An avid weightlifter and yogi, nationally certified massage therapist Bryan C. Thomas draws on an intrinsic understanding of athleticism when treating chronic pain and injuries with his one-hour custom massages. Drawing from a menu of Swedish, deep-tissue, hot-stone, and sports massages, Bryan can tackle pain and aid relaxation in one- to two-hour sessions. His nimble fingers manipulate muscles and boost blood flow to improve the range of motion in stifled limbs and the range of dramatic expression in struggling actors.
Sweet and Savory Bakery’s pastry chefs pull fresh sugary and salty creations from their oven daily. Newly conceptualized cakeballs transform birthday wishes into bowling matches as they roll toward strategically set candles. Mouths can navigate past piles of frosting to carve in to cupcakes, packed by the dozen to fuel the starting lineup of a soccer team and its hooligan-in-residence. Hands, alternately, can grab at 24 classic cookies, which can placate the sweet teeth of six barbershop quartets or up one person's status from cookie muncher to cookie monster.
A Visible Difference Beauty Concepts' skilled staff members pamper clients with a comprehensive slate of beautifying services. During the two-hour manicure and pedicure, an aesthetician trims overgrown nails and wrangles wily cuticles before showering finger- and toe-tips in polish and unlimited compliments. Alternatively, a thorough haircut ejects troublesome strands, making room for shampoo to swiftly cleanse freshly sliced coifs. A blow-dry unleashes the wind’s fury to vanquish water molecules, and a sleek style sculpts manes. Customers also receive an electrotherapy treatment, in which vibrating high-frequency electrical currents penetrate the scalp, working to stimulate circulation, promote relaxation, and jump-start hidden android circuitry.
Most popular service: Gel manicure
Brands Used: Gelish, Chanel, Dior, Marc Jacob
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Call in advance for an appointment to cut down on wait time.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
Over the years, the nail industry has gotten more creative. We love nail designs and deluxe luxury services.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
Our salon is pure elegance. Beautiful crystal chandeliers and marble countertops. Nothing like it in town.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
My staff is specially trained by CND, Benefit Cosmetics, Mac, and Gelish.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our salon offers complementary champagne and wine to guests 21 and older.
The private rooms at Tan-Tastic Tanning yield many paths to acquiring richer pigmentation. Among the most popular of these are bronze-, silver-, and platinum-level tanning beds that imbue skin with varying degrees of UV light to ensure a smooth and even tone. Bronze beds illume bodies and faces with separate tanners, silver beds cradle client in an ergonomic acrylic base that includes a ventilation system and mp3 plug-in, and platinum beds boast high-pressure bulbs and shoulder tanners. Just off to the side of its more traditional siblings, a VersaSpa spray-tan booth burnishes skin with a UV-free mist until it achieves the rich, bronze hue of a deep-fried garden sculpture. At the salon’s front desk, lotions and elixirs from Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold mingle with blends from Devoted Creations, such as a skin-firming aromatherapy formula with anticellulite agents and white-birch extract.
Over the course of her 20-year career as a licensed aesthetician, Lynn Quann has worked for top brands including Lancôme, Aveda, and Estée Lauder. Armed with the expertise gained from these beauty behemoths, she sets to work making over clients and wedding parties with a host of bridal packages and services ranging from lunch break facials to collagen eye treatments. Airbrush makeup and lash extensions ensure a photo-ready finish for brides or patrons who want to look good for the traffic cameras, and extras such as brow styling, extractions, and men’s facial grooming amp up the pampering during facials.