Though their goal is bronze skin, the staffers at Crimson Pride & Tanning always has crimson in their hearts. In addition to all manner of tanning musts, the shop offers a selection of houndstooth handbags and Crimson Tide merchandise, including T-shirts and houndstooth jewelry. Once shoppers are stocked up on their fanwear, they can jump into a tanning bed to get a full-body UV tan.
Beth Murphy, muscle mender at Therapeutic Professional Group, draws on years of experience as she eases aches and pains with several different styles of massage. She and other devoted therapists cultivate serenity during a 30-minute scalp or hand-and-foot massage, and further exorcises stress with a Swedish massage instead of handing out a suitcase of counterfeit money. Deep-tissue massages delve into more intensive muscular therapy, and pregnant women can glean much-deserved relief during a 30- or 60-minute prenatal massage.
The name is musical—“adagio” means to play “at ease”—so it’s fitting that the services at Adagio Body Works and Wellness are meant to work in harmony. Each visit begins with a consultation, during which therapists craft a treatment plan to suit your needs. These plans span from hot-stone massages and facials to mud wraps and scrubs, so clients can emphasize either hydrating their skin or recovering from trapeze accidents involving eating ribs for lunch.
Almost 20 years ago, Dr. Patricia M. Antero, a board-certified podiatrist and former member of the Alabama State Board of Podiatry, opened up her private practice to help patients treat foot-related ailments. Tuscany Podiatry uses noninvasive Nexus lasers to help improve circulation, reduce pain, scare away stray toes, and decrease swelling of the feet. During toenail-fungus-removal treatments, a technician aims a Q-Clear laser at toes to zap away infections without requiring surgery. Healthy nails typically grow back in about two to four months, unless they are hooves, which typically return to form in about six minutes.
For nearly 30 years, this Tuscaloosa tress fortress has been treating, toning, and trimming tufts using premium Paul Mitchell products. The foil express package opens with a pre-treat, a clarifying process that preps coiffure canvases for individualized painting. After the preliminary pampering, experienced lock-manipulators strategically apply 10–12 highlighting foils, adding oomph to the strands that are the sassiest, most sophisticated, or most likely to shake a maraca. Savvy stylists conclude bristle brightening with a haircut and style finish, which may include iron work and light calisthenics.
Board-certified family practitioner Dr. Ramesh Peramsetty and his trained staff apply their combined expertise and advanced technology to rejuvenate vexed visages with gentle yet effective chemical peels. At the onset of the approximately 30-minute sessions, clients can partake in a complimentary consultation to determine which type of peel is the best for their skin and the best conversationalist. The CosMedix blueberry smoothie helps to treat acne by clearing pores of dirt and bacteria, and the CosMedix pomegranate treatment harnesses a plethora of antioxidants to clarify the skin and its statements on controversial political matters. Both fruity blends slough away dead skin cells, reduce dryness, and target uneven tone and fine lines with a blend of glycolic and lactic acids. Clients may receive peels as often as once a month.