Brother and sister team Linh and Tam Nguyen train students in the art of hair, nail, and skin care at Advance Beauty College. Their student stylists demonstrate their talents at the college?s salon and spa, cutting and coloring hair using Matrix products and pampering skin with Dermalogica products. Before facials, trainees give clients a complimentary skin-mapping analysis, ensuring that treatments target problem areas from dry skin and fine lines to acne or bits of toilet paper glued to one?s cheeks. They also provide nail services?and whether it?s a pedicure, gel manicure, or nail-art application, techs use brand-new nail files, buffers, and orangewood sticks on each client.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Manicures and pedicures
Brands Used: Gelish
Pro Tip: We offer a free pedicure sauna, WiFi, coffee, gifts, and monthly prize drawings.
Lux Aveda Salon/Spa evokes a sense of glamour with its sleek design and luxurious services. Hairstyling visionaries Wade Zylstra and James Cook preside over three levels of cranial artisans who administer cuts and specialized treatments, and educate clients about haircare, recommending Aveda home-care products to maintain their new looks.
Aveda produces a full line of natural beauty products carried at nearly 7,000 salons and spas. Popular gorgeous makers such as Shampure shampoo and witch-hazel hair spray deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging cradling ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
Fuzion Studios offers a fusion of various beauty services under one roof, from traditional salon services to holistic spa treatments. Stylists can snip strands into chic cuts, smooth locks with Brazilian blowouts, and transform manes with vibrant color. Hands and feet can indulge in reflexology treatments, which work to promote whole-body healing. Clients can also receive waxes that swiftly remove unwanted hair, and airbrush tans bronze bodies without requiring clients to bask in the sun or beneath the supermarket's fluorescent lights.
Serene Day Spa's skincare specialists use a combination of physician-strength Laboratories products and customized treatments to coax the healthiest and brightest tones from their clients' skin. Their treatments incorporate both nourishing and pampering elements. For example, the Serene Signature Facial includes a deep cleaning, masque application, extractions, and a heated hand massage to induce relaxation and make the complexion glow. They also tend to the rest of the body with the Parafango Treatment, during which they wrap you with mud and a thermal blanket to relieve muscle soreness and convince earthworms that you're their new king.
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.