At Beautiful Reflections by Barbara, Barbara boasts licensure in aesthetic services that include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and eyelash extensions. But the service that really sets her apart from her aesthetic contemporaries is her skill with waxing.
Dedicating her craft to discovering the golden bullet of "painless" waxes, Barbara undertakes gentle strand-removal procedures with high-quality waxes and techniques carefully chosen over years of experience. But her specialty is Brazilian waxes, a skill that has earned her the nickname "Barbara Brazilian" by her clientele. In addition to clearing away unwanted bikini fuzz, she decorates newly smooth skin with vajazzle services, adorning down-unders with more flair than a rainbow saddle.
The licensed massage therapist at Ahimsa Healing pulls out every tool in the musculoskeletal toolbox, calling on everything from the popular gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the energy-based healing techniques of Japanese reiki to defeat chronic pain. Visits begin with an intake form, on which clients or enchanted pencils scribble down notes regarding chronic conditions or injuries so that therapists can design a custom pain-relieving treatment. Nimble hands then manipulate muscles, calling upon deep-tissue kneads to offset injuries and craniosacral therapy to reduce headaches caused by accidentally holding your helmet and wearing your jackhammer.
Part of the point of getting a massage is to relieve pain, but if therapists don't pay attention to their clients, the massage itself can become a source of discomfort. That's why Sunrinity Health's massage therapists encourage dialogue with their clients, a practice that allows them to not only avoid inflicting harm but also to assess the problem and customize an approach. These personalized regimens draw from a wide repertoire of treatments, from the popular gliding strokes of Swedish massage to the gentle nervous-system manipulations of craniosacral therapy.
Nevaeh is an Aveda concept salon, providing clients with top-notch customer service and a wide variety of treatments designed to tame wily manes. Noodle nest nurturing begins with a relaxing neck, scalp, and shoulder massage before lackluster locks are shampooed, snipped, and clipped by one of Nevaeh’s skilled stylists. After a tress trimming, hairy head helmets are shaped and sculpted, using Aveda’s plant-based, aromatic products. Nevaeh’s upscale and tranquil environment is a calming place to pamper head whiskers. Just because linear time is an illusion doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take some for yourself; call ahead to make a reservation.
The Great Sea of Regeneration can only ebb and flow so quickly when it comes to healing and breathing fresh life into your shore of skin. Today's Groupon operates faster than a metaphorical body of water to soften and beautify your skin with a microdermabrasion, IPL chemical peel, or hair-removal treatment from Rajeunir Medical Spa for $29 (an up to $150 value). Don't waste your time attempting to grow new skin using a microwave and fruit leathers when you can lovingly tend your existing outer layer.
CA Men's Fine Grooming places each gentleman in a sophisticated environment replete with masculine amenities, such as a pool table, flat-screen televisions, and a private locker room with steam shower to provide a club-like oasis that doesn't require 18 holes of Gobi Desert golf to achieve. The Works gives every charming brute the salon's most comprehensive grooming treatment. Hop into the leather barber-style chair, where a friendly pro will nurture your noggin with a soothing scalp massage, shampoo and condition, and hot-towel treatment, relaxing muscles tensed by stock-ticker tornadoes. That sets the table for the expert haircut, where one skilled hair-slayer will snip away unruly threads while another performs an in-chair hand detail to refine your high-five dispensers. After an attendant puts a beer in your hand and a shine on your finest foot boats, you'll look in the mirror feeling fresh-faced and relaxed, putting an end to follicle follies and restoring faith in a dapper tomorrow.