The Bodhi Tree Salon & Day Spa’s serene, earthy ambiance stems from its hardwood hallways, exotic blossoms, and quiet treatment rooms. Inside these quarters, massage therapists assuage muscles with eight modalities, including parafango therapy, which uses a blend of paraffin wax and dehydrated mud to stimulate the lymphatic system. Aestheticians revitalize complexions with custom facials and microdermabrasion treatments. In the salon section of the wellness studio, hairstylists perform cutting, styling, and coloring services for women and men using Redken products. Along with haircare, the staff offers manicures and pedicures, waxing services, and makeup applications for brides and identity thieves.
Since Jennifer Farmer became an aesthetician in 2005, she's sharpened the skills that clients rely on when they visit her at Flourish Skincare. After a thorough skin assessment, she tailors facials, body wraps, and waxing services to each client, and frees skin from unwanted hair just as prison wardens free any prisoner who can beat them in checkers.
• For $40, you get a 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (an $80 value). • For $50, you get a 90-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage (a $100 value). Chasiti Conroy, the Powder Room's resident certified massage therapist deeply relaxes the body and mind with an arsenal of tension-melting massages and a soothing tableside manner garnered from her training as a nurse. The soothing Swedish massage combines four traditional techniques including circular effleurage strokes and friction to boost sluggish circulation and lymph flow and banish stress to the back of a DMV line during lunch-hour rush. If necessary, deeper strokes may be deployed to seek out and destroy tension camping out deep within the muscles and connective tissue and snuff out its scores of tiny, pain-causing campfires.
Owner Kim Barnes leads the five-person Merle Norman team which boasts more than a decade of experience. Her degree in permanent cosmetics focused on the OSHA and CDC safety guidelines for an art that helps those with allergies, loss of motor abilities, or a lack of free time create enduring beauty. Beauty Consultants lend their nimble fingers to more conventional makeovers that will wash off after nights out under a waterfall, as well as treatments that create smooth skin all over the body and relaxed muscles underneath.
Smart Touch Skin Solutions' owner and licensed aesthetician, Beatriz Berttolo Robinson, taps into her skincare expertise to treat a wide range of skin concerns, offering services such as microdermabrasion treatments, organic green peels, removal of skin tags or moles, and micro-needling treatments to help minimize acne scars and wrinkles. The specialty of Smart Touch Skin Solutions, however, is in permanent cosmetics. Technicians use natural ingredients to enhance client's eyebrows, eyes, and lips. They also offer micropigmentation services. After taking a complete medical history, a technician will craft custom colors for each client and will draw where the makeup will go with a pencil before the procedure begins. This way, the client and technician work together to achieve the optimum result, and the client will be able to see the procedure from start to finish.
Licensed skin therapist Casey Durrett draws from her background in clinical aesthetics and education in skincare to heal and rejuvenate precious integumentary tissue. Ably standing alone at the helm, Durrett takes on all the responsibilities of her office by herself, tending to guests one by one without the need for receptionists or other therapists. Each guest relaxes in the enchanting solitude of the spa all on their own, free to contemplate or engage in conversation with the Japanese-inspired lanterns and floor lamps of paper and varnished wood, or the fragrant flowers and towering purple orchid. Gentle volleys of diamonds slough away dead skin cells during microdermabrasion treatments, and specially-formulated chemical peels and downtime-free cold-laser therapy restore visages to a youthful, consistent complexion.