The hair artisans at Fantastic Sams’ more than 1,300 nationwide locations sculpt locks on both men and women with precision and skill. Along with creating updos for special occasions and performing facial waxing and mustache trims, the artisans accompany haircuts by shampooing strands and bolstering circulation with three-minute scalp massages that feature nourishing serum. Deep-conditioning treatments repair damage and bolster shine, and full-color services paint heads in subtle hues or shades as vibrant as a bouquet of light bulbs. A lineup of hair products rounds out the services, treating heads to restorative mixtures from brands such as Moroccanoil, Bamboo, and Fantastic Sams' own in-house line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling aids.
Together, the skincare specialists at Elite Aesthetics & Micro-Spa represent more than 30 years of experience in the health-and-wellness industry. The spa’s massage therapists immerse themselves in the study and practice of various modalities, combining knowledge of human anatomy and the game of Operation with training in Swedish, deep-tissue, reflexology, and shiatsu massage. Aestheticians begin each skincare treatment by evaluating and classifying the client’s skin type according to its properties to customize facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. Along with massage and skincare services, the spa’s beauty professionals wax bodies, apply eyelash extensions, and prepare clients for wedding days with bridal makeup.
With 12 years of experience in martial arts, Daniel Strelka knows his way around a confrontation. Believing that bodies fight themselves when they are stressed, Daniel employs different massage styles to ease stress and help the body heal itself, not unlike cartoon hero Wolverine and real hero Four-Armed Doctor Man. He has patients lie down for 30 or 60 minutes of massage services as he eases sinews by employing strokes of the Swedish and relaxation modalities. Daniel's health center also burrows down deeper into the body through acupressure and cranial-sacral massage, and he offers reiki and guided meditation to quiet surging storms in the cerebral cortex.
Visually capturing subjects of all ages, the keenly trained eyes of Glamour Shots' photographers guide guests through a fun still-frame experience. Land the optimal shot through a multi-pose photo package, during which customers work 32–40 different poses while donning several optional outfit changes, from elegant cocktail dresses with strands of pearls to wool band uniforms with oboe earrings ($100). New graduates can memorialize high school with overlaid senior portraits sporting the year of their commencement, or foray into the world of modish modeling with a luminous 10"x13" Pearlized portrait, creating image depth and angel-like auras without the use of visually cluttering Magic Eye finishes. Treat frames to the Glamour Touch service, which softens facial lines, brightens teeth, and removes blemishes.