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.
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.
Under the direction of Dr. Jeff Lowery, the staff of Pelli' Medical Aesthetics rejuvenates appearances with a catalog of noninvasive services. Technicians wield laser light to achieve various ends, employing its concentrated rays to eliminate body hair, plump wrinkles, reduce acne, and entertain cats for hours and hours. To help aging patrons reclaim their youthful allure, medical personnel supply weight-loss supplements, inject dermal fillers, and thicken lashes with prescription solutions. Obagi medical products infuse skin with curative ingredients that resolve common skin conditions, and a suite of professional beauty products helps patients sustain their results long after their visit.
Whether she’s wielding scissors, handpicking products from Tocco Magico and Pureology, or applying an exfoliating honey wax, Susan Murray harnesses her experiences as a skilled stylist and aesthetician to pamper her clients. She welcomes her slate of loyal customers inside her welcoming, light-strewn space, which doubles as a sting-free sanctuary for customers who like to throw pebbles at neighborhood beehives. Inside, she can also be found experimenting with her own hair color, changing it from a fiery red to blond and back to red again, the hue that she declares “suits my personality the best.”
The staff members at Studio LaRue wield paraben free Kevin Murphy salon styling products during haircuts and color and Obagi Medical skincare products during facial services. Additional services include manicures and pedicures, eyelash extensions with Xtreme lash sets, and massage therapy.
Focused almost exclusively on hair services, Paggios staff clip, color, and style the 'dos of their clients. Inside the quaint, stylish studio, small mirrors dot the wall alongside a row of stylists' chairs where men and women can kick back during cuts or even special-event updos.