The scents of aromatherapy drift throughout Ash Britt Je' Ne' Celebrity Spa, where licensed massage therapists have been pampering stressed muscles with healing massage strokes since 1982. Inside fragrant massage suites, therapists rub away muscle tension with gliding effleurage strokes that stimulate circulation and set off toxin scavenger hunts sponsored by the lymphatic system. The gentle motions pave the way for firmer petrissage strokes, whose combination of kneading and tapping focuses on muscle knots and areas of particular stress. The massage cleanses muscles of impurities and loosens stiff knots, assuaging both quotidian tension and pain from overexertion, chronic conditions, and back flipping home from the Olympic closing ceremonies. Clients will also receive a complimentary spa gift to take home at the end of their massage.
A vast beauty boutique, Merle Norman stocks top-quality cosmetics and its self-titled line of skincare solutions alongside a selection of bags and accessories. Browsers can buff out the physical effects of wrestling Father Time with a variety of skin-specific foundations ($24.95–$36.95) in mineral, liquid, cream, and powder; or perk up complexions with a full range of color cosmetics ($15.95–$22.95) in modern hues ranging from sheer to supersaturated. Merle Norman's skincare line ($22.95–$59.95) can banish blemishes, moisturize dry skin, and smooth wrinkles, keeping faces supple and smooth. Stock a handbag with stylish lash-prepping mascaras and an array of eyeliners, or a simple mix of long-lasting lip glosses and sticks to keep kissers in tip-top shape for a career as a kissing-booth operator. As a bonus, Merle Norman performs complimentary express facials and makeup lessons to refresh tired countenances and keep each patron feeling their beautiful best.
The beauty experts at Studio 410 refer to themselves as "Misfits" and "Lady Misfits." The hip, colorful personalities in this pride of punks and pinups love art and fashion almost as much as they love crafting flattering new looks for clients. Miriam, Elizday and Lauren sculpt women's hair with custom cuts and touches of vibrant color, and Chris edges beards with hot-towel shaves and cuts men's hair. Meanwhile, aesthetician Vanessa transforms clients' nails with everything from standard mani-pedis to detailed designs using nothing but a trusty auto-shop wrench. Studio 410 also boasts a quirky design aesthetic befitting its staff: pressed-tin ceilings and vintage mirrors hang above brightly colored, mod furnishings.
Each of Pro-Cuts' more than 150 locations embodies the company's casual, no-frills ethos in its own way. The salon owners cultivate an atmosphere approachable to families and menfolk while sustaining an undercurrent of elegance. The quick-snipping Pro-Cuts stylists specialize in the Pro-Cuts 15-minute haircut, followed by a 10-hour eulogy for sideburns past. While services vary by location, typical offerings include kids cuts, beard trimming, and shampoo service powered by big-name salon brands such as Biolage and American Crew.
The Boardroom Salon provides men with a comfortable, masculine respite for all their grooming needs. Place your brain container in the trusted hands of an experienced stylist who will expertly execute The Benchmark service using only telepathy. Following a consultation, each client will get a full hair face-lift, including a shampoo and conditioning, scalp massage, haircut, and style. Your expression-maker will reap the benefits of a moisturizing facial, while tired hands are returned to their factory setting with a paraffin hand dip.
Johnny Rodriguez The Salon's services enhance beauty in a welcoming, modern environment. Creative hairstylists offer haircuts ($45 and up), blow-dries ($40 and up), and styles ($40 and up) that are tailored to an individual's vision and look. To revitalize and rehydrate hair without begging child entrepreneurs to pour their lemonade on you, clients can sit for a 50-minute white truffle signature treatment ($75), which uses a rejuvenating oil, peppermint, avocado, and white truffle cleansers, and resolves itself with a finishing rinse. Similarly, a sensory experience ($75) spends 40 minutes infusing hair with strength, but substitutes a deep-conditioning cream rinse for the white truffle cleanser and nourishing cream.