Ala Rouge Salon & Spa sets highly trained aestheticians to work smoothing heads, limbs, and faces with a slew of salon services. Waxing services help achieve a more placid pelt by sucking up stray strands from drooping upper lips ($12), bristling chins ($12), or sprawling eyebrows ($17). Clients can use their Groupon over multiple visits to repeatedly chasten fresh follicles, or all at once to prepare for an upcoming swim meet against dolphins. Frazzled locks can achieve similarly sanguine resurfacing with a keratin treatment. Using Keratin Complex products, stylists infuse natural keratin into follicular cores, resulting in a more manageable mane. The 90-minute process begins with a thorough wash, continues with the application and sealing of the serum, and ends with a free session of shaking your hair luxuriantly in front of the mirror. Strands should stay sleek for three to four months.
At Visible Changes Salon, Stacy Carpenter polishes finger and toe tips into scions of style with detail-intensive mani-pedis. Pointer fingers need not be pointy to command attention, which is why Stacy clips and files ragged edges into smooth, captivating arcs. Pushy cuticles are tamed, and a hand massage softens skin with oil and lotion. After toenail refinement and under-nail cleaning, toes twinkle with the exfoliating scrub of a pumice stone.
When asked about her stance on skincare products, Jamie Jacob’s answer is simple: “If it doesn’t do something amazing, I don’t carry it.” The veteran aesthetician honed her keen ability to weed out the unworthy contenders through 600 hours of cosmetology schooling, which included extra training with Dermalogica, Eminence, Skin Script, and Tu'el Skin Care lines. Much like beauty-pageant contests, who are judged on personality alone, Jamie’s services span the beauty spectrum with an array of facials, waxing, and microdermabrasion treatments that keep epidermal expanses silky smooth, as well as massages that go hand-to-hand against troublesome aches.
Sunny Daze Tanning and Salon's lineup of spray-tan technology and UV-tanning equipment—including beds, standup booths, and leg tanners—keeps skin beaming with a summery, straight-off-the-beach appearance. With tanning packages available by the session, month, or year, the facility helps clients maintain bronzed tones no matter the season. To sustain the health of epidermal surfaces, customers can stop spoon-feeding pureed carrots to each pore and instead load up on an arsenal of brand-name lotions, tonics, and bronzers available for purchase. Tanning aside, the salon's aestheticians sap stress during manicures, facials, and a variety of massages, including soft-tissue treatments and magnet therapy.
Recessed-lighting panels glow in the ceiling like white checkerboard tiles, illuminating the salon's cozy leather loveseats and faux-marble floors. Amid these modern trappings, skilled stylist Lindsey Sloatman pairs cutting-edge techniques with Bumble and bumble products to transform hair. Clients may also seduce a stone-faced tax auditor with an elegant updo.
Whether they're treating a client to a shampoo and style, keratin complex treatment, or even a Glitter Girl party, the stylists at Salon W always go above and beyond to make sure each guest leaves happy and content with his or her look. Along with cuts and color, the stylists beautify hair with special occasion styles, extensions, and deep-conditioning treatments. They also pamper clients with Shellac polish on nails for long-lasting color.