The experienced scissor shifters at Scoreboard Haircuts for Men sculpt and style gentlemen's manes with precision, using Paul Mitchell products. The package begins with a shampoo and conditioning, in which the hair is cleansed, pampered, and serenaded by nutrients doing their best Barry White impression. Then a scalp massage tenderizes the head terrain, relaxing both client and pelt for the forthcoming haircut. Any style, from shaggy to slim, receives the shear shaping, and trimmed hair unites in common length. A reshampoo pretties up the new ’do and softens mop-tops for shaping and styling. Finally, the hot-towel treatment graces facial surfaces, and renewed cheeks and chins emerge as clean and textured as a grade-school play about sandpaper factories.
The Reagle Beagle specializes in manscaping —not covering gentlemen in AstroTurf, but rather focusing exclusively on top-notch grooming and hairstyles for men. The house haircut far exceeds the average buzz-and-go in both quality and satisfaction. Under the hands of experienced stylist Lynette, you'll get a detailed hair, brow, and ear trim to shape and shorten scalp hairs and tame strays that have attempted to migrate down the face. In addition to those depilatory delights, you'll get a mini facial massage, the soothing warmth of hot-steam face towels, a cooling menthol shampoo, a revitalizing under-eye treatment for naturally occurring shiners, and a hot-stone neck massage sure to ease pain and produce an overwhelming sensation of wellness.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
At Beauty Oasis, clients are guaranteed to be the center of attention. That's because the cozy salon is designed to service just one guest at a time. So there's no crowded salon to worry about or magazines to pretend to read. When clients arrive, stylist Kathy Alali is ready to pamper them with haircare and skincare services. Nonetheless, the salon still offers complimentary WiFi, coffee, and tea.
Hardwood floors, dim but warm lighting, and draped windows cosset spa-goers in a cocoon of relaxation at Avon Serenity Spa. Level your exhausted limb federation onto a cushioned massage bed and allow the skilled hands of a massage therapist to administer direct-to-muscle stress relief in the form an hour of Swedish massage. Swedish massage does not involve putting chocolate-coated snow on the shoulders but instead consists of long, flowing strokes of comfortable, knot-relieving pressure. This massage technique is lighter than deep tissue, ideal for most individuals, and has been shown to reduce pain, aid circulation, and thoroughly relax rigid thinking patterns.
Signature Service: The MVP Experience
Brands Used: Tea Tree Shampoo
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Though one seldom sees the spinning red-and-white pole out front any more, barbershops still thrive in America?Sport Clips owns and operates more than 1,000 hair cutteries that cater specifically to men and boys. Inside each location, stylists buzz clippers, massage shoulders and scalps, and wrap faces in hot towels. They happily keep up friendly conversation, but also cater to customers who'd prefer to quietly watch a game on one of their flatscreen TVs.
In addition to maintaining a man-friendly atmosphere, each stylist can perform Sport Clips' signature service, the MVP Experience. They kick off the dude-pampering with a scalp massage that incorporates a Tea Tree shampoo treatment. Then, they wrap their client's face in a hot, steamed towel?a relaxing sensation that's good for the skin. They couple the towel wrap with a quick neck and shoulder massage, completing the whole service in about 20 minutes, giving guys plenty of time to return to chopping logs with their bare hands.