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.
After establishing their careers on opposite ends of the globe, sisters Dawn and Kathy came together to pour 35 years of combined experience into Beauty on Broadway Salon. Working side by side, the sisters give regular folks the red-carpet treatment by doling out specialty services including mani-pedis and permanent makeup. A resident hairstylist transforms tresses by performing everything from simple bang trims to Brazilian keratin-smoothing treatments. To reface faces, the salon also hosts an aesthetician with more than 20 years' experience, who administers ultra-hydrating and anti-aging facials that help fight free radicals and reverse damage from pie fights.
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.
Outside Salon Zero’s second-story windows, palms and tall trees sway as stylists feather strands of hair through fingers for a precise clip or color hair using ammonia-free products. Because it's a fume-free salon, they accomplish their services without shrouding clients in a cloud of chemicals, which can cause teary eyes or Toxic Avenger sequels. During consultations they hope to inspire clients to avoid such harmful chemicals, educating them on healthy alternatives. Their services range from infusing hair with vitamins while expunging built-up minerals and chlorine left behind by damaging hair products to massaging botanical-based Phyto Phytopolleine universal scalp elixir into craniums, treating dry or oily conditions. Their nail techs perform mani-pedis with a soy-based polish remover, and aestheticians brush low-temperature, all-natural wax along faces to eliminate unwanted hair and soften skin. The team can also take their chemical-free ways to weddings or photo shoots with on-location services.