With more than 20 years of pampering under its salon-service belt, Blondie's bolsters fading finger façades with a bevy of buffing options. The 25-minute Shellac manicure helps protect nails from scratches and chips for up to two weeks, gifting hands a consequence-free window for putting on a jagged steel finger-puppet extravaganza. The digital indulgence starts with a routine comparable to a normal manicure, including shaping and a slathering of fresh polish, after which nails are dried one by one under a UV lamp. Roughly 10 minutes of heat treatment cures fingertips, readying them to hit the streets or perform mesmerizing feats of sign language.
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.
Dr. Dan G. Severa and the team at Revelation Medical Skin Care treat patients' skin scourges, including acne, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, with a menu of medical-spa services. Dr. Severa, educated at Creighton School of Medicine and the recipient of two patient-care awards on Vitals.com, injects facial furrows with beauty solutions and shoots unsightly spider veins and omnipresent tax collectors full of vanishing serum. Microdermabrasion and photofacials fade dermal imperfections, and laser hair removal blasts body fuzz over the course of several sessions. The team also provides general and preventive medical care, immunizations, and treatment for depression and anxiety.