What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer hair, nail, skincare, and massage services. We also showcase a boutique area with clothing and accessories ranging in sizes XS?4X.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We wanted to offer a unique experience, making each of our clients an extension of our family. We can offer a full makeover from head to toe including clothing choices to add a little dazzle.
What do you love most about your job?
The ability to give our clients the tools to be their own kind of beautiful is exciting and rewarding. We all have our own ideas of beauty, and we love helping each person express them.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
"Thank you for making me feel like I was the only person in the salon that mattered. I felt like royalty the entire visit."
As business partners, spouses, and licensed massage therapists, Gary and Karen Amundson have spent the past 25 years mending muscles at Massage Therapy Center of Florida. Their sinew-soothing skills caught the attention of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, who dubbed them Business of the Year in 2000. Gary and Karen begin all of their massage sessions with heated lotion and conclude with a hot towel, sandwiching in techniques such as prenatal massage, trigger-point therapy, and myofascial release. In addition to nurturing injured tissues, they keep their shelves stocked with Biofreeze, a menthol-infused topical pain reliever that subdues soreness and cures rare cases of shoulder halitosis. Gary and Karen also collaborate with licensed aestheticians Donna Byrd and Laura Symons, who nourish epidermises with spa treatments such as facials, body wraps, and waxing.
At Lose It Right, Dr. Candace Koney helps people feel healthier and more confident from the inside out. As a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, with advanced training in integrative nutrition, Dr. Koney specializes in designing weight-loss programs based on her patients' metabolism, eating habits, and history of kale-related night terrors. She also stays up to date on the latest advancements in bariatrics by attending informational sessions, which, in the past, have included an obesity conference held at Harvard University.
To further beautify exteriors, Dr. Koney also offers aesthetic services ranging from laser hair and tattoo removal to dermal fillers and noninvasive, ultrasonic facelifts.
Amazing Hands translates the complex body language of its clients with a diverse selection of massage styles and techniques expertly deployed to suit each body’s aches and tensions. At each location, a team of licensed massage therapists harnesses eastern and western techniques to oust muscle tension and detoxify tendons as clients relax on heated tables. Therapists specialize in helping to heal shoulder, knee, and back injuries with a combination of invigorating massage strokes and deep-tissue pressure, which can also help break up scar tissue. They use up to nine essential oils to stoke simultaneous mind and body relaxation, much like practicing yoga or sharing a hammock with a hypnotist.
The experienced stylists at Tina's Salon Hollywood on Main Street transform tresses with customized design cuts and ammonia-free Majimèches highlights. During each appointment, lasting 60–90 minutes, gentle fingers shampoo locks before snipping strands into modern or conservative cuts, according to personal preference and hair's astrological sign. Well-placed Majimèches highlights kiss coifs with ammonia-free color that instills up to five levels of gleams while conditioning to protect strands from shine shock. Finally, a blow-dry and style send heads of hair back into the world ready for tossing, trafficking fingers, and flipping over windowsills to entice climbing princes.
Fully intending to pursue a career in physical therapy, Jeremy Miracle began to study various massage modalities as a means to an end. He realized quickly, however, that he needn't go any further—he had discovered his passion. Believing in massage's therapeutic benefits and its ability to cultivate a pain-free lifestyle, Miracle founded Nautical Massage.
Instead of asking clients to decide on one modality for the entire treatment, Jeremy begins every session by asking them to describe their discomfort, expectations, and Twister-playing habits. Based on this information, he administers a completely custom mélange of modalities that can include salutary deep-tissue work, relaxing Swedish techniques, and neuromuscular therapy. He also welcomes feedback throughout the entire session, constantly altering his game plan to accommodate each client's unique needs.
Surrounded by calming, neutral-toned walls, the treatment room gently reverberates the sounds of soft piano music. Clients can also bring along their own music or band of singing whales if it will help them to fall into a relaxed stupor more easily.