It may seem impossible to bottle sunshine, but staff members at Wolff Tan's six locations have been aiming to do just that for more than 16 years. Besides stocking shelves with salon-quality tanning products and moisturizers, they help guests re-hue in standup and traditional UV tanning beds outfitted with onboard air showers and stereos. UV-free Mystic tanning booths coat clients in a choice of three levels of ray-free color, from a subtle glow to a gold deeper than Midas' philosophical works. During customized airbrush spray-tan sessions, technicians use handheld devices to shade and contour curves and define muscles onsite or offsite in homes or offices.
At Meena's Classic Touch, Meena Karnik and her squad of hairdressers, aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists tailor touchups and relaxation packages to create a haven of Southern hospitality for clients of both genders. Employing products by Paul Mitchell and Redken, stylists redefine manes, add allure to nails, pamper skinscapes, and tint eyelashes. Meena specializes in primping brides-to-be and will prime matrimonial entourages with hair services and bouquet-catching cardio drills in the spacious salon. Guests spark chic ideas by browsing the free WiFi for fashion pictures or step-by-step tutorials on come-hither blinking.
In the flickering light of pillar candles, Gifted Hands Massage Therapy's Chris Thorpe reveals his specialty in health through relaxation. Thorpe trained in 12 modalities that include medical and infant massage, which enables him to deftly respond to stress trauma from chronic anxiety or the shock of causing a Hot Wheels car accident. Through the studio's décor he has distilled the serene balance of Japanese design. On the far wall of one of two private chambers, a tall wooden console exhibits a paper lantern, a flowering orchid, and a stone Buddha statue among a collection of simple artistic objects, all quietly inviting patrons to enjoy peaceful contemplation.
Time slows down once you walk inside Blue Sol Yoga and Massage. Instructors lead classes through the slow, deliberate poses of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and hot yoga. The studio offers at least three classes a day, seven days a week, for students of all experience levels. Gentle yoga and yoga fusion are a great fit for beginners and experienced yogis alike, whereas warm Vinyasa and hot yoga detox are tailored to more advanced students who are used to the room's 85?100 degree temperatures. After yoga classes, visitors can further foster well-being with a massage; therapists offer Swedish and deep-tissue sessions to help loosen muscles and ward off stress.
According to Chesha James, owner of BodyWorks Therapeutic Massage, massage therapy should no longer be seen as a luxury, but as a means to prevent illness and injury. She believes deeply in the healing aspects of massage, and specializes in sports massage to help those who endeavor in athletics or chasing cars to more quickly recover from injuries. Chesha also offers Swedish massages for those customers seeking relaxation, and she and her staff will customize each session for each client, knowing that the path to a stress-free mind, body, and soul is different for everyone.
Bioelements products comprise Mona Bhatty's arsenal of skincare weaponry that she uses in battles against acne and aging. She breaks through layers of dead skin with a microdermabrasion wand and peels crafted from glycolic, lactic, or salicylic acid, and she clears clogged pores during deep-cleansing facials. Her skincare battlefield is actually a serene private treatment room where pale-yellow walls are dotted with minimalist vases and a wrought-iron candleholder provides the ideal lighting for dramatic shadow-puppet shows.