The professional nail technicians at Artizon Hair Studios decorate digits with an array of manicure and pedicure services. After patrons remove jewelry and scuba flippers, a professional nail technician lengthens lifelines with a full hand massage. Feet and hands steep in a relaxing soak before a foot exfoliation smoothes away the top layer of dead skin. To finalize the digit makeover, cuticles are shaped and buffed to a high shine in preparation for an application of polish in the patron's choice of color.
Alternatively, a French luxury mani-pedi supplements all the amenities of the express mani-pedi with a slew of additional cuticle-coddling treatments. A foot massage places hot stones between the toes, invigorating the senses without the unpleasant burns associated with vacationing in a volcano. A longer hand and foot soak in special, premium oil cultivates healthier skin, and an exfoliation treatment scrubs away dead cells. To complete the roughly 80-minute treatment, a French polish caps nails with a longer-lasting layer of color.
Three Brothers Boards instructors help prospective paddlers see amphibious sights from a new perspective during their scenic paddleboard tours. Combining the standing posture of surfing with kayaking's oar-powered propulsion, paddleboarding lets sea students glide atop calm waters while peering deep into the submarine scenes beneath. Like a trip to a nature preserve or an invitation to a squirrel's housewarming party, participants can see an abundance of wildlife in a relaxed setting, including dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, bald eagles, and a variety of vegetation. Wayfarers of any age or skill level learn the smooth-sailing style during a maritime voyage atop one of the boards, handcrafted by the waterborne brothers. The lightweight, easy to maneuver, and stable boards come in a variety of makes and models, with vessels calibrated for leisurely cruises or drag races with jellyfish greasers.
Ana Castro is a great listener. That's because her main objective at Ecocentric Green Salon & Spa is to give her clients exactly the kind of stylish hair and nails they request. She snips distinctive haircuts and coats manes in radiant hues, whether her clients request simple bobs, subtle highlights, trendy layers, or perms. As a nail technician, she incorporates massages, scrubs, and hydrating masks into her manicures and pedicures and allows clients to choose their own polish hues.
Suanne Kimmel uses her extensive training to cleanse and rejuvenate complexions. The former massage therapist and PCA Skin–certified professional uses the medical-grade product line to remove dirt and oil from pores and exfoliate dead skin cells during relaxing skincare services. She customizes each facial, peel, and microdermabrasion treatment to the client's individual needs, which may include aging skin, acne, mild scarring, or sun damage. She also offers aesthetic treatments, such as eyelash extensions and VascuTouch, a treatment that uses radio frequency to remove spider veins and skin tags.
Jerry Daniels has received many benefits from massage therapy and wants others to benefit as well. That's why he opened Jerry Daniels Massage Therapy and Wellness, where he specializes in sports, relaxation, and deep-tissue massages. His 60- to 120-minute sessions, which can be enhanced with foot scrubs or aromatherapy, aim to relieve stress and alleviate sore necks, achy backs, and overworked wings.
A string of leaves in bright reds and oranges curls around the reception desk of Vanity Salon. Nearby, potted foliage flanks the hair-drying stations. Little earthy touches bring much warmth to the salon as clients gather for haircuts, highlights, and extensions. Staffers also bolster visages with makeup applications that withstand special occasions such as the prom or a swim meet.