Gel-toe treatments begin the same as basic pedicures, diverging only at the end when a special gel formula is applied to each digit, protecting the polish job and prolonging freshness. Before toenails are tickled with a brand-new hue, Christine will scrub, snip, and shape your southern Chiclets until she evicts every last crumb of undignified debris. Following a couple coats of the pigment of your choice, she will skillfully apply the protective gel garnish. Gels dry fast and the entire process takes approximately 45 minutes, so bring a book, portable music player, or daydream to keep you company while you wait.
An episode of Seinfeld once poked fun at the concept of “double-dipping” a chip, adamantly comparing the unforgiveable act to “putting your whole mouth right in the dip!” Though LunchBox (A Waxing Salon) doesn’t serve party snacks, when it comes to waxing, the spa’s waxologists steadfastly adhere to the “no double-dipping” rule. After all, it is their mission to provide a comfortable, safe, and hygienic experience, and double-dipping tools into a clean vat of wax only spreads germs.
Their commitment to hygiene also includes the use of disposable table and body covers, and when it comes to keeping clients comfortable, the staff has a few more tricks up their sleeves. First, they employ speed waxing, a method that cuts time on the table nearly in half. Second, they use wax infused with azulene—an agent of chamomile—that has anti-inflammatory properties that make it possible for even those with sensitive skin to undergo facial
or body waxing with minimal irritation. The staff can also add a little frill to freshly smoothed and sculpted areas with glitzy add-ons such as glitter tattoos and eyebrow tinting.
At Salon 162, professional aesthetician Katie Durick works with each client to achieve the haircut and style they've been dreaming of. Katie's speciality is the beach wave perm wrap. In addition to basic cuts and color, the salon offers hair extensions, nailcare, and facial waxing.
Salon 117 offers a wide range of services for men and women to tame wily manes and nurture noodle nests. Dale Tu is an experienced coiffeur specializing in color, styling, and keratin treatments. Overhaul your cranium whiskers with a stylish new look and hue to remain incognito while on the run from throngs of celebrity-crazed cats meowing for autographs even though you politely tell them you aren't Eartha Kitt. Tresses are snipped, shaped, and foiled before being styled with high-quality products, like Kevin.Murphy, an aromatherapy hair care line created from sustainable, renewable, and resmellable materials. The Brazilian Keratin treatment penetrates hair follicles to half-nelson lawless locks into smooth submission, resulting in a silky, frizz-free ‘do that lasts up to four months. Maintain your tamed mane at home with complimentary shampoo and conditioner treatments.
There is no cowlick too cunning or lock too lackluster to escape the expertise of Coco Fringe's team of stylists. Whatever your current hairdo woes, $100 worth of cut and color services will help transform your mane into something that draws glances for all the right reasons. Utilizing the newest techniques in haircutting, the scissor shamans at Coco Fringe snip, sculpt, and style follicles atop women's ($43–$55) and men's ($30–$38) noggins to create shapes of which Picasso only dreamt. To start accessorizing every outfit with a fresh autumn hue, opt for an all-over color ($80+). Or, add some caramel highlights ($100+ when added to full color) to sweetly accompany earmuffs made of hollowed-out green apples. Call ahead to schedule an appointment.
The stylists at Synergy Aveda Salon and Spa have found there are advantages to using only Aveda products. Because these products are made with wild-harvested natural botanicals, and not chemicals that science hasn’t gotten around to naming yet, they don’t harm hair. That means clients can soak their tresses in new hues and make them gleam with flaxen highlights without worry. The staff also performs facials, mani-pedis, and massages and walks brides through hair and makeup practice sessions and day-of updos.