A franchise dedicated to efficiently transforming bodies from pale to golden, J2 Tanning has experienced its own swift evolution. In its first three years, the business blossomed from a single salon to a seven-location tanning institution that serves the entire Lansing area. Their run of success is no surprise. The salons go out of their way to foster client comfort, with private treatment rooms, spray deodorant, washcloths, and hotel-like amenities. Their stable of tanning beds offers four different levels of intensity, so guests can tailor their UV experience to suit their complexion. Certified spray-tan technicians can custom apply a bronze glow in eight-minute sessions, allowing clients to adopt a golden hue before hitting the beach or sneaking into King Midas?s house.
Licensed massage therapist Bilky Joda-Miller believes that massage can do more than just loosen tight muscles. That?s why her signature services go beyond full-body massages?including those for children and infants?to include regimens geared toward the pain relief and detoxification of fertility and prenatal clients. Her belief in the healing nature of her art also extends to cancer survivors and their caregivers, whom she grants special discounts. Whatever their background may be, clients begin their treatment by settling onto a cozy massage table as soft notes of soothing music keep their minds centered and their spirits providing beatbox accompaniment.
For the last 19 years, licensed massage therapist Tamera P. Larson has helped clients relax and recover with massage services. Although she specializes in sports and rehabilitation massages, she is also versed in hot-stone, therapeutic, and reflexology modalities.
With more than 10 years of body-beautifying experience, Courtney's Place Salon’s Courtney Bradley leads her fellow stylists into battle against errant flyaways and sneaky stressors. During the Girls’ Night Out spa package, hair tamers shape mopey mops into flattering ‘dos, nail specialists file away ragged edges and slather talons in chromatic shades from OPI and Essie, and makeup artists prep features for nights on the town or mornings at kabuki auditions.
Certified kneading therapist Tori Martin, who believes that massages play a significant role in improving overall well-being, works on the attachments of the muscles—not just the muscle itself—to help heal bodies during custom medical massages. Before beginning each treatment, Tori examines relaxation-seekers' problem areas, taking into account their medical history, tissue features, and whether or not they’re allergic to hands. She then launches into her eight-step protocol, wielding focused and deep strokes and stretches to alleviate aches and strengthen connective tissue inside a private treatment room with soft lighting and gentle music. Tori’s sessions, which have a wide range of health and wellness benefits, have been known to reduce inflamation, alleviate chronic joint issues, and prepare knees for Russian folk dancing.
Kami Woodbury, an alum of the Douglas J Aveda Institute, keeps her passion for beauty burning at the recently renovated Modern Concepts Salon & Spa. She first opened in 2002 and moved in 2011 to a new space, where she surrounds herself with a staff of equally dedicated stylists, nail techs, and massage therapists. They foster a tranquil and upbeat environment in which they snip new ‘dos, pamper extremities with Shellac mani-pedis, and banish unwanted fuzz with waxing treatments. Luxuriating guests with complete makeovers, the skincare experts nourish expression palettes with facials and peels and render muscles free of stress with a variety of massage modalities and sweetly cooed lullabies.