Jenae Hedberg corrals wayward hair from her workstation inside Art Hair Studio. She calms frizz with Keratin smoothing treatments and adds bounce to limp locks with perms. Scissors snip overgrown strands, and hair color or retired bank dye packs add more drama to new styles.
A Karma mani-pedi combination gives harried hands 30 minutes of soaking, rubbing, polishing, and painting attention, and the other 60-minute half of the treatment defouls frazzled feet with a bath, a callus checkup, and an exfoliating massage that works its way up the legs, finishing finally with a slather of nourishing butter and a polish. If your hands and feet are already detachable and dishwasher safe, opt instead for the glowing mini-facial and makeup, during which face flesh is steamed, deep-cleansed, and exfoliated. Necks and shoulders are then blessed with a mini-massage, followed by a 30-minute makeover using products customized to each individual’s skin type.
The array of eyelash extension options at Lash Factor can be a little overwhelming—they include several different packages as well as add-ons such as mink lashes—which is why it's a good thing specialists hold 30-minute consultations before each service. During this time, they help clients select the proper length and hue from the studio's collection of faux lashes, which are delicately curled with a tapered tip to mimic natural lashes. The techs then individually adhere each extension to the eyelid’s original fringe as clients chat them up or kick back with their iPods for quick snoozes. All faux strands cling to the pre-existing lashes for the duration of the natural lashes' growth cycle (up to two months) and, being water-resistant, they can endure swimming, crying, and backstroking through a pool of tears.
The Source greenly gussies up its guests, beautifying southern Arizonans and Mother Earth alike with an array of environmentally friendly spa and salon services, business practices, and products. Fledgling beauty buffs are enveloped in a soothing, scenic atmosphere while their digits are redecorated or their mug rejuvenated with Eminence Organics products during a mani-pedi or 60-minute anti-aging facial. The Source eponymously re-sources their resources via recycling and using repurposed furnishings and décor. Business with local vendors helps sustain the insular economy, and cosmetic products devoid of animal testing ensure that no dark and shadowy vibes are sent into the world on behalf of its salon and spa services.
Spa NiVa pampers and beautifies every part of the body with a full service menu that incorporates treatments for skin care, massage, nails, and waxing. Using medical-grade skin care products, skin specialists clear pores and banish impurities with facials, peels, and dermaplaning, a treatment that scrapes away dead skin cells and peach fuzz with a surgical blade. Waxing treatments smoothen skin by removing hair with warm wax and microscopic landscapers who pull weeds from the roots. Nail technicians decorate fingers and toes with shellac polish or soften skin by dipping appendages into paraffin wax. Meanwhile, licensed massage therapists use kneading techniques and various degrees of pressure to alleviate stress, stiffness, and secretly being an invertebrate double agent.
Raymond Ramirez felt an inner calling every time he witnessed another human being in pain. Despite success in the entrepreneurship and management arenas, Power of Touch Massage's owner cites his decision to enroll in the Cortiva Institute and pursue a career in massage therapy as his proudest moment.
Today, the licensed massage therapist alongside his staff of both female and male therapists, uses a well-earned toolbox of therapeutic techniques to visit homes and welcome clients into the company's studio for traditional and customized bodywork. The staff performs a repertoire of massage techniques designed to ease physical pain and quiet the stresses of trying to copyedit eye-exam charts. Before the massage, the therapists listen to their clients' physical concerns, and afterward they share professional pain-management advice so clients can continue healing long after they've peeled themselves off of the table.