After nails have been trimmed, filed, and buffed, the nail technicians at Pampered Nails really get down to work. They paint nails with artistic looks that include stripes, animal prints, and swirls, and even prep nails for holidays with festive designs including black cats and mummies for Halloween.
Claud Barnett knows how easy it is to get lost in the colors of the Matrix. He honed his skills as a master-level colorist for the iconic haircare company before opening his own salon, where he blends his tinting prowess with the talents of a staff of highly trained stylists. Together, they lavish undivided attention on each client as they create custom cuts and paint new life onto locks in the form of foil highlights and specialty color. Tresses can also be tamed with frizz-fighting keratin treatments, which help to mend flyaways and make it easier for scalps to shimmy into tight stocking caps.
The beds at all seven Cancun Tan locations boast a variety of amenities to evoke a relaxing day at the beach, with headrests cushioning necks, body fans creating cool breezes, and stereos constantly playing the theme to Baywatch. Clients who prefer UV-free shades can step into the VersaSpa booth, which evenly mists a sunless-tanning formula all over the body and dries quickly to avoid any discomfort.
The staff at Styles of India focuses solely on the art of hair removal to shape brows and remove unwanted fuzz across the entire physique. An ancient technique, threading makes use of pure cotton strands, rolled and lifted along the face and eyebrows to remove hair in a straight line—ideal for eyebrows or sculpting sideburns into the style Benjamin Franklin sported: lightning bolts. The technicians at Styles of India are also adept with wax, removing unwanted hair from legs, arms, and bikini lines.
The Yellow Brick Salon's staff guides clients on journeys of beautification, indulging bodies and cosseting hairdos en route to relaxation and new looks. The salon's stylists prettify manes and faces for big events and day-to-day glamor purposes, washing, snipping, and sculpting locks into a neat facial frame during the classic shampoo and style ($25) or turning up the hair’s hue dial with a full color ($50). For a season of head-turning or increased reflectiveness during night bicycling, highlights ($85) may add a new visual dimension to formerly 2-D tresses. Massage therapist Kimberly Williams-Rios turns the focus toward tired body expanses with an array of massage services ($60–$80), including a traditional medium-strength, 60-minute, Swedish muscle-kneading ($60) and a 90-minute stone massage ($80) that can prevent tension from shifting muscular-tectonic plates.