V15n13 - Beauty & Style Issue

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In the Business of Beauty and Wellness by Dustin Cardon


ver the last few months, several local businesses have popped up in the metro area that offer Jacksonians more methods to improve their health, well-being and beauty. Here are a just a few of places to stop on your way to wellness.

Jason Daniels Band), it has made its way to Midtown in the form of the couple’s new business, Jax-Zen Float (155 Wesley Ave., 601-691-1697). In the therapy, people enter a darkened tank filled with 200 gallons of water with 850 pounds of Epsom salt dissolved Imani Khayyam

Jina and Jason Daniels’ new Midtown-based business Jax-Zen Float allows customers to enter a sort of sensory-deprivation tank to undergo floatation therapy. The couple tried it for the first time in Mexico and brought it back.

floatation therapy for themselves while vacationing in Mexico and fell in love with the idea immediately, he told the Jackson Free Press. “Floatation therapy provides a unique level of relaxation that massage and anything else don’t give,” Daniels said. “I ended up using flotation therapy to relax while on tour in any city I could find it in, and when my wife and I found out that both a suitable space in Midtown, along with some tanks we could use, had become available about six weeks ago, we just went for it. This will provide Jacksonians with the perfect chance to just turn off all distractions and give their body the opportunity to truly rest.” Jax-Zen Float is open Wednesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A 90minute float session is $65. Jax-Zen Float offers a three-float package for $110 and $49-per-month membership, which includes a monthly float session with extra floats available for $49 each. For more information, visit jax-zenfloat.com. Mani’s & Pedi’s

Beauty and style encompasses more than just skin, hair and nails. Your total well-being also has an effect on it. If you’re stressed, it’ll show. One new business hopes to take the weight off your shoulders—the weight of gravity, that is. Floatation therapy is trending across the nation, and thanks to Jina and Jason Daniels (the frontman for the

into it, allowing for an extreme amount of buoyancy. The air and water in the tank are both heated to 93 to 94 degrees, and people also wear ear plugs, which makes it seem like they’re in a zero-gravity environment. Jax-Zen Float’s website says floatation therapy helps relieve stress and fatigue, chronic pains from arthritis or other conditions, and helps improve focus and concentration. Jason and Jina got the chance to try

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Coconut oil While it’s a healthy oil to cook with, you can also use coconut oil for home beauty remedies. If you use it for treatments, make sure to choose unrefined organic coconut oil. Uses—Lotion, an eye makeup remover, shaving cream or a hair mask; you can even use a small amount of it as an anti-frizz treatment. Deep conditioner: Apply a little bit to your hair, brush the strands and pile your hair into a loose bun. Make sure to put a towel over your pillow or something over your hair while you sleep so you don’t get the oil everywhere. When you wake up, shampoo your hair as usual.


Nails are an extension of our overall health, so we should treat them well. Licensed nail technician Jolivette Wallace’s nail salon, Mani’s & Pedi’s, which she opened in October, focuses on natural nail care instead of turning to products such as acrylic nails. “Our goal here is to make sure each client leaves in love with their nails,” Wallace told the Jackson Free Press. “Our focus is on the well-being of the client, so we

Brow Bar by Incense

Kirti Naran’s shop, Incense Salon and Boutique, had been in business at the Treetops Boulevard shopping center on Lakeland Drive for 14 years. When she moved it to Dogwood Festival Market this summer, she decided to change it up a bit. The business, which is now called Brow Bar by Incense, focuses on haircuts and eyebrow styling. Stylists use a special method for eyebrows called threading, where a person uses a thin thread to shape eyebrows, which Naran says is gentler on the skin than waxing or plucking. Brow Bar by Incense (115 Laurel Park Cove, Suite 103, Flowood, 601-9330074) is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit browbarflowood.com or find Brow Bar by Incense on Facebook. Send business news tips to dustin@ jacksonfreepress.com.

hile it’s nice to get a facial or a blow-out sometimes, taking care of your skin or hair or nails doesn’t always have to be a big deal. Some ingredients you can find in your home have beauty and health benefits. Here are some of them and a few ways you can put them to use.

Apple cider vinegar It makes for great sauces, dressings and more, but it’s also handy to use in your beauty routine. Uses—Acne fighter: Wipe a vinegar-filled cotton ball across your skin. Remove buildup on your hair: Mix one cup of vinegar with one cup of water. After shampooing, pour on your head, massage it in and then let it sit for five minutes before you rinse it out. Use this treatment only once a week, though. Toner: For oily skin, mix one part vinegar and one part water, apply the solution with a cotton ball, leave it on your skin for two minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. For normal skin, use one part vinegar and two parts water, and for sensitive skin, use one part vinegar and four parts water.

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would want to be aware of any health issues that could be affected by any services, for example. We want people to love their natural nails and to educate (clients) about proper care in a compassionate environment that makes people smile.” Mani’s & Pedi’s (1051 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite B, Ridgeland, 601-790-9074) has services for women, men and children. For children, the price starts at $18, and for adults, the price is from $30 to $65. The salon is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. On Wednesday, it closes at 6 p.m. For more information, visit ilovemanis.com.

Olive oil It’s versatile in the kitchen, but it also has many uses for beauty and overall well-being. Uses—Hair mask: Warm a little olive oil in the microwave, massage it on the roots and ends, leave it in for 10 to 20 minutes and then use shampoo to remove. Lip scrub: Combine one part olive oil with one part coarse sugar, add lemon juice and then rub it on your lips. Cuticle softener: rub it on the cuticles of your nails.

Eggs While they have a sullied reputation health-wise, they’re great in the beauty department. Uses—Toning the skin: Whip an egg until it becomes frothy and then apply it to your face and neck. When it’s dry, rise it in warm water. A mask for oily hair: Whip an egg white and apply it through the strands. Leave for 30 minutes and then shampoo your hair. Firm pores and acne treatment: Separate the egg white from the yolk. Beat the egg white until it’s a foam. Apply it to a clean face and let it sit for 20 minutes. After that, rinse it off with warm water.

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