The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, while a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towel leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Studio Luxe doesn't believe hair should be cut; it should be sculpted. That's why its stylists employ the Sahag method of styling, also known as dry-cutting. The brainchild of prominent stylist John Sahag, dry-cutting allows for the client's hair to fall at its own discretion, without the manipulative tactics of water or aggressive switchblade combs. It also invites clients to candidly remark about the work in progress for the mutual benefit of both stylee and stylist. Studio Luxe Salon also specializes in Joico hair coloring, hair waxing, and nail renovation with long-lasting gel Shellac polish.
Cuticles form an occasionally contested border between skin and nail. Learn how nail technicians can safely get them into good condition with Groupon’s investigation.
No one pays much attention to cuticles until they start causing trouble. Either they grow thick enough to intrude on a uniform manicure or they tear and cause pain. But the clingy strips of skin at the bottom of each nail actually perform some important functions. First, cuticles act as protective barriers that help new keratin cells grow into long, healthy nails instead of short, creepy talons. Second, they help keep bacteria out of the nail bed, where it can cause painful infections.
Though some nail salons offer to trim your cuticles during a manicure, the risk of infection—even with properly sanitized instruments—may outweigh any aesthetic benefit. After all, cuticles will grow back no matter what, so even a temporarily neater line at the base of the nail is unlikely to last for more than a few days. But nail technicians do have ways of fashioning smooth ovals or almond shapes without exposing the nail to dangerous intruders. First, they’ll avoid tearing the skin by making sure it’s as soft and supple as possible. An intensive moisturizer will help, as will a soak in a bowl of warm water. Once the hands are well-conditioned, the tech will begin carefully, gently working with a cuticle stick, first pushing the cuticles back and then, with a tiny circular motion, buffing away any dead skin remnants and dried-on cupcake frosting still clinging to the nail.
The Studio Chic’s velvety, burnt-sienna couch and table full of magazines keep patrons comfortably entertained before a fleet of services pampers them from head to 11th toe. Experienced stylists cut men’s, women’s, and children’s hair in front of colorfully framed mirrors, in addition to highlighting strands, waxing faces, and manicuring fingernails. The studio’s tress services helped it nab a nomination for Best Hair Salon on the Fox 8 Hot List. Deep-red-orange accent walls coddle clients in the sunlight pouring through the salon façade’s wall-to-wall window, which, like the windshield of a fully committed mason, is framed by classic red bricks on the outside.
Friends and coworkers Chanin and Pam listen to their clients’ dream hairstyle ideas and bring them to fruition. At Chanin’s Hair Connection, the duo puts an emphasis on individual attention. Both Chanin and Pam personally schedule each client and take time before each haircut to discuss each client's lifestyle habits. The two stylists can create traditional or on-trend modern using their extensive backgrounds in hairstyling—Chanin alone has more than 20 years of experience—including all-over color, highlights, and lowlights, which add vibrancy and dimension to strands.
Angles Hair Design styles headfibers into manageable, fashion-forward looks with a multitude of professional services. Under the application auspices of an Angles’ hair maintenance maven, a six-week, formaldehyde-free keratin smoothing treatment ($75) can result in a glistening month and a fortnight of strand-slickening splendor, and a five-month smoothing treatment ($250) can restructure and recondition hair for longer-lasting luminance. Patrons looking to lengthen their manes without soldering muskrats to their earlobes can employ the services of a helpful strand-by-strand hair extension ($350) for fashionable hair flips.