Licensed massage therapist Marci Graham prides herself on giving clients exactly the kind of massage they need. Whether her mission is to assuage chronic pain or simply aid in relaxation, Graham begins each session the same way—with an in-depth consultation about her client’s health history, treatment goals, and ability to lick his or her elbows. Once she has determined which of her six modalities will work best, Graham can further customize the session with options such as hot stones or Thai bodywork. As if this weren’t enough, she augments each session with tips and techniques gleaned from the ongoing-education courses she frequently attends.
When not transforming the manes of her clients, Michelle Whiteside dispenses her hair knowledge as a teacher of color education for Schwarzkopf International. She also specializes in slathering Keratin Complex over locks for a smoother, straighter 'do, and works as a permanent makeup artist, tattooing eyeliner onto lids and shapely brows over existing eyebrows or anywhere else on the face a client wishes.
The art that Shadi Monfared creates at Ever Lasting Make-Up didn't start on facial canvases. The aesthetician began as a fine artist, who to this day skillfully renders realistic images with both chiaroscuro and stylized techniques. In 1996, she began her aesthetics and cosmetology career, which has since gained the respect of cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists who refer their patients to Shadi because of her artistic prowess and emphasis on safety. In addition to cutting down on time spent in front of the mirror, Shadi's permanent-makeup services can improve the lives of people with unsteady hands, makeup allergies, or frequent outbreaks of invisibility. The specialist also offers other aesthetic services, including haircuts, hair styling, keratin hair-smoothing treatments, color treatments, and facial threading.
Moonstone Skin and Body Care's seasoned specialists refresh the faces and relax the musculature of time-crunched patrons with two pampering services fit into a one-hour spa session. Aestheticians inaugurate stress-busting sessions with gentle cleansing and exfoliation that leave skin as fresh as the day it was velcroed onto your skull. Using Éminence's organic skincare line, staffers then layer visages in a soothing mask that creates a bright, balanced complexion sealed in with a moisturizing lotion. Moving on to the massage, therapists marshal a series of soothing strokes in Swedish or deep-tissue modalities, fashioning 30 minutes of knot unwinding for backs, leaving them as tension-free as a retired rubber band.