Hair removal can be a painful process—skin is left raw from harsh waxes and brows can be left almost bare after over-plucking. But at Paris Studio, clients can rest assured that a perfect arch won't come at the expense of their skin. An ancient Eastern depilation technique, threading offers tight control over target areas, eschews the use of chemicals, and won't stretch or peel the skin the way waxing does. Using a pure cotton string, the technicians loop around numerous hairs at once to quickly sweep unwanted strands before they have a chance to cry out and warn the others. Besides streamlining bulky brows, the technique can also be used to smooth larger areas including the upper lips, sideburns, and hairline.
Scattered throughout the peninsula, Natalie Salon Inc.'s five locations each house a team of specialists who pamper and beautify guests during nail, waxing, hair, and facial services. Staffers make over bodies from head to toe, rejuvenating faces with facials and treating dull talons to manicures and pedicures. They hone in on hair all over the body, waxing away unwanted fur, arranging lackluster strands into stylish coiffures, and tinting eyebrows to match recently dyed locks or recently dry-cleaned banana suits.
At Salon Fantasy, guests unwind at hair stations equipped with LCD TVs and free WiFi. Haircare services cultivate up-to-date coiffures with spiral-wave treatments and japanese thermal straightening. When arm hair loses its novelty, aesthetes can permanently dock locks by means of electrolysis in 15-minute increments. A menu of luscious skincare services encompasses quick facials, an anti-aging treatment, and body waxing.
At Visible Changes Salon & Day Spa, clients can address all their aesthetic needs with services ranging from mani-pedis to eyelash and hair extensions. Friendly stylists skillfully snip and style locks using high-quality products from Pureology and Coppola. Some of the stylists have 30 years of experience with color and cuts, and can deftly clip styles ranging from trendy to classic to Jetsons?esque. Elsewhere in the spacious, 5,700-square-foot facility, numerous treatment rooms beautify guests and cancel out stress with private tanning rooms, airbrush spray tans, threading, massages, and anti-aging facials.
The year was 1999, and master barber Joe Grondin was nostalgic for a bygone institution. The barbershops of old were more than a place for a man to get his hair cut: they were a place to relax, share a conversation, and sneak a bite of the peppermint-flavored pole out front. But men's grooming establishments seemed to be a thing of the past?until Grondin founded his first Roosters in Lapeer, Michigan. The new-old trend caught on, and today, the throwback barbershops can be found coast-to-coast. Men can stop by for timeless services, from haircuts to full shaves to golf advice.
Melli Dunlap of Diva Chic Hair & Makeup has been in hair design for more than a decade. In order to maintain her knack for innovation, she stays abreast of the newest trends and techniques in hair design by continuing to attend classes in cutting, coloring, and styling. Melli shows off her training by beautifying her clients with these services, as well as with blowouts and smoothing keratin treatments that rely on Kenra products. She also helps clients prep for special events with updos, makeup applications, and secret hair compartments to hide notes for speeches.