Sungum Salon's skincare professionals rejuvenate epidermises with treatments culled from time-honored methods and resources such as ancient Indian therapeutic techniques and Ayurvedic herbs. Their face-care services range from microdermabrasion and facial masks to steams and glycolic peels, whose ingredients—naturally extracted sugar cane, sugar beets, and raw grapes—exfoliate skin while diminishing wrinkles and acne scars. For the rest of the body, an exotic fruit or oatmeal-honey scrub exfoliates skin more effectively than lining your trousers with coarse-grain sandpaper. Sungum Salon's full-body treatments also include a seaweed-and-French-clay wrap, which infuses skin with nutrients, and henna sessions that adorn hands, feet, or backs with temporary ornate designs.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
Although the stylists at Crisp Salon are seasoned professionals, each one is also a student. That's because they receive ongoing training with Aveda salon educators to keep their hair, nail, and makeup services right on the cusp of fashion. Stylists apply their up-to-date knowledge to deliver chip-free Shellac manicures, frizz-defying Brazilian blowouts, and makeovers with Aveda cosmetics. The environmentally friendly makeup line crafts bold colors and natural shades with non-petroleum minerals, natural botanicals, and a rainbow's leftover bathwater.
From a young age, Masani Coleman knew she had a flair for making others beautiful. But her talents remained a hobby for many years while she toiled away, unfulfilled as a corporate accountant. Unable to suppress her creativity any longer, the licensed makeup artist and aesthetician decided life was too short to spend each day bored behind a desk, and now she spends her time helping others feel extraordinary from the outside in. Inside her studio, a private setting with the cozy feel of a living room, Masani employs her uncanny eye for color and meticulous attention to detail to ready faces for photo shoots, sweet 16 parties, and weddings. She can also lend her services for commercial photo shoots, fashion shows, or headshots for models, pageant contestants, and employees of the month. Clients also sip complimentary wines, soft drinks, or selections from the hot-tea bar.
But what’s a painting without a clean canvas? In addition to amplifying facial features with makeup, Masani’s steady hands also clear pores and brush off dead skin cells with a menu of facials, peels, and microdermabrasion treatments. Waxing services extricate unwanted hair from faces as well as from limbs, torsos, and bikini zones, and paraffin-wax treatments draw tension from hands tired from texting with long-winded English professors.
At Elegant Beauty Day Spa, licensed esthetician and makeup artists help clients recharge their spirits and revamp their looks. Inside the relaxing studio, technicians ensconce clients in aloe-gel body wraps that detoxify the body, leading to toned figures and reduced waistlines. Talented makeup artists offer professional applications at their studio or on location—they beautify graduates, brides, and professional models with tasteful and elegant flourishes that add a sultry flair to every client’s features.
Cosmetologist Patsy Baggs purchased Signature Spa & Salon in 1983, and in the decades since, she has expanded the boutique's menu of services thanks to a multitalented team of stylists, massage therapists, and cosmetologists. The staff beautifies nails with glistening polishes and nurtures hair with products from Redken and Matrix.