The fully glass exterior of Aroma Spa exposes the glowing dispositions of staff members bustling between a reception desk and coffee-hued armchairs in the waiting area. Dark cherry cabinetry contrasts polished wood floors and shelves loaded with products from Matrix, OPI, and Bioelements. Dreamy sighs drift from private rooms for body wraps and massages, serving as an aural backdrop to black salon chairs standing in front of mirrors as though they were filled with vain ghosts. Throughout pampering services, patrons sip piping-hot coffee, and full-day spa-goers nibble on a complimentary lunch or dinner amid mint-green walls.
There's a hidden ingredient in every treatment at Alicia's Salon and Day Spa: enthusiasm. Alicia's staff of licensed specialists credit the enjoyment that they take in their work for much of its successful results. Their makeovers also depend on thorough consultations with clients and on trusted products (most of which come from Redken). But a fondness for their art fuels the entire team, from apprentice-level members all the way up to master stylists.
Their services cover flattering trims, hair color, extensions, as well as texturing treatments such as keratin smoothing and CHI straightening. Aside from fashioning new 'dos, they pamper hands and feet with mani-pedis that include exfoliating scrubs and hot towels. Massages can be alone or with a partner in a private room, and facial services include peels and microdermabrasion. The salon also has a full calendar of specials, rewarding customers with deals six days a week.
Within Noreen's Hair Studio cream-colored walls lies the solution to soothing world-weary appendages and revitalizing hair, skin, and nails. To instill life into dull mitts and feet, staffers shape and polish nails and cuticles during spa and signature mani-pedis before bedecking each thumb with a replica of the thimble worn by Betsy Ross as she sewed America’s first pair of tweezers. Waxing rids bodies of unwanted fuzz, and the salon's other hair treatments help renew tired manes. They also cleanse and soothe skin with deep-cleansing facials. The salon stocks its cabinets with brand-name products such as OPI gel polish, as well as custom-made concoctions designed to tackle individual clients' needs.
Serenity Herbal Spa galvanizes appearances, fusing a tranquil environment with professional service to cultivate vivifying results. Beach-ready bods can also be smoothed to a glossy finish with a Brazilian wax, fashioning bikini lines and demonstrating the accuracy of Serenity's follicular assassins. A combination of techniques is employed as needy limbs receive celebrity-status attention during a 30-minute massage. The service augments circulation, eases muscle tension, and dilutes anxiety into the alcoholic equivalent of a wine cooler. Immerse restless frames into Serenity's hydrotherapy system and aromatherapy add-on, designed to exterminate bodily toxins and unwind spools of stress yarn as bathwater loaded with herbals and essential oils cascades across skin surfaces.
On her path to becoming a massage therapist, Kim Hayes learned how to take control of her health and better understand her own body. Today, this knowledge of the human anatomy reveals itself through her massage work and aids her in helping others improve their own health. As a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, Hayes has mastered a whole host of massage-therapy services ranging from Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massage to reflexology, lymphatic drainage, and myofascial release. Hayes likes to use heat to induce deeper states of relaxation, employing heated beds, warm towels, and grilled cucumbers to ease aches and pains buried deep in the body.
"Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life". Since she was a child, Ashley Petet had heard this old adage repeated, but never believed it until enrolling in the Institute of Massage Therapies. There she found a deep satisfaction in helping others feel better. Under expert guidance, she fine-tuned her Swedish massage and trigger point techniques, as well as receiving education in cranio-sacral therapy, myofascial release, and energy healing. Now Ashley loves her job as a certified massage therapist and everyday slackens muscles in the comfort of her own Just Breathe Massage studio.