At Liquid Salon and Spa, a troupe of 25 stylists, spa techs, and manicurists perform beauty magic on a stage decorated with earth-toned tile patterns and welcoming wall art. Modern fixtures spill calming light onto styling stations where master hair artists bestow heads with updos, precision haircuts, and color work. Customers stride over to comfy leather chairs at a manicure area or retire to a tranquil private treatment room for a massage. A menu of spa packages orchestrates medleys of various services, such as the Wedding Cake bridal package, which includes waxings, nail services, and an updo, along with free mimosas and bouquet-vaulting lessons for brides-to-be. In addition to supporting the beauty triumphs of clients, the salon and spa also supports a number of local charitable causes, including Locks of Love and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.
Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and waxing services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.
Inside Exquisite Salon and Spa, pops of dark lilac and an occasional splash of red interrupt a sea of pristine white floors and furniture. The space also features spotless, private rooms dedicated to services such as steam baths, body treatments, and colon hydrotherapy.
Aesthetic specialists harness the power of light during photo-rejuvenation skin treatments and keep harmful rays at bay with spray tanning. In addition to enhancing facial features, permanent makeup artists hide flaws ranging from uneven pigmentation to scars. Stylists also beautify faces with traditional means such as makeup applications, haircuts, and highlights.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
22 years of experience. Safe, therapeutic environment, Combining Mind, Body and Spirit.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Visionary since 1994 to create a Wellness Center with other like minded practitioners, to create
holistic healing for whole body health.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping others heal their body.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Fastest hour off their week.
The therapists at Elements Massage understand that massages aren't one-size-fits-all. That's why, before they ever apply their hands to muscles, the therapists consult with clients to talk about their specific concerns and answer any questions. This results in a fully custom massage that targets each client's aches, pains, and trouble spots. Massage therapists craft their strokes to help resolve maladies such as stress, headaches, and sleep problems, and clients feel so relaxed, it's as if the massage table has been replaced with a hammock in a bubble bath.
Therapeutic Measures owner Emily Sanders believes in the power of touch. As a licensed and certified massage therapist, she aims to ease aches and pains with massage therapy and rejuvenate skin with cosmetic treatments. She takes more than a half-dozen approaches to decreasing pain and promoting relaxation, depending on the client's specific needs. These include massage modalities such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and myofacial release therapy. They also provide sports massages geared toward injury prevention.