The coiffure connoisseurs at Hair Envy Salon transform wild, unmanageable manes into sleek, obedient scalp guards. First, scissor twirlers snip off split ends and add fresh style with a precision haircut ($25 value). Next, the approximately 90-minute Brazilian blowout zero treatment nourishes and smooths strands, improving hairs' condition as it banishes frizz, curls, and baby parakeets (up to a $425 value). The process comprises an initial shampoo with a preparatory solution, a thorough douse of the formaldehyde-free formula, a blow-dry and flat-iron styling, and an application of a style-sealing mask. After receiving one final rinse and a coat of smoothing serum, manes are blown dry again, emerging as straight and glamorous-in-the-wind as a yacht's mast. A skin-softening paraffin hand treatment ($10) concludes pampering.
It isn?t just the bride-to-be at the appointment inside Island Hair Studio. She's brought along an entire squad of bridesmaids, who giddily snap pictures as the stylist twirls their friend's hair into cascading curls, pins up a few sections, and tops it all off with a bedazzled headband. The party leaves in a cloud of giggles and cartoon hearts, and the stylist welcomes her next client in need of a cut and color touch-up. Feet away, another customer holds her hands steady as a nail technician paints all ten digits in a bright pink polish.
KaLu Salon & Day Spa?s stylists and aestheticians believe that everyone?men, women, and stressed-out teens alike?deserves to experience the benefits of their relaxing and beautifying services. The spa?s convivial atmosphere ensures that all comers feel at home, whether their treatment interests lie in a plant-based facial or a knot-melting massage enhanced by aromatherapy and a soothing soundtrack of audiobooks read by Michael Caine. For each service, the team calls upon some of the most trusted brands in their respective fields, sprucing up hair with Aveda smoothers and brushing fingernails with chip-resistant Shellac 2 polish. The staff?s penchants for pampering and socializing converge during the weekly Martini Thursday, an evening of cocktails and luxurious mani-pedis.
• For $15, you get a haircut and blow-dry with a new talent stylist (a $30 value). • For $20, you get a haircut and blow-dry with a junior stylist (a $40 value). • For $25, you get a haircut and blow-dry with a senior stylist (a $50 value).
The Serenity Facial (a $75 value) is BeautyQuest's classic countenance service, blending together deep cleansing, exfoliation, massage, and a mask treatment, all customized to suit the specific face at hand. The included hand and arm massage feathers the edges of the pore-based pampering with the finesse of a paintbrush manned by Bob Ross. Once skin is thoroughly scrubbed and glowing, a skilled aesthetician will use radiance like a spotlight to aid in the performing of a detailed manicure with soothing essential oils and warm towels (a $15 value). During the manicure, finger-skin and nails will be buffed and shaped until they're smiling, at which point they will be treated to an additional hydrating massage and fresh coat of polish.
The trained staff at Fracassi Lashes knows that, with a little upkeep, eyelashes can add serious drama to every wink, blink, or gaze. At their five locations, trained technicians apply either single lashes or clusters, creating dark, dramatic lashes without the need for mascara. Beyond lashes, techs also wax and sculpt eyebrows, freeing up time for each client to focus on maintaining the rest of her face, or the second face on the back of her head.