At Jobonga Massage & Natural Therapies, owner and nationally certified licensed massage therapist Joseph and his team of 5 licensed kneadists eschew more traditional spa services, which often focus on visages, in favor of whole-body treatments that banish tension and stress. During a Swedish massage, guests burrow face-down into a padded massage table while one of the muscle molders delivers gliding strokes to untie knotted sinews. The healers use deep-tissue massage to evict isolated pain pockets with firm, cross-grain pressure. The signature Jobonga natural spa treatment combines corporeal pampering in the form of a foot treatment, a back scrub, and a full-body massage with a spa facial, ensuring entire bodies reach a level of tranquility previously only reserved for yogis bathing in a bubbling mountain spring.
At Steven Maxx Salon, owner Lonnie W. DeMoe and his team of stylists draw upon 20 years of styling experience and arm themselves with products by Paul Mitchell, Redken, and American Crew. To beautify manes, they brighten locks via foil or cap highlights as well as combat troublesome natural textures with Brazilian straightening treatments or permanent waves. When they aren't artfully snipping away dead strands, the staff members refresh complexions with therapeutic facials that blend in enzymes from pineapples, papayas, and other naturally handsome fruits, and then shift their focus to the fingernails to outfit digits with new polish, fiberglass overlays, or acrylic fills.
The technicians at St. Tropez Nail Spa stay abreast of advancements in mani-pedi science. In addition to applying acrylic nails, they paint on chip-resistant shellac as an alternative to flakier polishes. They also embellish fingers with NexGenNails, which avoid the nail-bed damage caused by certain acrylics and the distinctive smell caused by painting your nails with expired ketchup. Their services encompass skin treatments as well; a leg mask and exfoliation top off the spa pedicure, and facials and permanent-makeup applications round out the spa menu.
Denean Lewis Salon’s stylists, colorists, and manicurists work in tandem to provide head-to-toe beauty. Stylists emphasize healthy hair practices during client consultations and then take styling goals from dream to reality with trendy cuts, protein conditioning treatments, and color or chemical-straightening services. Nails get their fair shake at a chic revival with mani-pedis that may be made even more fashion-forward with nail-art designs. Eyelash extensions help heighten sultry gazes and keep dust from collecting on the inside of sunglasses.
Most artists are not used to seeing their masterpieces walk away. But the stylists at My Wax Lounge must say goodbye to their creations as their clients strut on to special events and their day-to-day activities sporting chic 'dos, highlights, and colors. The salon also specializes in waxing treatments to clear away unwanted hair or removing detritus after traveling crosstown via hayride.
Only after several months of training are Lash Artist Studio’s eyelash technicians ready for the delicate work of rejuvenating eyelids with natural mink lashes. Their intensive training process translates to full sets of multi-layered lashes that can mimic any kind of style from natural to dramatic, while enduring the elements and vigorous blinking for up to three weeks.