As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability?Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa?s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
The Parlor Salon and Spa serves as the official styling center for the Milwaukee Bucks Energee! dance team, administering tress-to-toe glamor with a talented team of aestheticians and a full line of Aveda products. Haircuts ($16+) combine a shampoo and styling to condition and manage manes before teleporting them to the lighter side of the spectrum with highlighting services ($65+). Enhance digit decorum with a spa manicure ($29+) and pedicure ($44+), or bring epidermal terrain to infant smoothness with facial ($11+) or body waxing ($18+). A full list of facials rounds out the beautification menu with airbrush tanning ($16+) available for bronzing backsides and counterfeit Grammys.
Tammy Tomasini's freshman year of high school brought an unwelcome gift: frequent migraines and tension headaches. When she got her first facial, she found that those headaches began to evaporate. Tammy realized that aesthetic services' relaxing properties were as valuable as their treatment of skin issues. At that moment, she knew she would become an aesthetician. Her specialties include facials and microdermabrasion treatments that work to shrink large pores, smooth fine lines, and even out skin tones. Additionally, Tammy's waxing services clean up eyebrows, remove unwanted hair from legs, and get rid of splinters in peg legs.
Amy Brissette built Amy B. & Co Salon/Spa as a tangible directive to "honor yourself" through revitalizing hair, beauty, and body treatments. The affable proprietor populates her airy, wood-floored sanctuary with a lineup of spa and salon professionals who delight in escorting clients down the facility's many roads to paradise. A salon area hosts haircuts and highlights, and the private mani-pedi room is designed to program feet with history's most dazzling dance steps.
Since becoming a certified stylist in 1997, Frances has been an educator for Matrix International and has worked international beauty shows and New York’s Fashion Week. Committed to continued education, she has also pursued advanced training with both the Aveda Institute and the Redken Exchange in Manhattan.
Frances continues to propel standards at her own salon, Belleza, particularly with her signature Brazilian blowout treatments. In an attempt to reduce clients’ contact with formaldehyde, she has modified her treatments in two ways—first, she offers clients the option of using Zero+ or lite formulas. The Zero+ solution is formaldehyde-free, and lite treatments are applied in an express time frame that minimizes exposure to the product. Secondly, Frances has invested in two modern technologies that reduce airborne pollutants: Izunami fume irons, whose built-in suction components draw fumes from the air, and the Pure Air chemical-fume extraction system, featuring a 16-inch hood that is positioned above a client’s head to oxidize chemicals while also suffusing her brain with new vocab words.