At Monkey Bizness Salon and Day Spa, stylists and technicians pamper customers with hair-and-beauty services. After jaunts at leather hair-washing stations, customers can receive stylish cuts at salon chairs surrounded by green walls and hanging lights. The full-service salon and spa also offers packages that include massages, facial treatments, manicures, pedicures, and haircuts.
Flying Monkeys Mani-Pedi Bar features relaxing and indulgent spa treatments for adults and children. The deluxe spa pedicure includes a soak, a sugar scrub, and a massage, and when paired with a spa manicure, results in uplifted spirits and soft, well-groomed hands and feet. The spa also offers spa mani-pedis for children, which include nail art, and adults can opt for enhancements such as pink and white sets and gel or acrylic nails.
From inside I Do Nalz’s family-operated space, seasoned nail tech Patricia deftly trims, shapes, and paints nails with bright shades of polish or long-lasting CND Shellac. Her focus on safe hygiene practices ensures fingers and toes are only treated with disposable, freshly sanitized, or newly hatched tools.
Terisa Ellsworth skillfully wields airbrush equipment in an effort to help her clientele achieve instant, natural-looking tans without absorbing UV rays. Terisa uses an odorless tanning solution to coat bodies in a solution customized to bronze individuals to their desired hue.
At Serenity Aveda Day Spa and Salon, beauty professionals nourish skin and hair with pure flower and plant essences. Aestheticians leverage the power of grape antioxidants and champagne oils during the champagne facial—one of many facial treatments—increasing skin hydration while decreasing the need for regular spumante showers. To give clients a head-to-toe tan without UV exposure, technicians mist the skin with a custom bronzer. Stylists volumize hairdos with hair extensions from Paris, and cosmetic artists replenish lids with thick, long lash extensions. Massages, body treatments, and makeup services round out the menu of options.
Thanks to parents who encouraged a love of animals, Leslie Rosales woke up every morning to a chorus of whinnying horses, yapping dogs, mewing cats, and squawking chickens. Trimming the long locks of her a family brood of cocker spaniels, Leslie quickly picked up grooming and animal-whispering skills. Over the course of a lengthy career as a vet assistant, she grew fed up with what she considered poor treatment of pets, so she started her own grooming shop with a bankroll of just $400.
Years later, Leslie sold that shop and attempted to retire, but her clients prodded her to return to her beloved profession. First-time sessions take a bit longer, Leslie warns, because she monitors the dog's reaction to each new touch. She clips a nail or two at a time or allows the scissors to lop off a few curls of hair around one ear, before stepping back to reward the dog with praise and love. The process eases pooches into the session and test’s each animal’s mood, much the way one dips a toe into a chocolate fountain to make sure it's warm enough to jump into.
Leslie also offers fresh food for dogs allergic to the standard canine diet of commercial pet kibble and mailman tears. The salon also maintains a pet food pantry for pets of low-income households.