Legacy's inviting barber shop design represents the ideal male destination. Its old world charm of rich mahogany wood is blended with a modern chocolate brown to create a comfortable environment where clients can enjoy a menu of services including straight razor shaves and hairstyling, while listening to '40's music.
City Salon & Spa enhances beauty with a full range of more than 20 academy-trained stylists, massage technicians, and aestheticians. With the blow-dry and style (a $45 value), the stalwart stylistas wield their arsenal of hair-harnessing tools to artfully arrange clients’ coifs. Weary digits will enjoy a renewal hand treatment, which polishes away dead cells and tickle-prone barnacles, and smothers skin in a warm, antioxidant-rich repairing mask (a $15 value). A massage with warm oil ousts any remaining tension from all thumb-nook and wrist-valley colonies.
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.
The beauty professionals at Hair-Do and Threading Salon have a huge bag of tricks when it comes to beautifying and protecting skin. Blending henna-tree leaves and oil, they can create a henna ink that is applied to the skin in ornate patterns, where it turns a red or rust color. The staff can improve skin’s health, too, with meticulous and hygienic services including facials that unclog pores and brighten skin. They can remove unwanted hair by the roots by lassoing strands with 100% cotton thread or carefully employing warm wax.
The staff goes beyond skin to deliver high-end hair services that use Goldwell, Pravana, and Matrix hair color. Stylists can remove split ends or reverse perms. They can add dimension to flat hair with highlights and 3-D glasses. The staff also performs free ear piercing for customers who purchase earrings and want to add sparkle to their stylish look.
When Monique Tran creates a hairstyle, she draws on more than 25 years of crafting personalized looks. That's why she's able to pair original looks with virtually any skin tone, facial shape, and profession.
Since she administers her signature cuts, color, and conditioning services at Mane Moves & Body Works, she plucks from a pool of name-brand products, such as Redken, DevaCurl, and Moroccan Oil, which protect the hair while omitting all sulfates and parabens. Some of them, such as Pureology, also leaves out alcohol, helping color treatments last longer than the tires on James Bond's mini-van.