Cosmetologist Gina Jones is the owner of Gina's Hair Villa Salon, where she and her experienced manicurists offer nail and hair services. Using products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken, Gina expertly matches hair colors to skin tones. Meanwhile, Shellac, gel, and odor-free acrylic nail polishes coat fingers and toes.
The steady hands of a massage therapist at Niche Massage and Reflexology can calm tense and achy customers, who can choose between gentle Swedish strokes and reflexology techniques. Once fully relaxed, clients can stick around for a mani-pedi or peruse the in-house boutique filled with clothing, purses, and jewelry.
Though all of the aestheticians at Strandz Salon are veterans of the beauty business, their styling menu is cutting edge. This focus on both tried and true methods and the latest hair trends and technologies instills in them the ability to tackle any hair project, be it a simple cut with foil highlights or a complete revamp of hair’s texture with a smoothing keratin treatment or softly flowing perm. They use lauded products such as Moroccanoil hair masks and Keune’s Tinta hair-coloring system, which features ingredients that protect newly tinted strands from changing color when exposed to UV rays or embarrassing high-school photos.
Though its stylists have been voted some of the area’s best by the Daily Times Readers’ Choice awards, Strandz isn’t just a hair salon. Nail technicians are also available to file and freshen up nails with long-lasting gel polish, or guide clients to the private tanning rooms for lay-down or standup bronzing sessions.
Radiant Therapeutic Massage's licensed massage therapist channels more than 600 hours of training in Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques as she works to ease her clients' pain and stress. Radiant Therapeutic Massage can customize massages with aromatherapy by blending therapeutic-grade essential oils with any of the aforementioned methods. Through compression, kneading, and tapping techniques, they can improve clients' circulation and posture to help them look more like a living, breathing mannequin.
Elements of Healing Massage and Reflexology’s licensed massage therapists believe it’s important to treat both the mind and body. That’s why most of their treatments combine both stress- and pain-relief. Relaxing Swedish massages aim to soothe away pain, pregnancy massages attempt to relieve aches for mothers-to-be, and hot-stone treatments use heat to calm muscles. The team also offers specialized services such as couples sessions and infant massage designed for toddlers who may experience anxiety from having their noses stolen repeatedly. The staff also includes a therapist who has experience adapting therapy for individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, and ADD/ADHD.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($38.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($27.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.
La Selva MedSpa & Reflexology pays tribute to the relaxing and healing qualities of the rainforest with its massage and bodywork services. Licensed, nationally certified massage therapists indulge bodies with aromatherapy oils and heated basalt stones. Specialty massages include healing hot stone massage, orthopedic and medical massage, as well as lypossage—a body-contouring technique that works to diminish the appearance of cellulite. Trigger-point therapy relieves chronic pain and improves range of motion affected by injury, pathology, or surgery. Other massages include a prenatal massage that alleviates the extra muscle stress and tension experienced by expectant mothers and sports massages for athletes and those with active lifestyles.