The epidermal aces at Cosmetic & Laser MediSpa exfoliate skin and annihilate toxins for a vibrant visage. A wand-like microdermabrasion apparatus evicts the top tier of cells during 30–40 minute sessions. Session can blot out hyperpigmentation, fine lines, light acne scars, and leftover glitter.
During more than two decades in the beauty industry, Charity—the head of Hair 1 and Spa 2—has amassed a wide-ranging arsenal of expertise, excelling in fields as diverse as laser hair removal and manicures. In her capacity as a stylist, her cut and color services revamp coifs, and her facials, peels, and Photo Lite age-spot treatments rejuvenate the faces beneath them. Alternatively, her massages, which include Swedish or deep tissue, dissolve stress and facilitate internal harmony. Clients can pop into her Zen-like salon or schedule an appointment for her to visit their homes or live-in solariums.
As its name implies, My Massage Inc. focuses on customizing massages to treat the individual, with a staff of therapists well trained in a range of modalities. Therapists may utilize the broad, relaxing strokes of Swedish massage to relax musculature, or deep-tissue and trigger-point methods to target kinked up muscles. Sports massages and orthopedic therapy also help therapists lessen client discomfort—specifically injuries sustained while playing sports or chasing away kids who are treating decorative lawn flamingos like an ad-hoc hurdling course. Alternatively, during cupping-therapy sessions, therapists utilize gentle suction to facilitate lymphatic drainage and detoxification.
Lakisha Morgan wields shears, foil, extensions, and razors with equal ease as she styles men’s and women’s hair. Her work speaks for itself, leaving her to utter little more than a monosyllable in its praise. She offers some particularly special services, as well, such as natural hair extensions. She weaves together strands from two humans to create a single, cohesive look, much like tying two strongmen together by their mustache curls to create a super strongman.
The massage therapists at Milestone Massage & Spa welcome any curiosity about their profession, and go to great lengths to answer clients’ questions and put everyone at ease before 30- to 90-minute massage services. A consultation determines which techniques will best address clients’ specific needs, including chronic pain and sports-related soreness. The stable of therapists is well-versed in more than a dozen massage modalities, including Swedish, characterized by flowing strokes, hot stone, characterized by heated rocks, and aromatherapy, characterized by the soothing scent of french fries. The sessions, long or short, can yield a bevy of benefits that range from decreased anxiety to improved concentration. In addition to massage, the technicians expunge toxins with seaweed and kelp body wraps.
At Midtown Salon and Spa, Sarah Short and Emily Taylor work to keep their clients as stylish as their space, whose black and white interior is accented by bursts of bold blue, pink, and purple. As a cosmetologist, Sarah offers an array of precision cuts, high-definition colors, and trendy or classic styles for men, women, and children. In addition, she is certified in bead extensions. While Sarah cares for tresses, Emily pampers the face and body as an aesthetician, waxing specialist, and makeup artist. Her trio of titles allows her to slough off dead skin cells with chemical peels, eradicate the body of unwanted hair with waxing, and bring out clients' best features with makeup applications.
Licensed massage therapist Anji Cruz is a believer in the positive effect of bodywork on the mind. Each strategically placed knead has the power to release endorphins, calm the psyche, or boost sudoku proficiency. Anji is skilled at many different massage modalities, including deep-tissue and Swedish work.