From within Stone Hill Shopping Center, Great Nails technicians live up to the salon's name by expertly refreshing hands and feet with an array of nail services. With more than 140 years of combined experience, the nail artists at Great Nails are well-versed in decorating fingers and toes with chip-resistant shellac polish, natural-looking Solar Nails French tips, flexible-yet-durable gel nails, and acrylic tips. During pedicures, feet are pampered with an exfoliating sea-salt and moisturizing honey-shea butter lotion that’s more soothing than napping in George Clooney’s laundry hamper, and reflexology sessions focus on relieving pains across the body by applying pressure to specific points along the feet. When not focusing on bettering the nails of adults and kids, Great Nails employs a Zerona body-contouring laser treatment that aims to painlessly reduce fat.
Lavida Massage specializes in atmosphere, education, and customization so as to provide a positive and beneficial visit for each client. Certified massage therapists begin each service with a consultation to glean the client's distinct needs. Then, as soft music plays inside a dim treatment room, therapists administer massage using non-allergenic oils and whatever pressure is appropriate for their clients' pain levels and physical needs. The treatments range from gentle, flowing Swedish techniques to more focused therapeutic modalities, although it's not uncommon for the therapist to mix and match techniques. Clients can also relax during sessions in the Vichy shower, a soothing treatment that sprays bodies with a variety of different shower heads mimicking falling rain or a happy pack of slobbering saint bernards. In addition to the body services, Lavida also offers facials that can soothe and relax as well as treat blemishes and wrinkles.
For owners Holt and Randi Field, the main tools they work with are their hands. The pair of massage therapists deftly uses them in a range of modalities, customizing each session with hot stones that melt stress, deep-tissue kneads that target muscle knots, and gentler strokes that accommodate expectant mothers. They enhance these strokes with a range of add-ons, including the herb scents emitting from their steaming hot towels, the stress-relieving pressure of reflexology, and the skin renewing of the dry-brush exfoliation. The pair makes a point to never rush a client out of a room, instead ensuring visitors have time to adjust back to the daily grind or a packed schedule of shouting apocalyptic prophecies on the street corner.
As a massage therapist for 17 years and an Army officer for more than two decades, Lynn Wood knows a lot about the limits, strengths, and health of the human body. Lynn helps her clients fight away worries as well as aches, pains, and injuries with four types of massage treatments. She takes particular pride in the fact that her practice is different from most corporate establishments. Whispering Waters Massage Therapy doesn't require any membership plans. Lynn also doesn't pander for tips or sell any products, and she never cuts sessions short in order to rush in the next clients or yell the surprise twist at people waiting for a movie.
Su's Beauty and Barber combines a hair salon and a barber shop in one sleekly decorated, 4,300 square-foot space. Hot-pink accents pep up the salon side, where stylists trim long hair and perform chemical treatments such as highlights and color. On the other side, male clients settle into black-leather barber chairs to receive short cuts and straight-razor shaves. With their forces combined, the staff can cut almost any texture of hair, creating looks from scissor cuts to mohawk fades at 32 different styling stations. No appointments are necessary for any of Su's services, which also include spa treatments such as eyelash extensions and facials.