Vickie Barger transforms hairstyles from her styling chair, taking flat hair to fuller heights and adding dimension or volume to lackluster hairdos. Barger was drawn to the salon thanks to its "wonderful atmosphere with professional stylists and an awesome boss." The salon's stylists possess a wealth of beauty-industry experience, including owner Barry Menser's 30 years behind the chair, and each employee practices their own specialty. Barger's specialty is color, and she often sweeps brushes saturated with custom-mixed Matrix, J Beverly Hills, and Schwarzkopf hues through monochromatic strands after meeting with clients in a thorough consultation and tucking encouraging notes inside their headbands. As hair is reborn in new, more fashionable formations, clients can eye the salon's serene images of boats and ballet and sip complimentary cups of tea, cocoa, and soda.
Regina Quinn sends waves of relaxation rolling through bodies with soothing, holistic massage strokes from her place at Breathe Massage & Wellness. Drawing from her thorough knowledge and passion for traditional Chinese medicine, Regina engineers a roster of signature massages. The Liquid Body radiates calming heat with warm olive oil and hot stones to oust tension and clinging mermaids left over from tropical vacations. She further promotes holistic wellness during services such as Amma therapy and chakra balancing.
Fidel Forde, the owner behind The Massage Lounge, calls his massage methodology “fusion,” as it incorporates techniques from his Caribbean homeland. During each 60-minute relaxation massage, specialists employ modified Swedish massage actions, including long strokes and kneading motions, to warm up muscle tissue, address each client's unique needs, and impart the spirit of the Viking. The 70-minute service includes a body scrub in addition to the massage, made up of sugar or salt that sloughs off dead skin as it hydrates heads, necks, shoulders, and feet. Additionally, warm towels loosen tense sinews, and a choice of body butter helps clients slink through turnstiles with ease.
Most people wouldn’t associate the military with relaxation, and neither does former army man Jason Fells. During his six-year stint in the employ of Uncle Sam, he dreamed of dedicating himself to healing. Today, with characteristic discipline and precision, he soothes bodies through massage, clears up complexions with LED light therapy, and tightens elasticity with anti-aging facial massages. When he's not redirecting chi through reiki, he redistributes calories as a personal trainer and tries to understand the jumping jack's deep-seated resentment toward jump ropes as an exercise psychologist.
The saying "If you want something done right, do it yourself" rings true for for the staff at Sarvanas Beauty—who, unsatisfied with current serums on the market, decided to create their own line of skincare. Sarvanas Mantra combines botanical ingredients with the latest skincare technology, resulting in products that both nourish and improve complexions. These serums may be used in tandem with any number of high-tech services, from microdermabrasions to collagen-boosting ultrasonic treatments. Trained specialists also turn their hand to enhancing natural beauty with eyebrow threading, makeup applications, henna tattoos, and a vast variety of lashes that are customized for each client. The beauty spa has several convenient locations to choose from, all of which maintain a high level of pampering.
Sundays Blue Box Tanning Resort's fleet of European-imported tanning equipment polishes pallid epidermal canvases into glowing, copper sculptures. Sun Angel photoelectric sensors analyze guests' skin tones to calculate the optimal temperature and time needed to bronze bodily temples without overbaking them. A bouquet of herbal body washes and creamy lotions from Jordan Rae, Signature, and Ed Hardy enhance clients' natural-looking copper hues. In addition to tanning services, Sundays’ team helps guests lose inches and ease pain with PhysEdge Fit infrared body wraps. The 60-minute wraps work in tandem with the Fit Booster mineral spray to burn up to 1400 calories, aiming to simulate the effects of a six- to nine-mile run while guests relax in a private room equipped with a flat-screen TV. Early morning and evening hours at all of Sundays' sixteen locations ensure guests will never again be mistaken for a scared polar bear.