Certified massage practitioner Norma Mercado sends soothing echoes through achy muscles at her own Heavenly Gifts massage studio. In the privacy of a cozy room, clients can request relaxing aromatherapy bodywork with flowing Swedish strokes and essential oils, or firm deep-tissue pressure to alleviate chronic lower-layer pain.
Bella Grace Salon’s master barber stylist Nedra Cano tames gentlemanly manes and rugged chin gardens with more than 25 years of experience, utilizing techniques acquired from her father and her years as a barber for the Navy. Handsome-enhancing experiences begin with a soothing scalp massage and shampoo. Once head jungles are cleansed, Nedra will work with each client to find an ideal style before cutting and styling, while mouths enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and a light snack attack. Afterward, a traditional razor shave will instill faces with a long-lasting, irritation-free smoothness ideal for nuzzling even the most delicate of pet balloon animals.
Each and every service at Katsu Hair begins with a consultation and ends with a swipe of a membership card. The eponymous owner—an experienced Beverly Hills stylist who originally hails from Japan—leads a talented cast, all of whom discuss cut, color, and style options with clients before kicking off treatments. Sudsy shampoos and tantalizing scalp massages bolstered by Pureology products accompany every hair service, which range from simple cuts to Ombre color treatments and Brazilian blowouts. The staff doles out complimentary membership cards to new clients, allowing them acquire points toward discounts or future one-on-one basketball games after each service. Katsu Hair also hosts monthly happy hour receptions, complete with wine, food, and plenty of style tips.
For more than 25 years, Miami Tan's bronzing experts have been doling out tans without subjecting clients to hours in the sun. Since opening the first Southern California location in 1985, the crew has helped clients achieve natural-looking tans with multiple UV beds of varying intensities. As the center grew in popularity, so did its offerings, opening an additional six locations throughout the state. Today, the award-winning tanning salons offer clients both UV and UV-free options, including airbrush treatments that coat skin with an amino acid-based formula that leaves clients feeling as sun-kissed as a rogue asteroid.