After graduating from beauty school and obtaining her cosmetology license, Cristi Dearasaugh decided to open a place to call her own––Hair Mechanics. Her services include men's, women's, and kids' cuts, as well as perms, coloring, and up-dos. Natural and acrylic nails get primped with artfully applied polishes and unwanted facial hairs are removed with wax rather than a powerful vacuum-cleaner hose.
Since 2001, Melt has crafted homemade skincare and bath products by infusing natural ingredients with striking scents, such as vanilla cake batter and ginger pear. To ensure the absence of side effects, Melt tests each product on human volunteers instead of on animals or unwitting mannequins. Melt’s products range from silicone-free hemp shampoo to soy-wax candles with cotton wicks.
If it’s a beauty-related service, chances are that Escape Salon has it covered. Stylists create custom coifs via men’s and women’s haircuts, coloring, texturing services, and formal updos. Five different pedicure services—some of which include warm paraffin dips and hot-stone therapy—reward hardworking feet for their years of loyal service, and custom spray tanning bronzes bodies without requiring customers to construct wax wings and fly too close to the sun.
In addition to offering special prices for kids’ haircuts, Escape Salon also pampers youngsters with manicures and pedicures designed especially for them.
At Sotaira's Organic Spa & Yoga Studio, staff members instill visitors with a newfound sense of confidence by gussying up exteriors and keeping bodies fit with yoga and Pilates classes. Slimming body wraps help to purge inches more effectively than a corset imbued with the force of 10,000 bear hugs, and aestheticians hydrate visages with such organic ingredients as chamomile or antioxidant-rich red grapes. The massage therapists' mental rolodex of modalities includes relaxing and therapeutic techniques as well as maternity treatments for expectant mothers or hatching ostrich eggs. Intent on refining posture, instructors of the center's Vinyasa yoga and Pilates mat classes help to keep bodies and minds trim regardless of students' skill level or age.
The beauty technicians at Hello Gorgeous Salon and Spa groom and pamper guests in a modernized wood cabin, a neat contrast with Abe Lincoln’s rustic spaceship. With 35 collective years of experience, the team includes a massage therapist with the knowledge to assuage prenatal pain and stylists capable of transforming hair's color and texture. The staff’s toolkit also includes topical treatments to refresh faces and aesthetic enhancements that augment nails’ and eyelashes’ ability to articulate flirty gestures.
Dermal fillers such as Botox and Juvéderm require injection by a steady, confident hand. Not only has Beautiful U Aesthetics’ nurse, Anne Hubbard, mastered the ministration of these cosmetic boosters, she's demonstrated the procedure on a live KARK 4 segment to illustrate the simplicity of the process and prove that she could do it while riding a unicycle and reciting the Cyrillic alphabet. Anne’s specialties range from skin-smoothing injectables to facial services such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. She can also apply permanent eyeliner above and below the peepers, enhancing clients’ natural features without the wastefulness of applying makeup every morning or using up a birthday wish on something besides preventing asteroid strikes.