TN Nails & Spa’s staff pampers guests with the promised nail treatments, but the service menu also catalogs hair, skin, massage, and makeup services. Using the utmost hygienic procedures, nail technicians trim and shape nails and clean cuticles using sanitized nail kits. Hairstylists provide a shampoo and scalp massage before cutting hair and fashioning it into a desired look. The beauty professionals highlight facial features with permanent makeup and lash enhancements that reduce the need for mascara or gunpowder mixed with glitter as a mascara substitute. Meanwhile, aestheticians refresh faces and treat dull, flaky, or acne-prone skin with Dermalogica products.
Happy Feet Reflexology’s seasoned staff bolsters bodies from toes to lashes with holistic treatments that draw on traditional and modern techniques. The one-hour reflexology treatment utilizes ancient Chinese medical theory, and therapists apply pressure to nerve clusters in the hands and feet intended to stimulate internal organs and improve overall health. After forty minutes of pampering extremities, therapists dedicate 20 minutes to melting tension in a back, neck, and shoulder massage that smoothes knots accumulated in the body during last-minute audits of anvil collections. Inside Happy Feet's confines, a soothing soundtrack bears herbal scents across the space to improve relaxation, and gentle lighting and uncluttered modern design calm peepers without having to convince Waldo to don a new outfit.
Within a vibrant zen-inspired space with nature-themed art and art-themed plants, Sanam Day Spa's holistic healers draw upon multiple massage modalities to foster full relaxation of the body and mind. Therapists customize treatments with a blend of the soothing strokes of Swedish massage, the precise prods of reflexology upon the hands and feet, and the targeted taps of acupressure, which hearkens back to age-old Chinese medicinal techniques to promote wellness and nourish backs plagued by deep aches and Kick Me signs. Aestheticians can also refresh faces with a retinue of spa and clinical facials, which begin with a skin analysis to guide the facial using a custom mask, steam treatments, and extractions to fashion a spot-free, radiant complexion.
Owner Magdalen Lagergren was born in Nairobi, where her Kenyan name is Karugi Karanja, which means "little cook.” This name turned out to be prophetic: as a child, Magdalen made her own facial creams and masks from local fruits and vegetables. As an adult in the United States, she fostered her passion for skincare with formal training at Yvonne de Vilar Scientific Skin Care in Vienna, Virginia, and after graduating in 2004, she earned her aesthetics license and immediately went to work at local spas.
Today, at her own practice, Magdalen takes point guiding a staff of two licensed aestheticians to soothe skin with specialized facials and perform microdermabrasion, waxing, and body services with Dermalogica and Vivant skincare products. Four licensed massage therapists draw on a variety of techniques to ease specific aches and pains or combine them all in an attempt to create Voltron.
Much in the way that veins circulate blood throughout the body, meridians facilitate the flow of the bodies' electrical energy—or chi—from organ to organ. Armed with this understanding, the specialists at Meridian & Facial Spa aim to keep meridians flowing smoothly with a variety of Chinese practices performed inside vibrantly colored treatment rooms. The team members frequently perform the spa’s signature Meridian massage, which aids in the body’s natural detoxification process by targeting chi highways and breaking up traffic jams like a siren-blaring ambulance strapped to the top of a monster truck. And as the spa's name suggests, the staff performs more than just meridian-inspired services, including facials and peels administered by G.M. Collin–trained cosmetologists.
At 355 Barbershop & Spa, an experienced massage therapist uses careful movements to elevate weary bodies to a state of relaxed bliss. The 30-minute Swedish massage blends five different types of long, gentle strokes and gentle pressure to melt tension and pent-up stress faster than a thermos of hot cocoa melts the heart of a snowman. As the specialist targets taps and kneads, the soothing suite also helps contribute to increased circulation and a boosted immune system, leaving clients feeling both invigorated and at ease.
Shapers Salon & Spa owners Bina and Neelam love helping others feel beautiful. This passion inspired them to create their own unique styles for hair services, eyebrow threading, and herbal facial care. Along with standard salon services, they offer ethnic-hair treatments that include cornrows, relaxers, and permanent weaves. They also remove unwanted hair with waxing or threading services that pull strands from the root, keeping skin hair-free for longer than traditional shaving. Other rejuvenating skin services include their collection of facials that range from express facials and blackhead removal to lux Diamond and Gold treatments.
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