Groupon Asks: What inspired you to start this business?
"I've been in the beauty industry for 20+ years, and have worked with major cosmetics lines as well as worked in upscale day spas. I knew the moment I stepped foot into my first day spa that this would be something that I would delight . . . in. Making guests feel beautiful, comfortable, and deserving."
-Detra Dixon, Owner of In2You Day Spa
Francheska DeLaney is an artist, and her canvases occupy the tips of fingers and toes. At The Nailology Studio, she tailors manicures and pedicures to her clients' specifications, soaking, filing, and buffing men's fingernails, for instance, or glamming up ladies' nails with her tools and brushes. Her portfolio displays short, cream-colored nails flecked with gold leaf, leopard-spotted toenails with zebra-print tips that help wearers illustrate the food chain to their children, and even 3-D crystal-kitten charms adhered to a fuchsia backdrop. And Francheska doesn't just innovate with pattern, color, and embellishments, either?she also takes nail shape into consideration. Long and pointy, medium and round, or short squares with softened edges, nails in Francheska's hands flourish into their most stylish selves.
Pamper Me Spa Lounge's skilled massage therapists and nail technicians put minds and muscles at ease in a calm, quiet atmosphere. Swedish, aromatherapy, and sports massages utilize a combination of lighter and deeper kneads to help increase circulation and put edgy skeletons at ease. Manicures and pedicures include massages of the arms and legs in addition to tidying tips with standard nail lacquer or long-wearing CND Shellac.
At Studio 5012, stylist Crysta McDonald joins a team of experienced hair experts to revamp clients' locks with hair extensions, cuts, and frizz-taming services. The professional team has trained in all areas of haircare, from natural styles to custom weaves to conditioning treatments that repair damage from swimming in the giant cheese-fondue fountain at a millionaire's wedding.
A third-generation stylist certified in permanent makeup, eyelash extensions, and MAC cosmetics, Michelle Lea helps her clients to reach their glamour goals with a specialized menu of salon treatments. Three levels of eyelash extensions forge thick, lush lash lines through an individual application process that uses a medical-grade adhesive, ensuring blinkers achieve sultry glances throughout showers, workouts, and butterfly kisses with a sandpaper model.
Michelle can enhance features for even longer by tattooing eyeliner, lip color, or brow contours onto the face to shorten morning makeup routines. For special occasions, Michelle loads up her makeup palette with a selection of MAC cosmetics, customizing them to her subject's skin shade and personal style to create a flawless, glowing complexion that brims with youthful vigor like a bounce house at closing time.
Stylist Lauren Miller specializes in all types of hair. She can relax natural strands, chop them into a sassy bob or shorter do, or style them into twists, locs, and braids; alternatively, she can revamp looks altogether by sewing in natural-looking weaves. Lauren also complements new 'dos with semipermanent eyelash extensions, which pump up the volume and thickness of lashes for sultrier glances.