Though Perfect Ten Nail Salon’s technicians have no problem looking guests in the eye and greeting them with a warm smile, their attention quickly wanders to hands and feet as they set to work trimming, primping, and polishing nails. The experienced technicians keep acrylic and Shellac polishes close by their manicure stations, making use of the colorful bottles when the time comes to embellish nails with colorful portraits of their wearers. Manicures and pedicures also tend to skincare needs with flourishes such as oil rinses, foot massages, and soothing paraffin treatments.
Expert hairstylist Rachel Johnson deftly shears, shapes, and styles tresses at Aspen Spalon. Hair feathers ($10–$15 each) and strands of hair bling ($4 each) add an avian accent or tinselly touch to coiffures, providing extra texture without the hassle of braiding in silly straws. Tame overgrown tufts with a haircut and style, unleashing a barrage of snip-snips to tame sprawling head gardens into trim topiaries. The salon supplements haircutting services and scissor-throwing competitions with Redken conditioning treatments to soften and smoothen locks and eyebrow waxing to craft artistic arches.
At A Wild Hair Salon, Scarberry and Bettis chop bobs, upgrade updos, wax wayward brows, and more. Banish bothersome bristles with a wax, during which experienced stylists evict freeloading fuzz from your eyebrow or upper lip ($10 each). Scarberry and Bettis are schooled in the secrets of strands, and will expertly shampoo ($15+), cut ($15–$25), and blow-dry your locks into compliment-garnering form. Patrons passionate for perms can curl their mops ($65+), and a new hair color ($65+) gives clients the ideal disguise to sneak backstage and meet a world-class Boggle champion. Those looking to detail their digits may pamper tired fingers and toes with a mani ($17) or pedi ($30), or combine them into one soothing package. Scarberry and Bettis advise making appointments at least 24 hours in advance.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, and a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towels leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Strength BA's owners refuse to label their gym by the kind of exercises that go on; they don't stick to one regimen long enough for that kind of advertising to make sense. They train students according to the CrossFit philosophy, which transitions daily to new kinds of exercises to keep the body from becoming too used to any one form. They construct devious, grueling, back-breaking workouts, from pushing carts full of bricks through the parking lot to hefting weights anchored to the wall, a line of equipment affectionately called "death row", since it's actually a scale model of the River Styx.