Rain Salon & Spa's hair stylists and spa therapists beautify clients with the help of Aveda plant-based products for healthy, glowing hair and skin. Spa services such as the Caribbean Therapy body treatment stimulate the senses with seaweed and other island-inspired scents, and a rosemary-mint Awakening dry body wrap gently awakens the mind and body with the cooling essences of peppermint and rosemary. Likewise, during salon services, the hair savants gently massage codependent scalps into a hypnotic sleep before snipping and styling women's and gents' locks.
Set in a wall of yellow, the cheerful red door of Tanglez Hair Studio opens onto a salon buzzing with expert stylists. Armed with scissors, flat irons, and hair-care products, the stylists transform hair with trendy cuts, professional coloring services, and elegant up-dos. They also offer smoothing keratin treatments and waxing services for the brows, lips, and chin.
Recently featured in Sophisticate’s Hairstyle Guide and voted Best Salon and Hair Color in 2012 by TheIndyChannel.com's A List, G Michael Salon employs a talented staff that has traveled to London, New York, and Beverly Hills to train with industry leaders. Co-owner Joe Vrska says one of his secrets to success is the salon's positive atmosphere. Stylists and customers develop close relationships that are "like family," due in part to stylists' down-to-earth communication of product and styling options. They frequently help clients to match their beauty goals with a line of specialized proprietary and organic products.
G Michael Salon's decor features a hardwood floor throughout the salon's upscale, loft-like interior, hanging lights, tiled walls, and cushioned, luxurious chairs. Salon owner, Joe Vrska also reports that G Michael Salon is minutes down the road from Carmel, Indiana and Fishers, Indiana.
You might not have guessed it if you saw the trim, muscular, and infectiously energetic Zumba instructor today, but there was a time when Granita Young was overweight. She enrolled in Zumba classes hoping to get into shape and was immediately grabbed by the lively music and the spirit-lifting dance routines. It wasn’t long before Granita had shed her excess pounds, earned her instructor certification, and began leading Zumba classes of her own.
Nowadays, at NZ Fitness, the seasoned instructor and her staff guide students of all abilities through Zumba and other energy-infused dance fitness classes. To supplement their skills, the team draws on a range of gear that includes maraca-like hand weights and Ripstix to build strength and sculpt muscles. Equally important to Granita and company is maintaining a non-judgmental environment and keeping class sizes personal and not overly crowded.
In 1969, Nancy Myers and her husband, Terry, decided the time was right for her to have her own salon. More than 40 years later, there's a new Myers in charge: Nancy's daughter Teri (now Clarke), who worked elbow-to-elbow with her mom in the salon for nearly three decades. Working with a team of stylists who have a combined 169 years in the industry, they perform haircut, color, and waxing services, as well as manicures, pedicures, and paraffin hand treatments.
After a major car accident left her stiff and sore, licensed occupational therapist Jody Turner turned to massage therapy to restore her range of motion. The techniques not only worked, but they inspired Jody to pursue massage-therapy studies and eventually open her own studio, Noblesville Massage Therapy. Today, she helps liberate others from aches and pain using deep-tissue, trigger-point, and myofascial-release techniques.