Dozens of makeup compacts add color to the airy interior of Panache Skin Care & Makeup Studio, where beauticians enhance clients' natural features with their own signature line of cosmetics. Of course, makeup is most striking when it's applied to clean, healthy skin, which is why the studio also stocks a full line of professional Dermalogica products.
Panache, however, is much more than a cosmetics studio. The menu of beauty services includes everything from eyebrow threading to exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments. There's also an educational element to the studio?regular makeup lessons teach students how to add just the right amount of blush and how to effectively camouflage oneself in a jungle setting. The studio is also replete with certain perks, such as on-site parking and memberships on a monthly- or yearly-basis.
The hair, long with a slight wave, is neatly bundled together by shade. It waits to be sewn into clients’ natural hair by an extension specialist, creating brand new looks instantly. The stylists at No Limits Hair Boutique are experts at changing up visages, using hair dye and relaxer treatments. They also provide hair-braiding techniques such as micro braids, senegalese twists, and locs.
As a leading purveyor of eco-friendly salon practices in the Lehigh Valley, Lux treats tresses to natural and safe haircare services in a comfortable setting outfitted with recycled and sustainable furniture. Give your hair a lesson in healthy living with non-ammonia, single-process color from Organic Colour Systems before dousing strands in a moisture-rich deep-conditioning treatment. Your knowledgeable and friendly stylist will trim split ends and style hair awnings into hair canopies designed to frame, flatter, and shade your face shape. Apply your $5 discount toward any of Lux’s environmentally sound product lines and feel Earth’s tectonic plates quiver with delight. Instead of weaving leftover trimmings into balaclavas or friendship bracelets, all hair clippings are donated to Matter of Trust to help clean up oil spills around the world.
This combined day spa, salon, and fitness center features modern décor and a hip vibe, offering a one-stop shop for boosting beauty and well-being. Adroit pelt professionals employ hungry scissors to artfully nibble tresses into well-coiffed head hats (up to a $65 value), and hair switches hues with mood-ring-like agility during a single-process color treatment (a $61 value). The conditioning treatment (a $50 value) tames ferocious manes into purring submission, undoing the damage done by countless noogies and overly forceful hair flips. Insipid hand talons attain a magpie-tempting shine with the shellac manicure (a $40 value), a hybrid gel-polish treatment that can remain un-chipped for up to three weeks, barring run-ins with nail-loving gremlins.
An apothecary during the 19th century, Apotheca Salon and Boutique continues its healing tradition in a renovated clothing and skincare shop. A Brazilian bikini wax removes hair from intimate areas, leaving nether regions as smooth and bare as a birthday tuxedo. During the session, a waxer can either uproot every last tendril or shape a downy strip.
A visit to Celebrations Salon can be just like going to a concert on a bright summer day—you'll get a tan while listening to music you love. The salon's Velocity HP1000 tanning bed makes its temporary tenant feel at home by pouring her iPod's tunes out through its subwoofer and four speakers, all while three banks of lamps impart an even tan. Beyond offering high-tech bed bronzing and Norvell airbrush tanning, Celebrations Salon's staff turns keratin sheets into their own tiny canvases. After mani-pedis, they let loose their inner Picasso and adorn nails with eye-catching art such as polka dots, tiny cupcakes, and Thanksgiving-themed pilgrims and turkeys. And they aren’t the only creative minds in the shop: hairstylists use scissors to slice through split ends and create elegant face-framing layers. They also highlight manes, add an ombre effect, or totally immerse strands in every color from soft gold tones to rich purples.
It takes only a fraction of a second to snip away a lock of hair, but Perfect Images Styling Salon's team has been preparing for that fleeting moment for more than two decades. The stylists harness high-quality Wella and Rusk products to create styles that look right at home on men and women. When the occasion calls for a little something extra, they straighten locks with the Opti-Smooth system or enhance color with dimensional highlights. A team of professional aestheticians picks up right where hairstylists leave off, performing beauty services that include mani-pedis, facials, and waxing treatments.