The detox specialists at Smooth Sensations Body Balance help clients purge impurities and restore a sense of well-being. Cellulite-reduction treatments using endermologie equipment help break up unwelcome fatty deposits on thighs, buns, or midsections, and sessions in the infrared-sauna pod carry toxins away via perspiration. Ionic footbaths use gentle electric currents to draw out impurities, and facials rid skin of excess oils.
Using her hands to shovel Geoff's potato chips into her mouth, Marni noticed she had chipped one of her nails, an accident that must have occurred sometime between nibbling one of Erica's homemade muffins and using a plastic knife to frost over the sliver she had carved from the side of Greg's yet un-cut birthday cake.
She had already chipped five nails that day—an unusual series of events for someone who was so careful when stealing other people's lunches. Her fingers were usually so stealthy, so nimble, so smooth. If only the receptionist hadn't discovered her "lost" mittens wedged suspiciously between the top of the refrigerator and the side of the microwave.
Marni sighed and crammed Geoff's lunch sack back into the office fridge. She'd have to be more careful from now on, she thought, as she crumpled up the empty chip bag and stuffed it under her blouse. She turned to close the refrigerator door, reaching out at the last second to pinch off a corner of a half-eaten donut half-heartedly covered in plastic wrap. As she retracted her hand, it clipped the top of a bottle of root beer, sending a deep gash across the red lacquer that graced her index finger. Six.
As she shoved the donut crumb into her mouth, Marni's mind flashed to the manicure kit that Jenna always kept in her desk. Smiling, she made her way over to her cube mate's desk, knowing full well that Jenna never spent her lunch hour on-the-clock. She reached into the top drawer and stopped. There, where the foul-smelling bottle of polish usually sat was a tiny business card: Charming Nails and Hair Salon.
Marni thought for a second. The only thing harder than stealing a cranberry scone from a catering platter was to try and do it with freshly painted nails. Better to wait until after work when her tired hands could be treated with the care, respect, and pampering they deserved. She had never liked Jenna's choice of color anyway.
She tossed the crumpled potato chip into Jenna's empty wastebasket, slipped the business card into her pocket, and walked away wondering what color would go best with the pastrami and rye that Dave always brought on Tuesdays.
Strands Salon and Spa's founder, Jacquelyn Crabtree, is like a magnet for creativity, and she draws in all sorts of beauty professionals. She works on fashion shows, does editorial work for Sactown Magazine, and has styled the hair of television personalities?her primary areas of expertise being extensions and straightening. But unlike the security guard at a hall of mirrors, the hair expert can't be in all places at once. To that end, she's assembled a crack beauty team, each person having his or her unique specialties.
Its ranks include Tony Moreno, the salon's in-house color educator. Mr. Moreno has exhausted Aveda's curriculum of advanced education classes; he's even helped the well-known company develop products for its men's line. Along with Ms. Crabtree, Mr. Moreno keeps his fellow stylists up to date on the latest techniques. Massage therapist Mathew Abeyta, meanwhile, covers the spa side of the business.
Combined, the experts form an Aveda salon and spa that covers the full gamut of beauty services. Aveda hair rituals unfold at salon chairs, with perms, color services, scalp treatments, and other options. Nail rituals pamper hands and feet, while facials provide very specific benefits, such as clearing acne. Salon and spa treatments come together during packages such as the bride-focused A Day To Remember. The name is actually a bit of a misnomer, since it incorporates two separate visits with hairstyling, makeup, massages, and waxes that prepare wives-to-be for their trips down the aisle.
Inside Monarcas Beauty Salon, Martha Muñoz bolsters natural beauty with haircare services. She may add vibrancy and dimension to tresses with color or highlights, style hair with a trendy new cut, or transform appearances with classic updo twists and wavy curls for weddings, school dances, or when clients want to look their best while buying shampoo at the drugstore.
Clients travel to a beauty getaway via United HairLines Studio Salon, where Ashton Taylor elevates looks. As a talented multicultural hairstylist, Ashton is adept at working with all hair types, regardless of color, length, or texture. Ashton's specialties include natural haircare, as well as extensions, coloring, lightening, and chemical waving and straightening.