About two decades ago, Vontyna Winfrey opened a single-room beauty shop with two technicians. Thirsty for industry knowledge, she went on to become a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, and she continues to seek out the latest products and techniques at Nails Plus Day Spa. Winfrey deepens the relaxing effects of back massages with warm paraffin wax and a blend of essential oils, and she aims to rejuvenate the body via reflexology pressure points in the feet. During facials, Winfrey employs Twelve Palms formulas, which contain ingredients such as green tea, avocado, and sweet almond extracts, as well as products from Dermalogica and the BeVour line—the latter designed specifically for men. The day spa also offers manicures or pedicures for clients headed to nearby Graceland in blue suede sandals.
Dalton Reeves had always been interested in helping others heal through massage therapy, but he was always weighed down with other careers. After doing some soul searching, seeking the advice of a close friend, and calling several strangers in the phone book, he realized that he had to make a change. Driven by a singular goal, Dalton soon became nationally certified in massage and bodywork, and is now able to help others relax and heal through Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and chair massages at Phoenix Rising, located within Hi Gorgeous Salon. Though he mostly works out of his office, he can perform chair-massage services for almost any type of event, including business conferences, parties, and health fairs.
Total Body Cleansing Studio doesn't want to merely paper over skin and health problems; it wants to address the problems' root causes. That's why the studio emphasizes treatments that are designed to remove toxins from the body, from open-system colon hydrotherapy to far-infrared sauna sessions. Because the treatments, unlike Q-tips, work better when they're bundled together, the center offers half- and full-day detoxification packages as well as 10-week weight-loss programs complete with personalized diet and exercise regimens.
When Sam Gould opened his beauty salon in 1932, offering "distinctive coiffures," he never could have guessed that his progeny would continue and expand his business into a chain of full-service salons and spas. Touting good old-fashioned haircuts and manicures along with medical cosmetic treatments that would amaze and confound a patron from the ’30s, the team at Gould's Academy pampers and rejuvenates clients from head to toe. Continual study keeps technicians abreast of the latest styles and techniques, which they transfer to clients in the form of everything from coconut-scented body wraps and keratin straightening treatments to cybernetic ponytail implants.
Inside Epiphany Salon and Gallery, natural light cascades from a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows, illuminating styling chairs, paintings, and paintings of styling chairs. While stylists create artful hairstyles with products by Farouk and Biolage, clients can browse a collection of jewelry, paintings, and sculptures in the attached gallery, which raises funds for nonprofit organizations and features the artwork of local artists. Free parking is available for customers.
For the past 20 years, Darisa Davis has been accumulating a wealth of knowledge and certifications to provide her clients with a well-rounded approach to wellness. As a licensed massage therapist, she quells aches and pains caused by daily strains, sports injuries, and seasonal disorders with a variety of modalities. She also uses her experience as a certified personal trainer to instruct clients’ movements, leading to more graceful interactions and less unintentional hip checking of coworkers. As a trained aesthetician, she keeps complexions clear using only paraben- and toxin-free products from 100% Pure. Sessions take place in Rejuvin8's private treatment room—outfitted with a plush treatment bed and a gold cutout pendant lamp—where Darisa supplements services with relaxing add-ons such as aromatherapy, music, and crystals.