The experienced stylists at Hair Rage deftly trim shining tresses and technicians pamper fingers and toes with expert nail services. During an initial hair consultation, clients meet with stylists to discuss which cuts will attractively frame their features or enhance the realism of a rubber Richard Nixon mask. Experienced fingers then massage scalps with nourishing shampoo at rows of sleek black sinks before stylists snip, style, and blow-dry tresses at a mirrored styling station. Alternatively, during a spa mani-pedi, techs will clip, shape, and polish finger and toenails after a warm, soothing footbath bubbles away stress and henna tattoos of old grocery lists.
Within an airy, cream-colored space, Bistro B's chefs sling Vietnamese staples peppered with traditional cuts of meat, fresh vegetables, and herbs. Rare steak, beef meatballs, tripe, and tofu simmer in brothy bowls of pho, which pair with accouterments of bean sprouts, lime, basil, and jalapeño. Equally hearty morsels of lemongrass beef, shredded pork, or shrimp star in broken-rice and vermicelli noodle entrees. The extensive menu boasts more than 75 main dishes and two encrypted prophecies, with its savory selection propelling diners toward sweet endings of fruit smoothies or signature shaved-ice desserts.
Nestled in the sunlit, arch-ceilinged airiness of a 1947 retrofitted home, Cameo Salon and Spa lavishes façades with renewing services and Éminence skincare products. During the 30-minute body scrub, the gentle nuzzling of a dry brush prods the release of dead skin cells before an aesthetician massages the body with a 100% organic coconut sugar scrub, complete with coconut oils that hydrate sallow skin like a lawn sprinkler at full blast. Next, hot towels or a warm shower refresh the body, and skin emerges renewed and ready for coatings of moisturizer to reanimate faded shells.
Even after training with the French Rene Guinot skincare company in Beverly Hills and working as a professional aesthetician for two decades, Mahin continues to train on the latest beauty techniques. She channels her up-to-date expertise into her very own salon where clients can enjoy rejuvenating services from manicures to massages. Savvy stylists wield TIGI Bed Head, Redken, and Matrix products during haircuts and coloring services, and clients can also indulge in anxiety-relieving retail therapy at the onsite accessory boutique.
Hands of Faith is dedicated to providing skilled massage therapy on luxurious, heated tables. With today's deal, a professional therapist will perform one of three massage techniques on your beleaguered torso. Swedish massage is a classic technique that relaxes the body and invigorates the tissues with smooth strokes, smothering stressors and promoting circulation. For a deeper level of muscle manipulation, take advantage of the signature massage, which combines the soothing benefits of Swedish techniques with the greater pressure and muscle mollification of deep-tissue massage. The remedial massage ups the pressure of Swedish technique like a moped outfitted with a jetpack, providing thorough relief for sore, aching muscles, cramp-prone hamstrings, and knotted, circulation-deprived areas. Leave your session feeling as relaxed and rejuvenated as a snake shedding last year's tired fashions.
The hCG weight loss program uses a combination of specially formulated drops and personalized nutrition advice to help trim hard-to-tone areas such as the upper arms, belly, and thighs. Your 23-day session includes an initial hour-long consultation with a nutritionist to determine body mass index and spirit-density ratio, and another 20-minute meeting post-treatment to chart your progress. An included food guide separates the edible healthy heroes from the forbidden fruits to aid questioning minds and demanding stomachs. An on-call nutritionist is also available to answer diet-related queries such as, “Is sugar fine in moderation?” and “How many calories are in a scoop of dreams?”
Carol S. Hickman started practicing massage therapy in 1993, but it wasn’t until 1995 that she really saw the full effect her skills could have on others. After the Oklahoma City bombing, she used her knack for healing to bring the victims physical and mental peace. The satisfaction of helping others—and to see their faces fade from tortured to pain-free—is what has kept Hickman in this career path for nearly 20 years.
Her treatment repertoire includes hot-stone and therapeutic massages meant to soothe muscles and stiff necks, and zen body therapy, which uses high-intensity energy treatments similar to rolfing to straighten the spine, similar to those used to roll out an old, dry piece of play-doh. Hickman also extends her services to animals with arthritis and to infants, focusing on instilling good posture when children’s bones are the most pliable.
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