When NaTasha Barnes's massage skills outgrew her circle of friends and family, she knew it was time to turn her passion into a career. She received her associate's degree in applied science for massage therapy and then went on to study beauty at Aveda Fredrics Institute, where she learned the art of waxing, tinting, and braiding hair with one finger. Now as a licensed managing aesthetician and massage therapist, NaTasha offers a variety of indulgent services out of her own Tranquil Moments Day Spa. She performs relaxing one-hour massages and nixes fuzz from arms, upper lips, and glass eyeballs with a personal hair-removal session.
Massage therapist Brenda Ghantous believes her hands are much more than mere body parts. "They are my art brush, my musical instrument, and my expression of love," she explains. Ghantous has channeled her lifelong love for people into a career in massage therapy. Through her varied kneading techniques, she helps her clients release stress, reduce muscle aches, and reconnect with themselves more naturally than mailing themselves a copy of the holiday newsletter detailing their year's highlights.
A haircut isn’t just a haircut for stylist Lauren. She starts off each appointment learning her clients’ grooming routine, face shape, and hair type to create the most flattering looks. Then she gets to work, snipping off split ends and adding any desired layers or bangs. For those clients who'd prefer longer hair instead, Lauren sews in weaves. To change up hair colors, she mixes dye in classic blond or turquoise hues that pepper locks with face-framing highlights, and Lauren also offers keratin treatments that smooth frizzy and curly hair.
Image House, Inc. dedicated itself to hair restoration in 1961, and the staff’s goal hasn’t wavered since. The center’s hair-replacement specialists meet with men and women to discover the causes of their hair loss so they can better formulate a solution. Their multi-therapeutic program includes low-level laser therapy performed with an FDA-approved device. Its rays boost blood flow to follicles, delivering nutrients so the hair can grown healthier and stronger, and hair lost in the last two to three years can be stimulated to regrow.
Pure Life Studio espouses a philosophy of toxin-free modern living enhanced by cleansing sauna treatments to maintain your body’s elegant internal chemistry. A 45-minute sauna session floods your corporeal vessel with pure oxygen, while infrared heat technology penetrates your skin up to two inches below its surface, banishing toxins and burning up to 600 calories while you wallow. Before the treatment, ensconce your form with essential oils to purify and tighten your skin to Delphinidae-proportions. You’ll also receive a botanical formula-infused take-home wrap to further firm and tone your torso territory.