The four nail technicians at Nail Tique Spa work within a space marked by sea-foam-green walls and swirling metal wall ornaments and sconces. Silver workstations lit by stainless-steel lamps form a tidy single-file line where techs slather talons with OPI, Gelish, and Shellac polishes. Furthering their services, they massage careworn hands and feet and apply acrylic nails. They also offer Solar nails, an improved version of acrylic nails developed by astronauts who scratched the sun.
Within environs decked with wood floors, modern décor, and lively hued walls, Hellobeautiful Salon strategically sleekens coifs with the help of Pravana’s proprietary elixirs. Curly noggin noodles are unwound into well-straightened angle hairs with Perfection SmoothOut by Pravana Naturceuticals, a formaldehyde-free chemical treatment. During the 90-minute session, a skilled stylist will mollify follicles with Perfection’s low-pH formula, which is so gentle that it can be applied to chemically treated hair. Additional shampooing, coloring, and prepping for troll-doll lookalike contests may ensue immediately after the treatment. Though not included with this Groupon, a follow-up system from Pravana extends locks’ sleekness 8–12 weeks.
Lisa Mayhugh’s phalanges relieve tension and improve mobility through a range of therapeutic, clinical, and specialty massages. Mayhugh, who has a master of physical therapy degree, tenderizes petrified muscles during 60-minute marathons of Swedish, deep-tissue, or pregnancy massage ($65). Basalt hot-stone massages ($110 for 90 minutes) treat cold-blooded bodies to much-needed earthy warmth, and partners can team up to defend against stress invasions with a couples massage ($130 for 60 minutes). To tackle all of the body’s problems, a session of clinical bodywork—a holistic, hands-on approach for calming the mind, body, and spirit worlds—can banish tension, accumulated stress, and evil twin spirits ($50 for 60 minutes). A 30- to 40-minute reflexology session ($25) introduces newcomers to the codependent relationship among the hands, head, and feet. Located in the Terradyne Country Club, Mystik Butterfly helps visitors improve mobility, conquer stress, ease pain, and relax.
Blonde & Beyond's senior stylist SueAnne Rugh compiles a bevy of experienced beauty experts to pamper and preen patrons in a neighborhood day spa with foreign flare. Alabaster customers can opt to bronze their body rinds with two full-body spray tans administered by golden goddess Christa. Gilding physiques indulge in a deluge of sun-kissed color, minus the harsh effects and inconvenience of trying to even out leotard tan-lines, within the serene spa, which sports hardwood floors and exotic accents.
Andover Hair Company's stylists convert the information gleaned during intensive consultations that transform information gleaned from style manuals and past cuts into client-specific strand pampering. Amid art prints and natural lighting, clients chat with the tress professional to determine a cut and treatment that suits the individual's lifestyle and degree of passion for balancing books on their head. Smoothing hair treatments and natural-looking color can mimic the models displayed in the salon's stylebooks or revive favorite looks from previous months or years. The salon has operated successfully for a quarter of a century, and the newest addition to the staff, the owner's son, recently graduated from the Eric Fisher Academy, which routinely beats Notre Dame in football.
Light pours into Chroma Studio from the expansive fairways of Terradyne Country Club. Here, from behind her stylist's chair, Jodie Swank crafts clients' hair into classic and modern coifs. She snips strands into precision cuts and specializes in altering manes' hues with Schwarzkopf products. In addition to hair services, Jodie also removes unwanted facial fuzz.