Most popular service: Classic Pedicure
Brands Used: OPI & Creative Nail Design
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Pro Tip: To find our storefront easier look for our green and white striped awning.
Q&A with Kayla, Nail Specialist
What’s your favorite part about your job?
The portion of my job as a Nail Specialist that I love the most is the transformation I can see in the health of my clients' nails and skin. Our hands and feet take quite a bit of abuse and we don't always have the patience to take care of them on our own. I really love to see clients who start out self-conscious of their hands and feet leave feeling confident about their well-groomed nails.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We have our liquor license so that we can treat you to a complimentary beer or glass of wine while you enjoy your relaxing service. We also use all-natural locally made aromatherapy scrubs and soaks for our pedicures.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a client?
The best reaction is how relaxed and pampered my clients say they feel after a service. My pedicures receive the most compliments. People really appreciate the time and attention I pay to them during their visit.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
At Alchemy we don't see you, our client, just as a customer. We see you as a friend. We pride ourselves on taking the time to get to know you and your lifestyle so that we can tailor your services specifically for what you do every day.
Fast Facts About Sanctuary Spa
Their focus: to help people achieve better, younger-looking skin without surgery
Meet the owner: aesthetician Rene McLaughlin
Facial services such as facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion
Body services such as Swedish massage and waxing services
Open Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A Chat with Sanctuary Spa
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I think beauty, health, and beautiful skin should be affordable for everyone. I keep my costs low so I can pass on the savings to you, my clients. I only use the best products. There is no need to break the bank to be beautiful and healthy.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The best way to achieve younger, better looking skin without plastic surgery.
What do you love most about your job?
I love my clients and helping them achieve beautiful skin.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
After a treatment and the look on their face when they see how beautiful their skin can be.
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Massage and colonics
Q&A with Linda Stowe, RN, BSN, LMT, Owner
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
The first time I recieved a professional massage, I said, OMG; I've got to do this. I was already a [registered nurse], so it was a logical transition... to blend art and science into one career.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of decor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
I have a very comfortable setting that is also sanitary without looking sterile.
Out of your entire repertoire, which is your favorite service to perform and why?
I love massage and colonics equally. They both satisfy different parts of my being. I know I'm making a difference in someone's life, and that is gratifying.
Everyone knows pain, but few understand it like Megan Crookshanks. A severe car accident caused fractures in her wrist and spine and led to three years of physical therapy in order to effectively restore function and motion. Massage and structural treatments were key in her lengthy recovery process. Afterwards, she was inspired to forward her healing experience to others in need, whether they're seeking relief from day-to-day stress or a debilitating injury.
In addition to training at the Professional Massage Training Center, Megan is also a licensed therapist and a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. During her sessions—which take place within Essential Yoga—Megan massages feet with acupressure techniques, dissembles tension with Swedish massage and myofascial release, and leads clients in soothing breathing patterns. When she isn't kneading sinews or dissolving gummy worms in 2-liter bottles of Fresca, Megan also practices Reiki, a technique that bolsters healing and optimizes the body's energy pathways.
Signature Service: Color
Brands Used: Paul Mitchell
Parking: Parking lot
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Stylist Stephanie Fowler of Perfect Reflection brings more than nine years of experience to her studio. In that studio, clients will see the name Paul Mitchell emblazoned everywhere. That's because, after years of experimentation, she trusts that Paul Mitchell's professional color line imbues hair with the richest range of hues possible—even for dark hair, which is often hard to color.
Although she's knowledgeable about the Paul Mitchell range of products,
Stephanie's most important tools are her eyes and ears. Before ever picking up scissors, she consults with each client to learn about their aesthetic taste and lifestyle. Meanwhile, she evaluates features such as face shape, skin tone, and eye color to develop the most flattering look.
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