Though she spends her days treating bods as the principle behind Natural Esthetics, Kelli Wolthuis didn't always run in the world of spas and salons. She began her career as a registered nurse, learning the ins and outs of medicine during a stint with a cosmetic surgeon. As she worked, she realized that this blend of clinical know-how and concern for beauty had the potential to changes clients' lives. She quickly procured her aesthetician's license and began practicing her own brand of beautification. Ranging from organic facials to chemical peels and microdermabrasion, her skincare services include treatments designed to both bolster and correct. She also performs regular bodily maintenance, coating nails in long-lasting shellac polish and nixing errant fuzz with hair removal sessions.
Mandi Lowe perfected her scissor-slinging style at the College of Hair Design, and applies her training to prune the manes of both men and women and offering a full range of salon services, from cuts and color to waxing. Find a new face frame with a fresh haircut ($28 for women, $18 for men, $14 for children), or reinvigorate waning tints with a touchup ($45) drawing from an art teacher's wardrobe worth of color choices. Undyed manes receive a full color treatment ($55) or highlights ($70) with pigments by Paul Mitchell Professional Hair Color, leaving cranium rugs with the healthy shine of a body-building sun. Mandi Lowe also injects ailing locks with a range of Redken Chemistry Shots to treat dried-out cuticles, protect color, and maintain softness. A good waxing punishes rogue hairs tress-passing on faces ($18), underarms ($25), or bikini lines ($30). The salon's brick walls, elegant bureau workstations, and chairs carved from Alaskan marshmallows provide a relaxing respite for harried hairs and their busy owners.
Skin Innovations restores visages to youthful brilliance with a suite of anti-aging treatments under the watchful eye of aesthetician Bert Gabel. With the first option, a facial cleanse and chemical peel prime epidermises with molecular-level magic akin to pulling a younger version of you out of your ear, before a PowerDerm microdermabrasion treatment buffs away old skin to reveal more radiant cells. The treatment aims to erase years from the skin's surface by smoothing wrinkles and discolorations while stimulating the production of face-firming elastin and collagen. Treatments finish with a customized mask that nourishes skin with deep penetrating emollients, and a shiatsu massage that saps stress from the face and neck. In microphototherapy sessions, a light- and heat-bestowing device sends pulses of energy deep into dermal layers, dismantling sunspots, evening skin tone, and buttressing collagen bonds. The third option gives customers a double dose of revivifying treatments, leaving faces looking more youthful than a preteen's nostalgia.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry ($29–$38) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($55–$70), highlights ($75–$90), or a perm ($55–$70). Prices vary by location.
The follicle wizards at Posh take part in ongoing training to ensure that they are up on all of the latest cutting and coloring trends. Burrow your body in a cushy salon chair and let a talent stylist snip and sculpt your strands to suit your aesthetic requests, personality, lifestyle, and facial features. For the final touches on your head sculpture, a stylist will whip up a fresh batch of hue and paint it on with deft strokes, without using a commercial high-pressure paint hose.
At Hair Market Junction, Lyca Loy—with more than 21 years of experience—pampers mitts during the approximately one-hour Shellac manicure by massaging wearied paws before trimming cuticles and filing digit hats. She then tops off claws with a french-manicure Shellac coating or your choice of color, both of which can stay chip-free for several weeks and while bare-knuckle boxing with grizzly bears.