a soothing spa space beneath it.Inside the spa's private treatment rooms, aestheticians restore waning visages with specialized services such as SkinCeuticals peels and anti-aging facials infused with hyaluronic acid and Omega ingredients. Injection specialists also plumps up visages with dermal fillers or introduce B-12 solution to clients, leaving them with more energy than a first grader who finally got the pony made of sugar she always wanted.
Signature Service: Cosmetology, hair styling
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell, Goldwell, Matrix
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Fashionable hairstyles are constantly changing. How do you keep up-to-date on popular trends?
I take fashion classes [to keep up with] new and old styles.
What other services do you offer besides haircuts?
Hair color, highlights, streaks, and styling.
At Nourished Body, massage therapist Maire Nichols feeds the skin a diet of gentle touch, hot towels, and organic creams and oils. Maire tailors massage sessions to the needs of each individual. Her Swedish and deep-tissue modalities stoke circulation, or her lymphatic massage drains fluids and boosts the immune system more effectively than powdering your nose with crushed-up Vitamin C tablets. She includes hot-towel treatments with each session, opening up pores while wafts of organic creams and oils invigorate the nose and body. Maire’s passion for treating her clients extends to rendering hot stone and pre-natal packages.
Body, mind, and spirit: that's what the therapists at Philosophy Body Works are intent on healing with massage. Their techniques, which include Swedish, deep-tissue, and relaxation modalities, among others, also help relieve stress and discomfort that result from everyday tasks, such as sitting in a desk chair made of spikes.
Combining massage therapy, yoga, and nutritional counseling, Thai Yoga with Suzy aims to move its clients toward whole-body health. Thai Yoga with Suzy is based out of Perfect Balance Yoga Studio, and Suzy also makes house calls so her clients can rest after bodywork sessions.