Gabanti Salon & Spa’s full juice bar, cozy fireplace, and gently heated floors demonstrate owner Denise Oliveto’s attention to detail and commitment to customers’ comfort. Every eight minutes, a double-filtered, sanitizing air-circulation system refreshes the interior of the two-story facility, where stylists coif chic styles in the spacious salon, and licensed cosmetologists perform beauty services in the tranquil day spa. If desired, clients can bring in photographs of their favorite looks for stylists and makeup artists to replicate, allowing mascara ignoramuses to take their Robert Smith impersonations to Vegas. Nail technicians apply lacquers to fingertips, cosmetologists target problems such as acne, aging, and allergies with custom facials, and massage therapists draw on a variety of techniques to ease aches and pains. Signature wedding packages, which include limousine services and exclusive use of the facility, pamper brides-to-be and their wedding parties with hair, makeup, and spa services.
Beach Bum Tanning's board-certified consultants speak with each client beforehand to determine the best tanning method for their golden-hued goals, allowing bronzed butterflies to emerge from their cocoons with a natural glow free of overexposure. The salon's Star Trekkian tanning beds come with features such as climate control, cool misting sprays, aromatic fragrances, and MP3 player inputs, and some beds are even open to the air to cut down on claustrophobia. As an alternative to tanning beds, the time-crunched can undergo an airbrush tanning that sun-gods skin without exposure to unforgiving UV rays or harsh Friar's Club roasts. Using a combination of fine-point- and wide-point-guided guns, Beach Bum's certified airbrush artists will shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to your body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
Harmony Heals is owned by Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals member Melissa Stein, who uses her trained hands to thwart tension and help her clients find physical and mental serenity. Her specialty is classic Swedish massage, during which she employs long, flowing strokes to gradually relax both the superficial muscles and the nervous system, and often incorporates light lotion or oil to reduce friction and soften the skin. Unlike some massage therapists who augment their services with the sounds of howler monkeys playing in their natural habitat, Melissa plays soothing music during each of her massages, and invites clients to disrobe to their desired comfort level rather than donning the traditional backless hot-dog costume.
Therapy Center of Cedar Knolls' staff members know that a successful massage must start with trust. That's why, at the beginning of all sessions, massage therapists consult with clients to determine where the pain or discomfort originates before determining the most effective method of treatment. The personalized sessions involve any number of massage modalities, which help address and eventually eliminate aches, pains, and old Limbo rivals' hexes. These styles of massage can range from deep-tissue and sports techniques that target specific areas to classic Swedish massage, during which long, flowing strokes help eliminate stress while restoring a sense of well-being.
Hair Dryers: The Physics of Rapid Evaporation####Hair Dryers: The Physics of Rapid Evaporation
The invention of the hair dryer has given hairstylists a powerful tool of the trade and the rest of us a quick way to dry soggy fireworks. Check out Groupon?s explanation of the science behind dry hair.
Given time, everything wet?even hair after a long shower?dries due to evaporation. When left to "air dry," hair slowly loses its moisture as the air scoops it up and converts it to water vapor. Hair dryers speed up the drying process by blowing hot air over the wet hair?a process that works wonders thanks to two key principles of evaporation:
Evaporation requires energy, and more energy?in this case, heat?helps break the bonds holding water molecules together more quickly; when those bonds are loose, the water changes states.
A pocket of air can only hold a certain amount of vapor before it becomes saturated. Thus, blowing air over the hair increases the amount of air that can potentially pick up the vapor.
All hair dryers consist of an electric fan and a heating element. As the fan pushes air down the barrel, it passes over the heat and emerges as hot air. Though some models heat coils of wire with an electrical current, others have ceramic heating elements, which can dry hair more quickly by producing the more radiant, safer far-infrared heat. Lately, many stylists have begun to adopt ionic hair dryers, which expel hot air with a surplus of negatively charged ions, reducing static electricity and resulting in smoother hair.
The staffers at Sizzle Tans make it their mission to guide customers through each location?s selection of beds, sunless-tanning options, and teeth-whitening treatments. Their collection of beds is broken into three different intensity levels and includes Ergoline's Open Sun 1050 and the temperature-controlled Prestige 1100. For customers who don't want to expose themselves to UV rays, Sizzle Tans has two sunless solutions: a trained technician can carefully airbrush bodies by hand, or clients can step into a VersaSpa booth equipped with nozzles that automatically coat skin evenly in tanning solution.