Shear Elegance's stylists aim to please, whether tailoring formal updos for special occasions or cutting and coloring manes for quotidian elegance. The crew's services are backed by a guarantee, and they round out each service with a do-it-yourself lesson that equips clients with tips and techniques for re-creating their new look at home or on a jealous twin. Haircare specialists will even sometimes perform a complimentary shampoo and style for patrons who are having a bad day.
Each of the stylists at Shelly’s Hair Studio holds a minimum 17 years of experience working in the beauty industry, which they call upon during haircutting, coloring, and chemical treatments. With a bounty of professional products on hand, they maneuver overgrown hairdos with a combination of practiced technique and fashion savvy—cuts and color treatments revive every head of hair that walks through the doors, and Brazilian blowouts render each strand silky, shiny, and manageable. The staff also offers facial waxing and makeovers for bridal parties seeking extravagant updos for their big day.
The professionals at Heads Up and Body Works beautify and pamper clients with salon and spa services ranging from haircuts to rose mud body wraps. And with spa packages such as All Dolled Up or the Dog House Special, they spend anywhere from two to four hours readying clients for special events or an evening of smiling gleefully at their reflection in the mirror.
At Lindsey's Treatment Room at The Hair Studio at Four Corners, licensed aesthetician Lindsey Flanagan dispenses sage skincare advice and revitalizes visages with 30- to 60-minute facials. A classic facial begins with a skin analysis, during which Lindsey identifies each face's skin type and astrological sign. Steam helps to open pores as a deep cleanse and exfoliation infuse skin with invigorating Bioelements products. A pumice-peel facial helps to diminish wrinkles, fade acne scars, and discourage dead skin cells from writing tell-all autobiographies, and an acne-clearing facial helps to unclog pores. Patrons can opt to smooth eye areas with a cooling eye-treatment upgrade ($5 extra) or moisturize dry hands with a paraffin hand treatment ($10 extra).
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Alicia Blinn and the rest of her style colleagues at Batik Salon are committed to staying at the forefront of the salon industry. So to ensure each cut is cutting-edge, they take continuing-education courses to learn about new advances in their field. They also use only L'Oreal Professionnel and Oribe products during their services, which range from cuts and styling to specialized treatments for locking in color and battling damage resulting from aging or harsh environmental factors.