Inside the welcoming environment of Textures Salon and Spa, Bryan Hoshall and his professional staff greet each client. Members of Hoshall's team specialize in highlights and advanced color services using high-quality Tigi products. The stylists are also experts at pampering their patrons with up-to-date trends.
The experienced staff at Salon Jolie works toward beauty goals with permanent makeup, skincare products, and hair-styling services. Debi Walker, a licensed aesthetician certified in medical skin treatments, draws on more than 30 years in the beauty industry to artfully fill brows and line eyes and lips with permanent makeup. During the process, she uses prepackaged, sterilized needles and a Nouveau Contour Intelligent machine powered by an Intel microprocessor chip, which varies application speed and depth.
A slew of herbal and medical-strength facial peels and pore-cleansing treatments let patrons revive dull skin before photo shoots or auditions to become statues. The staff of stylists adds exciting accents to hair with multicolored highlights and lowlights, Framesi color, and feather extensions.
Amazing Tans, celebrating its 18-year anniversary, furnishes its interiors with a range of cutting-edge tanning beds and booths. The studio's Matrix, Sun Board, and Velocity beds filter out 98% of UVB rays?the rays responsible for reddening skin. Aside from tanning beds, Magic Tan and Mystic Tan standup tanning booths mist bodies in UV-free sunless tanning formulas, transforming pasty hues into even, natural-looking bronze tones. Tanning and skincare products are available for purchase, including Australian Gold, Designer Skin, and Amazing Face bronzers and moisturizers.
Your hair?s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it?learn why with Groupon?s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer?the cuticle?is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair?the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
Virtually every aspect of Salon D’Elegance's decor demonstrates the elegance after which the salon is named. Burnt-umber and soft-yellow walls impart an artistic, homey comfort with various flower paintings. A chandelier hangs from an inverted bowl in the ceiling, rimmed with a circle of lights, and natural light filters in through tied drapes. Even time is elegant at Salon D'Elegance: ornate clocks tick away the moments—and a wise old man wears a tux while staring at the sun and periodically saying what time he thinks it could be—as the staff pampers clients during salon services. Throughout each facial, spa pedicure, and hair-coloring service, the team pours on professional salon products, such as Dermalogica, OPI polish, and alcohol-free Pureology.