Licensed massage therapist Christopher Jordan uses massage therapy to make his clients’ lives less stressful. His Swedish massages include soft kneading and tapping to relieve muscle tension, and deep-tissue massages tend to the connective tissue. He also uses hot stones to further soothe muscles. Body wraps and sugar scrubs round out the medley of services.
The highly trained stylists at Barnette’s Salon are accustomed to hearing compliments from satisfied clients, but in the past few years they've also had to get used to reading praise in print. Along with being named a "Top 100 Salon 2011" by Elle Magazine and "Reader's Choice for Best Salon 2012" by Mississippi Magazine, the salon––which boasts three locations––has also earned the title of "Best Beauty Shop of Jackson 2012" from the Jackson Free Press](http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2012/jan/25/best-of-jackson-2012-urban-living/), who proclaimed, "the staff is not only friendly and professional, but also immensely talented, consisting of some of the top stylists in town."
Those top stylists owe much of their success to the salon's training program, which divvies the staff into five levels, according to experience, and inducts new stylists only after they have endured at least one year of extensive training and learned to identify each hair color by its smell. Specialists if precision cuts and custom color, the team reaches for products from Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, MoroccanOil, and CareTrico, and add instant length and volume using 100% human hair extensions by Great Lengths. For tresses in need of a new texture, they can also calm unruly curls with Keratin smoothing treatments or set strands with permanent waves to help cut down on time spent dealing with hot curling irons or hot rollers.
Fruit, vitamins, and enzymes aren’t just what scientists throw at each other during food fights; they’re key ingredients in many of the skin treatments rendered at Dave’s Spa & Salon. Those treatments might specifically target acne or aging, whether via microdermabrasion that sloughs off dead skin cells or a vitamin-C facial that uses freeze-dried seaweed—straight from the Little Mermaid’s icebox—to reduce fine lines and mitigate acne. Stylists and technicians present a variety of other beautifying services, as well. Their body-sculpting treatments can noninvasively reduce the appearance of cellulite with Synergie vacuum-massage technology. Or, the team performs haircuts, deep conditionings, and color treatments to solidify new looks and styles.
The massage therapists at Blue Skyz Still Waters, LLC lull clients into tranquility with relaxing, revitalizing massage treatments. The staffers are trained in modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology massage and use their skills to relieve stress or to combat more persistent muscle pain. The facility accommodates spa days for women having a night out, clients celebrating a birthday, or lumps of dough that require kneading.
The skin whisperers at For Your Skin Only Day Spa customize treatments to clients' individual skin types to ensure safe and effective skincare. Detailed skin analysis of every face gives aestheticians the knowledge they need to pick and choose from the spa's sumptuous selection of specialized pharmaceutical-grade products. Clients can relax in private treatment rooms serenely appointed with elegant artwork, candles, and aromatic lavender bushes softly humming peaceful music.
At Dosha Aroma, certified health therapist and wellness coach Delvenia Fairbanks unleashes the healing powers of aromatherapy oils. Fairbanks's services couple essential oils with complementary therapies, such as pressure point treatments for the foot and scalp, stress-relief rubdowns for hands, and stimulation of lymph nodes. Dosha Aroma also teaches wellness classes in reiki, wellness meditation, and other practices, and sells 15-mililiter aromatherapy blends for clients to take home.