While attending the Blue Heron Academy of Healing Arts and Sciences, Sarah Trueb studied ancient methods that stretch back nearly 4,000 years. After graduation, she opened Customized Massage Therapy, LLC, where she eases ailments with stretches, strengthening exercises, and ergonomic products that help make sitting at a desk and sleeping on a bed of nails more comfortable. This nationally board-certified medical massage therapist gained membership with the American Medical Massage Association and enhanced her repertoire of services by studying prenatal and infancy massage.
The stylists at Pin Up Hair Salon don’t want to transform their clients in quiet. They want to engage their clients and know what look they desire before cutting off split ends, adding color, or creating a permanent wave. They also like to educate their clients on how to get their desired look at home.
Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
Although Michelle White earned certifications at Honors Beauty College that showcase her deft, gentle hands, the massages and facials she delivers at Chez Michelle Skin Spa also incorporate the healing power contained within her arsenal of supplementary tools. The licensed massage therapist’s repertoire of therapeutic strokes and stretches benefits from her understanding of SASTM therapy, which detoxifies bodies with the combined might of modern sonic technology and ancient Chinese cupping techniques. After a quick skin analysis, White uses the results of her research to craft custom facials with Jan-Marini-Skin-Research products, treating blemishes with ingredients like hyalronic acid—a healing agent that abounds in youthful skin. White’s Palomar IPL lasers promote cellular rejuvenation and nix unwanted hair, and her mechanical exfoliators help buff away Sharpie mustaches the hair was there to cover up.
BB Designs Style Studio's owner, Bonnie Benshoof, draws from 22 years of industry experience and specialized training in advanced treatments to lavish each of her clients with custom salon and spa services. Visitors strut past a glowing aquarium in the building’s lobby to Bonnie’s private suite, where she can be found performing all manner of beautifying services armed with Redken, Matrix, Goldwell, and Paul Mitchell products. She revamps lackluster locks with cuts, coloring, and keratin hair-straightening treatments, and polishes mugs with microdermabrasion and facials. Her waxing services render visages fuzz-free, and pampering paraffin hand treatments soothe mitts achy from plucking unwanted hairs one by one before happening upon her salon.
Since she earned certification in electrolysis in 1997, Heather E. Culver has watched her hair-removal empire expand to offices in Texas, New York, and Indiana. Today, Heather—an active member of the American Electrology Association—pilots a team of professionals with more than 55 years of collective spa experience at Aesthetic Electrolysis & Skin Care Center. Brandishing high-tech electrolysis tools, the crew expunges unwanted strands from men's and women's faces and bodies, augmenting treatments with cleansing facials and trips through a wind tunnel to test their newfound dominance over friction. They can also adorn visages with permanent makeup and help relax tense muscles with hot-stone and deep-tissue massages.