The Eastern art of brow threading has become wildly popular in the United States, a trend aesthetician Almas Karowalia astutely followed, enabling her to open 15 locations of Perfect Brow Bar across the Midwest, Texas, and Louisiana. At each outpost, practitioners clean up uneven brows and hairlines with strands of twisted thread that can remove multiple rows of hair with a single pass. Her teams boast that they can complete brows in as little as 5 minutes and require only 10–15 minutes to thread an entire face. The expedient technique generally results in less pain and irritation than other hair-removal methods, though at Perfect Brow Bar patrons can also opt for traditional waxing services. In addition to hair removal, aestheticians dress up skin with makeup applications, lash extensions, and henna tattoos of tuxedos or ball gowns.
Boulangers’s professional scissor wielders lop long locks and trim facial growth with all the trappings of barbershop tradition. Part ways with split ends with a men's haircut, which includes a hot-lather shave for the neck and sideburns (a $16 value). Although it is not included in the value of this Groupon, men can continue 360-degree facial freshening by opting to add a facial trim ($5 for beard and mustache, $2 for mustache only).
Inside the Open Marketplace mall, Aqua Massage and More tucks visitors into cushioned capsules for quick, soothing sessions at the hands of 36 automated jets. Percussive blasts of warm H2O buffet bodies from ankle to shoulder with gentle physical contact that goes beyond the reach of two hands or a misappropriated rolling pin. A protective impermeable liner separates patients from the watery jets so they won't have to worry about disrobing or getting wet.
Nails Plus Day Spa's body beautifiers revitalize weary customers with a host of relaxing and rejuvenating massage and facial services. During a 45-minute full-body massage, licensed massage therapist Vontyna Winfrey kneads away distress from head to toe, employing gentle pressure to melt away the tension caused by work and failed world-domination plots. With a half-body massage, Winfrey will coax out upper-body tensions, leaving physiques relaxed and ready for the 30-minute basic express facial. Utilizing a gentle steam vapor, the facial refreshes fatigued façades, cleansing away pore-clogging dirt, oil, and face-hugging aliens.
Serving central Texas for more than 25 years, Bridal Extravaganza simplifies shopping for brides and grooms by collecting more than 300 vendors under one roof. The booths of experienced wedding professionals lure in couples to sample their wares, from planners showing off their color-coded to-do lists to caterers doling out tastes of cakes, dinner dishes, and champagne. Fashion shows give onlookers a taste of the latest dress fashions for brides and bridesmaids and the latest developments in the world of cummerbunds for grooms. By the day's end, lucky ticket holders win prizes for a free wedding gown, bridal pictures, and cash. Each bride who attends the Bridal Extravaganza will receive $500 in free Bridal Bucks to spend on select exhibitors or a fairy godmother.