?Some are born with silver spoon in hand," Jolena says on Bella by Jolena?s website. ?I came into this world holding a cosmetic brush.? What she means is that even as a child, she loved applying her mother?s makeup and face creams to her dolls. Unsurprisingly, as an adult, she gave up her corporate job to strike out on her own in the field of beauty.
Today, Jolena specializes in creating memorable bridal, pinup, vintage, and theatrical looks, using make-up and hair artistry. She also preps her makeup canvases by performing facial treatments ranging from LED light therapy to Bioelements facials, and semipermanent lash extensions, which make eyes engaging even if they can't do that hypnotic swirling thing.
Bella by Jolena's full suite of services includes Crushed Diamond Microdermabrasions, precision eyebrow shaping, wardrobe styling, and full services for bridal shower and bridal spa parties.
A team of licensed aestheticians and massage therapists keep Cascade Day Spa afloat with their expertise in therapeutic body treatments and skincare. The spa's resident massage therapists release tension and stress from muscles and joints with a slew of techniques, including localized deep-tissue and sports therapy, full-body Swedish and European massage, and reflexology for the feet. Meanwhile, the salon's aestheticians, Tamara, Victoria, Shelly, and Inna, administer nearly 20 kinds of facial treatments, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and a galvanic anti-aging treatment, which uses electrical currents to trigger cell regeneration and recharge red reindeer noses. For excessive fuzz scattered across the face and body, the skincare specialists use the soy-based Nufree hair-removal system, laced with skin-soothing botanicals and antibacterial ingredients.
Sue Pfendler has so many three-letter certifications after her name, it?s hard to fit them all on one line. As a registered yoga teacher, a licensed massage practitioner, and a registered Thai therapist, she puts her diverse set of skills and certifications to work running Balanced Bodyworks Thai Yoga Massage. Although her therapies, such as Bowenwork or traditional Thai bodywork, seem to differ on the surface, they all coalesce around one main goal: rebalancing the body. By incorporating Eastern massage techniques with treatments such as an infrared sauna, she's able to help combat everyday problems, such as fatigue, back pain, and stress headaches, that stem from doing your taxes with an abacus.
At a very young age, there was only one thing Mikayla Guerin wanted to be when she grew up: a massage therapist. She started working toward her dream right after high school, when she moved to Portland, Oregon, to attend East West College of the Healing Arts. There, she learned that massage brings clients much more than tension relief. It can also aid in digestion, eliminate chronic pain, and strengthen the immune system enough to protect against kryptonite.
As MG Massage, she utilizes her learned skills with deep-tissue, hot-stone, and ashiatsu massages. She also offers upgrades that include soothing lavender lotion, heated eye pillows, and a hand and nail treatment that uses organic cream.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most popular service: Airbrush spray tans
Brands Used: Multiple solutions depending on your natural skin tone
At Platinum Tanning, clients can maintain a beach-ready look year-round. The tanning salon darkens complexions with a UV-free tanning alternative can bask in the misting particles of an airbrush tanning solution, which is applied by hand by a technician to ensure the natural-looking formula goes on evenly.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.