At I-Too, a team of experienced aestheticians works tirelessly to capture and eradicate errant hair using a combination of traditional and modern methods. An ancient Eastern art, eyebrow threading uses only a small, 100% cotton thread and the skillful hands of its master to carefully remove renegade forehead follicles. The process achieves finely sculpted brows by twisting the thread around the offending strands, evicting them quickly, painlessly, and before they can ask for their security deposit back. Because it doesn't strip the top layer of skin, threading is an appropriate technique for all skin types, causing minimal irritation or emotional distress to the face.
In 2003, beauty expert Reema Khan noticed just how many patrons of her Chicago salon sought expert brow-shaping services. Reema decided to open up Shapes Brow Bar, and since its inception, it has now expanded into a franchise with more than 75 locations nationwide. In addition to brow services, clients can opt for makeup applications, facial treatments, and body waxing services.
Earning accolades from the likes of Jezebel, Flirt & Flutter Beauty Boutique simplifies beauty routines with treatments that have long-lasting results. Eyelash extensions take the place of mascara to create fuller lashes that flutter for up to eight weeks. With HD brows services, technicians use a combination of waxing, threading and tweezing techniques to shape brows before darkening them with a henna formula that lasts up to six weeks. In the nail salon, Perfect Match gel polish blends the long-lasting finish of a gel with the speedy application of a polish. These time-saving beauty services can be consolidated with Bedicures?in which clients rest atop a plush massage bed while receiving a manicure and pedicure in tandem with their choice of facial service.
Flirt & Flutter Lash Loft also tends to the health of eyes inside the Lash & Brow Hospital, where a certified lashologist removes eyelash extensions, performs lash and brow treatments for cancer patients and helps eyes recover from misdirected wet willies.
Sol Oasis's founder and veteran manicurist, KaSundra, earned her stripes in the upscale salons of New York and Atlanta before getting the opportunity to work on the high-profile hands of Hollywood stars such as Terrance Howard, Kelly Hu, and Regina King. Welcoming only one client at a time in her tranquil spa, KaSundra is able to lavish each guest with her undivided attention as she performs a wide array of nail and spa treatments. She incorporates natural and organic products into her many services, which include facials, makeup application, Chinese finger-trap removal, and waterless pedicures that are safer and more sanitary than normal pedicures. As natural light peeks through decorative window screens and visitors kick back in a plush, olive-colored throne, KaSundra treats hands and feet like royalty.
It’s no coincidence that Devona Davis-Gordon, owner of Delaney’s Nail Loft, named most of her treatments after natural elements, such as helios, which means sun in Greek, or anthos, which means flower. The chic nail boutique is located right outside the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and the salon tends to use environmentally friendly products such as organic sugar scrubs and soothing bath salts. Both men and women can pop into the serene space for one of three indulgent manicure or pedicure treatments, and services for the ladies end with a colorful coat of China Glaze polish or two weeks’ worth of Gelish polish. Devona’s team also waxes away unwanted hair from the face and body and pumps up lashes with volume-boosting extensions.
“Remember, it begins with your eyebrows and ends with your feet,” reads a quote on Alicia's Arch Complete's Facebook page. For more than 15 years, beauty veteran Alicia Rankin has been building more beautiful bodies from the brows downward, working from a service menu that includes antioxidant-rich facials, full-body waxing, and nail services. To help customers maintain that postsalon patina at home, the staff also retails a line of foot and body scrubs in scents such as lavender, pumpkin spice, and pink grapefruit and can also be called upon to lead makeup lessons for individuals or groups of confused time travelers.