Backed by the sound of soft music and the smell of aromatherapy at work, ClipZone's stylists and aestheticians harness the pampering powers of beauty products to soothe strained muscles, exfoliate skins, and domesticate tresses. In the salon, harried heads can acquire depth and definition with a dimensional color ($54–$74), lowlights ($44), or partial highlights ($44). Or, buy two Groupons to get scalp noodles straightened one day ($52) and permanently waved the next ($48) to keep friends in an optimal state of confusion.
Bedecked with a beautifying arsenal of Aveda potions, tinctures, and serums, the pampering professionals at Pure Salon and Spa work their stylish sorcery with a panoply of spruce-up services. Give harried hair a comprehensive diagnostic during a 15-minute complimentary consultation, in which a stylist can help identify damaged spots, frayed ends, and cryptic scalp crop circles. Pure's scissor twirlers twist through expert cuts (starting at $27 for women, $18 for men) and color placements (starting at $75) using Aveda plant- and mineral-packed treatments. Aesthetes seeking skin salvation can unfurl new face flags with a 60-minute Elemental Nature facial ($60) or melt beneath trained tendon thumps during a 60-minute Elemental Nature massage ($60), which is customized to each client’s kneading needs. One-hour massages can also undergo an Eastern upgrade with the chakra-balance add-on ($20), which realigns energies and lumbar shock absorbers with Indian aromas and deep-tissue tenderizing.
The specialists at each of Bronze Bay Tanning Center's locations craft custom plans that emphasize building a tan while avoiding burns. They work to help those new to UV beds acquire a base tan and aid seasoned bronzers in reaching new shades. Within colorfully walled rooms, warm-skinned patrons slip out from UltraSun and SunScape units, thankful that the sun is now only used to give cowboys a cool way to leave parties. Air conditioners in UltraSun TurboPower 25000 S units pour out cool air, and the SunScape SS755 produces an even, all-over tan with the aid of frosted acrylic surfaces. At some shop locations, clients foster summer glows with tanning lotions from brands such as Swedish Beauty and Australian Gold.
Professional stylist and color expert Christine knows that hairstyles have to happen every day, not just at the salon. She finds it unfortunate that many stylists whip up hair into chic, fashionable looks only to leave clients befuddled the next morning when they try to replicate them. That’s why Christine administers fashion, bridal, and stylized cuts that clients can wear every day. To keep newly acquired styles looking shipshape for as long as possible, she treats hair with deep conditioner to strengthen and fortify locks against the elements and colors hair using products without damaging ammonia ingredients.
At Sugar Hair Salon, stylists see clients' hair through changes as bold as the surrounding black-and-white decor. Perms and keratin smoothing treatments transform texture, and vibrant Cromatics color rehues whole heads. Ever mindful of client expectations, stylists also take on less permanent projects, whether trimming split ends or creating lavish updos to help blend in at the Coneheads wedding special.