"Massage is my passion," says Nick West, a licensed massage therapist who channeled his interest in physiology and his desire to help people into a worthwhile career. Prior to each session, which takes place in a warm, private room filled with soft music and the purr of a thousand kittens, he chats with clients to get a sense of their emotional, mental, and physical needs. This allows him to custom tailor their treatment, whether incorporating soothing Swedish strokes or targeted deep-tissue kneads to achieve the most effective results. Though happy to assuage general aches, Nick finds the greatest reward in helping those suffering from chronic-pain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, and cancer.
Kim at Facial Effects works hard to keep her clients beautiful and satisfied. She refines complexions with classic european facials and fends off the signs of aging with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Tending to more than just faces, she also employ LPG's high-tech lipomassage hand piece to administer Endermologie cellulite treatments and uses wax to smooth legs, backs, and dorsal fins.
A licensed cosmetologist with more than 20 years of experience, Felicia Weathers opened Majestic Cuts Salon and Spa in 2011. Wielding an arsenal of products from brand names such as Paul Mitchell, American Crew, and Pravana, Felicia and her squad of stylists rejuvenate hair with cuts, highlights, and blowouts. Keratin treatments straighten curly hair, and extensions elongate locks so they'll cover up an embarrassing dorsal fin. Along with salon services, Majestic Cuts' spa staffers enrich skin with exfoliation and facials and pamper nails with mani-pedis.
Whether they're beautifying locks or whisking away unwanted hairs with waxing services, the staff at Oasis Salon & Wax Studio strives to keep clients relaxed. As a Paul Mitchell signature salon, Oasis's junior and senior stylists bestow a wealth of knowledge upon clients as they cut and coif strands or perform texture services such as the Awapuhi deep-conditioning or keratin smoothing treatments. They perform nail services such as hydrating almond manicures and marine spa pedicures that make mermaids feel jealous and manatees feel just as mopey as they always do.
The Rejuvenation Station’s aesthetician, Nancy Little, uses Knutek, Sanítas Skincare, and Washington-produced HydroPeptides products to treat facial skin. Knutek infuses cells with oxygen, Sanítas Skincare adds nutrients to the epidermis, and HydroPeptides mitigates the visibility of aging. Nancy also assists her clients by performing permanent-makeup services, which is not about ending fights between angsty teen couples.
As its name implies, High Maintenance Day Spa & Salon strives to meet the beauty demands of its most discriminating clientele with a comprehensive array of relaxing treatments. The spa’s stylists, nail technicians, tanners, and massage therapists continue to carry out the mission set forth by the Crims, who founded the spa in 2006 with the vision of a retreat from life’s hectic day-to-day routine. Indeed, the only stresses to be found amid the salon’s soft-hued tiffany-blue walls are those that arise when choosing which of the many services to indulge in. Couples massages make for romantic and relaxing experiences, waxing removes unwanted fuzz, and spray tans prepare bodies for playing hide-and-seek amid bronze garden sculptures. Before snipping their first locks or untying their first muscle knots, the staff establishes a relationship with each customer through friendly chitchat and an informal consultation.