Inside an elegant Victorian building, the de-fuzzers at Always Pretty Salon and Spa evacuate strands from corporeal landscapes using hard wax. Bristle busters arch eyebrows, clean up kissers, deforest chests and legs, or depilate bikini lines with the gentle wax, which is designed to minimize discomfort and irritation while ensuring bodies are as smooth as an oiled cue ball. Those looking for a comprehensive bikini-area polishing can opt for the Brazilian, which clears all hair from bikini zones in about 30 minutes.
The sound of a baseball game and the smell of popcorn might usually indicate the atmosphere at a stadium—but it's also what you'll sense inside 1st and 10 Hair for Men's salon. From either a stylist's chair or a reclining leather couch, visitors can watch the game on a 50-inch flatscreen TV. Or, you could wait for your appointment by playing a game on the foosball table.
It's clear that the 1st and 10 Hair for Men staff have made their venue into a welcoming retreat for men and boys. They wash, clip, and style hair while customers sip on complimentary beer or soda and snack on the kernels from the popcorn machine. Since 1998, the shop has often catered to guys in need of a trim, some of whom have frequented the salon for more than a decade.
There's no one approach to hair at Classic Hair Designs Salon & Spa. Depending on the desired look, stylists might employ hair extensions, Brazilian blowouts, or color treatments. They can snip and style manageable coifs for everyday wear or create intricate updos for bridal parties, including the maid of honor's stunt doubles. Meanwhile, aestheticians use vitamin C peels to improve skin tone, and nail techs administer mani-pedis for both men and women.
A day at Jade Nails & Massage Spa is enough to refresh your whole look. Nail stylists start by adorning cuticles in an elegant and protective exterior of french tips, crystal gel, or silk wrap. Aestheticians take over from there, beating back signs of skin aging with seaweed and vitamin C facials. Other staffers can even apply individual eyelash extensions that last for up to five weeks. To cap off the day, clients can schedule a Chinese massage session, which releases muscle tension but keeps your inner child trapped inside in case you get a chance to play Bop It.
After serving with the U.S. Navy, Jimmy's Barbershop owner Jim Moyer transitioned into life as a barber, and has shorn countless craniums during his 30 years of hair artistry. Strands are snipped by a choice of scissors or clippers, leaving newly coiffed gents confident and sleek enough to attend wind-tunnel board meetings. Bridle bristle with a hot razor shave or a beard and mustache trim, while a nose, brow, and ear pruning uncovers sensory features and the need for holographic smell-o-phones. A black awning and a red, white, and blue barber pole frame the front door of Jimmy's, and a soundtrack of jazz, oldies, and Frank Sinatra tunes welcomes entering clients. Bask in the glow of the shop's flat-screen TV, or point out familiar places or unfamiliar alien passersby in the Lehigh Valley artwork that festoons the walls.