The attentive staff at Revo Nails & Spa festoons fingers and toes with a glossy array of nature nails, acrylic nails, and CND Shellac polishes. But that's just the final step in relaxing nail regimens that include foaming sea-soak whirlpool baths, reflexology massages, and meticulous grooming and buffing services. Lest extremities have all the fun, the staff also brings complexions to a radiant glow with nourishing facials and subdues tension in the muscles with Swedish and deep-tissue massages, also designing packages for brides or those playing the role of king, queen, or spoiled mayor for a day.
This relaxing bastion of beauty offers an arsenal of soothing services, including hydrating facials, fuzz-banishing waxing, eyebrow tinting, and tress taming haircuts to primp up and polish valued patrons. Start de-stressing from the top with a stylish hair cut (women's from $45, men's from $25), or dip below the follicle border with a 45-minute Ayurvedic chocolate herbal facial, complete with warm steam, a customized mask, and a knot-melting massage ($70). A 30-minute essential oil wrap provides all-over skin smoothing with moisturizing warm oil, burnishing bodies with flowing strokes from an exfoliation brush to stimulate the lymphatic system and promote detoxification ($65). Finish your bout of crown-to-sole indulgence with a 60-minute whirlpool pedicure ($55), including a hydrating foot mask and slick of polish to prettify piggies for vigorous toe-texting. To maintain the delicate balance of LD Hair Design Studio’s pampersphere, clients are asked to leave wee ones and their gregarious imaginary friends at the homestead.
Thanks to hair relaxers, you can walk into a salon curly and leave straight. Zoom in on the chemistry of your curls with Groupon?s introduction.
Human hair is flexible enough to run wild as a mountain stream one day and fall as straight as water over the Hoover Dam the next. But to make lasting changes to its texture, you need to go beyond the reach of styling tools down to the chemical level. All hair is made of keratin, a hard protein that?s also central to our skin, nails, and exoskeletons. To form a single hair, keratin molecules link together in different patterns with the help of three types of chemical bonds: hydrogen bonds and salt bonds, both of which break easily in water and reform when dry, and disulphide bonds, which can only be broken by certain chemicals. In straight hair, the disulphide bonds are evenly aligned. In curly hair, however, the bonds occur irregularly and at odd angles, causing the hair to twist and kink on its way down.
When you style your hair with heat or water alone, you break the weaker hydrogen and salt bonds to allow your do to take a new shape. Once water touches your hair, however, the bonds reform in their customary way, and you?re back where you started. Chemical relaxers, therefore, work by dissolving the hair's tough, waterproof disulphide bonds and preventing them from reforming in their normal pattern.
The most powerful hair relaxers contain sodium hydroxide, otherwise known as lye. Given lye?s presence in drain openers and oven cleaners, you might guess that it can be quite harsh on human skin, which is why no-lye relaxers made from guanidine hydroxide are also common. There is a trade-off, however: some find that lye relaxers are harder on the scalp but gentler on hair, and work more quickly so that you can get back to staring at your hair in the mirror sooner. An experienced stylist can recommend the best method for your hair.
Couture Hair Expressions' stylists view their services not just as hair treatments, but also as clients' investments in their inner and outer beauty. The stylists encourage holistic beauty and believe that improvement of overall health can help a person look and feel their best. Each appointment, whether it's for a blowout or conditioning treatment, a simple cut or a full cut, color, and style package, they work with clients to ensure they know what to expect during the process, and how to care for their look after leaving the salon. Staff aestheticians beautify clients' skin in a similar fashion using the ilike organic skin care line from szép élet which is created from organically grown and handpicked herbs. They offer post-treatment techniques to extend their effects, such as suggesting particular creams to reduce acne and avoiding naps in garden ponds to escape that pruney skin look.
At Shawntay's Creative Nail Boutique, Shawntway Johnson brings more than 15 years of experience as a licensed nail technician to pamper clients with creative nail designs, all within a relaxing spa environment. Over the years, she's trained with OPI, Creative Nail Design, and Ardell, learning how to professionally style nails, apply eyelash extensions, and even make frogs handsome without having to kiss them. Spa packages treat clients to long-lasting Shellac mani-pedis and flat-iron hair-straightening treatments over glasses of champagne.