Industre Hair & Body is a full-service salon offering professional hair, nail, makeup and skincare services. Aesthetician Katy will analyze male, female, or teen skin during a consultation before customizing two facial treatments to help skin reach its lifelong goal of illuminating the night sky. The treatments—choose from 60-minute custom facials and 30-minute exfoliation peels—are spread out over two appointments. All treatments can be tailored to treat skin conditions such as hyperpigmentaion, aging, or acne.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
In July 2012, I started school for aesthetics and I realized when I got my first job how much I could impact a woman's self-image and self-esteem just through something as simple as an eyebrow wax. It's very empowering to me to be able to share my tricks and advice during waxing or facials to make women see that they can feel beautiful every day.
Do you offer your customers any extra perks?
Complimentary coffee, tea, and water. With an eyebrow wax, I fill and highlight brows for no extra charge. With eyelash extensions I seal the lashes for free.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
I provide a clean environment. None of my cleaning supplies are in a back room or storage closet. I always make sure my aesthetics room smells great and that pillows and a warm blanket are provided for longer treatments. My door is frosted glass as well, and a lot of clients have expressed that they are thankful for the privacy.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Eyebrow wax
Brands Used: None
At Luv 2 Rub, a skilled massage therapist fights unwieldy stress and pesky muscle pains using deep-penetrating Swedish massages augmented by hot-stone therapy. The muscle mender, fully stocked with an assortment of oils that can target specific ailments, tailors each massage to work around patrons' individual needs, preferences, and vestigial dorsal fins. Tensed torsos settle in for their 60- or 90-minute sessions as caring hands employ the Swedish technique's long, flowing strokes to help induce relaxation and ply muscle tissue. By tracing taut tendons with heated basalt stones, the anxiety-fighting guru can help increase blood circulation, reduce back pain, and promote a deeper understanding between man and rock.
"I gained 60 pounds when I had my son," Ashley, Parakletos Wellness's co-owner, says—but there's triumph in her voice. She credits body wraps for helping to shed those pounds, and now performs these services for others. Ashley, a licensed massage therapist and aesthetician, and her husband and personal trainer Stephen operate Parakletos, whose name translates fittingly to “called to help.”
The couple is happy in the facility, with its sand-hued walls and pulsing ocean soundtrack. Having only a single treatment room allows them to help clients one at a time. "If someone comes in with acne or rosacea, we don't want you to have to interact. We want you to be able to leave insecurities at door." In addition to an oxygen cucumber facial, Parakletos can slacken shoulders with river stones during private massage sessions, but, due to her personal experiences, it's weight-loss wraps that Ashley holds in the highest regard.
"Folks come in and we ask a lot of questions. How much water do you drink? How much do you workout? It's not about vanity for us, it's about the lifestyle change." The body wraps, which are designed to help motivate and shed weight, are composed of 12 different herbal ingredients. All of the products and supplements employed by Parakletos are forged from herbs and flora, much like Robinson Crusoe's Gameboy. Even when she is far from the studio's brimming shelves, Ashley says that she tries to let her passion for what she does thrive. "I give one pro-bono massage a week. If I'm at church and someone mentions a pulled hamstring, I'll pass them a note. I like to be a blessing for anyone I can."
Dr. Bryan Whitlock, the founder of Whitlock Cosmetic Center, performs cosmetic surgeries and noninvasive aesthetic treatments. He specializes in breast augmentations and often scrubs in for liposuction procedures and tummy tucks. To bolster his clients? visages, he employs Botox and chemical peels, which work to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. The doctor also uses injections to treats spider veins and lasers to remedy acne and saggy skin across the face and body.