The arsenal of products at Simply Enhancing Beauty Lounge serves as evidence of the staff’s discriminating eye for beauty. Though the trio of nail technicians and a hair stylist demonstrate a knack for personal prettiness by performing haircuts, color applications, manicures, and pedicures, they demonstrate an equal commitment to the beauty of their planet by using top-quality, natural ingredients that don’t expose clients to unnecessary chemicals.
By splashing sustainable elixirs such as Igora by Schwarzkopf or Gehwol bamboo scrub rife with avocado oil, algae extract, and honey, they minimize their carbon footprints. They take this quest for a small carbon footprint quite literally—the salon actually carries Planet Flops flip-flops made from natural rubber. Since 10 trees are planted for each pair sold, any customer who happens to have 20 legs and 20 feet could give birth to an entire forest.
Modeled after a New York salon, with zebra décor accents, plush couches and chairs, and a friendly pug named Lola to greet guests, Le Salon maintains a fun environment meant to emulate the hip spirit of an artist’s studio. Le Salon’s team of talented stylists includes master level stylists and newer members to the team such as Jamie, who graduated from Regency Beauty Institute and has a passion for making clients look and feel like a newly minted million-dollar coin (which has 10,000 Ben Franklin faces on it). Along with carrying sought-after hair care products and undergoing continuing education with Bumble & bumble and L’Oreal Professional, the salon features a boutique through which it purveys seasonal gift items.
Mother-daughter owners Brenda Willoughby and Ashton Wiley specialize in making women and men feel well-groomed and confident with a carefully selected menu of skincare, nailcare, and bodycare services. A team of nail techs and estheticians stands by ready to pamper clients from head to toe, and a boutique stocked with feminine accessories completes clients’ new makeovers like the frosting on a carrot. Nail technicians exfoliate phalanges and slather them in essential oils before polishing nails with products by OPI, LaLicious, and CND Shellac. Estheticians rely exclusively on natural, preservative-free skincare products by Sanitas to hydrate and cleanse countenances, and waxing sessions wick away unwanted hair with hard or soft waxes from Cirepil. On their way out, patrons can peruse the boutique’s purses, jewelry, and cashmere social-security cards.
Sunflower Spa’s fully licensed aestheticians and therapists couple their years of experience with an array of rejuvenating treatments to revitalize and beautify clients in a relaxing, inviting environment. The noninvasive hydradermabrasion treatment utilizes a process of cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and antioxidant protection to clear congested pores, fix fine lines, and resurface the skin to slick primordial proportions. The laser-free treatment lasts 50 minutes and can leave skin feeling fresher and looking younger, restoring your natural glow to a high-pitched frequency only dogs can hear.
Cited by Vogue as the mastermind behind the now-iconic “beach hair” look, stylist Kevin Murphy travels the world crafting new hair designs. Despite this, his presence looms like a friendly but no-nonsense ghost at BeauImáge Salon. The salon’s six stylists use his eponymous line of hair products, as well as products from L’Oréal, to style creative cuts, elevate updos, and finish coloring sessions. Their services extend beyond hair, though. Two nail techs brighten digits with acrylic nails or Shellac polish, which refuses to chip even when hands are stuck in the mouth of a hungry pug.
At Image Nail Salon, nail gurus pamper hands and feet with a fleet of manicures and pedicures. During the manicure and spa pedicure, patrons commit hands and feet to the care of a keratin master, who spends between 60 and 90 minutes clipping and buffing nails and swaddling digits in colored polish. A package of two can be used to spruce up original work at a later date, or to decorate your second set of limbs. Alternatively, opt for a 40-minute gel manicure, and a skilled technician will trim nails, curtail cuticles, and finish each fingertip with a long-lasting color swatch. Though not included in today’s Groupon, clients can treat paws to further TLC with a variety of add-on services, including a french manicure ($5 extra) or nail art ($5 extra) such as stars, flowers, or a miniature replica of the Sistine Chapel.