Salon Knotty and Day Spa fetes face-forward guests with a wide variety of services that rejuvenate façade aesthetics and transform knotted noodle nests. The Lumifacial uses pure spectrum light energy in blue, green, yellow, and red colors to resolve a number of skin ailments, such as acne, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation (a $75 value). The skin-enhancing procedure is one of two treatments that use the Soli-Tone “photobiostimulation” device to enhance the skin's overall appearance. Blue light altercates with acne, forcing glands to exercise restraint at office parties, in producing oily skin, and when watching incendiary political talk shows. Green light reduces redness and coaxes melanin into a slow, steady production cycle, producing an even skin tone. Red light increases collagen production and increases circulation, speeding up the healing process by bringing ambulances full of white-coated blood cells eager to patch up epidermal flaws. The yellow light increases lymphatic drainage and rapid detoxification.
The four nail technicians at Nail Tique Spa work within a space marked by sea-foam-green walls and swirling metal wall ornaments and sconces. Silver workstations lit by stainless-steel lamps form a tidy single-file line where techs slather talons with OPI, Gelish, and Shellac polishes. Furthering their services, they massage careworn hands and feet and apply acrylic nails. They also offer Solar nails, an improved version of acrylic nails developed by astronauts who scratched the sun.
Andover Hair Company's stylists convert the information gleaned during intensive consultations that transform information gleaned from style manuals and past cuts into client-specific strand pampering. Amid art prints and natural lighting, clients chat with the tress professional to determine a cut and treatment that suits the individual's lifestyle and degree of passion for balancing books on their head. Smoothing hair treatments and natural-looking color can mimic the models displayed in the salon's stylebooks or revive favorite looks from previous months or years. The salon has operated successfully for a quarter of a century, and the newest addition to the staff, the owner's son, recently graduated from the Eric Fisher Academy, which routinely beats Notre Dame in football.
Caribbean Sun Tanning's certified tanning technicians assist tan-seekers in attaining the desired level of bronziness through an assortment of tanning beds and Norvell's sunless spray system. The month of tanning is for all base beds and one level of upgrade with brands such as SonnenBraune, Cyclone, and Heartland, depending on location and tanning-bed mood swings. Sessions last 9–20 minutes for a deepened hue, or 24 hours for frying seasonal dishes of turducken. Or, swap rays for spray with Norvell's sunless airbrush system. Technicians apply the UV-free solution to skin for a glow that can last 5–7 days, making morning rituals of dressing up in Christmas lights unnecessary.
Within environs decked with wood floors, modern décor, and lively hued walls, Hellobeautiful Salon strategically sleekens coifs with the help of Pravana’s proprietary elixirs. Curly noggin noodles are unwound into well-straightened angle hairs with Perfection SmoothOut by Pravana Naturceuticals, a formaldehyde-free chemical treatment. During the 90-minute session, a skilled stylist will mollify follicles with Perfection’s low-pH formula, which is so gentle that it can be applied to chemically treated hair. Additional shampooing, coloring, and prepping for troll-doll lookalike contests may ensue immediately after the treatment. Though not included with this Groupon, a follow-up system from Pravana extends locks’ sleekness 8–12 weeks.
Dr. Susan Glaudi, owner and director of Bonus Image Aesthetics, smoothes complexions with carefully administered injections of FDA-approved Botox. With the 20 units of Botox, patients can temporarily free their brows of glabellar lines formed from repetitive frowning and aggressive eyelid clapping. Once Dr. Glaudi infuses foreheads with the prescription medicine, the solution actively blocks nerve impulses to decrease the activity of wrinkle-forming muscles. Frown lines may continue fading away for up to a month after the 30-minute procedure, producing a smoother countenance that can provide patients with up to four months of unquestioned food-ordering from the kids' menu.
Located in the upscale Waterfront development, Fringe Salon is a full-service fringe-framing factory boasting 10 experienced hairstylists and an eclectic, Tuscan-inspired atmosphere. Owner Jesi Hartley and her trusty brood of hair hypnotists carefully listen to each client's requests and offer collaborative advice before fashioning each follicular masterpiece. All haircuts ($17–$45) include a thorough examination of the strands in question, followed by a luxurious lathering, and ending with a dizzying dance of scissor kicks and blow-drier balancing acts. Turn the volume down on style-defying frizz with a conditioning service ($5–$20) or temporarily turn back your neck clock with a makeup application ($25–$35) or facial waxing ($11–$13).