"I am fascinated with the way muscles work and move," says Renew U Massage & Skincare owner Katanya Taite, citing one of the reasons she became a licensed massage therapist. A sincere interest in helping people feel and live better is another reason: "Life is filled with so much responsibility, people don't take enough time to focus on themselves."
The escapist element is apparent from the moment clients enter into her elegant gold and earth-toned bodywork enclave, where the sounds of flowing water and ocean waves engulf senses in serenity. Organic and vegan oils and serums add an eco-conscious element to all services including massages?which Katanya customizes to each client's particular aches and pains?and slimming body wraps designed to tighten and tone hard-to-trim areas. Also a licensed aesthetician, she customizes facials as well, beginning with an in-depth skin analysis before moving on to tailored treatments that include special formulations for men's skin, teen skin, and sensitive bearskin rugs.
At Becoming New, a diverse team of licensed cosmeticians, a paramedical esthetician, a massage therapist, and nail technicians enhance appearances with modern technology. The experts shy away from invasive surgery and instead employ ultrasonic technology to target fat deposits and ultherapy to sculpt arms and necks. The spa’s arsenal also includes detoxifying and slimming body wraps, as well as chemical peels that help erase fine lines and other signs of aging. For gentler rejuvenation, skin experts treat pores to blueberry and champagne facials. The staff add the finishing touches to appearances with permanent hair removal and manicures that brighten nails with CND Shellac and Gelish polish, which resist chipping even while slapping a rude statue.
Inside BeWell Salon, guests find a massive menu of aesthetic services backed by the expertise of a multitalented staff specializing in everything from chip-free manicures to permanent makeup. Stylists revamp locks with precision haircuts, Schwarzkopf color, and non-resin-bonded I-Tip hair extensions, and trained aestheticians utilize the BioGenesis system to revitalize dull complexions with gentle, crystal-free microdermabrasion treatments. They also wield azulene cream wax to quickly strip away unwanted fuzz without agitating sensitive skin and perform seven different Yon-Ka facials, each designed to target specific skin concerns ranging from acne to clown makeup that won't wash off.
The stylists at Aries Salon never let the stars dictate the limits of their creativity. As a Matrix salon, they have the exclusive line of Matrix products at their disposal, allowing them to shape and mold the fate of each mane to suit their clients' vision. Total Results shampoos and conditioners enhance natural head threads by giving them the volume, moisture, or healthy shine they lack. Design Pulse styling pastes, waxes, and gels help hold extreme styles or create mohawks that double as tools in emergency situations, and curly or frizzy strands find themselves on a straighter path after Global Keratin treatments, which leave hair silky and manageable for up to five months.
At Hair 1 and Spa 2, Charity (DeSear) Zeigler draws upon two decades of experience in the beauty industry, transforming men's and women's looks with an array of relaxing treatments. In the salon area, skilled hands craft haircuts, highlights, lowlights, and corrective colors. Fingers and toes relax during spa mani-pedis featuring heat therapy and soothing scrubs. Staff banishes body fuzz with traditional waxing services, as well as laser hair-removal and electrolysis treatments that can prepare legs for the beach or enhance an arm wrestler's aerodynamic advantage.
Essentials Massage & Facials' Spa professionals relax weary bodies with a collection of therapeutic services. Soothing massages employ a collection of kneads, strokes, and manipulations to reduce tension and disentangle body knots, with luxurious add-ons such as paraffin treatments and aromatherapy. The skin-savvy techs also rid frames of unwanted stubble with waxing services, smooth out wrinkles with chemical peels and microdermabrasion, and soften countenances with professional skincare products during facials.