Stay true to your New Year’s resolution to stop cutting your own hair with today’s Groupon. For $45, new customers will get a haircut, Redken treatment, classic manicure, brow wax, and a 30-minute express facial or a 30-minute massage at Sharmaine’s Salon and Day Spa (a $126 value), home of the “best hot stone massage” according to Creative Loafing. Also included with your Groupon is a free new-client gift pack:
The stylists and aestheticians at Metro Hair Salon and Spa call on years of training and acclaimed beauty brands such as Sadoc, Alfaparf Milano, and Shellac to refine appearances from head to toe. Inside one of three cozy studios, staffers rejuvenate damage and smooth down frizzled follicles with deep-conditioning recovery treatments and Brazilian straightening techniques. Coif artisans carefully steer scissors through strands, cutting and styling hair to frame faces or bypass highly ticklish shoulders. The spa also indulges other bodily regions by dipping hands in silky paraffin, infusing facials with renewing caviar, and unearthing tension with focused deep-tissue massages.
With her crew of nail techs, manicurist Lu Bonilla channels 15 years of independent experience into her extremity-pampering services. Patrons trail fingers gently across the soft and supple skin on their feet and hands after paraffin wraps in the salon, which staff sanitizes regularly. Long-lasting Shellac polishes resist chipping for days, and french manicures add elegance to hands when one is playing piano or demonstrating disdain for the rules of soccer.
There are many paths to self improvement. The Laser and Cosmetic Center recognizes both internal and external routes to perfection. Hypnotherapist Maureen draws on experience accumulated at Temple, Barry, and Harvard universities to help patrons use their own hidden inner strengths to quit smoking, lose weight, or improve their general mindsets.
Dr. A. Valdes, the resident physician at the center, helps work on the surface to work towards beauty. He isn't fond of scalpels, preferring to rejuvenate his clients' faces without surgery, smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume with dermal injections. He administers injections of Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and other fillers, targeting areas such as crow's feet and smile lines. He can even perform non-surgical face-lifts and lessen double chins without hiding one beneath a Victorian ruff.
The center's expert staff also performs a variety of other cosmetic treatments. Their Candela laser removes unwanted body hair, as do electrolysis sessions. Facials, microdermabrasion, and clinical peels help to clarify complexions, while permanent makeup lends definition to eyebrows and lips. There's a Harvard-educated hypnotherapist on staff as well, who strives to curb bad habits and addictions.
The dermatologists at Bay Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery provide treatment geared toward two ends: skin health and skin beauty. Their chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser hair removal keep skin smooth by removing dead cells and unwanted hair from the surface. Dermatology services screen skin for signs of melanoma, help treat acne, and use UVB light therapy to alleviate symptoms of psoriasis and eczema. The staff also removes spider veins by injecting a special solution or reduces the appearance of fine lines with the injection of prescription Botox. Bay Dermatology stocks a product lineup that includes ColoreScience, Glo Minerals, Latisse, NeoCutis, and Image Skin Care. The center traces its origins to 1988, and since then the team has opened offices in seven local towns.
Salon Zero's stylists are equipped with eco-friendly, ammonia-free hair products to manage manes with a trio of haircut packages. Trimming sessions commence with an in-depth consultation in which beauticians determine the patron's desired style, hair type, and presence of in-grown feathers. Stylists then snip and trim coifs into a new shape before blow-drying them to make sure they don't catch a cold.