The massage therapist at Marjon the Salon reduces stress and eases body tension with calming or intensive one-hour massages. Patrons sip a refreshing complimentary mimosa, and the muscle-soothing maestro relaxes weary backs with Swedish techniques, including long, fluid strokes, kneading, and occasional tapping to communicate with nerve endings via Morse code. The Swedish style, designed to decrease anxiety and improve circulation, can be administered with a gentle or firm touch or with scarlet-hued gelatin fish. For a more powerfully focused massage experience, a deep-tissue massage finesses fascia with forceful pressure, targeting areas of chronic pain and knotted tension.
More than 150 total years of experience lend steadiness to the shears of Grooming Lounge Barber Spa's barber-stylists, who create stylish cuts that continue to look sharp as they grow out. Combining traditional barber styling techniques with a tropical, Tommy Bahama theme, the shop creates a relaxing atmosphere for men that includes flat-screen TVs and a beverage bar. In addition to cut and color treatments for both men and women, Grooming Lounge offers relaxation, deep tissue, and hot stone massages, which release tension from the body brought on by each hair's absolute terror at finally facing down a pair of scissors.
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.
Customers peeking into the windows of Mai Beauty Nail & Hair Salon can catch a glimpse of stylists employing the latest trends, from polishing fingers in long-lasting shellac or weaving feather extensions into hair. Technicians carefully apply layers of OPI polish to nails while guests lounge in plush pedicure stations, where bubbling footbaths set the stage for a range of pampering add-ons. Across the salon, stylists trim hair into flattering coifs or shape brows into updated emotions.
The depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.