Karen Gray, an extensively trained and nationally certified massage therapist, kneads tense muscles with a variety of massage techniques that reduce discomfort and relieve stress. Before undergoing 60-minute sessions, twined torsos sit down and speak with Karen to discuss any persisting aches, daily stresses, previous injuries, and conspiracy theories. With her breadth of personal knowledge, Karen crafts a customized massage to address her customers' concerns and give them a soothing massage session. Depending on the results of the consultation and the pull of the moon on the tides, locked muscles may receive a traditional, relaxing Swedish massage, a thorough deep-tissue hand pressing, an energy balancing via gentle reiki hand placements, or a combination of these and other massage methods.
The experienced staff at Fabulous Hair and Nails calls upon Rusk, Sexy Hair, Redken, and OPI products to put its clients’ best faces forward. Stylists create flattering 'dos by adding immediate length with fusion extensions and nourishing over-processed strands with a damage-control treatment. To restore hair’s natural texture, they use Malibu treatments to remove layers of unnatural oils caused by pomades and Cool Whip mistaken for mousse. Across the space, nail technicians hand paint intricate nail art and shellac gel polish onto freshly manicured fingertips and toes.
The emphasis at Lizziebella's Hair Design is on design. Stylists craft edgy asymmetrical cuts; add vibrant blues, reds, and purples to coifs with highlights and color; and artfully create special-occasion styles and updos. At this full-service salon, they are just as detailed with their other treatments. They meticulously groom and paint nails during manicures and pedicures and use wax to carefully remove unwanted hair from faces and bodies as well as names from unpaid utility bills.
Southwest Hair & Day Spa's experienced staff restores lackluster tresses and weary soul sacks to healthy radiance with restorative spa treatments and professional-grade products. The Ultimate pedicure commences with a foot-relaxing whirlpool dip to soak away aches, dryness, and clingy socks. Then, nail technicians examine each foot and keratin toe shield for problems such as weak nails, calluses, and leg tension before indulging lower extremities with personalized products and massage styles, and finishing with solid or french nail polish. For more northerly pampering, three high-performance facial techniques stand by to smooth skin and purge impurities, including the Oxygenation Fresh-Air facial, which imbues suffocated pores with oxygen to soften skin and kill acne-causing bacteria; the five-phase Herbology facial to hydrate and exfoliate with herbal remedies and a paraffin mask; and the Vita Mineral Power facial, which boosts collagen production more effectively than rubbing problem areas with a Flintstone vitamin. Alternately, clients can recline in comfort while weary limbs submit to the nimble fingers of licensed massage therapists, who utilize heated stones to convince tight muscles to relinquish their stores of stress. Lackluster hair can revel in shimmering, professionally applied highlights or a dynamic full-color wash ($49–$113) for an image-changing summer makeover guaranteed to snag the attention of that aloof but sensitive headband.
The 80-minute Minkyti facial is Woodhouse's signature anti-aging facial treatment for all skin types. The soothing, hydrating treatment combines customized nutrient-rich facial products with acupressure and connective-tissue facial massage to lift the skin and improve tone and is followed by an oxygenating mask that infuses the skin with trace elements and minerals. After the mask, skin appears youthful, smooth, and bright enough for political pundits to doubt its ability to lead, due to a visible lack of executive-experience shadows.
Led by medical director Ashok Kadambi, the team of a medical aesthetician, an RN, and a nurse practitioner work to combat signs of aging using advanced laser and radio technology along with traditional cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels and injectables. They can fade age spots with Elós radio-frequency treatments and remove unwanted body bristle with IPL laser hair-removal sessions. Additionally, a technician with the newest high-tech equipment can gussy up faces with permanent makeup application consisting of tattoos designed to save clients from having to put on their faces like extraterrestrial spies do.