A fresh tan often indicates that someone has just returned from an exotic, faraway beach, but with Jen's Mobile Spray Tanning, guests can get a bronzed look without stepping out their front door. The cosmetic nomads bring spray-tan solution and nourishing salves from Aviva, Playboy, and Norvell to beautify complexions with custom, in-home airbrush tanning sessions. Jen's airbrush technicians apply the solutions evenly, leaving behind a natural-looking tan that takes seven or more days to fade.
Cuticles form an occasionally contested border between skin and nail. Learn how nail technicians can safely get them into good condition with Groupon?s investigation.
No one pays much attention to cuticles until they start causing trouble. Either they grow thick enough to intrude on a uniform manicure or they tear and cause pain. But the clingy strips of skin at the bottom of each nail actually perform some important functions. First, cuticles act as protective barriers that help new keratin cells grow into long, healthy nails instead of short, creepy talons. Second, they help keep bacteria out of the nail bed, where it can cause painful infections.
Though some nail salons offer to trim your cuticles during a manicure, the risk of infection?even with properly sanitized instruments?may outweigh any aesthetic benefit. After all, cuticles will grow back no matter what, so even a temporarily neater line at the base of the nail is unlikely to last for more than a few days. But nail technicians do have ways of fashioning smooth ovals or almond shapes without exposing the nail to dangerous intruders. First, they?ll avoid tearing the skin by making sure it?s as soft and supple as possible. An intensive moisturizer will help, as will a soak in a bowl of warm water. Once the hands are well-conditioned, the tech will begin carefully, gently working with a cuticle stick, first pushing the cuticles back and then, with a tiny circular motion, buffing away any dead skin remnants and dried-on cupcake frosting still clinging to the nail.
Artist Tagger started tattooing at the age of 16. Since taking home his first convention award for a portrait of Albert Einstein inked on the foot, he's won a total of eight plaques, including several from the 2009 Chicago Body Art Expo. Though he specializes in realistic portraits, his portfolio also pops with comic-book colors, Eastern-style ornament, and stylized animals. Tagger travels to tattoo conventions to build a team of artists and piercers whom he'd trust with his own skin. In addition to drawing tattoos, the team practices sanitary body modification, paints commissioned murals, and designs logos that companies can never erase. As busy as he is, Tagger encourages clients to call him at home, day or night.
Kate Bilyj, Hygeia Healing Hands’ licensed massage therapist, has served as an official member of the massage-therapy team for the 2006 USA Track and Field National Championships and the 2008 USA Diving Olympic trials. Her vast knowledge of the human form and her experience in injury rehabilitation allow her to provide her clients with massages that nurture the mind and the body. She offers orthopedic massages, Swedish bodywork, sports massage, and active isolated stretching exercises.
It’s been more than 33 years since Don Allen cut his first head of hair, but his commitment to giving each client the perfect makeover remains as strong as ever. Along with fellow stylists Alberto Estrada and Emily Castor, Mr. Allen cuts and styles new ’dos with a focus on color, shape, and design. Whatever services his clients choose, Mr. Allen stands behind the salon's work; if the results don't please clients, Mr. Allen and his staff will perform free touchups, refund money, or travel back in time, no questions asked. And when he's not snipping strands, Mr. Allen uses his artistic eye to photograph everything from people to chairs.
European Style Salon & Mastic Spa have joined forces to create a new experience for you from head-to-toe. Offering salon services from haircuts, color, and style to manicures & pedicures along with esthetician packages & Mastic products, too!