Owner Sunny Woodall's vision for Addiction Salon & Fitness Studio brings together beauty and fitness. Her team of dedicated beauticians and fitness instructors cultivate a friendly atmosphere as they lead exercisers through workout routines or touch up hair and faces.
Contemporary light fixtures illuminate crystal chandeliers around the salon's baroque interior. Clients can relax in a waiting area sheathed in purple damask wallpaper before heading to styling chairs, where beauticians transform locks into voluminous curls and makeup artists doll up faces with cosmetics and faux lashes.
In Addiction's fitness studio, clients tone muscles in piloxing and cardio barre sessions and take part in upbeat pole-dancing workouts, which are divided by skill level and ability to spin in perfect synchronization with the rotation of the earth. Groups of up to 15 can also join in the aerobic fun as they celebrate bachelorette parties and ladies' nights out with private lap-dancing workshops.
Permanent makeup artist Tahara Asad doesn?t want her clients to be nervous. She realizes the enduring nature of the service can make people apprehensive, so she always performs first-time applications conservatively to ensure that the initial results aren?t too drastic. Her soft, custom-blended colors complement lips, brows, and eyelines naturally, but if clients decide they want more saturation they have a 90-day window to have their makeup darkened at minimal cost.
Tahara, who is also a licensed aesthetician with more than 20 years of experience, takes equal care in administering her skincare treatments, which range from basic European facials to advanced glycolic peels. She urges all brides to schedule the galvanic facial the day before their wedding, as its amino acids, minerals, and mask imbue skin with a mesmerizing glow that causes caterers to forget to ask for money.
The artists at Inkling Tattoo Gallery showcase their craft just as skillfully on customers' skin as they do on the canvas and paper adorned on the studio's walls. The tattoo shop, which hosts interactive art parties and comedy nights, also doubles as a working art gallery with a drawing and painting area. Inside, hand-drawn and painted pieces are brandished alongside custom tattoo designs. When inking skin, the crew can tattoo stylized text, floral patterns, and realistic portraiture that commemorates loved ones and retired newscasters with equal aplomb.
In Hawaiian, the word "kawehi" relates to beauty. This explains Kawehi Skin's motto, "Kawehi skin is beautiful skin." With a focus on combining time-tested skincare methods with the latest skincare technologies, the aestheticians at Kawehi can make skin glow and restore its youthful vigor. Microdermabrasions, microcurrent treatments, and facials, supported by the staff's gentle "aloha" spirit, create a relaxing, refreshing spa experience for every client.
Stylist Raenita draws upon years of experience to create customized looks that best befit her clients. After shampooing hair, she can sculpt locks into chic, personalized updos or straighten strands with a press or flat iron. She likewise straightens and softens hair with other processes, including deep-conditioning and keratin treatments. Raenita works her styling magic at her eponymous studio located inside Salon Blades.
With sliding scale payments and group acupuncture sessions, Blue Heart Acupuncture aims to make the ancient Eastern healing method accessible to anyone and everyone interested. Used to treat a variety of ailments—ranging from sleeplessness to headaches to chronic back pain—tiny, hair-thin needles are inserted along energy points throughout the body to address aches and help eliminate stress, anxiety, and a host of ailments.