Anna Barresi is a nationally certified massage therapist who specializes in therapeutic and relaxing massage therapy. At Serenity Healing Therapeutic Touch, LLC, she brings life to a slow, blissful crawl with Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone massage. Anna believes that massage can promote wellness and activate self-healing, which is why she balances the spa massages with treatments for pregnant women, individuals with cancer, and those under the stress of depression or anxiety.
Alicia Blinn and the rest of her style colleagues at Batik Salon are committed to staying at the forefront of the salon industry. So to ensure each cut is cutting-edge, they take continuing-education courses to learn about new advances in their field. They also use only L'Oreal Professionnel and Oribe products during their services, which range from cuts and styling to specialized treatments for locking in color and battling damage resulting from aging or harsh environmental factors.
Beach House Tanning features numerous tanning options—beds, booths, spray tanning, and airbrushing—and a team of certified technicians on hand to help clients navigate them all. For an even, full-body tan, a 12-minute stint in a black energy bed should suffice—160-watt lamps and six facial lamps produce a rich, all-over tan, and full-body air conditioning keeps things comfortable. The S-Class beds add a touch of spa-like extravagance thanks to an aromatherapy feature, which pipes in scents that may evoke visions of a tropical beach or an exotic new car. In addition to its tanning beds, Beach House Tanning also offers VersaPro spray tanning and airbrush tanning, which can be customized to meet each client’s unique skin type.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
At Diva Threading & Jewelry, nimble hands use a strategically wrapped strand of cotton thread to remove hair from the root. This procedure is called threading, and it is used most commonly to sculpt the eyebrows with more preciseness than wax. The staff at Diva—led by threading expert and owner Suman Mishra—performs a handful of other traditional beauty services, including organic facials and henna tattoos.