Makeup often smudges or runs at inconvenient times. Unless it's permanent makeup. At Eclipse Beauty, a technician injects a permanent hue of the client's choice into eyebrows, along eyelids, or around lips, and the shade stays put. The technician uses similar techniques to diminish the appearance of scars. Plus, the staff performs some standard spa services, such as microdermabrasion treatments and eyebrow threading.
Surrounded by the chic environs of Studio 101, Marchelle Coit clips and colors her clients hair amidst shimmering golden-striped walls and cool freestanding stylist stations. Following a consultation to determine the best cut for lifestyle, hair texture, and feelings about that one scene in G.I. Jane, Coit cuts, colors, and styles hair, sending them out with a hip, voluminous new style.
The beauty of little ladies blossoms at Hollywood Princess, a party facility that hosts birthday galas, boutique soirees, and general revelry for girls aged 4?12. Burgeoning beauties revel in grown-up style glam, while friendly staff members polish nails to a sparkly sheen, create striking up-dos, or help them make their own scented gloss. To extend the adventure, the boutique also stocks a broad selection of princess wands, girls' birthday boutique clothing such as pettiskirts, birthday-number tops, and custom tutus, along with custom bows, jewelry and embroidered names on t-shirts.
At MassageWorks, licensed massage therapist Patricia Clayton applies her certification in Swedish massage and her experience with shiatsu, reflexology, and sports massage to mollify muscular distress. As the exclusive therapist for Modesto Fitness and Racquet Club for more than a decade, she has accumulated untold experience mitigating muscle strains. She’s also capable of quickly untangling knots, much like the ball boys tasked with removing defeated tennis players from nets in between matches.
MaryAnn Sumaraga could barely get out of bed. With an impending back surgery on the horizon, she visited an acupressure therapist in hopes of relieving some of the pain caused by her chronic sciatica. Six weeks later, she cancelled her back surgery, and marched effortlessly into the classrooms at the Holistic Life Institution of Massage and Natural Health, ready to dedicate her life to helping others the way her acupressure therapist had helped her.
After discovering the healing properties of massage, MaryAnn went full throttle, absorbing additional expertise in bodywork, energy work, and Reiki. With 1000 hours of practice under her belt––not to mention additional certifications in homeopathy, herbology, and iridology––she creates tailored, client-centered treatments that often blend massage, aromatherapy, and nutritional advice. She views each client as biochemically unique, and tends to them only after she has a full picture of their pain, so that she can treat it with more specificity than with what she refers to as "cookbook approaches," which are often tailored to the therapeutic needs of tense gingerbread men.
A recent post on Holistic 360's Facebook page summarizes its therapeutic ideology: "Eat like you love yourself. Move like you love yourself. Speak like you love yourself. Act like you love yourself. Love yourself." As some of these things are much easier said than done, the practice offers a diverse array of healing services to bring out the best and help you ditch the rest. Clients can retreat from tension with full-body massage, tone the physique with yoga, or seek more general clarity through health and life coaching. During these sessions, clients work directly with skilled coaches to answer touch questions like "Are carbs bad?" and "How did my uncle pull that quarter out of my ear?"