The air inside at Beau 'A Ravir Salon & Spa doesn't have the artificial smell that characterizes some salons. That's because the stylists use professional beauty products by Pravana and Enjoy that are loaded with botanicals—a pleasant alternative to noxious chemicals and flowers that refuse to wear deodorant. The staff take their time with clients, whether consulting with them before a designer cut, color service, or keratin treatment or descending on tense muscles with soothing strokes during a massage.
Adagio Euro Salon's boutique-style salon space is designed to accommodate clients looking for personalized, one-on-one attention. Inside of the crisply colored confines, the stylists cut, shape, and color locks to match clients’ desired look, length, and penchant for riding roller coasters. Likewise, the salon’s resident nail technician often supplements hair services with detailed mani-pedis that can be customized for weddings and other special events.
For more than 23 years, clients have flocked to Judy Foguth's hair salon to update their 'dos with the latest cut, color, and texturizing trends. She and her team of six experienced cosmetologists make over manes with everything from traditional perms and japanese hair straightening to Cinderella double-bonded hair extensions, which last four–six months before turning back into yarn. Proficient in updos, Judy’s team can also style clients preparing for proms, weddings, or other special days, and extend their expertise to fit and style wigs for adults or children suffering from cancer or medical hair loss.
In addition to scissors or clippers, your stylist may pull out a razor. Learn what it does with Groupon’s look.
Shears are often considered the tool of the trade, but stylists carry an oft-forgotten but equally important tool in their arsenal—the straight razor. Deciding which one to use depends on a variety of factors, the texture and density of your hair chief among them. Though shears can create virtually any style from any angle, the result is always a straight, blunt cut—lending the hair definition but potentially making it look thick. A razor, on the other hand, cuts with a single fine blade, forming a softer, feathered appearance more akin to a peacock's majestic bouffant.
For people with fine to medium hair with a fairly smooth texture, this can create a dynamic, tossable style with lots of movement. If you have coarse or very fine hair, however, scissors might still be the better bet, as the razor might end up making it frizzy. Curly hair raises somewhat of a dilemma; though its coarse texture seems to demand shears, the tendency for ringlets to accumulate as a single, thick mass means a razor might be able to reduce the hair's weight and boost its movement and playfulness.
Upon graduating from the National Institute of Massotherapy, licensed therapist Cynthia Ours started her practice to help clients achieve internal balance and freedom from pain. Within the walls of Serenity Massotherapy, she cultivates a homey ambiance while easing tension with various techniques, such as Swedish, deep-tissue, and therapeutic massage. Cynthia also practices energy medicine and chakra balancing, which aim to improve the body's energy flow without visitors having to French-kiss electrical sockets.
Tension and pain are no match for Maryann Mlodzik, the licensed massage therapist who helps patients heal their ailments at Essential Bodyworks. She specializes in soothing Swedish relaxation massages and deep-reaching myofascial and trigger-point therapies. Clients can add aromatherapy and a shiatsu sinus treatment to decompress even further.