Merle Norman encourages patrons to try samples of its sundry age-spurning skincare products and cosmetics before buying, and its well-practiced beauty wranglers will help customers determine their signature look with free makeovers. The summer collection of eyeliners, blushes, and lipsticks preps visages for a season of fashionable sun-drenching and unfashionable popsicle explosions. Otherwise, iron out the brow-furrows from extended monocle wear with wrinkle smoother ($49.95), or send crow’s feet scampering with wrinkle smoother for eyes ($28.95). Skin cleansers ($19.95) clear flesh-canvases of acne, blemishes, and obscene graffiti, and toners ($16.95) hydrate parched cheeks and arid chinlands.
Styling on Regency’s experienced stylist, Erika Evans, pampers locks during haircuts, conditioning treatments, and color services. Wielding scissors like a champion baton twirler, Erika separates split ends and adds any desired layers. Armed with Redken products, she infuses locks with a deep-conditioning treatment designed to replenish hydration and glossiness. Clients can opt to brighten monochromatic strands with partial highlights, or undergo an all-over color change without having to individually color-pencil each hair.
Though Melissa Glancy first became a master stylist in 1987, she has taken refresher courses and recertified herself as recently as 2009 to stay up-to-date with newer hair trends. Specializing in color treatments, she cossets her clients in Expectations Hair Salon’s spacious confines, where they can relax in a plush chair by the fireplace and take in the soothing earth tones that decorate the room.
Aesthetician Xac Williams has been an aesthetician for just over five years, but her resumé might rival those with more than twice her experience. Besides honing her skills in various resorts, Xac worked at the world-famous Bliss Spa in New Jersey before deciding to open her own skincare studio inside Expose Hair Design. There, inside an elegant, private treatment room draped in black-and-teal damask fabric, Xac shows off her expertise as she examines every nook and cranky on her client's faces in order to determine which products from the organic Skin Script line to use. To treat wrinkles, the skilled specialist plumps skin with a hydrating collagen mask, while for faces with poor tone or blemishes, she might recommend microdermbrasion or a chemical peel that utilized glycolic or salicylic acid. In addition to refining skin, Xac also offers waxing services for more than 15 body areas including the brow, back, legs, and the French bikini line, which requires a valid passport upon booking.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where professional photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a professional, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket or a family heirloom. From a first baby portrait to senior pictures and engagement photos, JCPenney Portraits helps to preserve special family memories to come.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond traditional printed portraits, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution CD, gallery wraps, wall art, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
Your month of unlimited haircuts includes beard and mustache detailing. Uptown Barbers' expert team relies on old-school straight razors to give burly beards a precise clip. Hot-steam towels and an elegant ambience lend to the Uptown experience. Sinkable leather chairs, framed artwork, and colorful floor rugs give the shop's interior a grandfatherly rec-room feel.