Eight types of beauty bars abound inside Shear Elegance Salon & Spa. Patrons flock to the body bar for detoxifying black Baltic-mud wraps and to the face bar for more than 10 types of facials, including the High Maintenance, which is accompanied by treatments for the eyes, lips, and hands. Clients can also choose a Shellac mani-pedi, lip wax, or lash tint in addition to the less conventional ear candling and three-layer hand facials. But the bulk of the service menu is dedicated to haircuts and color treatments, all of which end with expert styling.
Since 1988, the deal-hunters at Dry Clean Super Saver have connected customers with a trustworthy network of dry-cleaning and automotive-repair technicians. Armed with easy-to-use punch cards, clients save huge amounts money on dry cleaning and automotive maintenance, the two costliest household expenses after plumbing repair and poltergeist removal. The association of participating cleaners and garages stretches across the country, ensuring that cardholders can remove stains from a dress shirt or change an oil filter wherever they happen to be.
As the resident massage therapist at Be You Salon, Lana Abston is responsible for most of the relaxation that goes on here. She works her signature full-body Swedish and chair massages into tired backs and bodies to extinguish stress, end muscle cramps, and promote better circulation for her clients. But she doesn't work blind; Lana customizes each of her massages based on what each client needs, which is why she consults with each one first and reads the instructions printed on the back of their necks before getting started.
Miranda, a member of the Mod Squad at Mod Squad Hair and Nails, tends to fingers and toes with precision polish-work and luxurious flourishes. The nail technician grooms and dresses nails with colorful polishes and conducts warm paraffin dips to keep the hands smooth for when they hold their partners' hands or shake on a closed deal with a velvet salesmen. Mod Squad offers mani-pedis for children as well, and the staff comprises hairstylists and skincare experts to complete the picture.
Although nail technician NeNe Henderson specializes in Tammy Taylor acrylics and CND Shellac, her best nail-tending tool may be her ears. Before performing any of her signature spa mani-pedis, she listens attentively as clients describe their wildest nail fantasies, ask questions, or simply do their best Richard Nixon impersonation. Then she sets to work amid B'Polished Salon's lavender and sage-green walls, which oversee full-service hairstyling and makeup applications.
Co-owners Jaclyn Beighle and Tiffany Brown use their beauty expertise to take care of all hair and skin issues. They cut and color hair on men, women, and Cabbage Patch Kids in need of a makeover. They also remove unwanted hair from the face and body with warm wax. On the spa side of the business, facials refresh mugs, and massages loosen knotted muscles.