Touch of Serenity’s Christie honed her skills at Heritage College and uses them to relieve pain and tension with an array of kneading techniques. Located inside Plush Salon, patrons can choose a Swedish or deep-tissue massage, which mollifies tense low-lying muscles. An Indian head massage focuses on the upper back, the shoulders, the scalp, and the face, where stress can otherwise turn its owner’s appearance into that of the most stressed profession of all: steel beam. Mothers-to-be can relax during prenatal massages designed to accommodate their physical condition.
Each day, the professionals at Bimini Skincare & Massage aim to improve their clients’ visages and inner peace. They do so with microdermabrasion wands and PCA chemical peels that oust dead skin cells, acne, and fine lines. Warm wax swiftly removes unsightly hair on everything form upper lips to horns. And with nothing more than their own hands, the massage therapists unwind knotted muscles and release built-up stress.
Every time you step outside, your face is targeted by UV rays, dirt, angry dogs, and the New Jersey Devils. Undo puck damage with today's Groupon: for $25, you get your choice of facial (up to a $65 value) at Serenity Place Day Spa, cozily located in Mustang.
Serenity offers a variety of complexion-boosting skin services delivered by skilled skin practitioners. Try the basic facial (a $65 value) for 60 minutes of skin-probing procedures that'll leave pores as clean and sparkling as a disco ball made of fabric softeners. The intensive treatment includes a full bag of beautifying elements, including cleansing, toning, exfoliation, extractions, relaxing massage, soothing mask, and a moisture finish. Alternately, opt for the Powerderm, an effective microdermabrasion system that exfoliates the outermost layer of dead skin cells like a snake shedding last year's tired fashions (a $60 value). This intensive facial treatment helps to minimize fine lines, skin crinkles, and brow ridges while leaving the visage as dewy and glistening as the sea on a spring morning, sans nesting gulls and unstable weather conditions.
Living up to its name, Serenity offers a laid-back, homey, and welcoming environment, and its expert aestheticians conclude all treatments with a calming hand and arm massage. Like the receipts, crumbs, pennies, and lint that linger in the depths of your purse, dead skin cells and dirt can clog your pores and form a dingy dead-face mask over your own beautiful mug. Let today's deal dump your face purse upside down, shake out the crumbs, and vacuum up the grossness.
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The first modern false eyelashes were made from human hair, commissioned by silent-film director D. W. Griffith so that his starlet’s lashes would touch her cheeks with every soulful downward gaze. Although you may think it’d be hard to improve on these natural materials, in reality, the difference in texture between eyelashes and the stuff that grows from the head would make such extensions look a little strange. Stick-on strips have been available in drugstores for decades, but it wasn't until the mid-2000s that cosmetic scientists developed semipermanent extensions. Also known as grafted lashes, these delicate fibers fuse to the top of pre-existing lashes with pharmaceutical-grade glue, lending eyes a lush, natural-looking fringe without the use of mascara.
As clients lie on a table with their peepers shut for 40–90 minutes, a professional applies artificial lashes strand by strand, carefully bonding them about a millimeter away from the eyelid to avoid any contact with the skin or eye. The lush look stays intact for about two to six weeks—natural eyelashes have a finite lifespan, and when they fall out, they take the extensions with them.
Lash extensions generally come in two varieties: mink and synthetic. Mink extensions are made from sanitized, hypoallergenic hairs collected by brushing live mink, the same petite carnivores whose famously soft fur is prized for a variety of other applications. For synthetic extensions, lab technicians replicate the look and feel of natural hairs by forging lashes from plastic, faux-mink poly fibers, silk blends, or high-quality keraspecific fibers, which are chemically identical to real human hair. No matter the material, extensions should feel comfortable and light as they frame what poets have long called “the windows to the soul” and “the worst part of the face to be poked in.”