The technicians at BeauOne Salon strive to honor the most hardworking parts of the body with hand and foot therapies that are both cosmetic and curative. They augment mani-pedis with frills such as paraffin wax and warm, exfoliating masks, using multivitamins and aromatherapy to soften rough skin. The offerings range from utilitarian—the Rugged Man treatment simply prunes nails and massages limbs—to playfully artsy, with animal prints and polka dots of polish decorating big toes. Hairstylists also helm stations between the salon's pale-blue walls. They trim, highlight, and color locks with the aid of organic products, and they compose special updos for weddings or the annual Sack of Rome.
When discussing CT's Grillin & Chillin's atmosphere with reporters from Metromix, founder Mike Fletcher explained, "I didn't call it a sports bar on purpose." Mike wanted his eatery to be something more than just a sports bar— a place where his son could perform music, where his daughter could work during summer break, and where family and friends could gather over classic American dishes. So while the 12 televisions are often aglow with the latest sports games, on other nights, the bar hosts live music, karaoke, and trivia nights. Servers hoist plates of hearty sandwiches and spicy wings from the kitchen, while bartenders dole out mixed drinks and pour glasses from their selection of more than 25 draft brews.
Neon beer signs cast a nostalgic glow across the dark-red walls of the cavernous dining rooms, illuminating the large booths and wooden tables. A spacious area in the front of the venue is equipped with microphones and speakers, creating an ideal stage for open-mic nights or public declarations that calculus is boring, no matter what popular opinion says.
Jennifer Grimes, owner of Jennifer On Mane Salon, draws on more than 22 years of beauty industry experience to help men and women look their best. She and her team of skilled beauticians create hairstyles that range from traditional cuts to neon color. They also keep skin smooth with facial waxing and paint fingernails and toenails with long-lasting Shellac polish.
As the resident lash expert at Shear tHAIRapy Salon & Spa, Bersa can add drama to eyes with full and partial applications of Siberian mink extensions. She can also help upkeep the look with touchup refills and lessons on how to not blink so hard.
Comfort is the hallmark of Michelle Sammons’ treatments. It begins with the head massage she performs during shampoos, which take place at a contoured sink beneath a “relax” wall ornament. This sense of ease then seeps onto the salon floor, as Michelle works with clients to uncover looks that will leave them feeling confident and beautiful.
Over the past decade, therapist April Bomar has fine-tuned her bodywork techniques as a therapist in chiropractors' offices, spas, and salons. She now assuages clients' tension out of her own studio, Covered Hands Massage and Bodywork. Using all-natural products, April's hands orchestrate a symphony of movements: the soothing adagio strokes of Swedish massage, the intense crescendos of deep-tissue massage, or the improvisational jazz of myofascial massage. Whatever the technique, she always tailors sessions to individual needs.