Avail Therapies massage master Angela Thomas communicates with patients to pinpoint muscle knots and pressure points during massages of various styles. During a deep-tissue massage, patrons lounge atop a padded massage chair as Angela targets pains caused by repetitive motions, misalignment, and mammoth-hunting injuries remembered from past lives. For maximum serenity, patrons can opt for a Swedish massage, during which circular strokes, kneading, and light percussive blows aim to enhance mental clarity and flexibility. Alternatively, a relaxation massage lets customers pick and choose methods to release muscles’ accumulated aches, pains, and angst about bodybuilding-competition results.
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, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Unruly tresses submit to stylists' scissors, foils, and clippers as clients recline in the salon chairs of Cuttin Loose. Nail services pamper appendages with soothing add-ons such as exfoliating salt scrubs or moisturizing dips in paraffin wax, and waxing evicts hairs that have overstayed their welcome while couch-surfing from lips to chins.
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At Midtown Salon and Spa, Sarah Short and Emily Taylor work to keep their clients as stylish as their space, whose black and white interior is accented by bursts of bold blue, pink, and purple. As a cosmetologist, Sarah offers an array of precision cuts, high-definition colors, and trendy or classic styles for men, women, and children. In addition, she is certified in bead extensions. While Sarah cares for tresses, Emily pampers the face and body as an aesthetician, waxing specialist, and makeup artist. Her trio of titles allows her to slough off dead skin cells with chemical peels, eradicate the body of unwanted hair with waxing, and bring out clients' best features with makeup applications.
Though they’re not technically doctors, the licensed stylists at Bangz Salon know how to heal hair. Wielding the aptly named Urban Antidotes line of shampoos and conditioners by Bed Head, they treat hair damaged by atmospheric elements both natural and manmade. With locks soothed, they jump into one of their specialty hairstyling services, which range from edgy razor cuts to conditioning color treatments. They also stoke flat irons to perform permanent hair-straightening treatments and can help strands stretch to new lengths by letting out their hems or attaching natural keratin hair extensions.
From within salon-cum-spa Studio 12, licensed massage therapist Kimberly Collins-Davis makes it her business to deliver rest and relaxation to all. However, her clients have a whole host of different obstacles standing in their way, so she capably employs seven massage modalities, tailoring each treatment to her clients' needs. She rounds out her soft tissue work with services focused on the body's largest organ, the skin. She scrubs, wraps, and rejuvenates dermises with everything from coffee to brown sugar, leaving her clients feeling better and smelling fresh baked.