While a husband’s compliment may turn his wife’s day around, very rarely does it turn into a business. But that’s what happened when Pat Helmandollar’s husband called her a savvy business woman. Since 1967, Helmandollar has used her beauty savvy to work inside salons, own three businesses, teach stylists from all over the world, and helm a team of licensed beauty professionals.
Stylists cut and color hair or add texture, hair extensions, or hair tinsel that decorates strands and gives cats something else to eat. Alternatively, estheticians can remove tension in the face with heated basalt stones and cold marble stones or render a customized chemical peel to get rid of dead skin cells and smoothen skin. Massage therapists balance chakras by blending visualization and touch or add luxury to massages by laying down a literal bed of roses for clients to rest upon in candlelight, rather than the more common industrial torch light used in other salons.
Aside from using their relaxation- and beauty-inducing treatments as a tonic for stress, the salon and day spa also contributes to non-profit causes. Savvy makes donations to the Make A Wish Foundation and rewards clients who give more than $5 worth of monetary or toy donations by entering them into a drawing for one gratis service per month for an entire year.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer customized massage sessions with hot towels, facials, beauty care, and body wraps.
We provide clients with a safe, clean environment that promotes healing for the body, mind and soul. Our attention to our clients needs
and retail therapy makes us stand out from the competition.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Wanting to educate the public on natural health and healing.
Provide a nurturing oasis.
What do you love most about your job?
Being able to help people that are in pain or experiencing discomfort; Whether it be physical or emotional.
Giving people the freedom to be who they are, and seeing the change in their spirit and bodies is very rewarding.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
A client expressed that they've had many massages, but never one like what we offer.
That they had been praying for a therapist who could meet their needs because they suffered from chronic pain, and we were heaven-sent.
Heated herbs release their medicinal nutrients onto the skin, while a massage therapist's hands unlock tension and knots in the muscles. Meanwhile, aromatherapeutic oils and plant essences rise into the air and evoke calming images, say of a tropical beach or a single tea bag floating in the ocean.
This is all part of the experience during Massage N Skincare's Thai herbal massage, just one of numerous treatments designed to fulfill the studio's mission of simultaneously fostering mental and physical wellness. In addition to other massage techniques—think lava shells, trigger points, and Chinese cupping—there are facials administered by professional aestheticians. Pick from a calming facial that softens the skin, or the blemish control facial, which targets imperfections and leaves the face looking pretty enough to turn its own head. During all treatments, the staff favors products from Seacret, which utilizes Dead Sea minerals to help nourish the skin and body.
Over the course of more than a decade, Josephine Robinson didn't just commit to mastering aesthetics or therapeutic bodywork; she committed to mastering both. She founded Phalanges Spa as a place where all of her skills would be valued equally and where clients could find all manner of restoration and rejuvenation. During massages, Josephine can help soothe tense, stress-laden muscles, although she can also use more specialized modalities—such as deep-tissue work or lymphatic-drainage techniques—depending on the client's needs.
These massages aren't the only forms of relief available at Phalanges Spa, though. Josephine also offers to indulge visitors with body scrubs, waxing treatments, and facials that use botanically derived products to improve the skin's tone and texture while restoring a youthfully radiant glow. Even the manicures and pedicures can become luxuriant escapes with the addition of hot towels, a brief massage, or a recording of whales singing popular lullabies.
Dancing Leaf Spa and Salon in Cornelius understands how stressful life can be and that's why they offer a large selection of stress-relieving spa treatments.
Properly cleanse your face with a tantalizing facial at this spa.
Battling dry or broken out skin? Try one of the many skin treatments at Dancing Leaf Spa and Salon.
Looking to reduce pain in your muscles and joints? Treat yourself to a massage.
Keep up with the latest and greatest hairstyles and schedule your next hair makeover today.
Pedicures and manicures are just some of the nail service options that guests can take advantage of.
If you can't remember the last time you treated yourself then it's been too long. Stop in for an upscale spa-licious experience you won't forget.
When you come to Dancing Leaf Spa and Salon, you can leave the cash at home. All major credit cards accepted and welcomed.
After a long week of stress, you deserve to feel pampered at Dancing Leaf Spa and Salon.
The staff members at Rock Paper Salon and Spa perform aesthetic treatments for the full body ranging from complimentary bang trims to long-lasting pedicures. Clients are greeted at a bejeweled front desk before adjourning to the white salon floor, where green styling chairs add bright pops of color to the streamlined space. There, stylists cut and color manes with Keune products and soothe frizz with agave smoothing treatments and by singing lullabies. Away from the floor, massage therapists perform deep-tissue, hot-stone, sports, and Swedish massages from within a private room to help ease pain and relax clients. To alleviate skin woes or help reduce signs of aging, aestheticians perform facials, enhancing them with Bioelements products and options such as microdermabrasion. Nail technicians also get their own serene area of the salon alongside a mural of a tree with blue blossoms as they set acrylic nails, change polish, or perform spa pedicures.