Though Mallia Color & Design Studio’s name honors the salon’s commitment to sculpting fetching hairstyles, the beauty boutique also excels at nearly any type of aesthetic treatment. Aestheticians administer a dozen different skin therapies, which range from microdermabrasion treatments to collagen and elastin facials. They also perform makeup services and ready visages for applications with facial waxing, threading, and inspiring pep talks. Nail techs groom digits with spa or express manicures and pedicures and apply and fill full sets of eye-catching nails. In the salon, a talented team of stylists crops tops. It can also lengthen coifs with extensions and customize hues and texture with a variety of color and keratin treatments.
By completing an extended course in the treatment of hair loss and scalp disorders, Jessica Dalton earned herself a certificate from the Hair Loss Control Clinic, an international provider of laser hair-loss treatments. She puts her credentials to work at Clayton Aesthetics, located in Tymm's Place, using the MEP-90 laser on men's and women's thinning pates in an attempt to re-grow lost strands and add volume to existing manes. This high-tech form of biostimulation has been found to be safe in more than 3,500 medical papers and one disappointed mad scientist's diary.
For 29 years, Samantha's Other Place's cadre of savvy stylists have anointed scalps with a menu of salon services for lady locks and man manes alike. A partial highlight rewards favored strands of hair for never clumping together into bands of seditious cowlicks before receiving a deep conditioning treatment and a shiny, new up-do. Humans of the male persuasion can receive a haircut and coax one of Samantha's skilled snip artists into molding scalp fuzz into the shape of a bulging bicep or power tie.
A good spa will transport its guests to a time and place where everyday stresses are forgotten. American Image Salon & Spa can take you to a rainforest waterfall, for example—its monsoon massage sends the gentle mist of a Vichy shower cascading onto backs and shoulders. If you'd prefer a steamier setting, opt for the hot-stone massage, during which a therapist banishes tension with kneads and strategically placed lava rocks. There are also packages that provide even longer, more luxurious escapes, such as the 6.5-hour Day of Beauty: a Clarisonic facial, massage, mani-pedi, shampoo, makeup application, and lunch.
Sometimes, however, a visit to the spa or salon is a quick reward in the middle of the day. That's why the staff here administers most of the standard treatments for the hair, nails, and body. Stylists trim new 'dos and flatten frizz with Chi Enviro smoothing formulas, or nourish the skin with specialized facials. Manicures might feature add-ons from a seaweed mask to a layer of eco-paraffin, a more environmentally friendly way to soften the hands than by wrapping them in live ferrets. Gentlemen are hardly neglected, either. Their services include haircuts as well as mustache- and beard-tinting.
The savvy nail technicians at Christopher’s Hair Salon revamp appendage enders with an entire hour of phalange pampering. Warm-colored walls and natural lighting greet customers as they enter the salon, helping everyday stresses to melt away as the attentive staff makes them feel as welcome as a psychic at an SAT exam center. Hard-working people paws are then whisked away into the heart of the salon, where nail whisperers begin the claw cleanup by trimming and filing each digit tip, buffing jagged edges to leave them as smooth as a jazz singer’s pickup line. Cuticles regain their cuteness as over-reaching keratin is chicly and gently curbed, and finger and toe canvases are carefully painted in the hue that best complements the client's personality, mood, or favorite bolo tie.
Staycations are rarely as relaxing as real vacations, though they are usually better than the spaycations you make your pets go on. Today’s deal ups the portmanteau ante with a $50 spacation at Mitchell James Salon, the chic yet casual salon located at the Boulevard. Your spacation will include your choice of a 30-minute sports massage or deep-tissue massage ($40 value) plus a 30-minute customized facial ($40 value), an express manicure ($14 value), and a haircut ($35 value). Services do not have to be redeemed all in one visit.At this point, our LaserDisc player went on the fritz, leaving the secrets of Dr. Skorton reburied in the sands of format obsolescence for future generations to uncover.