HotHeadz Salon's staff combines 60 years of collective experience to beautify clients with indulgent manicures and pedicures as well as hair services—from extensions and color to special-occasion updos and blowouts—for men and women. When seated in the cushy leather treatment chairs, guests may recognize a familiar face treating their hair. Former WWE wrestler and MMA artist Sean Haire has recently joined the HotHeadz team, passing on the same sharp style he exhibited on the cover of South Magazine. The salon's other staff members tout equally impressive credentials. Three of the stylists have been certified as Blonde Me colorists by blonding master Kim Vo. Together, the HotHeadz family tirelessly caters to each individual's taste. All of their work is guaranteed, allowing unsatisfied clients to ask for a complimentary re-do or an "I'm Sorry" card written in shampoo.
The weeping willows hanging over Christopher George's Salon herald the serenity of the idyllic space they shade. The airy space sprawls across 1,000 square feet of leather chairs, black-lacquered wood decor, and high-end haircare products from the likes of Paul Mitchell. Talented stylists with 22 years of experience bustle about the salon, shearing strands into face-framing shapes during designer haircuts and refashioning follicles into a northern-lights-like display of color with partial highlights. Complimentary chalices of wine occasionally accompany treatments, providing a tasty alternative to the barbicide cocktails served at most traditional salons.
Growing up, James Dowling watched his family suffer from chronic illnesses, and even battled his own pain, for which Western medicine gave little relief. His investigations led him to an interest in drug-free and tactile therapies. He enrolled at DoveStar Institute to study under reiki masters, and earned his massage-therapist license, colon-hydrotherapy certification, and reiki mastership. At Phoenix Holistic Center, he balances bodies and minds through diverse methods such as sound therapy and kriya massage, which incorporates one continuous stroke that only ends when the therapist's arms become tangled.
Renee Cunningham began her journey as a massage therapist nearly a decade ago, and she has been soothing away stress ever since. Her nimble fingers readily adapt to the needs of her patients, whether they are suffering from chronic pain or simply pulled a muscle while screaming at their loved ones. Renee’s targeted kneads draw on techniques such as deep-tissue massage, which incorporates intense pressure, and craniosacral therapy, which restores balance and alleviates compression with light pressure.
Certified massage therapist and licensed nurse Sandi James deeply believes that continual self-awareness and self-nurturing are essential to living a balanced life. She uses her experience in massage and reflexology to help clients achieve this balance, along with decreasing anxiety. To supplement the holistic side of her practice she offers several beauty treatments, such as eyelash extensions, to give clients the confidence to blink repetitively in front of a handsome toll collector.
A practitioner of holistic-health, reflexology, and cranial-sacral therapy, Lisa Sellars strives to create massage experiences that revitalize both the body and its intrinsic energy. At Diamond Bodywork & Massage, the licensed massage therapist helps each person find healing and serenity, using gentle touch to rebalance energy and boost the body’s immune system. Lisa’s focus on energy-centered bodywork comes through in services for cranial-sacral and polarity therapy.