Just as the perfect frame can make your Neverending Story XXI: Still Stubbornly Refusing to End poster a piece of sophisticated art, the perfect arch to your eyebrows will frame and enhance your gorgeous mug. With today's Groupon to Shear Shack Salon and Spa, you'll get expert eyebrow threading for $6 (a $12 value). The skilled stylists at Shear Shack, nestled on Little River Turnpike, will work to accentuate your face's best natural features, giving you an eyebrow shape that calls attention to you instead of itself.
Though Refresh Yoga Center's 10-plus instructors each came to yoga from a different path, they all share one common goal: teaching the vinyasa-flow style to students of all skill levels. Within the exposed-brick studio, they run classes seven days a week, teaching basic movements and breathing techniques to beginners. From there, pupils proceed to intermediate sessions, where they develop more advanced poses that develop their strength and flexibility. Besides three levels of vinyasa, Refresh hosts classes in yin yoga, heated yoga, and bootcamp.
On the window-lined second floor of a quaint, historical brick building, certified massage therapist Deborah O'Baugh whisks away corporeal tension with her extensive repertoire of relaxing therapies. Her deft handiwork unties all manner of muscular knots, with one-hour onslaughts of soothing strokes aided by various complementary treatments—such as whiffs of aromatherapy and footbaths of moisturizing paraffin—amid the lulling ambiance of private candle-lit treatment rooms filled with soft music and marshmallow fluff.
Located in Old Town Alexandria, Rami is a welcoming full-service hair and beauty spot dedicated to making sure clients leave feeling beautiful inside and out. Here, salon goers sip cups of coffee before having their hair snipped and colored, nails and skin attended to, or unwanted hair gently removed. This upscale salon and spa, decorated in minimal white and wood tones, puts an emphasis on making clients feel quietly pampered.
Sue, the owner of Sunrise Hair Studio, brings 18 years of experience as an aesthetician to the treatment table. Along with a team of stylists and aestheticians, Sue delivers image-transforming services for every inch of skin and hair. In the salon, stylists whip up custom cuts and colors and employ the follicle-smoothing powers of Global Keratin’s formaldehyde-free hair-straightening treatment. Aestheticians use skin-friendly sugar and traditional waxes and nail techs pamper hands during chair-side manicures. Relaxing clients indulge in the beauty haven's charming garden area, a tranquil retreat where guests can enjoy refreshments while catching up on the latest celebrity gossip with the area's resident gnomes and traveling pack of pink flamingos.
Roy Johnson was working on his yoga certification when he discovered Thai massage—sometimes called "lazy man's yoga" for the way practitioners stretch and manipulate their clients' limbs. Intrigued, he sought out classes in the style, then went to Thailand to meet other practitioners. Today, Thai massage is just one modality he employs at Lion and Dragon Yoga Bodyworks, which he and his wife, Brenda, strive to make a one-stop shop for bodywork services. In a tranquil, unrushed atmosphere, the pair targets tension through mindful massages, employing various tools such as Hot Stone, Essential Oils and Heated Thai Herbal Bundles. Reflexology treatments target pressure points on the feet to benefit the whole body.