Shannon Holt, a mostly self-taught photographer who learned her craft by doing copious amounts of research on the Internet, created Studio77 Photography in 2008. The self-described chatty photographer prefers to get to know clients over coffee before their shoot, discussing details such as the desired makeup and wardrobe look and how to turn an old negligee into a sexy handkerchief. She prides herself on empowering women during daring boudoir shoots and has developed her own editing techniques to add the finishing touches on images.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Metered street parking
Most popular service: Custom massage
Pro Tip: Soothing Palm Bodyworks is located inside of the Sweatshop. Upon entering, head up the stairs to the first door.
At Soothing Palm Bodyworks, licensed massage therapist Benjamin Blanchard eases muscular pain with his broad repertoire of massage modalities. Benjamin specializes in alleviating chronic pain, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as sciatic based pain, treating rotator cuffs, and using treatments that include hot-stone, reflexology, sports, and deep-tissue massage.
The waxing specialists at European Wax Center have worked to perfect their craft over nearly 40 years, and pride themselves on making their clients’ experiences as thorough and pain-free as possible. To do so, they’ve developed a four-step process, which they follow during each waxing sessions. They first cleanse the fuzzy area, and then coat it with oils to prevent the wax from sticking to your skin or the team mascot costume you’re prepping for swimsuit season. The self-proclaimed waxperts then get down to business, swiftly and gently removing unwanted hairs with their all-natural 100% beeswax Comfort Wax. Finally, they smooth faces with a calming cream and bodies with a serum designed to prevent ingrown hairs.
The beauty experts at A Confident You, LLC enhance outward appearances with the latest noninvasive aesthetic treatments, including microdermabrasion and scar reduction. They also target cellulite and fat deposits with radio-frequency energy and vacuum therapy from the Viora Reaction system, which may also be used in attempts to tighten skin, diminish fine lines, or lighten stretch marks. Additionally, the crew employs laser technology to stimulate living follicles and curb hair loss caused by hormonal changes or an ill-advised scalp massage from Edward Scissorhands. They might also recommend an It Works! product to address flagging energy and weight gain.
Suzanne knows how it feels to have acne-prone skin, because she spent her entire adolescent battling blemishes. At Skin Science by Suzanne, the beautifier staves off the same suffering in her clients by using scientifically-backed facials and treatments to heal skin. Suzanne not only fades blemishes with microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and light therapy, but also explains the delicate balance of skin to her clients, and helps them create an at-home care regime for long-lasting results.
Tallia Keene’s understanding of color theory and passion for skincare made her transition from art student to permanent makeup artist a natural one. She uses her illustrator’s eye as she studies bone structure and complexion tones to pick out the most complementary shades for indelible brow fillers, eyeliners, and lip colors. Masking techniques cover up pale vitiligo patches and old jousting scars. Tallia also makes over clients in less drastic ways with classic facials and peels, which brighten complexions without the use of ink.