SalonKarma pampers world-weary frontispieces with personalized skincare treatments in a soothing spa environment. The 90-minute SalonKarma signature facial is tailored to each client's skin type, dermal disposition, and favorite national anthem. Following a personalized skin consultation, a friendly, certified aesthetician will reanimate slacking skin through one of three specialized treatments, which include a thorough cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction to evict dead skin, dirt, and low-orbiting asteroids. The skinsperience culminates with a hydrating mask and stress-relieving facial massage.
Luminous Glow, Inc. owner Barbara Clark dismisses the sun’s harmful UV rays and orange tanning products in favor of using organic products from Lavish Tan. Developed by a Neutrogena chemist, Lavish Tan’s patent-pending solution is made from natural ingredients, including a brown-sugar base that’s derived from apples. The natural formula eschews the usual beet- or carrot-fermented extracts of other blends, thus avoiding the unpleasant aroma and tangerine undertones of other spray tans. Luminous Glow, Inc.’s bronzing artists custom-spray limbs with coppery mist during 20- to 30-minute sessions, leaving bodies as expertly shaded as a elm tree in a da Vinci painting.
Pure distilled water and sound waves are the only weapons an ultrasonic facial needs to attack blemishes. The sound waves distribute healing compounds into the pores, ones designed to fight sunspots, acne, and dry skin. With added microcurrent therapy, the treatment also boosts collagen to trigger healing that continues after the facial ends.
The ultrasonic facial is just one of the contemporary skincare treatments at H. R. Wellness. Facials with Eminence Organic products, chemical peels, mani-pedis, and waxing round out the service list.
Amid Tip Top Nails' bright-green walls and leafy plants, trained staffers perch at more than six stations to perform traditional manicures and pedicures along with elaborate acrylics. They are also wise to the ways of durable Shellac polish, body waxes, and synthetic eyelash extensions.
With a Groupon in hand, you can book an appointment with one of the master hair shamans at Gasoline Alley to snip and charm the most distraught bristles, frizzies, and Medusa head-snakes. Gasoline Alley's stylists can sense your innermost hair-yearnings—no matter how straight, curly, short, or long—and will lovingly direct their careful scissors in tune with your thoughts and dreams, letting the creative forces flow wildly onto your scalp to transform that rebellious young mop top into a polished, well-behaved new 'do. Afterward, in the streets, you might find that your magnificent mane busts the binds of its bowler hat and leaps into sunshine, dappling the dark alleyways of careless coiffeurs.