The licensed therapist at Perdido Key Massage Therapy caters to the unique needs of each client with an arsenal of 15 different healing and stress-relieving methods?from simple chair massage to the deep muscular relief provided by the Rolfing technique. Props such as warmed stones or aromatherapy can augment relief, while Eastern-born practices like Reiki and Shiatsu take a holistic view on inspiring wellbeing through the body. After internal stresses are dissolved, the spa's aestheticians can inspire outer beauty with facials, body wraps, and waxing services.
Led by hairstylist and fashion designer Takayah Norris, the staff at Royalty Hair Palace Salon & Boutique aims to live up to their name, treating all of their clients like queens. They achieve this by approaching beauty from multiple angles: they sculpt stunning hairstyles, professionally apply make-up, summon fresh layers of skin with facials, and stock the racks of their boutique with custom-made clothes and accessories. Therapists also perform deep-tissue, Swedish, sports, shiatsu, and reflexology massages to soothe away any lingering stress spawned from choosing a hair color that best compliments your favorite pair of Groucho glasses.
At Therapeutic Massages with Infrared Solutions, clients only have to do one thing: relax. In fact, they won't even need to take off their clothes when lying down for a body wrap. Instead, technicians do all the work, wrapping Formostar infrared straps around the limbs and torso while the client remains fully dressed. As the client takes it easy, the wraps work to burn calories, smooth cellulite, and detoxify the body. And they receive the same level of pampering during massage. The massage therapists knead out chronic pain and stress with deep-tissue, mysofascial-release, or sports massages as clients recline on a padded table, reaching a level of relaxation normally only attained while snuggling with the Michelin Man.
Since 2004, stylist and color specialist Crystal has helped clients overhaul their unruly manes, transforming hair through elegant cuts and striking colors. Within Posh Salon and Spa, she harnesses the rich tones of Redken, Wella, Pravana, and CHI hair color, customizing each service based on the hair's type, condition, and current number of hit points. Her services aren't limited to standard cuts and colors, though—she also works hair into updos, performs keratin smoothing treatments, and waxes facial hair away. She prefers to schedule consultation appointments before performing any hair services to ensure that guests get their desired look and no damage befalls tender locks.
To keep his clients flexible, Jason Cox keeps his schedule flexible—the licensed massage therapist works with his patrons’ busy schedules, traveling to their residences and workplaces with a variety of soothing music at the ready. Once he’s at his destination, Jason performs customized treatments that focus on relieving specific muscles of aches and pains for several days at a time. Along with traditional styles, such as Swedish, he conducts a number of specialty modalities, including prenatal, foot, and athlete’s relief massages. To enhance the experience, Jason can incorporate add-ons such as a foot wash, aromatherapy, or a warm towel to aid in stretching and relaxation.
Stylist Nikki Ransford has been involved in nearly every aspect of the salon industry, from teaching at beauty schools in San Diego to styling hair for charity events and fashion shows with Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Nordstrom. She uses every bit of these experiences at Studio 7, where she cuts, colors, and styles coifs, with a focus on maintaining the health of hair. Although Nikki has almost 10 years of experience as a stylist, she never stops learning. Keeping up with the industry through ongoing education is at the very top of her priorities—in the course of her career, she's taken classes through Aveda, Schwarzkopf, and Bumble and bumble.