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.
Bare Skin & Body Shoppe is the place to go for radiant skin. And radiance is not confined to just the face, either?skincare treatments also include diamond-tip microdermbrasion for upper arms and thighs, plus microcurrent treatments to tighten and tone the tummy, butt, and thighs. When the staff does focus on the face, though, they're not messing around. Signature facials include a deep cleanse and steam, plus an exfoliating enzyme mask, extractions, and a neck and shoulder massage. A brightening resurfacer treatment targets more specific skincare woes, such as dark spots and uneven tone. After a deep cleanse, the aetheticians apply a hydrating resurface infused with mango pulp, orange stem cells, and kojic acid to brighten skin.
With more than a dozen years of experience, Lindsay Nixon is a hairstyling veteran. At Rock N' Rollers Salon, she offers everything from trendy A-line cuts and peekaboo highlights to sleek Brazilian Blowouts and color-correction services. In addition to tress treatments, the multitalented beauty professional gives physiques a golden glow with spay tans and adds drama to eyes with dramatic lash extensions.
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.
The owner and bodywork buff of kneading your knots, Rona Rivera, relieves stressed-out backsides through a variety of massage disciplines. After an initial consultation, up to 15 different techniques, such as shiatsu, deep tissue, and aromatherapy, are incorporated into your 60-minute serenity session. The varied process manipulates the muscles of average cotton-gin operators into frenzies of relaxation, freeing up bodies and souls to scale underwater mountain ranges and solve high-stakes sudoku puzzles.
Too many factors are involved in getting a good tan under the sun: cloud cover, outside temperature, a good place to lie down in the sand or the grass. At La Bella Tanning, sun seekers pay no mind to what it's like outside. Here, they stretch out in UV tanning beds whose lamps coax their skin into darkening?or step into Mystic Tan spray booths to get misted with bronze color.