Sun Tan City’s trained tanning consultants help clients get bronzed via UV-free tanning booths and ergonomic tanning beds. Guests can schedule a single visit to touch up an existing tan, purchase a multivisit package to get a discounted rate, or become a member to take advantage of the salon’s 100% guarantee.
Your hair?s sure to feel silkier once your stylist conditions it?learn why with Groupon?s close-up look at conditioner.
Although human hair may look smooth, each strand's outer layer?the cuticle?is actually quite rough. Under dry conditions, the tiny scales that cover its surface become raised and brittle, causing hairs to tangle and lose their shine. Conditioner aims to correct this problem by bonding a particular class of molecules, called cationic surfactants, to the cuticle. This is possible because keratin, the protein that makes up most of the hair shaft, bristles with negative ions, which attract the positively charged surfactants, coating each thread in a thin film that weighs it down and reduces frizz. (The negative charge of keratin is also what causes static whenever positive ions are stripped from the hair?the static that makes it possible to stick a balloon to the wall or to power a miner's headlamp.)
The other ingredients in conditioner don't always need ions to do their jobs well. Humectants suck in water from the surrounding air, thereby moisturizing the hair, and oils simply penetrate the cuticle. Glossers coat the hair with light-reflecting polymers, increasing shine, whereas other ingredients raise the acidity level of the conditioner, which helps protect the hair's protein structure.
Vicky suffers from the pain and weariness of fibromyalgia. Don survived being hit by a truck while riding his bicycle, but was left with broken bones and contusions that contribute to his chronic discomfort. Louise’s sixth-nerve palsy gives her double vision. Although each person’s condition is dramatically different, all three have found relief at the hands of Elizabeth Slone, whose massages don’t just soothe tension and ease sore muscles—they also help her patients manage their pain and heal.
Having honed her techniques at Lexington Healing Arts Academy, Slone has been practicing massage therapy since 2001, going hand-to-hand against troublesome aches using trigger-point and neuromuscular modalities. Her gifted mitten fillers are also well versed in orthopedic and adhesion release massage techniques, which can help break up the fibrous connective tissue that forms after injury, surgery, or ingestion of an entire throw rug. She serenades olfactory senses with aromatherapy scents during kneading sessions and can augment massages with reflexology.
Functioning as both a salon and wellness spa, Salon Asa fulfills a variety of needs related to beauty, health, and relaxation. With a team of cosmetologists, massage therapists, personal trainers, and yoga teachers, Asa offers everything from haircuts to Thai massage to yogalates classes. Visit the salon for mani-pedis, hair colors, waxings, and other beauty-related treatments, then stop by the spa for pure relaxation, with several types of massages to choose from. The shop’s yoga studio reduces the effects of stress through soothing stretches and relaxing breathing exercises.
The salon has also implemented several sustainability initiatives to help the business become eco-friendly. Many of the shop’s beauty products use natural and organic ingredients, and several of the store’s furnishings are repurposed.
The internationally trained staff at Ziyan Salon & Spa pampers patrons with an emphasis on high-class luxury. The experts draw upon the skills they learned at Wella, Redken, and Paul Mitchell schools and using quality products such as GLO Theraputic, which focuses on skin health and are only sold to certain skincare professionals. They stay atop haircare trends, employing wet and dry hair-cutting techniques and keratin-smoothing treatments, and they cosset skin with deluxe spa treatments that can include indulgent massages and pillows heated by Cupid's embrace.
The luxury extends to the salon's d?cor of rich red walls, plush rugs snuggling up to leather couches, and flat-screen TVs. The salon's most opulent offering, the Enchanted Mayhem fashion show, celebrates the newest hairstyles with a night of catwalking, dancing, and Faberg?-egg juggling.
Electrologist Louise Chaffins pours more than 20 years of experience into Bluegrass Electrolysis and Laser Clinic, where she oversees a friendly staff of capable technicians. Louise and her comrades clear bodies of unwanted hair with electrolysis and laser hair-removal procedures, and they spruce up visages plagued by wrinkles and Rorschach inkblot-shaped age spots with noninvasive facial services such as microcurrent facial toning and infrared light therapy. A complimentary consultation precedes each treatment, ensuring clients receive plans tailored to their individual needs.