Spa Sweet Water’s Venetian-inspired décor and the Southern hospitality of its skilled staff combine in an explosion of opulent charm that jettisons off spa walls and sticks in the hearts and glowing visages of its beautified clients. Trained aesthetic architects assess facial façades before the 60-minute house facial to evaluate skin types and select the proper pore potions. The experts will choose from an array of purifying, hydrating, revitalizing, clarifying, and soothing masks to give each individual countenance a custom de-gunking and smoothing. This relaxing deep clean invigorates facial skin, leaving it rejuvenated, healthy, and less likely to slide off.
HotHeadz Salon's staff combines 60 years of collective experience to beautify clients with indulgent manicures and pedicures as well as hair services—from extensions and color to special-occasion updos and blowouts—for men and women. When seated in the cushy leather treatment chairs, guests may recognize a familiar face treating their hair. Former WWE wrestler and MMA artist Sean Haire has recently joined the HotHeadz team, passing on the same sharp style he exhibited on the cover of South Magazine. The salon's other staff members tout equally impressive credentials. Three of the stylists have been certified as Blonde Me colorists by blonding master Kim Vo. Together, the HotHeadz family tirelessly caters to each individual's taste. All of their work is guaranteed, allowing unsatisfied clients to ask for a complimentary re-do or an "I'm Sorry" card written in shampoo.
For more than two years, Mobile Whites has been whitening smiles using the latest technology. From within their outpost in the Gallery on Broughton, they brighten teeth by up to eight shades. Their whitening solution and state-of-the-art LED light erase stains as guests lounge in the small studio's leather recliner and enjoy their favorite programs on the studio's TV. Afterward, guests can share their experience with passersby by handing them one of the studio's gift cards or smiling directly into a megaphone.
The licensed massage therapists at Asheville Massage and Natural Therapeutics promote full-body well-being with proficiencies in numerous types of bodywork and energy-healing methods. Their treatments, like putting jeans in the dryer while still wearing them, can help stimulate circulation and make the stresses of the outside world seem all the more distant. They excel in multiple modalities, from deep-tissue and hot-stone treatments to holistic reflexology sessions. On top of offering therapeutic massages, the center, which is located in a historic flatiron building, helps promote healing with craniosacral, polarity, and chakra therapies.
Esthetician Jena Berenberg founded Wax & Wane Waxing Salon with a simple goal: to transform waxing from being an uncomfortable appointment to a positive experience for her clients. She leads a team of experienced technicians, who offer detailed, judgment-free services along with education that can help clients maintain and care for their skin.
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.
Renee Cunningham began her journey as a massage therapist nearly a decade ago, and she has been soothing away stress ever since. Her nimble fingers readily adapt to the needs of her patients, whether they are suffering from chronic pain or simply pulled a muscle while screaming at their loved ones. Renee’s targeted kneads draw on techniques such as deep-tissue massage, which incorporates intense pressure, and craniosacral therapy, which restores balance and alleviates compression with light pressure.