Each staff member at All About You Salon & Day Spa kicks in some specific expertise, allowing them to work together in the pursuit of beauty and health. Stylists cut and color hair and mold manes into classy updos before patrons go to important photo shoots or get their heads stuck through the bannisters at the White House. Aestheticians armed with wax remove unwanted patches of fuzz and wield gentle chemical solutions to even out skin tones during peels. Drawing on five distinct modalities, including deep tissue and reflexology, massage therapists elicit happy sighs. A weight-loss specialist visits the salon once a week to help customize fitness programs for patrons.
Instead of withholding the secrets to healthy nails, the expert staffers at Polish Nail Bar do the unthinkable—they dispense them freely to all who sidle up to the black manicure bar that doubles as a social hub. Owner Crystal Davis and her team of technicians get to know each client personally during sessions by chatting freely as though they were catching up with long-lost friends or robot friends that were dropped in water. Each nail treatment occurs in steps, with manicurists tagging in and out for various parts of the procedure to apply their unique expertise where it counts. Mavala, a cuticle cream made in Switzerland, helps fingers and toes replenish much-needed vitamins and amino acids and delicate ghosts of scent drift from essential oils and jojoba oils. After clients leave, ready to raise their hands during secret-mission briefings with newfound pride, treatment areas and equipment are wiped down with hospital-grade disinfectants that evict lingering germs and odors.
Certified massage therapist Cathy Greene rewires malfunctioning muscle circuitry with her therapeutic bodywork. In the comfort of her cozy studio, clients may relax to flowing Swedish strokes and aromatherapy or find relief from lower-layer knots with firm deep-tissue pressure. Cathy’s business also contains a popular retail store where therapists, spa owners, and clients can stock up on essential oils and aromatic soaps.
Signature Service: Massage Therapy
Brands Used: Bo Essentials Grapeseed Oil
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 12
Clients lie down on a comfortable massage table at TJ'S Healing Touch LLC, formerly TJ's BodyWorks, as a skilled massage therapist kneads away aches and pains. Spa extras such as mud masks and body scrubs help reduce signs of aging or simply make the skin as soft as the muscles are relaxed.
For more than 17 years, naturopathic practitioner Leanda Morring—known simply as Dr. Leanda by her clients—has been healing and helping people with healing herbs, homemade remedies, and a gentle touch. Dr. Leanda blends aromatherapy with thai massage, or botanical detox strategies with reiki energy healing. She also shares her prodigious knowledge through continuing-education classes in vegetarian cooking, natural nutrition, and the production of homemade soaps, shampoos, and carpet cleaners.