Though primarily known for its expression-enhancing facials, Surface Medical Spas extends its professional pampering practices to soothe burdened bodies and tender tendons with a series of stress-subverting massages. Acquiesce to an aromatherapy stone massage that mellows muscles with an essential blend of oils. Or, opt for classical carnal conditioning with the spa's signature rubdown, which mixes Swedish techniques with deep-tissue therapies and reflexology.
The seasoned specialists at Serenity Spa pamper clients with custom facials and massages in 60 minutes. In the signature facial, an expert aesthetician gently traces a planchette over the pores to tailor a treatment to the client's particular needs. During the signature massage, a therapist thwarts the effects of stress by loosening knots and manually melting toughened tissues to shoo out toxins and tension. In both treatments, caregivers advise clients on how best to care for their corps when faced with modern urban life and its unjust dearth of trained monkey butlers.
At Cost Cutters Family Hair Salon’s more than 840 locations across the U.S., skilled stylists are always standing at attention. The salon prides itself on being appointment- and hassle-free—thus the team is ready for walk-ins and for any request, whether it be a haircut, styling, coloring, perm, or access to sealed government files. While performing all services, the staff wield CC Professional products—which range from shampoos and conditioners to hairstyling and finishing formulas—to cater to specific hair needs, such as moisture, color care, or volume. They also top tresses with select products from Paul Mitchell, Redken, and Back to Basics. Though the stylists don’t lack for creativity, customers can browse the style gallery, chock full of photos of past customers, to find inspiration for new hairdos or names.
Sydney Atkinson, the stylist behind Hair Solutions by Sydney, is a people person. Her positive attitude guides her work, as she engages clients to find out what kind of look they want. She then uses her seven years of experience to skillfully render cuts, extensions, and color applications. And, unlike cell-phone owners and their service providers, many clients have even become friends with Sydney.
Over time, Da~Vi Nails International has expanded to more than 200 locations. At each of these salons, friendly nail techs tend to clients’ fingers and toes with products by OPI, Tammy Taylor, Orly, and Creative Nail Design. In addition to traditional manicures and pedicures, they embellish talons with silk-wrap overlays, nail sculptures, and airbrush designs of flowers or milkmaids.