Eyes are like taxes: if someone's working on yours, you want them to be certified. Keri Burt, the aesthetician behind Big Sexy Lashes and a certified lash trainer with more than five years of experience, focuses almost exclusively on improving ocular aesthetics. Burt and her team apply several types of extensions: synthetic fiber extensions, which hold their curl for a uniform look; silk extensions with manicured tips; and soft, curly mink extensions that create a bold, natural look?like a skinny-dipper in a beluga tank. Lashes come in varying lengths and thicknesses, allowing staffers to customize applications and flatter each client's eye shape and personal aesthetic. The team uses fume-free medical-grade adhesives to hold extensions in place, even on windy days.
Burt's shop enables lash care beyond the salon by purveying beauty products such as Lash Bath, which removes eye makeup without damaging extensions. In case clients have other follicular concerns, the staff administers haircuts, above-the-neck waxes, and feather extensions.
Licensed aesthetic educator and med-spa vet Carrie Napiorkowski begins every skin treatment with a detailed skin analysis, a steam-assisted deep cleanse, an exfoliation, and an intensive hydration. Pharmaceutical-grade skincare products stand at attention in Carrie's arsenal, Moor Spa's all-natural, petroleum-free salves among them. The spa's roster of services ventures beyond visages to make backs tingle with enzyme treatments, soften signs of wrinkles or discoloration on hands, feet, and old leather purses with chemical peels, and even tone tushes with the Firming Fanny facial.
An oversize sign effervesces from the roof of Pink West's low-slung cottage, where a lush pastoral view rife with stunningly moisturized songbirds unfolds from wicker porch furniture. Inside, a crystal chandelier loops from the ceiling and softly lights the wooden floors and antique armoire of a genteel treatment room.
Frizzy hair turns sleek and shiny at the hands of Sammy P. Salon and Spa’s stylists, who carry certifications in coloring, extensions, and keratin-straightening treatments. The beauty specialists pull serums, shampoos, and styling gels from high-quality product lines such as Pureology and Redken during appointments, which permit clients to bring their own favorite drinks or puréed entrees. In addition to color and cuts, the staff performs a host of other cosmetic services, including nailcare, makeup, hair removal, and spray tanning, which enlists the Norvell spray-tan system to leave bodies with a sun-kissed glow.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists; use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry, and lean back and dream of breakdancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring (starting at $52), highlights (starting at $75), or a perm (starting at $75).
Not content with ever falling behind, Gunner Jay Salon's stylists constantly study the beauty industry's newest trends and techniques so that they can provide their clients with confident, professional care. The team members work with products by brands such as Evolvh, Holistix, and Artego, which they also sell in the salon's retail section. A precision haircut can create a flattering new look by styling wayward strands and incorporating layers into hairstyles. Coloring and texturizing treatments can create even more dramatic change by adding depth, dimension, and definition. Virtually every service includes a consultation so that the stylist can learn more about clients' desired look as well as their preferred pronunciation of the word "caramel."
Drawing on more than seven years of experience, Ashley Liane puts her styling skills to work infusing her clients with beauty and confidence. Her roster of services caters to clients looking for a basic haircut, a fancy up-do, or a full set of eyelash extensions. As an expert in keratin treatments, Liane spends her time away from the chair as a local educator in the hair-restoring method, teaching other stylists how to turn wily locks into silky tresses.