Started in 1961 by Dr. Stanley Pearle, the nationally recognized and trusted franchise now operates in nearly 800 company and franchise locations nationwide. The master visionaries are welltrained in assisting all bespectacled beings, from casual librarians to picky, temperamental cyclopes. Equip a corrective pair of Essential frames, or slip on a pair of designer eye enhancers such as those by Anne Klein and DKNY, or high-end frames from Versace. Single-vision lenses adjust a singular field of vision, whereas specialty PearleThin complete lenses are lightweight heavyweights.
Family-owned Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio—open since 1968—proffers its own high-quality line of cosmetics, which includes all manner of makeup and skincare products. During makeovers, makeup artists gussy up faces, matching colors to clients’ skin tones and Ninja Turtle mask, and cut and color hair into alluring new dos. During manicures and pedicures, techs lavish nails with OPI color in an open contemporary setting of gray, brown, and maple tones and white stainless steel. Shoppers get a chance to try out products, many of which are made in the United States, before they take the financial plunge.
Salon Element's stylists craft new looks for their clientele during services that range from full hair coloring and styling for ladies to cuts and highlights for men. As scissors fly and shampoo lathers, guests can contemplate the modern art that hangs around the salon. The staff doesn't stop at hairdressing services, though. They also help skin stay smooth with cosmetic waxing and keep hair straight and voluminous with keratin glazes.
Rose Fick's 15 years of salon experience serve as the foundation for StoneHouse Hair & Nails?but it?s the seven talented stylists that are the pillars that keep clients coming through the doors and leaving looking well-coiffed and reinvented. These stylists facilitate physical transformation via haircuts, coloring, and occasion styling. An in-house nail technician keeps digits groomed and vibrant with manicures and pedicures, and a massage therapist loosens muscles and raises spirits with full-body massages and body wraps. Additional spa treatments, like brown-sugar foot scrubs and hot-towel and cold-stone facial massages, can turn a salon visit into an escape from the traffic jams and pop quizes of the outside world.
It’s no surprise that a place called Healthier New You specializes in helping clients look and feel better. What’s more intriguing is how the spa’s owner and operator Rose actually accomplishes this. For starters, she uses an exclusive body-slimming wrap to reduce cellulite and tighten skin in sessions of up to two hours, using herbal ingredients to treat the face as well as the body. Her other beautifying services include an advanced treatment called microcurrent therapy, which uses a new machine to tone and tighten skin, reducing the appearance of blemishes and firming contours.
Clients don’t all fit into a single box at Nico’s Salon. Stylists take into account clients' different hair textures, skin tones, and grooming routines every time they craft a new hairdo. A bevy of classic and modern styles—including face-framing layers and blunt bobs—match with gloss applications or highlights that add depth to strands. Stylists also add curls with perms and temper frizz using a straightening formula.