Unlike head-shrinkers who decrease your brain space and increase your thetan count, head-shapers are the guerilla artists of the 21st century, inserting their stunning creations into the everyday world via your newly beautified noggin. Atop the hardwood floors of Color By Numbers' handsome salon, wayfarers questing for hair resolution shed their unseemly burden of knots and whorls beneath an expert stylist's shears. Finally figure out if bangs suit your face-shape or how to form a sultry side part, then lean back and let the stylist transform your locks into a new 'do that suits your lifestyle and personality.
In a whirlwind of cosmetic products by the likes of Aveda, Redken, and OPI, a diverse cast of beauty boosters pool their talents to create a tranquil spa getaway where passersby can gussy up their hair, skin, and nails. At Revelations Salon & Spa, hairstylists well versed in coiffure modifications add va-va-voom to freshly shorn locks with halo highlights or all-over color. Skin technicians perform various facials to clarify complexions muddled by acne, dryness, and calculus equations scrawled with a sharpie. Their relaxing massages unwind knotted muscles scattered throughout the body, and their comprehensive pedicures melt tension between toes tired of making strained conversation with each other.
For many people, pampering means spending the day at the spa or napping in a pool full of kittens. For others, it could mean learning new skills in a sexy fitness class. At Be Studios, guests get two out of four. In one glam-blasted room, instructors lead pole-dancing pupils in the sultry arts. Down the hall, spa technicians beautify guests with an array of spa services such as facials for exfoliating dry skin. Either way, the studio aims to outfit women with experiences and accoutrements to help them leave feeling relaxed and empowered, much like a nuclear plant on a cruise ship.
At Facelogic, skin specialists incorporate a wide range of solutions and techniques to beautify skin during clinical-grade facial treatments. Miniscule currents of electricity stimulate facial muscles during noninvasive microcurrent treatments, which tighten skin and boost its production of collagen and elastin. A mask with beads of encapsulated oxygen helps rejuvenate faces during the oxygen facial, a treatment more effective than blowing on your own face with a crazy straw. Organic enzymes soften and smooth the face during the skin-renewal facial. Facials like these—along with microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and an array of products from makers such as Peter Thomas Roth—alleviate skin ailments from acne to wrinkles. They also helped net the studio a mention on Fox 8's list of the best facials in town.
Facelogic's staff specializes in restorative and anti-aging facials and refurbishes weathered mugs with noninvasive microdermabrasion facials. Upon arrival, clients meet with a friendly aesthetician, who will custom-design the facial to their skin type and individual needs. The 60-minute treatment, which works to reverse the effects of aging and hyperpigmentation, can also reduce the appearance of acne scars and cleanse pores clogged with filling from pies thrown by sharpshooting clowns. Dead skin cells crumble under a thorough exfoliation to reveal the vivid visage, which may sport a fresh firmness and marked reduction in wrinkles and fine lines.
The skincare specialists at Facelogic Spa follow the same mantra: to bring out the best in each client. To do this, the technicians work through a brief questionnaire and skin analysis to determine which of the menu’s 10-plus facials best suit each client's skin. Signature facials rely on Facelogic’s own Signature skincare line, which uses botanical-based formulas and advanced cosmetic and pharmaceutical combinations to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. The Microdermabrasion Elite Facial covers skin with products from brands such as Dr. Dennis Gross and Image Skincare. All facials include an arm-and-shoulder massage, and can be enhanced with a range of add-ons, including chemical peels and sonnets composed by the aesthetician. Facelogic also carries products such as Glominerals makeup and Blinc mascara.