Each of Tangerine Salons' four locations operate under a charitable ethos and the nature-based tenants of Aveda. Aveda's environmentally conscious, naturally derived products infuse all of Tangerine's salon services. Seven tiers of hairstylists—ranging from Protégé I to Master III—handle the hairstyling duties by snipping, highlighting, and conditioning locks. At the Coppell and Cedar Hill locations, the staff dedicates space to an array of spa services, including massages, facial treatments, mani-pedis, and back facials that help eliminate crow's feet on people with eyes in the back of their heads.
Jennifer Kunkle focuses on two specialties: tuning up athletes' bodies and being a mom. She enjoys her career as a massage therapist and owner of Plano Clinical & Sports Massage because it leaves her time for both therapy and motherhood. "I don't look at it as a job, but more like a way I can help people," she says.
That's exactly what she does, removing tension and promoting healing with a combination of her hands, bamboo sticks, and hot stones. Whichever tool she uses, she customizes the amount of pressure to her client's comfort level. She reports that many of her visitors are surprised by how much pressure she can deliver, since she's only five feet tall. "It is commonly thought that a person has to be big to give deep massages, but that just isn't true," she says, presumably to point out that anyone could have robot hands.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Deep-tissue massage
Brands Used: Bio tone dual purpose massage creme & bio freeze
After years in the health-care and beauty industries, Danielle Maratas developed Glam 101, a haven for good conversation and treatments such as eyelash extensions, waxing sessions, airbrush tans, and makeup applications. She also offers therapeutic and hot-stone massages atop a comfy zebra-patterned massage table.
Throughout the week, the body is pummeled by stress at the hands of work, family, and the hype man that follows you everywhere. Thank goodness for Massage City. This relaxation oasis offers massages in a variety of modalities, all customized to the needs of the individual. Clients can opt for Swedish strokes, which promote circulation; soothing deep-tissue techniques; or the foam-finger kneading of a sports massage. Aestheticians are also on hand for skincare needs, such as facials and microdermabrasion treatments.
After 13 years of working in the health-care industry, licensed massage therapist Jean E. Besse realized that although she had a successful career, she had very little time to care for herself. Over the years, she had put on more than 30 pounds of excess weight thanks to a steady diet of fast food and soda. Then a fellow massage therapist pointed her to AdvoCare's line of energy drinks and bars. Besse lost 40 pounds.
She now shares her favorite products with others and drop-kicks every can of soda she sees. In addition to helping people lose weight, she helps ease their aches and pains through massage therapy at Relax Your Body -Shop.
The massage therapists of Zen Garden Massage Therapy center their service menu on the classic massage, assuaging clients' aches and tension with light, soothing strokes. Clients can enhance their pampering with additions such as hot stones, Thai stretching, reflexology, and edible treats to create sessions of supreme relaxation. Massages can be enjoyed solo for one hour of undisturbed tranquility or while lying next to a significant other for a romantic de-stressing session accompanied by champagne and chocolates. Therapists are also well-versed in tension-melting foot reflexology treatments and skin-refreshing body wraps, which cocoon frames for up to 50 minutes as staffers massage facescapes or complete a painting of a mummy. Clients can also brighten teeth with the Da Vinci Teeth Whitening system, which soaks into chompers for 15–30 minutes to illuminate smiles.