Customizing a massage requires blending various modalities. When certified massage therapist Amaris Amezquita incorporates another modality into the mix, the shift occurs so seamlessly, many clients never notice the change. As her hands deliver long, rolling Swedish strokes, they may chance upon knotted muscles and petrified tendons, which require the firm cross-grained strokes of deep-tissue techniques. Rather than breaking the spell by starting over or pausing for an intermission, Amaris smoothly transitions to the new modality. Amaris makes massages easy not only with smooth delivery and transitions. She also saves clients the trouble of commuting by traveling to their homes.
Blow dryers whir in the hands of stylists in training as they concentrate on perfecting their trade. Wielding professional-grade Paul Mitchell shampoos, conditioners, and awapuhi-keratin treatments, the students cut, color, and style the hair of their clients, adhering to professional standards.
Paul Mitchell The School not only nurtures the students and pushes them to their full potential inside the classroom with a dress code and high educational standards, but also works to build self-esteem. Their vision is to create happy and successful future professionals. Staff members support all of their students as they begin a new life and a new career.
Judging by their titles, Loanne the manicurist, Veronica the colorist, Donato the barber, and America the stylist could be the members of a salon-themed rock band. Instead, they're the staff at the heart of Blue Moon Salon, a boutique beauty shop. This quartet works together to perform precise custom haircuts for men, women, and kids, coloring treatments and highlights, and manicures with vibrant, glittery polishes.
At Wig It2, stylists view natural hair as nothing more than a jumping-off point. Lisa, the resident wig expert, and Stefanie, a nimble-fingered master of braiding, install human-hair extensions to suit clients' tastes. Taking fullness, texture, color, and length into account, they fashion natural-looking coifs with the addition of microlink extensions or sturdy sew-in tufts. Patrons who want to overhaul their image in time for the annual country-wide yearbook photos can choose from a host of lace wigs styled sleek and straight, curly, or wavy.
Massage therapist Rebecca Downing induces relaxation from head-to-toe by invoking the powers of Swedish massage. She uses long, flowing strokes to gently loosen muscles and undo tension wrought upon the body by the daily stresses of work and nightly stresses of dreams that you're still at work. Rebecca performs massage therapy inside Andre David Salon, a modern space populated by a team of stylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians.