Briana Ryan has been in the skincare business for more than a decade, having received training in Philadelphia, New York, and Miami. Now in the comfort of her cozy Le Beauty Bar studio, Briana can renovate mugs with an invigorating St. Germain Paris facial or promote deep relaxation with an aromatherapy massage. Clients may also nix unwanted fuzz from legs, upper lips, and brow outskirts with a specialty waxing session.
Ron Smith will never forget the day he signed the papers on his first salon?but not for the reason you'd think. His second son, Austin, was born on the same day. Children grow fast, but apparently successful businesses grow faster? to meet the demand of his clientele, Ron had to upgrade to a larger space while Austin was still in diapers. Today, Austin and Salon 860 West are 12 years old, but the space doesn't show its age. Lavender walls and modern leather sofas invite customers to relax as they seek out layers and multidimensional highlights. The salon also features the talents of aesthetician Tiffanie Chance, who specializes in waxing and results-oriented skincare. To that end, she treats facial issues ranging from fine lines, to acne, and rosacea, and works to make clients look younger than the Gerber baby's younger sister.
Most Popular Service: Facial, laser hair removal, skincare
Brands Used: G.M. Collins
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Pro Tip: Luxurious but comfortable interior; coffee provided; friendly staff
The specialists at Eyebrow Perfection don't try to juggle a multitude of spa treatments; instead, they focus on just one service: threading hair removal. With more than 20 years of experience, the team sweeps away unwanted facial fuzz with an ancient Eastern technique that uses pure cotton thread, omitting the need for harsh chemicals and waxes.
Taylor Stone might be one of the only cosmetics and skincare lines around with its own manifesto. A call for authenticity and boldness, the manifesto spotlights values crystallized by the Taylor Stone products themselves, which are are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. They're all crafted by hand, and because the line is run by a small team of people who are passionate about their mission, each item is made with care.
GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels and aids speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets). Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($37.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry and smuggle 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium ($21.99 for 180 capsules) sustainably harvested from the Okinawa sea to provide a healthy two-to-one ratio of calcium and magnesium.