Metallic angel wings and ornate mirrors create a luxe, royal setting at SoJoni Hair Studio. Here, the beauty experts perform a colorful spectrum of treatments for the hair and body. Stylists snip strands, weave twirling updos, and skillfully paint locks with ombre effects or vibrant stripes of pink and purple. Clients relax in massage chairs trained in cloud imitation. A skilled specialist leads bodywork sessions, and an aesthetician provides waxing services to keep skin smooth.
Licensed acupuncturist and certified yoga instructor Bethany Lauretano, founder and owner of Pathways to Wellness Center, LLC, blends her private teaching experience with her meditation studies in India, Japan, and America. At the integrated health-and-wellness center, she leads individuals on their own paths to well-being, with a focus on unity between body, mind, and heart. To this end, the center offers treatments in herbal medicine, acupuncture, and yoga, as well as a slew of pediatric treatments for youthful afflictions such as allergies or fear of babysitters.
Escential Massage’s licensed and insured massage therapists customize each bodywork session to address each client's unique therapeutic needs using relaxation techniques and organic aromatherapy. A series of relaxing strokes spread almond oil across the body to soothe dry skin while kneading tension from several levels of muscle. Each massage incorporates aromatherapy to enliven the senses and hot stones to send soothing heat deep into connective tissue or create obstacle courses for racing frogs. Clients lay on massage beds covered with silky sheets made with 100% recycled microfibers.
When Kristie Kass began suffering from severe sciatic pain during a pregnancy, a family member suggested she try acupressure. She heeded the advice, and the resulting sessions were so successful that she decided to help others in the same manner. Now trained in acupressure, she helps her clients alleviate headaches, back problems, allergies, and digestive disorders. Kristie also specializes in reiki work, which aims to reduce anxiety and increase energy levels.
The onetime TIBIA Healing Center has now become Healing Inspirations Wellness Center. While the name is new, the mission is the same—to produce internal and external wellness. Staff members achieve those results via a variety of massage modalities as well as transformational bodywork, a treatment designed to relieve muscle tension and clear energy blockages. More conventional treatments such as Swedish, hot-stone, and therapeutic massages foster relaxation and alleviate pain and joint stiffness. For clients seeking clarity and resolution with conflicts and seemingly unbeatable video games cluttering up their lives, the center also offers spiritual- and life-guidance.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk-off, and a steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.