The owner and head stylist at Michael’s Hairloft Spa & Tanning, Michael J. Coyne III, helms his talented staff with passion and know-how picked up during 34 years of salon experience. Professionally trained hands subdue overstaffed thickets, deftly removing split ends and offering paid leave to cowlicks working overtime. An organic, green-tea conditioning treatment softens strands and boosts luster in a restorative 10–15 minute session. Expert colorists add texture and depth with 100% ammonia-free, organic hair color. Groupon customers can upgrade to a higher-level stylist or pair of fully automated scissors for an additional fee.
The team at La Chica Salon and Spa aims to make every client feel like a member of their family, which is why they maintain an easygoing atmosphere and care more about individual beauty than cookie-cutter trends. But that's not to say that their fingers aren't on the pulse of modern technologies—in addition to offering up-do-date cuts and color services, La Chica's stylists wield All-Nutrient keratin, a formaldehyde-free solution that straightens and smoothes strands. Nail techs beautify fingers with manicures, gel, and nail art and pamper feet with a spa pedicure that includes a scrub, a mask, hot towels, and a soothing massage.La Chica’s massage therapist, Tracey, treats bodies to her therapeutic touch in Swedish-relaxation, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massages that spelunk into muscles and roust out knots. Clients’ energy and bodily meridians align after 30-minute reiki healing sessions, or reflexology sessions manipulate pressure points on the feet to treat the full body.
The stylists at Identity cut, condition, and color the hair of women, men, and children using products from Aquage, Kenra Professional, and Matrix Professional Haircare & Color. The studio also houses a team of aestheticians who groom nails and wax unwanted hair. Appointed with ornately patterned furnishings and recent issues of hairstyling and Highlights magazines, the waiting area lets guests lounge before and after their appointments.
Backed by the diverse industry experience of Dr. Goth, Ageless Appearance’s friendly staff employs the Glytone peel system to imbue weary skin with youthful radiance in less than an hour. Aestheticians first gild visages in a preprocedure cleanser lotion and primer, which uses glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids to launder begrimed epidermises and cetrimonium bromide to siphon up grease. Once skin is as squeaky clean as a mouse living in a mansion's basement, the rejuvenating glycolic acid peel dissolves dull surface cells and age-indicating agents such as fine lines and discoloration. A neutralizer then curbs the peel’s potency, and a non-comedogenic lipid recovery cream soothes stressed skin with camelina oil filtered through the wing of a butterfly. A layer of oil-, fragrance-, and PABA-free sunscreen concludes the service by protecting clients from the adoring gaze of the sun.
Using advanced Chromogenex i-Lipo lasers—which have been praised by The Doctors—the technicians at New Beginnings Body Sculpting reduce both fat and inches from clients’ forms. Four pads outfitted with a total of 32 low-level lasers are placed along sites of concern, such as thighs, upper arms, or water wings, where they spend the next 40 minutes prompting fat cells to release their impurities and triglycerides. The cell waste is then absorbed and burned off by the muscles. The office’s i-Lipo Ultra goes one step further to create firmer physiques: the device’s built-in vacuum and infrared laser help smooth out cellulite and boost collagen production.
From inside Villager II Salon, a duo of hairstylists helps clients rework their images with a range of salon treatments. Specializing in color, the pair can add new hues to whole heads of hair or work in subtle highlights that add dimension and shine. When not wielding their color brushes, they spend their days trimming ends into new styles, conditioning hair to preserve strength and softness, and clipping bad hair days out of their calendar.
The staff of MaxManni, an Aveda concept salon and spa, understands that there are many ways to improve appearances. The spa's aestheticians share space with tailors and dressmakers who alter and resize garments to flatter bodies. Aestheticians mount eyelash extensions alongside natural lashes with a polypeptide bond, and accent faces with cosmetics infused with ingredients such as cinnamon from Madagascar. Aided by custom blends of pure flower and plant essences, massage therapists knead and stroke muscles to improve circulation and excavate wallets misplaced under muscle cushions. Tastefully furnished with tile and hardwood floors, MaxManni’s studio upholds a no-cell-phone policy to ensure that no accidents are caused by texting while depilating.